Kevin J. Dunne

Of Counsel

Kevin J. Dunne

Of Counsel

What Makes Kevin Deliberately Different

He loves to teach.  

Overview Overview Experience Credentials

Kevin Dunne represents corporations in class actions, unfair trade practice, products liability and other complex matters. An active trial attorney, Kevin has tried more than 66 cases to verdict. He is a fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers, a fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers and a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates.

In 2012, Kevin was recognized by Chambers USA for his accomplishments as an “established and experience player” in insurance disputes and class action litigation. Based on a survey conducted by California Lawyer, Kevin was selected as one of the most respected defense attorneys in the state of California, and in another survey conducted by the National Law Journal, he was ranked as one of the top defense lawyers in the country. He has repeatedly been named one of the Bay Area’s top lawyers by Bay Area Lawyer Magazine.  He has repeatedly been selected by his peers to be listed in Best Lawyers in America under three separate categories: Bet-the-Company, Commercial and Product Liability Litigation, most recently for 2014. He also regularly appears in Who’s Who Legal as one of the 10 most highly regarded products liability lawyers in the world. Kevin was featured as a Life Science Star in LMG’s Life Sciences 2012’s inaugural issue.

Representative Clients

Included among the clients Kevin has represented and counseled are Alza Corporation, Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corporation, Collagen Corporation, DaimlerChrysler Corporation, The Dalkon Shield Claimants Trust, Genentech, Inc., AkzoNobel, Corium International, State Farm Insurance Company and Travelers Insurance.

Presentations and Publications

Kevin is a frequent national lecturer at programs sponsored by various professional organizations. In addition to his many articles on the litigation process, he is the author of the practical treatise, Dunne on Depositions, published by The West Group.
 

Admissions

  • California

Education

  • J.D. (1966) Georgetown University Law Center
  • B.A. (1963) University of Connecticut

Awards

  • Chambers USA ― selected for experience with insurance disputes and class action litigation (2012)
  • California Lawyer ― one of the most respected defense attorneys in the state of California 
  • National Law Journal ― ranked as one of the top defense lawyers in the country 
  • Bay Area Lawyer Magazine ― among Bay Area’s top lawyers
  • Best Lawyers ― listed in the categories of Bet-the-Company, Commercial Litigation and Product Liability Litigation (1999-2017)
  • Who’s Who Legal ― one of the 10 most highly regarded products liability lawyers in the world
  • LMG Life Sciences  ― selected for Non-IP Litigation (2016) and as a Life Sciences Star (2012)

Memberships and Affiliations

  • American College of Trial Lawyers ― fellow 
  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers ― fellow 
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • International Association of Defense Counsel ― past president
  • Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California and Lawyers for Civil Justice
  • University of San Francisco ― adjunct professor of law
  • College of Advocacy, Hastings Center for Trial and Appellate Advocacy ― faculty member