Frank Domino Shareholder

Beaumont
  • t: 409-951-7795
  • FrankDomino@MehaffyWeber.com

Frank A. Domino is a shareholder with MehaffyWeber who focuses his practice on civil litigation and appeals.  He handles personal injury matters, commercial and business litigation matters, property damage claims, and insurance defense.

Mr. Domino graduated with honors from Lamar University with a degree in Environmental Science, and then worked as an Environmental Investigator for the Texas Natural Resources Conservation Commission before attending South Texas College of Law. During his time in law school, he served as a law clerk for the Honorable Elizabeth Ray in the 165th Judicial District Court. He was also a member of the Law Review, the Order of the Lytae, and the Phi Delta Phi legal fraternity. After graduating Magna Cum Laude with his law degree, Mr. Domino served as the briefing attorney to the Honorable Adele Hedges, Court of Appeals in the First District of Texas and then the Honorable Jane Bland, Court of Appeals in the First District of Texas.

In 2004 he joined MehaffyWeber and has since been focused his practice on litigation and appellate work.  His legal work has earned him recognition with inclusion in the Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” list by Thomson Reuters (2007-2011), and he is currently a member of the Texas Association of Defense Council and the Jefferson County Bar Association.

EDUCATION
  • South Texas College of Law J.D.
    • Graduated Magna Cum Laude, member of the Law Review, Order of the Lytae, Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity, and Dean’s Honor List
  • Lamar University, B.S. in Environmental Science
    • Graduated Cum Laude, Kappa Sigma Fraternity
  • State of Texas
  • State of Arkansas
  • State of Oklahoma
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Texas Association of Defense Council
  • Oklahoma Bar Association
  • Arkansas Bar Association
  • Jefferson County Bar Association
  • Family Resource Center of Southeast Texas – Board Member
  • Executive Board Member – Three Rivers Council, Boy Scouts of America
  • Super Lawyers
    • Selected to Texas Rising Stars list by Thomson Reuters (2007 – 2011)
  • GAO Report to the Chairman of the Judiciary Committee of the House of Representatives on Asbestos Injury Compensation and the Role and Administration of Asbestos Trusts, October 2011 (with Barbara Barron)
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel Spring Meeting, April 2017 – Summary Judgments in Estate and Fiduciary Litigation

Clark Collins v ABB, Inc., et al
Barbara Barron, Frank Domino, Products Liability

The firm represented a valve manufacturer in a finding that the manufacturer owed no legal duty under Texas law on theories of strict liability and negligence to warn of alleged dangers arising from use of asbestos flange gaskets and asbestos external insulation in connection with valves made by equipment manufacturer when equipment manufacturer did not supply flange gaskets and did not supply insulation.

More Info: No. 4:13;CV;1183; Clark Collins v ABB, Inc., et al, in the United States District Court, Southern District of Texas, Houston Division.

 

Ford v. Pulmosan Safety Equipment Corp.
Barbara Barron, Frank Domino, Products Liability

In a special proceeding instituted under the New York Business Corporation Law, MehaffyWeber filed a petition in intervention in the New York Supreme Court for Queens County, arguing that a dissolved manufacturer who had been in litigation for decades was still in the process of winding up its affairs, and as such remained subject to suit for contribution and indemnity claims brought by companies sued as alleged distributors of the dissolved manufacturer’s products. The manufacturing defendant then appealed to the New York Appellate Division. For the appeal, Barbara Barron and Frank Domino were hired by numerous companies sued as alleged distributors of the manufacturer’s products. The Appellate Division after briefing and oral argument found in favor of the distributors.

More Info: Ford v. Pulmosan Safety Equipment Corp., 831 N.Y.S.2d 353 (2006 WL 3437670)

 

Jose Fragoso v. American Optical Corp.
Frank Domino, Barbara Barron, Wade Carpenter, Premises Liability

MehaffyWeber attorneys successfully represented multiple defendants in a lawsuit brought by hundreds of plaintiffs alleging injurious silica exposure.

More Info: Jose Fragoso, et. al. v. American Optical Corp., et.al (in the 197th Judicial Court, Cameron Co.);

 

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers v. Beaumont Independent School District
Frank Domino, Barbara Barron, Commercial Litigation, Labor and Employment

MehaffyWeber successfully defended an electrical contractor accused of dialing to pay prevailing wage rate to workers. Mr. Domino secured dismissal of the litigation by dispositive motion.

More Info: International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 479, James Doty, et al vs. Beaumont Independent School District, et al; Cause No. E-185,886; 172nd United States District Court, Jefferson County, Texas

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