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 Degree from Western State University in 1987. Mr. Dains has practiced in a number of legal areas and currently emphasizes his practice in business, corporate, contract and family law.
Mr. Dains began his legal career as a trial attorney with a small general practice law firm in Rancho Cucamonga where he practiced general business law, plaintiff personal injury, family law, and performed general transactional work with various 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 sat as 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 an insurance company where he practiced personal injury defense, insurance defense, represented select market insureds, and was involved in construction defect litigation.
In 1995, Mr. Dains managed 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 a highly rated medical malpractice defense law firm, where the scope of representation included physicians, medical groups, emergency medical facilities, skilled nursing facilities, hospitals, and regional medical facilities.
Shortly thereafter, 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 was 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 200,4 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 his practice in the business law, personal injury, commercial landlord-tenant law, contract law and family law as well as participating in various speaking engagements on law-related topics within his areas of practice.