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About Our Founder

In 1975, Tom Dunnion founded Dunnion Law, and based the firm in San Diego, California. He built the firm on the belief that injured Californians should have protection from predatory insurance companies that take advantage of clients who are often unaware of the extent and value of their losses.


Not only does Tom protect clients by providing exceptional, success-driven legal representation, he believes passionately that clients should be treated like gold. Providing clients legal guidance and a high level of care throughout the recovery process has set our standard of service at Dunnion Law. We help clients obtain the resources they need to maintain their financial and physical well-being so they are free of the legal burdens that frustrate their ability to live fully.

With his practice focused exclusively on personal injury law, Tom set out to make a difference for individuals injured in auto, big rig, pedestrian, motorcycle, bicycle accidents and other personal injury cases. Over the next few years, he built a team of like-minded personal injury lawyers who shared his fierce commitment to champion and protect the interests of all Californians who have been injured at the negligence of others.

After repeatedly proving his capabilities as an attorney—winning large verdicts and settlements for client after client—Tom was named to the Million Dollar Advocates Forum ® and subsequently to the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum ® to which only 1% of U.S. attorneys are members.

In 1978, Tom relocated the headquarters of Dunnion Law to Monterey, California where it has successfully grown to include two additional locations in Fresno and San Jose to better serve the Central Valley and Bay Area respectively. Tom continues to provide the backbone to Dunnion Law, and is committed to creating a level playing field for all injured Californians struggling against unfair treatment by insurance companies.