The Dampier Law Firm, P.C. is a boutique litigation firm founded in 1995. The firm focuses on complex litigation on behalf of individuals and businesses. The firm has acted as Co-Lead Class Counsel and Class Counsel in numerous complex actions and has recovered and participated in the recovery of hundreds of millions of dollars for individuals and businesses that have been injured or wronged.
M. Stephen Dampier – Founder and Senior Member.
Mr. Dampier graduated from The George Washington University, B.B.A. (Accounting), Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law (Juris Doctorate) and The New York University School of Law (LL.M.) in 1983, 1990 and 1991, respectively. He is licensed to practice law in Alabama, Colorado and Washington, D.C., maintaining a nationwide practice in complex litigation. Since 1995, Mr. Dampier has served as Co-lead Counsel or Class Counsel in numerous class actions with substantial recoveries on behalf of class members. Some representative class actions include: Foster v. ABTCO (Hardboard Siding Class Action) (Circuit Court, Choctaw County, AL); In Re Aftermarket Filters Antitrust Litigation (USDC NDIL); In Re Autolights Antitrust Litigation (USDC CDCA); In Re Blood Reagents Antitrust Litigation (USDC EDPA); In Re Flat Glass Antitrust Litigation (USDC WDPA); Lucken v. Ultra Resources,Inc. (Natural Gas Royalty Litigation) (USDC CO); In Re Marine Hose Antitrust Litigation (USDC SDFL); In Re Potash Antitrust Litigation (USDC NDIL); Thorpe v. State of Colorado (Constitutional and Tax Litigation) (District Court, City and County of Denver, CO); Anderson v. Merit Energy Company (Natural Gas Royalty Litigation) (USDC CO); Moye v. Exxon Mobil Corporation (Natural Gas Royalty Litigation) (Monroe County Circuit Court, AL); Holman v. Kerr-McGee Rocky Mountain Corporation (Natural Gas Royalty Litigation) (District Court, Weld County, Colorado); In Re Polyurethane Foam Antitrust Litigation (UDSC NDOH); In re Photochromics Lens Antitrust Litigation (USDC MDFL); Holman v. Patina Oil & Gas Corporation (Natural Gas Royalty Litigation) (District Court, Weld County, CO); Frazier v. Unocal (Natural Gas Royalty Litigation) (District Court, Midland, TX); McGowin v. Texaco (Natural Gas Royalty Litigation) (Circuit Court, Mobile County, AL); McNeil & Sons, Inc. v. Unocal (Natural Gas Royalty Litigation) (Circuit Court, Mobile County, AL); Johnson v. Heilig-Meyers Corporation (Breach of Contract) (Choctaw County, AL); Wardell Family Limited Partnership v. Noble Energy, Inc., (Natural Gas Royalty Litigation) (District Court, Weld County, Colorado); Williams v. Phillips Petroleum Company (Natural Gas Royalty Litigation) (Circuit Court, Washington County, AL); Heffner v. BCBS of Alabama (ERISA) (USDC MDGA); Chamberlin v. BCBS of Alabama (ERISA) (USDC SDAL); Holman v. Petro-Canada (Natural Gas Royalty Litigation) (USDC CO); Droegemuller v. Petroleum Development Corporation (Natural Gas Royalty Litigation) (USDC CO); and Davis v. Department of Revenue, Commonwealth of Kentucky (Constitutional and Municipal Bond Tax Litigation) (U.S. Supreme Court). Mr. Dampier is a Member of the American, Alabama, Colorado, and District of Columbia Bar Associations and is and has been admitted Pro Hac Vice to practice in state and federal courts nationwide. He is also admitted to the following federal courts: U.S. District Courts in Alabama; U.S. District Court, District of Columbia; U.S. District Court, District of Colorado; U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit; and the U.S. Supreme Court. He has served on numerous public and private boards, including the Royalty Policy Committee, U.S Department of Interior; State of Alabama Oil & Gas Board; and the State of Alabama Health Coordinating Council. In addition, Mr. Dampier is a member of the American Association for Justice and the National Trial Lawyers Top 25 for Class Actions and Mass Torts.
John A. Ioannou – Of Counsel.
Mr. Ioannou graduated from St. John’s University in 1991 and 1994, earning his B.S. (Finance) and Juris Doctorate degrees, respectively. He is an experienced litigator, including substantial complex litigation experience with Motley Rice, LLC, Pomerantz, LLP, and the Office of the New York State Attorney General before joining the Firm. Mr. Ioannou has worked in virtually all phases of complex litigation. He has developed and worked new matters from the “ground up” to completion, and in the process, coordinated with numerous firms and parties concerning case management and case strategy. He has conducted and overseen numerous pre-litigation investigations in complex matters concerning wrongful conduct by multi-national corporations. As a result, he has litigated many of these matters in federal and state courts, developing litigation strategy, drafting complex-litigation complaints, obtaining discovery, including e-discovery, taking depositions, selecting expert witnesses, and coordinating with litigants. In addition to the above, Mr. Ioannou has substantial experience in motion and appellate practice, mediation, settlement negotiations, settlement approval and administration.
Steven A. Schaefer – Of Counsel.
Mr. Schaefer graduated from Western Michigan University, B.B.A. (Finance), Magna Cum Laude; The University of Toledo College of Law, Juris Doctorate; Keio University Law School, LL.M; and Nagoya University Law School, LL.M. Mr. Schaefer has extensive experience in Complex Litigation and focuses on discovery issues, particularly E-discovery, in in all types of Complex Litigation matters.