Louis R. Dumont was a human resources management major at the University of San Francisco, graduating in 1983. His academic and extra-curricular contributions earned him a nomination to the Alpha Sigma Nu Honors Society at USF. Mr. Dumont moved to Los Angeles to study law at Pepperdine Law School, earning his law degree in 1986.
Over the years, Mr. Dumont has gained valuable experience in defending liability claims on behalf of both governmental entities and insurance carriers. He has also been involved in handling environmental litigation concerning asbestos and toxic chemicals, as well as matters involving business, real estate and family law.
Mr. Dumont is currently licensed with the State Bar of California and the United States District Court. He is a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, Beverly Hills Bar Association, and the Association of Southern California Defense Counsel. He is active as a recruiter and fundraiser for USF and is active working with juvenile delinquents through the L.A. County Bar Association.
The Court of Appeal, Second District, decision of Arris v. Las Virgenes Unified School District (1998) 64 Cal.App.4th 1112; 75 Cal.Rptr.2d 801 was briefed and successfully argued by Mr. Dumont. It is a leading and often cited case on the issues of primary and secondary assumption of risk in the state of California. Additionally, Mr. Dumont’s appellate skills were demonstrated in the amicus brief to the California Supreme Court in Day v. City of Fontana (2001) 25 Cal.4th 268; 105 Cal.Rptr.2d 457, where the court held that Proposition 213 (Civil Code, Section 3333.4) applies in premises liability lawsuits against public entities and precludes the recovery of noneconomic damages by uninsured drivers.
B.A., University of San Francisco, 1983
J.D., Pepperdine Law School, 1986
Central District of California
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
United States Supreme Court