Dalton, R. Douglas

  Phoenix, Arizona, USA
 +(602) 640-9333
 +1 602-640-9050
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Doug Dalton's 31-year practice has covered a wide range of civil litigation areas—ranging from representing a corporate defendant in a mineral rights case that resulted in what was then the longest jury trial in Arizona history (8 1/2 months) to representing the plaintiffs in a medical malpractice case that resulted in the largest personal injury jury verdict in Arizona history ($28 million jury). He has handled jury trials within the state of Arizona in Maricopa County Superior Court, Pima County Superior Court, Yavapai County Superior Court, Apache County Superior Court, and the U. S. District Court for the District of Arizona; he has represented clients in state and federal court litigation outside Arizona; and he has handled cases establishing various new legal standards, including insurance bad faith, Rawlings v. Apodaca, et al., 151 Ariz. 149, 726 P.2d 565 (1986), legal malpractice, Kremser v. Quarles & Brady, L.L.P., et al., 201 Ariz. 413, 36 P.3d 761 (App. 2001), and breach of fiduciary duty, Whetman v. IKON, 209 F.R.D. 94 (E.D. Pa. 2002); Whetman v. IKON, 191 F.R.D. 457 (E.D. Pa. 2000).

  J.D., University of Virginia, 1977; Virginia Law Review, Editorial Board, 1976-1977

B.A., cum laude,University of South; Phi Beta Kappa 1972
Professional Recognitions and Awards
  The Best Lawyers in America®, Commercial Litigation, editions, 2008-2010.

Arizona's Finest Lawyers, Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice Litigation, 2008

State Bar of Arizona, Professionalism Course, 2000, 2001

Judge Pro Tempore, Arizona Court of Appeals, 1993
Practice Areas
Bar Admissions
  Arizona, 1977
Court Admissions
  U.S. Supreme Court, 1983

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 1980

U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, 1977

Arizona Supreme Court, 1977
Publications and Presentations
  National Business Institute, Evidence and Expert Testimony Best Practices, 2008
  Lorman Education Services, Admitting and Using Evidence at Trial, 2002, 2003
  Maricopa County Bar Association, Punitive Damages Under St. Farm v. Campbell, 2003
  National Education Network, Real and Demonstrative Evidence, 1994
  Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, Is There a Doctor in the Case?, 1994
  American Professional Seminars, Winning Psychological Cases, 1993, 1994
  Maricopa County Bar Association, Final Trial Preparation, 1992
  Maricopa County Bar Association, AIDS: Medicine and Law, 1991
  Arizona Trial Lawyers Association, Damages, 1990
  University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law, Transfusion-Acquired AIDS Litigation, 1990
  Maricopa County Bar Association, Injunctive Relief, 1983