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John Douglas Winer

Personal injury Attorney at Oakland, CA

5.0   6 reviews
  • Licensed for 44 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1979
    Status
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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 34 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.

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Location

Winer, McKenna & Burritt, LLP
1999 Harrison Street
Suite 600
Oakland, CA, 94612-3604

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Posted by anonymous | June 26, 2015
A work in progress
My case is not yet completed, and I wanted to write this before then...because for me, it is about more than a dollar amount. Working with John Winer has helped me realize what it is that happened to me; that brought me into his office. He has reminded me time and again that the injuries and batteries I endured were not my fault. I went to him at such a low and wounded point, and he met me there. Inch by painful inch he has brought me to a place of realization - that my attacker preyed on me, used me, and had the training and know-how to manipulate me. It was not my fault. Walking into John's office, I had lost the ability to trust anyone, least of all myself. A person I'd placed so much faith in, had completely destroyed me physically and verbally. John seemed to understand where I was, how I'd gotten there, and most importantly, how to put me back together and give me some power in making decisions about my case, and understanding how this horrible thing could have happened without my permission. There is much pain in growth sometimes. Its nice to have a person beside you who seems to really understand the feelings that go with these experiences. I have felt as safe as I am able with Mr. Winer handling my case. I'm very grateful to have found my way into his office, and to have had the honor of working with him.
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Posted by anonymous | May 20, 2014
The best!
"I retained John Winer of Winer, McKenna and Burritt LLP to help me with a dispute against the major corporation I was working for at the time. From the minute I met with John and decided to sign on with the firm I felt nothing but comfortable as the staff and attorneys handling my case kept in constant communication with me, always putting my mind at ease. I never felt neglected and know my case was given the attention it deserved. Devoting countless hours researching and working up my case to its maximum potential, John hired investigators and experts to support my claim- something not every firm does. The law offices of Winer, McKenna and Burritt, LLP were relentless up against the most experienced opposing council and persevered to the very end. John obtained a confidential settlement amount that I was more than pleased with. I would highly recommend him and the law offices of Winer, McKenna and Burritt for anyone with an employment claim within California. "
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Posted by judith | May 14, 2014
Most lawyers know the law. John Winer knows how to make things happen.
John Winer is a brilliant strategist. He continually surprises me with a fresh take on an old problem, and it works. Believe me, it works. Not that he leaves anything to chance: he doesn’t. Every case is thoroughly investigated well in advance of filing a lawsuit so that there are few or no surprises later. His gut feeling for the importance of a case more often than not turns out with deadly accuracy.
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Posted by anonymous | May 7, 2014
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED A/V Rated Lawyer!!
I highly recommend hiring John Winer if you are in need of an attorney specializing in employment, personal injury, med. mal., or sexual harassment matters. The Law Office of Winer, McKenna and Burritt LLP will satisfy your every need, from keeping you informed on the progress of your case to the devotion they demonstrate in working up your case and fighting for max compensation. John has an outstanding reputation among the Northern California legal community, as he has been in the field over 35 years and won over $140 million dollars for his clients. More impressively, John has been awarded Martindale Hubbell's "A/V Rating" one of the highest honors and attorney can receive.
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Posted by desiree_2242 | July 19, 2013
He's the man!
John Winer is an excellent attorney. He is hard working, dedicated to his clients and sensitive to the situations his clients are in. Mr. Winer draws from his past trial experience to build cases that obtain favorable results. He won't back down when it comes to fighting hard to get the settlement amount he expects. He has a name out there and I know why! I would refer any family members or friends to John Winer.
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Posted by anonymous | June 5, 2013
EXPERIENCED TRIAL LAWYER!
If you are looking to take your case to trial you definitely want John Winer by your side. With over 30+ years of experience and an A/V rating, John Winer knows exactly how to work up a case to get the maximum compensation you deserve. He has the resources to hire private investigators and expert witnesses and more importantly devotes much of his time and energy developing a deep understanding about his clients and their struggle. I'd say the best attribute about John is his compassion for his clients. When you walk into his office that very first time you feel so drained, hopeless and at rock bottom. Mr. Winer cares about empowering you and getting you justice to make you feel alive, accomplished, and on top of the world. That is when his job is truly done. John Winer is a stand up guy that stands out from all the rest.
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Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 33%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Senior Partner
  • Winer, McKenna, & Burritt, LLP.
  • 1990 - Present
  • Mediator
  • John D. Winer
  • 2006 - 2014
  • Principal
  • Law Offices of John D. Winer
  • 1990 - 2005
  • Senior Partner
  • Winer & McKenna, LLP
  • 1990 - 2012
  • Partner
  • Less, Weaver & Winer, San Francisco, CA
  • 1986 - 1990
  • Associate
  • Lewis & Lewis, San Francisco, CA
  • 1980 - 1986
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Education

  • University of San Francisco: School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1979
  • University of Florida
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1976

Sample of Legal Cases

  • $4,461,636.40 — Judgment in Sexual Harassment Case Against FedEx
  • $4,461,636.40 settlement on behalf of Plaintiffs
  • Prescription Drug Led to Brain Damage and Abuse Case Against Doctor
  • $7,130,000 Settlement on Behalf of Plaintiff
  • $5,600,000 — Man Paralyzed By Defective Forklift
  • $5.6 Million Dollar Settlement on Behalf Of Plaintiff
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Associations

  • California Employment Lawyers Association
  • Board Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • San Francisco Trial Lawyer Employment Litigation Practice Group
  • Co-leader
  • 1998 - Present
  • Trial Lawyers for Public Justice
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • San Francisco Early Settlement Program
  • Judge Pro Tem
  • 1996 - Present
  • Consumer Attorney of California Legislative Committee
  • Board Member
  • 1990 - Present
  • California Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1980 - Present
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1980 - Present
  • San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1980 - Present
  • San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association
  • President
  • 2000 - 2001
  • California Trial Lawyers Association
  • Vice President
  • 1994 - 1996
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • A/V rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Top Attorney
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2014
  • Top Attorney
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2013
  • Top Attorney
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2012
  • Top 100 Harassment Lawyers in the United States
  • E-BossWatch
  • 2011
  • top Attorney
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2011
  • Finalist for California Consumer Attorney of the Year, 2006
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • 2006
  • 1 of 4 Finalists for SFTLA Trial Lawyer Of The Year
  • San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2006
  • Outstanding Achievement Award
  • California Trial Lawyers Association
  • N/A
  • Presidential Award of Merit
  • California Trial Lawyers Association
  • N/A
  • Presidential Award of Merit
  • California Trial Lawyers Association
  • N/A
  • Presidential Award of Merit
  • California Trial Lawyers Association
  • N/A
  • Trench Soldier Award
  • CA-PAC
  • N/A
  • Outstanding Service Award
  • State of California by CA-PAC
  • N/A
  • Presidents Club
  • California Trial Lawyers Association
  • N/A
  • Presidential Award of Merit
  • California Trial Lawyers Association
  • N/A
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Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (10)
Endorse John
Employment and labor Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I have been working with John since 2007. He is committed to his clients and gets them excellent results. John likes to fight for the underdog, and has built a team of lawyers and staff who are wonderful to work with. I am honored to be a part of this team."
Personal injury Attorney | May 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse John. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Litigation Attorney | May 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A brilliant and highly respected attorney in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Friend
"John Winer is an excellent attorney that I have had the pleasure of working with over the last ten years. John is a brilliant strategist and knows exactly what it takes to build a great case. His 35+ years of experience has gained him a solid foundation for success. Specializing in personal injury, sexual harassment, brain injury, and employment cases, John has won over 140 million dollars for his clients."
Employment and labor
Employment and labor
Wrongful termination
Employment and labor
Employment and labor
Employment and labor
Personal injury
Employment and labor
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