Damien Orato practices in the areas of product liability and causalty defense.
In his product liability practice, Damien represents manufacturers of automobiles and other motorized vehicles against negligence and strict liability claims based upon alleged product defects which resulted in injuries or death. Manufacturers included Kia Motors, Toyota, Suzuki and Kawasaki.
In his casualty practice, Damien has represented trucking companies involving significant and catastrophic injuries as well as wrongful death claims. He defends trucking clients in cases involving issues including weight, lighting, driver qualifications and performance, and vehicle maintenance and repair. He has litigated cases involving issues related to the electronic control module. He has defended claims arising from a variety of trucking accidents including rollovers, vehicle/ pedestrian, and multiple vehicle collisions.
A 2006 cum laude graduate of Florida State University, College of Law, Damien was Articles Editor of the Florida State University Law Review. He was also a member of the Journal of Transnational Law & Policy. He received the Gratuitous Transfers Book Award, Distinguished Pro Bono Service Award, and Outstanding Editor of the Year for Law Review, Volume 33. Damien graduated magna cum laude from the University of Notre Dame in 2003 with a B.B.A. in Finance and a minor in Accounting.