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Dorn Graham Bishop

Dorn Graham Bishop

Practice areas:

Insurance, White Collar Crime, Intellectual Property, Litigation

Dorn Bishop

About Me

I have over 20 years of experience litigating all forms of commercial and criminal disputes.  I specialize in insurance coverage, real estate, intellectual property, and white collar criminal defense. 


 


For the first ten years of my career, I worked in San Diego at one of the world's largest law firms, Latham & Watkins.  I left the partnership in early 2001 to become a federal criminal prosecutor.  I secured criminal convictions in all 20 of my jury trials and was never overturned on appeal.  I have run my own law firm since 2004.  I am AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell for the highest standards in legal professionalism and competence.


 


I am the reigning United States Internet Backgammon Champion, and the Captain of the United States team in world championship competition.  I am also an expert bridge and poker player.  The reasoning skills that I have gained from those pursuits help me formulate winning and cost-effective strategies for my clients.


 


 


 


 

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1990

  1. Litigation: 25%
    12 years, 50 cases
  2. Intellectual Property: 25%
    15 years, 10 cases
  3. White Collar Crime: 25%
    15 years, 20 cases
  4. Insurance: 25%
    24 years, 50 cases

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($345-495/hour)

Payment Types:

Check

Attorney Endorsements

7 total 

  • William A Markham

    I endorse this lawyer's work. Mr. Bishop ranks among the most knowledgeable, skillful attorneys in the San Diego metropolitan area. He is practical, well versed in business and white collar criminal law, and a skillful courtroom advocate.

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    William Markham Antitrust & Trade Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

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    I have worked with Dorn on numerous cases over many years and think he is extremely capable, bright and hard-working. I recommend him frequently on civil and criminal matters.

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    Joel Mack Environmental and Natural Resources Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

The Law Offices of Dorn G. Bishop, APC

4660 La Jolla Village Drive
Suite 500
San Diego, CA, 92122

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive199005/20/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super Lawyer (Insurance Coverage)Super Lawyers2013
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers Association2013
Top Insurance AttorneySan Diego Metro Magazine2012
Top Insurance AttorneySan Diego Daily Transcript2012
Top Insurance AttorneySan Diego Metro Magazine2011
Top Attorney (Insurance Coverage)San Diego Daily Transcript2011
AV Rated for Highest Standard of Professionalism and CompetenceMartindale Hubbell2009
Semi-Finalist for San Diego Top Attorneys, Criminal DefenseSan Diego Daily Transcript2008

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PresidentThe Law Offices of Dorn G. Bishop, APC2004 - Present
Assistant U.S. Attorney, Criminal DivisionUnited States Attorneys Office for the Southern District of California2001 - 2003
PartnerLatham & Watkins LLP1990 - 2001
Judicial ClerkUnited States District Court to the Hon. Jay C. Waldman1989 - 1990

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2007 - Present
Association of Business Trial LawyersMember2004 - Present
San Diego County Bar Association, Insurance Coverage/Bad Faith SectionChair1998 - 2000

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Montrose Chemical Corporation v. Admiral Insurance CompanyLandmark Victory for California Policyholders
Montrose Chemical Corporation v. Admiral Insurance CompanyLandmark Victory for California Policyholders

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
San Diego Union-TribunePaying the President's Legal Bills1997
San Diego Business JournalBeware of Insurance Carriers Bearing Generous Gifts1997
San Diego Union-TribuneCoastal Commission Once Again Flunks Test on Individual Rights1997
Environmental Claims JournalA First-Hand Look at Third-Party Trigger and Known Loss Issues in Montrose v. Admiral1995

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Univ of Chicago Law SchoolN/AlawN/A
Dartmouth CollN/AundergraduateN/A

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Lorman Insurance Coverage SeminarsIndependent Counsel Issues, Equitable Subrogation and Indemnity1998