Mr. Doran obtained his B.S. degree in Biology from San Diego State University, and his J.D. from California Western School of Law in San Diego. His practice since being admitted to the bar in 1979 has encompassed workers compensation defense as well as civil and personal injury litigation, including more than 20 civil jury trials in California Superior Court and United States District Court. He has also successfully briefed and argued matters before the California Court of Appeal, and the United States 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.
Since 2002, he has been practicing in the LA / Long Beach harbor area, specializing in workers’ compensation defense under the California Labor Code and the Longshore & Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act, together with its extensions, including the Defense Base Act and the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act. Mr. Doran staffs the firm’s Long Beach, California office.