Drew T. Dorner

Drew T. Dorner: Attorney with Duane Morris LLP
  • Associate at Duane Morris LLP (799 Attorneys)
  • 505 9th Street, Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20004
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Drew T. Dorner practices in the area of litigation. Mr. Dorner has experience handling trials in federal and state courts, as well as arbitrations and mediations in a variety of jurisdictions. He has assisted clients throughout all phases of litigation, from initial inception to appeal. Mr. Dorner’s experience includes handling commercial disputes, construction-related lawsuits, environmental claims, and qui tam actions, with amounts in controversy ranging from several thousand to hundreds of millions of dollars.

Mr. Dorner is a 2011 graduate of Vanderbilt University Law School, where he was authorities editor of the Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law, and a magna cum laude graduate of Miami University. He speaks German.


•Duane Morris LLP
- Associate, 2016-present
•Squire Patton Boggs LLP
- Associate, 2012-2016
•Baker Hostetler LLP
- Staff Attorney, 2011-2012

Selected Publications

•Co-author, Getting Your Expert’s Testimony Through Daubert’s Goalposts, DRI, March 26, 2018

Areas of Practice (1)

  • Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
202 776 5291  Phone
202 478 2967  Fax
University Attended:
Miami University, B.A., magna cum laude, 2008
Law School Attended:
Vanderbilt University Law School, J.D., Authorities Editor, Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law, 2011, 2011
Year of First Admission:
District of Columbia; Ohio; Tennessee; New York; U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee; U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee
English and German
Reported Cases:
Representative Matters: Obtained a ruling from the U.S. District Court in the District of Columbia in favor of the American Association of Cosmetology Schools, a trade association of proprietary colleges in the cosmetology field, finding the U.S. Department of Education's Gainful Employment Rule arbitrary and capricious with respect to application to association schools.; Secured favorable $75,000,000 settlement on behalf of nuclear power utility in litigation against the United States for failure to timely dispose of the utility's spent nuclear fuel.; Successfully (i.e., favorable settlement terms or obtaining dismissal) represented major banking institutions in litigation arising out of retail banking operations.; Ongoing representation of medical device manufacturer in product liability litigation.; Served as trial counsel in jury proceeding involving property damage and lost profits arising out of damage to underground utility wires.; Secured a $0 jury verdict on behalf of client arising out of a ruptured gas line and subsequent explosion causing property damage, personal injuries, and lost income.; Performed environmental due diligence for hundreds of commercial, residential, and mixed-use properties prior to acquisition.; Represented business in arbitration concerning costs associated with environmental contamination remediation owed to client pursuant to an asset purchase agreement.; Obtained settlement pro bono client found favorable notwithstanding entry of a default judgment against client (default entered prior to start of Firm's representation).; Frequent pro bono representation of military veterans in property, commercial, or benefits disputes.

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