Darlène Blaise

Darlène BLAISE is our exclusively recommended Tort Law expert in Haiti on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Darlène directly using the contact details listed above.

Serving the public since 1969, Cabinet Blaise et Associées offers access to justice thanks to the expertise of its members. Lawyers registered with the Port-au-Prince Bar, and other jurisdictions for associates, offer local and foreign clients immediate access to high-level legal advice and assistance.

Cabinet Blaise et Associés is involved in most areas of business life, both in advice and in litigation, in Haiti or in an international context the practice extends as follows:

  • Civil Rights
  • Corporate Law
  • Trade Law
  • Labour and Social Security Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Criminal Law
  • International Law

Cabinet Blaise et Associés acts on behalf of SMEs as well as large companies or investors, whether Haitian or foreign companies. The firm is required to advise, represent or defend, as the case may be, the legal person, its managers and / or its partners.

Cabinet Blaise et Associés is registered with the bar of Port-au-Prince member of the federation of bars of Haiti, which brings together the bars of the eighteen jurisdictions of the republic. The services extend in the eighteen jurisdictions while taking into account the legal specificities of a field with the other.

Cabinet Blaise et Associés aims to provide clients with better service in the management of international files, in particular through close cooperation with colleagues who are members of the Port-au-Prince bar or of another national or foreign bar, and to their homogeneous functioning for the treatment of files and fees. To do this, Cabinet Blaise et Associés maintains relationships with various foreign correspondents whose expertise is adapted to the mission that the firm wishes to entrust.

Aimee Kirby

The Managing Attorney of the Torts Practice Group at Dolan Law Firm PC and a Senior Trial Attorney, Aimee Kirby supervises significant and precedent-setting lawsuits for individuals who suffered grave injuries and for families whose loved ones died.

With more than 15 years of experience in the courtroom to draw upon, Aimee is a skilled, compassionate, and accomplished trial lawyer who practices law in courtrooms across California. She is also admitted to practice law in Arizona, Nevada, Georgia, and Texas.

Aimee has successfully tried 20 cases and settled hundreds more, helping the clients recover over $50 million in verdicts and settlements. “I love that my job allows me to right wrongs and effectuate justice for those without a voice,” states Aimee. Aimee’s considerable record of trial success includes:

  • $11.9 million jury verdict in Choy v. Hatishu for a motorcycle rider who suffered paralysis and required facial reconstruction due to the injuries he suffered in a collision with a negligent truck driver.
  • $4.35 million jury verdict in Savage v. State of California for the failure by CalTrans failed to replace a downed safety sign that warned drivers of a curve ahead on a mountain highway, which resulted in the plaintiffs driving off the side of a mountain and suffering catastrophic injuries.
  • $4 million jury verdict in Codner v. Wills for a faulty design of the parking control pattern at a fast food restaurant that played a substantial role in causing an accident and significant injuries to the plaintiffs, a father and son on a motorcycle.

A Leader In The Plaintiffs’ Bar:

Committed to preserving access to the courtroom for all, Aimee is an active member of the American Association for Justice, Consumer Attorneys of California (“CAOC“), and the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (“CAALA“). Aimee serves on the Board of Governors of the CAOC and CAALA.

In 2015, Aimee led the Los Angeles Trial Lawyers’ Charities (“LATLC“) as its President. The LATLC focuses on issues related to education, children, battered women, persons with disabilities, and homelessness, by providing financial assistance and food donations to needy persons and groups. “Under Aimee Kirby’s presidency,” the LATLC states on its website, “LATLC was able to increase the scope of our organisation in all respects. LATLC was proud to give back more than $750,000 to the community through our 40 partner charities.”

Twice Aimee has been nominated as a finalist for CAALA’s Trial Attorney of the Year Award based on her outstanding successes in the Choy and Codner cases summarised above. She has also been nominated twice as the Top California Female Litigator by the Women’s Caucus of the CAOC. Super Lawyers has recognised Aimee as a Rising Star for the past seven years.

Aimee is a mentor to young women and minority lawyers, assisting their advancement in the legal profession. She writes and speaks frequently at conferences educating lawyers on best practices in the courtroom and key issues in personal injury law including the use of forensic evidence and proving damages. In her spare time, Aimee volunteers in the Los Angeles Superior Court system, running half and full marathons, and raising her two beautiful children.

Kara Borg Fannarsdóttir

Kara Borg Fannarsdóttir is our exclusively recommended Tort Law expert in Iceland on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Kara directly using the contact details listed above.

Attorney Kara joined LEX in 2010 after completing her Mag.jur degree from University of Iceland. She completed a bachelor degree in law from the same university in 2008. Kara was admitted to practice before the district courts in 2012. Her main focus has been Bankruptcy law, Tort law, Company law, as well as litigation before the District Courts.

Litigation and dispute resolution has always been one of the cornerstones of LEX’s practice as LEX has disputed many of the more complex disputes in the Icelandic legal environment. As one of the oldest and most respected law firm in Iceland the lawyers at LEX put their client needs in foreground with efficiency and quality as a guiding light.