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Winer, John D.

1999 Harrison StreetSuite 600Oakland, CA 94612
Phones: 800-652-6137
510-922-0525
800-701-6324
510-922-0911
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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...

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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. See Practice Areas page for complete list.

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
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.

View awards and recognition including 2006 Consumer Attorney of the Year -
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Current Employment Position(s)
Partner
Practice Areas
Sexual HarassmentSexual AbuseEmployment DiscriminationPersonal Injury
Representative Cases
Webster v. DeAnda0'Hehir v. KaiserRahn v. Lowinger. M.D.Walker v. ParzenCurtis v. DizmangHettick and Bryant v. FedEx
Qualifications
Bar Admissions
California, 1979
Specialties and Certifications
Arbitrator, 1985-PresentMediator, 1995-PresentCalifornia Trial Lawyers Association (Consumer Attorneys of California), Experienced Trial LawyerCalifornia Trial Lawyers Association (Consumer Attorneys of California), Professional NegligenceCalifornia Trial Lawyers Association (Consumer Attorneys of California), Products LiabilityCalifornia Trial Lawyers Association (Consumer Attorneys of California), General Personal InjuryCalifornia Trial Lawyers Association (Consumer Attorneys of California), Public Entity Liability
Other Affiliations
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, 1999 - 2001 (Education Chair) San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, 2000 (President) Consumer Attorneys of California (formerly California Trial Lawyers Association), 1994 - 1999 (Vice President) San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, 1998 - 1999 (President) San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, 1996 - 1997 (Treasurer) San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, 1995 - 1996 (Parliamentarian) San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, 1995 - 1996 (Education Chair) Consumer Attorneys of California, 1998 (Parliamentarian) CTLA, 1992 - 1994 (Financial Secretary) Trial Lawyers for Public Justice, 1997 - Present Consumer Attorneys of California (formerly California Trial Lawyers Association), 1980 - Present (Sustaining Member) American Trial Lawyers Association, 1980 - Present (Sustaining Member) San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, 1980 - Present CAOC Tahoe Seminar , 1998 - Present (Chair) San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, 1998 - Present (Education Chair) San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association , 1996 - Present (Education Chair) CTLA Annual Convention , 1995 - Present (Chair) CTLA Annual Convention, 1993 - Present (Chair) CTLA Annual Convention , 1992 - Present (Co-Chair)
Honors
CTLA Outstanding Achievement Award, 1991CTLA Presidential Award of Merit, 1992CTLA Presidential Award of Merit, 1993CTLA Presidential Award of Merit, 1995CA-PAC Trench Soldier Award, 1996Outstanding Service Award on Behalf of the Consumers of the State of California by CA-PAC, 1996Consumer Attorneys of California, Presidential Award of Merit, 1998Consumer Attorneys of California, Presidents Club, 1998Finalist for California Consumer Attorney of the Year, 2006One of four finalists for San Francisco Trial Lawyer Association Trial Lawyer Of The Year, 2006Recognized by Northern California Super Lawyers, which means John is in the top 5% of Lawyers in Northern California Super Lawyers, 2013 - 2015Webster v. DeAnda - Arbitration award0'Hehir v. Kaiser - Arbitration awardListed in The Top 100 Discrimination and Harassment Employment Lawyers in the United States by eBossWatchMartindale-Hubbell's AV Rating
Classes and 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
Past Positions
Law Offices of John D. Winer, Principal, 1990 - 2005Less, Weaver & Winer, San Francisco, Partner, 1986 - 1990Lewis & Lewis, San Francisco, Associate, 1980 - 1986
Education
University of San Francisco School of Law, San Francisco, California, 1979
J.D.
Golden Gate University School of Law, San Francisco, California
Major: Judge Trial Advocacy Program
University of Florida, 1976
B.A.
Fees
Offers Free Initial ConsultationAccepts Credit Cards
Articles
Published Works
Lead Author of Proving Mental and Emotional Injuries
Office Information
Address
1999 Harrison StreetSuite 600Oakland, CA 94612
Phone
800-652-6137510-922-0525800-701-6324510-922-0911
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