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John D. Winer

John D.  Winer

1999 Harrison Street, Suite 600
Oakland, California 94612
United States

Telephone: (510) 433-1000
Firm: Winer, McKenna, Burritt & Tillis, LLP
Practice Overview:
Winer, McKenna, Burritt & Tillis, LLP is an Oakland, California Injury & Employment Law Firm.

At Winer, McKenna & Burritt, we protect and fight for the injured. If you or a loved one has been injured in California because of someone else’s negligence, you deserve legal advocacy that champions your best interests. You deserve legal counsel and representation from a law firm that has won record-breaking verdicts and settlements in California.

With offices in Oakland, San Francisco and Los Angeles, our law firm has obtained verdicts and settlements totaling more than $200 million on behalf of clients across the state.

Our partner attorneys bring more than 60 years of combined experience to each personal injury, wrongful death and employment law case that we handle. Our firm’s successes and testimonials speak to the caliber and quality of our lawyers and our staff. We have a reputation for taking on challenging cases, building value, representing our clients with high ethical standards and pursuing our clients’ best interests passionately.

Our law firm is one of the premier personal injury and employment law firms in California, but we do not let it go to our heads. Each person and family that consults with us about their unique legal issue receives one-on-one service with one of our accomplished attorneys.

You always have full access to your lawyer at Winer, McKenna & Burritt, LLP. We pull out all the stops. We finance your case, investigating, developing and preparing it thoroughly for the best possible outcome through mediation, negotiation or trial.


Professional Profile:
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.

UndergraduateUniversity of FloridaBA1976
LawUniversity of San FranciscoJD1979

Affiliations & Memberships:
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, Education Chair, 1999 – 2001
San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, President, 2000
Consumer Attorneys of California (formerly California Trial Lawyers Association), Vice President, 1994 – 1999
San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, President, 1998 – 1999
San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, Treasurer, 1996 – 1997
San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, Parliamentarian, 1995 – 1996
San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, Education Chair, 1995 – 1996
Consumer Attorneys of California, Parliamentarian, 1998
CTLA, Financial Secretary, 1992 – 1994
Trial Lawyers for Public Justice, 1997 – Present
Consumer Attorneys of California (formerly California Trial Lawyers Association), Sustaining Member, 1980 – Present
American Trial Lawyers Association, Sustaining Member, 1980 – Present
San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, 1980 – Present
CAOC Tahoe Seminar , Chair, 1998 – Present
San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, Education Chair, 1998 – Present
San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association , Education Chair, 1996 – Present
CTLA Annual Convention , Chair, 1995 – Present
CTLA Annual Convention, Chair, 1993 – Present
CTLA Annual Convention , Co-Chair, 1992 – Present

Oakland Personal Injury , Oakland Wrongful Death , Oakland Construction Accident , Oakland Car Accident , Oakland Child Injury , Oakland Physical Elder Abuse , Oakland Nursing Home Neglect , Oakland Property Liability Lawyers, Oakland Sexual Molestation , Oakland Health Care Sexual Abuse , Oakland Amputation Lawyers, Oakland Brain Injury , Oakland Burn Injury , Oakland Electrocution Injury , Oakland Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers, Oakland Employment Law , Oakland Workplace Discrimination , California workplace harassment lawyers, California workplace harassment lawyers, Oakland Age Discrimination , Oakland Gender Discrimination , Oakland Racial Discrimination Lawyers, Oakland Religious Discrimination , Oakland Wrongful Termination Lawyers, Oakland Retaliation , Oakland Employment Harassment , Oakland Whistleblower Protection Lawyers, Wage and overtime violations , Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)/California Family Rights Act (CFRA) violations