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Timothy John Wheeler

Timothy John Wheeler

Practice areas:

Employment & Labor, Defective and Dangerous Products, Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Insurance

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About Me

The managing partner of the Firm, has extensive trial experience in a variety of areas including product liability, general negligence, auto product liability, wrongful termination, employment discrimination, legal malpractice, road design, and insurance bad faith. Tim has been listed in Woodward & White's "The Best Lawyers in America" since 1995. He was a three-time finalist for the prestigious Trial Lawyer of the Year Award, presented by the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA), for his outstanding trial record and involvement and commitment to consumer rights. In 2004 Law and Politics published its inaugural issue of Southern California Super Lawyers Magazine/Los Angeles Magazine, which lists the top 5 percent of lawyers practicing in Los Angeles and Orange Counties as nominated and voted upon by their peers. Tim was named to its list of Super Lawyers in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011, and to its Top 100 LA County Lawyers in 2005 and 2008. He was also named by Lawdragon as one of the 3000 Leading Lawyers in America. Tim also was honored as an Advocate in The American Academy of Trial Counsel.


His representation of plaintiffs' actions has resulted in more than 50 verdicts and settlements in excess of one million dollars, including Brezovec v. State of California - $8.8 million verdict and a high-speed police chase case, Tartakoff v. City of Los Angeles - $7.675 million verdict. During his career, Tim's effort and trial skills produced some land mark verdicts including the then largest personal injury verdict against the City of Los Angeles. Throughout his career of representing people wrongfully discharged from their jobs, juries have compensated Tim's clients with record awards for emotional distress and contract damages. Tim's experience at handling traumatically brain injured cases resulted in a Riverside County (California) jury returning the county's largest verdict for a brain injured teenage girl. Among Tim's published decisions is the landmark decision in Juarez v. Superior Court (1982) 31 Cal.3d 759 which held that any nine jurors may decide any question submitted to them on a special verdict form. He has lectured and written on all aspects of trial practice throughout California. Tim has served for three years on the Board of Governors of the Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC). He is also a sustaining member of CAOC, CAALA, American Association for Justice (Formerly the Association of Trial Lawyers of America) and Association of Business Trial Lawyers of Los Angeles.


A graduate of Loyola Law School, Los Angles, Ca. (J.D., 1978), Tim attended Santa Clara University (B.S., cum laude, Political Science, 1975), and was a recipient of the Jesuit Scholarship. While at Loyola High School, Tim's excellence in all areas of student life was recognized by the faculty, which bestowed upon him The Loyola Award. His commitment to Loyola continues and he currently serves as a member of the Board of Regents of Loyola High School. Tim and his wife Nancy, who have been married since 1975, have four children, Matt, Tim, Danny, and Mary.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1979

  1. Insurance: 20%
  2. Wrongful Termination: 20%
  3. Discrimination: 20%
  4. Defective and Dangerous Products: 20%
  5. Employment & Labor: 20%

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Contact Info

Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP Law Office

100 Wilshire Blvd 21st Fl
Santa Monica, CA, 90401

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive197908/18/2015

Professional Misconduct

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2014
Super LawyerSouthern California Super Lawyers Magazine/Los Angeles Magazine2014
Lawyer of the YearBest Lawyers in America2013
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2013
Super LawyerSouthern California Super Lawyers Magazine/Los Angeles Magazine2013
Super LawyerSouthern California Super Lawyers2012
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2012
Lawyer of the YearBest Lawyers in America2012
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2011
Super LawyerSouthern California Super Lawyers2011
Super LawyerSouthern California Super Lawyer2010
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2010
Super LawyerSouthern California Super Lawyers2009
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2009
Super LawyerSouthern California Super Lawyers2008
The Best Lawyers in AmericaWoodward-White, Inc.2008
Super LawyerSouthern California Super Lawyers Magazine/Los Angeles Magazine2007
The Best Lawyers in AmericaWoodward-White, Inc.2007
Super LawyerSouthern California Super Lawyers Magazine/Los Angeles Magazine2006
The Best Lawyers in AmericaWoodward-White, Inc.2006
Top 100 Super LawyersSouthern California Super Lawyers Magazine/Los Angeles Magazine2005
The Best Lawyers in AmericaWoodward-White, Inc.2005
The Best Lawyers in AmericaWoodward-White, Inc.2004
Super LawyerSouthern California Super Lawyers Magazine/Los Angeles Magazine2004
The Best Lawyers in AmericaWoodward-White, Inc.2003
The Best Lawyers in AmericaWoodward-White, Inc.2002
The Best Lawyers in AmericaWoodward-White, Inc.2001
The Best Lawyers in AmericaWoodward-White, Inc.2001
The Best Lawyers in AmericaWoodward-White, Inc.2000
The Best Lawyers in AmericaWoodward-White, Inc.1999
The Best Lawyers in AmericaWoodward-White, Inc.1998
The Best Lawyers in AmericaWoodward-White, Inc.1997
The Best Lawyers in AmericaWoodward-White, Inc.1996
The Best Lawyers in AmericaWoodward-White, Inc.1995
One of the 3,000 leading Lawyers in AmericaLawdragonN/A
Trial Lawyer of The Year - Three Time FinalistConsumer Attorneys Association of Los AngelesN/A
Trial Lawyer of the Year AwardCAALA three-time finalistN/A
The Best Lawyers in AmericaWoodward & WhiteN/A

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerGreene Broillet & Wheeler1976 - Present

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Academy of Trial CounselAdvocateN/A
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMemberN/A
Association of Business Trial LawyersMemberN/A
Consumer Attorneys of CaliforniaBoard of GovernorsN/A
Consumer Attorneys of CaliforniaMemberN/A
Consumer Attorneys Association of Los AngelesMemberN/A
American Association for JusticeMemberN/A
Board of Regents of Loyola High SchoolMemberN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Tartakoff v. City of Los Angeles7.675 Million verdict
Brezovec v. State of California$8.8 million

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Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1978
Santa Clara UniversityPolitical ScienceBS - Bachelor of Science1975