John D. Winer

Winer, McKenna, Burritt & Tillis, LLP

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Harrison Street 1999
Oakland 94612 CA US

John D. Winer is recognized statewide by his colleagues as an outstanding litigation and trial attorney. He has obtained record-setting verdicts and settlements over the last 36 years, often in cases in which his client’s economic survival and ability to overcome serious trauma and the death of a loved one were at stake.

Mr. Winer is frequently asked to lecture to other attorneys in his areas of specialty and emphasis including wrongful death, serious personal injury, psychological injury, employment litigation, psychotherapist malpractice, healthcare provider sexual abuse, workplace sexual harassment, elder abuse, traumatic brain injury and catastrophic injury cases.

TRIAL EXPERIENCE:
1980-Present:
Many civil jury trials to verdict including Rahn v. Lowinger. M.D., resulted in a $7.1 million dollar verdict; Walker v. Parzen which resulted in a $4.5 million dollar verdict; Curtis v. Dizmang in which a jury awarded $1.5 million dollars; Hettick and Bryant v. FedEx $2.3 million dollar verdict.

HONORS / CERTIFICATION:
California Trial Lawyers Association (Consumer Attorneys of California) – Recognition of Experience certification in the following areas:

Experienced Trial Lawyer
Professional Negligence
Products Liability
General Personal Injury
Public Entity Liability

RATING:
Martindale-Hubbell’s AV Rating (the highest rating in the Directory).
Listed in The Top 100 Discrimination and Harassment Employment Lawyers in the United States by eBossWatch

SIGNIFICANT ARBITRATION AWARD:
Webster v. DeAnda – Arbitration award of $1.37 million.
0’Hehir v. Kaiser – $175,000 binding arbitration award on behalf of three sisters whose sister died as a result of medical malpractice at Kaiser.

CHAIRPERSONSHIPS:
1998: Chair, CAOC Tahoe Seminar
1998: Education Chair, San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association
1996: Education Chair, San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association
1995: Chair, CTLA Annual Convention
1993: Chair, CTLA Annual Convention
1992: Co-Chair, CTLA Annual Convention

JUDGE TRIAL ADVOCACY:
Judge Trial Advocacy Program, Golden Gate University

MEDIATOR:
1995-Present: Mediator in personal injury/therapist and sexual abuse cases/sexual harassment cases.

ARBITRATOR:
1985-Present: Arbitrator in employment and personal injury cases

LEGISLATION:
1989-Present: Testified before Legislature in Sacramento on various bills
1984-Present: Review legislation, Consumer Attorneys of California.

CERTIFIED LEGAL SPECIALTIES
Arbitrator, 1985-Present
Mediator, 1995-Present
California Trial Lawyers Association (Consumer Attorneys of California), Experienced Trial Lawyer
California Trial Lawyers Association (Consumer Attorneys of California), Professional Negligence
California Trial Lawyers Association (Consumer Attorneys of California), Products Liability
California Trial Lawyers Association (Consumer Attorneys of California), General Personal Injury
California Trial Lawyers Association (Consumer Attorneys of California), Public Entity Liability

BAR ADMISSIONS
California, 1979

EDUCATION
University of San Francisco School of Law, San Francisco, California
J.D. – 1979

Golden Gate University School of Law, San Francisco, California
Major: Judge Trial Advocacy Program

University of Florida
B.A. – 1976

PUBLISHED WORKS:
Lead Author of Proving Mental and Emotional Injuries

REPRESENTATIVE CASES:
Webster v. DeAnda
0’Hehir v. Kaiser
Rahn v. Lowinger. M.D.
Walker v. Parzen
Curtis v. Dizmang
Hettick and Bryant v. FedEx

CLASSES/SEMINARS
Faculty, Hastings College of Trial Advocacy, 1988 – 2000
Faculty Examiner, American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, 1988 – 1990
Faculty, ATLA National College of Advocacy, Ultimate Trial Advocacy Course, 1996

HONORS & AWARDS
CTLA Outstanding Achievement Award, 1991
CTLA Presidential Award of Merit, 1992
CTLA Presidential Award of Merit, 1993
CTLA Presidential Award of Merit, 1995
CA-PAC Trench Soldier Award, 1996
Outstanding Service Award on Behalf of the Consumers of the State of California by CA-PAC, 1996
Consumer Attorneys of California, Presidential Award of Merit, 1998
Consumer Attorneys of California, Presidents Club, 1998
Finalist for California Consumer Attorney of the Year, 2006
One of four finalists for San Francisco Trial Lawyer Association Trial Lawyer Of The Year, 2006
Recognized by Northern California Super Lawyers, which means John is in the top 5% of Lawyers in Northern California
Super Lawyers, 2013 – 2015
Webster v. DeAnda – Arbitration award
0’Hehir v. Kaiser – Arbitration award
Listed in The Top 100 Discrimination and Harassment Employment Lawyers in the United States by eBossWatch
Martindale-Hubbell’s AV Rating

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS
Co-Founder of the National Advocacy Network for Abused Patients, 1993 – Present
California Trial Lawyers Association Recognition of Experience Board, 1989 – Present
San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, Education Chair, 1999 – 2001
San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, President, 2000
Consumer Attorneys of California (formerly California Trial Lawyers Association), Vice President, 1994 – 1999
San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, President, 1998 – 1999
San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, Treasurer, 1996 – 1997
San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, Parliamentarian, 1995 – 1996
San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, Education Chair, 1995 – 1996
Consumer Attorneys of California, Parliamentarian, 1998
CTLA, Financial Secretary, 1992 – 1994
Trial Lawyers for Public Justice, 1997 – Present
Consumer Attorneys of California (formerly California Trial Lawyers Association), Sustaining Member, 1980 – Present
American Trial Lawyers Association, Sustaining Member, 1980 – Present
San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, 1980 – Present
CAOC Tahoe Seminar , Chair, 1998 – Present
San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, Education Chair, 1998 – Present
San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association , Education Chair, 1996 – Present
CTLA Annual Convention , Chair, 1995 – Present
CTLA Annual Convention, Chair, 1993 – Present
CTLA Annual Convention , Co-Chair, 1992 – Present

PAST EMPLOYMENT POSITIONS
Law Offices of John D. Winer, Principal, 1990 – 2005
Less, Weaver & Winer, San Francisco, Partner, 1986 – 1990
Lewis & Lewis, San Francisco, Associate, 1980 – 1986

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