Randall L. Winet

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Schools & Education Attorney in Vista, CA

Winet Patrick Gayer Creighton & Hanes
 | 1215 West Vista Way, Vista, CA 92083
Phone: 760-758-4261
Fax: 760-758-6420
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1984
Practice Areas:
  • Schools & Education (40%),
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Defense (30%)
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Attorney Profile

An attorney at Winet Patrick Gayer Creighton & Hanes, Randall L. Winet focuses his practice on civil litigation. Working out of the firm’s main office in Vista, California, he represents people and businesses throughout San Diego, Riverside and San Bernardino counties. Admitted to practice in California since 1984, Mr. Winet is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit.

Mr. Winet has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in court and at the negotiating table in a variety of matters. The types of cases that he has handled during his distinguished career have included personal injury and wrongful death litigation, employment law, bad faith and other insurance coverage disputes, and litigation involving school districts and other public entities. Some of his representative results have included a seven-figure settlement on behalf of a pedestrian client who was injured by a motor vehicle, a defense verdict in a wrongful death lawsuit and a verdict for the defense on behalf of a school district in a case involving an alleged wrongful termination. Mr. Winet has represented insurance companies as well as numerous public school and community college districts. His successes both in and out of the courtroom have earned him a great deal of favorable recognition from his fellow members of the bar, including an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell.

Mr. Winet attended what was then known as the United States International University on a full academic and golf scholarship and graduated first in his class in 1981. He then pursued his legal education at the University of San Diego School of Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor cum laude in 1984.

*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
  • 40%Schools & Education
  • 30%Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 30%Personal Injury - General: Defense
Focus Areas

Education, Schools, Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury


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Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2021

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About Randall Winet

Admitted: 1984, California

Professional Webpage: http://www.wpwlaw.com/team/randall-l-winet


  • Selected by attorneys as North County Bar Association attorney of the year, North San Diego County Attorney of the year, North San Diego Bar Association, 2014
  • Los Angeles Magazine as one the top lawyers in Southern California.
  • Recognized by San Diego Magazine as one of the top lawyers in San Diego County
  • Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers has provided its preeminent (AV) rating
  • Award provided by other attorneys at North County Bar, Best Storyteller, North San Diego Bar Association, 2019

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Licensed California Real Estate Broker, 2015

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member, San Diego Bar Association, 2020
  • Instructor and Arbitrator for the San Diego Inn of Court Evidence Workshop
  • Member, North San Diego County Bar Association, 2020
  • Member, former Board member of San Diego Defense Lawyers, 2020
  • Member and Mentor in Fiorenzo Leopardo American Inns of Court, 2020
  • Member, Advocate in American Board of Trial Advocates from 1994 to present, 2020

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
  • YMCA
  • Father Wassen's Orphanage for Haitian Children
  • Member, Donor---San Diego Humane Society, 2020
  • Rancho Bernardo Community Presbyterian Church 
  • Member, Donor--St. Jude's Children's Hospital, 2020
  • Member, Donor--ASCPA, 2020
  • Member, Donor--Village Presbyterian Church, 2020
  • Member, Donor--St. Damian's Pediatric Fund for Haitian Children, 2020

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Speaker on how to mediate a catastrophic personal injury case , Lecturer, Mediating the Catastrophic Personal Injury Case, San Diego Bar Association, Attorneys, Mediators, 2020
  • Training on how to protect against and prevent negligent supervision, abuse and molestation claims, Lecturer, Prevention of Negligent Supervision, Abuse and Molestation Claims, Southern California Relief School Districts, Risk Managers, Schools; Claim Handlers For Schools, 2016
  • Discussed key issues of subrogation relating to insurance, Lecturer, Insurance/ Subrogation, Insurers; Claim Representatives, 2018
  • School District Contract and Risk Management, Lecturer, School Contracts/Risk Management Seminar, Keenan Risk Managment/Contracts, School Districts; Business Officers; Risk Managers, 2019


  • Swischuk v. Lister/ represented pedestrian/ seven figure settlement, 2018
  • San Diegans for Open Government v. San Ysidro School District/alleged improper reporting and employment conduct/ defense verdict for school district, 2020
  • Gaumer v. Lascar/breach of contract/ represented defendant and defense verdict, 2017
  • Brooks v. Castellanos/wrongful death claim regarding child/represented defendant and obtained defense verdict, 2017
  • Bell v. Vallecitos School District/claimed wrongful termination/defense verdict for school district, 2017
  • Cuff v. Grossmont Union High School District/ claim of release of child abuse report/ defense verdict for school district, 2016

Representative Clients:

  • Capital Insurance Company, 2020
  • Horton Plaza LLC, 2020
  • Corona Norco Unified School District, 2020
  • Wawanesa Insurance Company, 2020
  • Progressive Insurance Company, 2020
  • State Farm Mutual Insurance Company, 2020
  • San Ysidro School District, 2020
  • Moreno Valley Unified School District, 2020
  • Hemet Unified School District, 2020
  • Calexico Unified School District, 2020
  • South Bay Union School District, 2020
  • Sweetwater Union High School District, 2020
  • Chula Vista Elementary School District, 2020
  • Cajon Valley Union School District, 2020
  • Grossmont Union High School District, 2020
  • San Dieguito Unified High School District, 2020
  • Escondido Union School District, 2020
  • San Diego Office of Education, 2020
  • San Marcos Unified School District, 2020
  • Vista Unified School District, 2020
  • Oceanside Unified School District, 2020
  • MiraCosta Community College District, 2020

Educational Background:

  • Valedictorian at United States International University/Bachelor of Science in Business Management, summa cum laude, 1981

Industry Groups

  • Education
  • Employment
  • Schools
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Office Location for Randall L. Winet

1215 West Vista Way
Vista, CA 92083

Phone: 760-758-4261

Fax: 760-758-6420

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Last Updated: 12/28/2020

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