John D. Winer

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment Litigation Attorney in Oakland, CA

Winer, McKenna & Burritt, LLP
 | 1999 Harrison Street, Suite 600
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: 510-433-1000
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1979
Practice Areas:
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

John D. Winer is a founding partner of Winer, McKenna & Burritt, LLP, located in Oakland, California. Representing clients throughout the state, he divides his practice between employment law matters and personal injury litigation. Mr. Winer's employment law cases involve assisting employees who have been the victims of sexual harassment or other forms of workplace discrimination. He also represents people who have been harmed by the negligence of others in cases involving motor vehicle accidents, nursing home or therapist abuse, premises liability, construction site accidents and plane crashes.

Mr. Winer pursued his undergraduate education at the University of Florida, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies in 1976. He then went on to attend the University of San Francisco School of Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1979. Admitted to practice in California, Mr. Winer co-founded his current firm in 1990. He has also been an arbitrator and mediator since 1995.

During his career, Mr. Winer has been able to obtain several substantial settlements as well as jury awards for his clients. His successful track record, as well as his high degree of ethics, have not gone unnoticed by his fellow professionals, as evidenced by his receipt of an AV Preeminent peer-review rating* through Martindale-Hubbell and a 10.0 "Superb" peer-review rating through Avvo. Mr. Winer is an active participant in several professional organizations. Since 1980, he has been a member of Consumer Attorneys of California, the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association and the American Association for Justice. Mr. Winer has also served as a member of the board of the California Employment Lawyers Association.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Employment Litigation (50%): Employment Discrimination, Employment Law - Employer

Personal Injury - General (40%): Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Construction Accident, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Defense

Personal Injury - Products (10%)

Focus Areas

Employment Litigation: Employment Discrimination, Employment Law - Employer

Personal Injury - General: Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Construction Accident, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Defense

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 12 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2017

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About John Winer

Admitted: 1979, California

Professional Webpage: http://www.sexualharassment.com/Attorneys/John-D-Winer.shtml

Honors and Awards:

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

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • CTLA Annual Convention , Co-Chair, 1992 - Present
  • CTLA Annual Convention, Chair, 1993 - Present
  • CTLA Annual Convention , Chair, 1995 - Present
  • San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association , Education Chair, 1996 - Present
  • San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, Education Chair, 1998 - Present
  • CAOC Tahoe Seminar , Chair, 1998 - Present
  • Consumer Attorneys of California, formerly California Trial Lawyers Association, Sustaining Member, 1980 - Present
  • CTLA, Financial Secretary, 1992 - 1994
  • Trial Lawyers for Public Justice, 1997 - Present
  • San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, Education Chair, 1999 - 2001
  • San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association , Education Chair, 1996 - Present
  • San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, 1980 - Present
  • American Trial Lawyers Association, Sustaining Member, 1980 - Present
  • Consumer Attorneys of California, Parliamentarian, 1998
  • San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, Education Chair, 1995 - 1996
  • San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, Parliamentarian, 1995 - 1996
  • San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, Treasurer, 1996 - 1997
  • San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, President, 1998 - 1999
  • California, 1979
  • California Trial Lawyers Association (Consumer Attorneys of California), Public Entity Liability
  • California Trial Lawyers Association (Consumer Attorneys of California), General Personal Injury
  • California Trial Lawyers Association (Consumer Attorneys of California), Products Liability
  • California Trial Lawyers Association (Consumer Attorneys of California), Professional Negligence

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Judge Trial Advocacy Program, Golden Gate University

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Lead Author of Proving Mental and Emotional Injuries
  • Faculty, ATLA National College of Advocacy, Ultimate Trial Advocacy Course, 1996
  • Faculty Examiner, American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, 1988 - 1990
  • Faculty, Hastings College of Trial Advocacy, 1988 - 2000

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • 0'Hehir v. Kaiser - $175,000 binding arbitration award
  • Webster v. DeAnda - Arbitration award of $1.37 million
  • Hettick and Bryant v. FedEx
  • Curtis v. Dizmang
  • Walker v. Parzen
  • Rahn v. Lowinger. M.D.
  • 0'Hehir v. Kaiser

Educational Background:

  • University of Florida, B.A. - 1976
  • Golden Gate University School of Law, San Francisco, California, Major - Judge Trial Advocacy Program
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Office Location for John D. Winer

1999 Harrison Street
Suite 600
Oakland, CA 94612

Phone: 510-433-1000

 

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Last Updated: 8/22/2016

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