Drew T. Dorner


  • Drew T. Dorner
  • Phone: +1 202 776 5291

    Import to Address Book

  • Duane Morris LLP
    901 New York Avenue N.W., Suite 700 East
    Washington, DC 20001-4795
  • Duane Morris LLP
    1540 Broadway
    New York, NY 10036-4086

Drew T. Dorner practices in the area of litigation. Mr. Dorner has experience handling trials in federal and state courts, as well as arbitrations and mediations in a variety of jurisdictions.  He has assisted clients throughout all phases of litigation, from initial inception to appeal.  Mr. Dorner’s experience includes handling commercial disputes, construction-related lawsuits, environmental claims, and qui tam actions, with amounts in controversy ranging from several thousand to hundreds of millions of dollars.

Mr. Dorner is a 2011 graduate of Vanderbilt University Law School, where he was authorities editor of the Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law, and a magna cum laude graduate of Miami University. He speaks German.

Areas of Practice

  • Litigation

Representative Matters

  • Obtained a ruling from the U.S. District Court in the District of Columbia in favor of the American Association of Cosmetology Schools, a trade association of proprietary colleges in the cosmetology field, finding the U.S. Department of Education’s Gainful Employment Rule arbitrary and capricious with respect to application to association schools.
  • Secured favorable $75,000,000 settlement on behalf of nuclear power utility in litigation against the United States for failure to timely dispose of the utility’s spent nuclear fuel.
  • Successfully (i.e., favorable settlement terms or obtaining dismissal) represented major banking institutions in litigation arising out of retail banking operations.
  • Ongoing representation of medical device manufacturer in product liability litigation.
  • Served as trial counsel in jury proceeding involving property damage and lost profits arising out of damage to underground utility wires.
  • Secured a $0 jury verdict on behalf of client arising out of a ruptured gas line and subsequent explosion causing property damage, personal injuries, and lost income.
  • Performed environmental due diligence for hundreds of commercial, residential, and mixed-use properties prior to acquisition.
  • Represented business in arbitration concerning costs associated with environmental contamination remediation owed to client pursuant to an asset purchase agreement.
  • Obtained settlement pro bono client found favorable notwithstanding entry of a default judgment against client (default entered prior to start of Firm's representation).
  • Frequent pro bono representation of military veterans in property, commercial, or benefits disputes.


  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia
  • New York
  • Ohio
  • Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit


  • Vanderbilt University Law School, J.D., 2011
    - Authorities Editor, Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law
  • Miami University, B.A., magna cum laude, 2008


  • Duane Morris LLP
    - Associate, 2016-present
  • Squire Patton Boggs LLP
    - Associate, 2012-2016
  • Baker Hostetler LLP
    - Staff Attorney, 2011-2012