Jeffrey A. Dains is a partner in the San Bernardino office of Borton Petrini, LLP. Jeffrey did his undergraduate studies at Pepperdine University while on an athletic scholarship. He subsequently obtained his Bachelor of Science in Law and Juris Doctor Degrees from Western State University in 1987. Mr. Dains has practiced in a number of legal arenas, but currently practices in business law, personal injury, and contract law.
Mr. Dains began his legal career as a trial attorney with a small general practice law firm in Rancho Cucamonga. Mr. Dains practiced general business law, plaintiff personal injury, family law, and performed general transactional work with business organizations. Mr. Dains was active within the community as the law firm was the general counsel for the Rancho Cucamonga Chamber of Commerce. In the early years of practice, Mr. Dains assisted the courts with pro bono assistance at the legal aid clinic through the West End San Bernardino Bar Association, and was an arbitrator and mediator for both San Bernardino and Riverside County Superior Courts.
On the personal injury side, Mr. Dains was in-house counsel for Safeco Insurance Company where he practiced personal injury, insurance defense, represented select market insureds, and was involved in construction defect litigation.
In 1995, Mr. Dains was retained to manage a law practice as the Senior Trial Attorney for an ailing attorney. Mr. Dains then opened his own law practice. After selling his successful practice, he joined the highly rated medical malpractice defense law firm of Davis, Grass, Goldstein & Housouer. Representation included physicians, medical groups, emergency medical facilities, skilled nursing facilities, hospitals, and regional medical facilities.
Also in 1995, Mr. Dains began teaching business and corporate law as an adjunct professor at California State University, San Bernardino. As an adjunct professor, his scope of classes were expanded to include legal environment, employment law, industrial relations, collective bargaining agreements, psychology of human resources, and a masters program class focused on a third party’s effect on alternative dispute resolution. In addition to teaching at California State University San Bernardino, in 2004 Mr. Dains began teaching law-related courses at the University of California, Riverside.
In June 2007, Mr. Dains was sitting Judge Pro Tem with the Superior Court in Riverside County when he accepted a position with the San Bernardino office of Borton Petrini, LLP. Mr. Dains continues teaching law-related courses upon request at the local universities and he practices business law, personal injury, commercial landlord-tenant law, business litigation, and contract law.