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

Attorney, Kara Borg Fannarsdóttir, 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.

Admitted To Practice Before:

– The District Courts

Career:

– LEX, since 2010
– Gjaldskil, collection agency, as a paralegal 2009 – 2010

Education:

– District Court Attorney 2012
– Mag.jur degree from the University of Iceland 2010
– Bachelor degree from the University of Iceland 2008

Languages:

– English
– Danish

Teaching:

– Lecturer in Tort Law 2015 og 2016

LEX Law Firm:

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.