Testimonials

Clients and colleagues of Winer, McKenna & Burritt, LLP have been kind enough to write in and provide testimonials about the qualities, qualifications and abilities of the firm and their staff and associates.

While many attorneys present testimonials from clients on their web sites, Winer, McKenna & Burritt, LLP feels that it is important that you hear what litigation "insiders" have to say about the firm as well as former clients. The results that the firm has received for clients are critical and therefore are included in the first section below; however, the opinions of expert witnesses, attorneys and retired judges should be considered since they have more of a basis to compare the performance of Winer, McKenna & Burritt, LLP to other attorneys and law firms. We encourage you to read all of the testimonials.

The results of the cases below were based on the facts of the particular case and results will differ if based on different facts. Please read the disclaimer below before viewing the information provided here.

Click below to read some of the testimonials which have been sent.

Testimonials From Former Clients

  • Testimonial from a client who was involved in a motorcycle accident.
    One day, I was riding my motorcycle down a rural road in Oakland. The next thing I knew, a car pulled in front of me, and even though I was not speeding, I was not able to stop in time to avoid an accident. As a result of the accident I broke my leg and it just would not heal. The case was originally handled by another law firm, but when it became clear that my injury was serious, my original lawyers knew to refer the case to Winer, McKenna & Burritt, LLP, who specialize in serious personal injury cases. Read More
  • Testimonial from a director of the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association who retained John Winer to represent her in a serious personal injury case.
    I am the former executive director of the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association. The San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association is the largest and most respected trial lawyer organization in the Bay Area. During my seven-year tenure as Executive Director of SFTLA I had frequent contact with our approximately 700 members and 35 Board members. Our membership contained the very best plaintiff trial lawyers in San Francisco and the Bay Area. Read More
  • Testimonial from a client involved in a medical malpractice/assault case.
    There are two things one should always have in reserve. One is a good doctor; the other is a good attorney. I married the good doctor, but until I became involved in a complicated malpractice/assault case against a plastic surgeon several years ago, I did not realize the importance of having a skillful lawyer to help me reach a fair and equitable settlement. Read More
  • Testimonial from the parent of a 10 year old child who suffered serious injury in a medical malpractice incident.
    Our ten year old son, Timmy, nearly died during a routine heart surgery several years ago. As a result of a bad surgeon, Timmy lost the blood supply to most of the muscles and tissues on his leg. As a result he can not run and play with the other kids and will not be able to work as a manual laborer when he grows up. Timmy can barely walk a block because of his pain and weakness. After the surgery we suspected that there had been malpractice, but four different law firms refused to take on the big public institution who we believed had committed medical negligence. After being turned down a fourth time, we finally asked the lawyer who is in Los Angeles, "Who handles the really tough cases in the state?" He told us that Winer, McKenna & Burritt, LLP has a state wide reputation for taking on seriously injured plaintiffs against large corporations, including doctors and hospitals and obtaining exceptional results for their clients. Read More
  • Testimonial from a client who was the target of sexual harassment at work.
    I used to work for a large corporation, but was forced to quit due to a sexual harassment by my supervisors. I was working and living in Southern California at the time and wanted to find a local lawyer. However, when I asked a specialist, "who was the best attorney in the state of California for a case like mine," I was told that it would be worth the trip to San Francisco to see if John Winer would handle my case. Read More
  • Testimonial from a former client who was seriously injured at 8 years of age.
    "When I was eight years old, I was crossing the road in a cross walk to get to my school when a motor vehicle failed to see me and ran into me, throwing me 30 or 40 feet in the air. I landed on my head and my back. People told me that I was unconscious for a period of time. Read More
  • Testimonial from a very impressed and thankful client
    I want to thank everyone that helped settle my case. I appreciate everyone's thoroughness in providing the best advice in such a timely manner. More than that, I sincerely appreciate the emotional support and honesty. Read More
  • Testimonial from a client who retained our services after reading our testimonials!
    I had a sexual harassment incident at work and after some time, I decided to get an attorney. I chose Winer, McKenna and Burritt because I read testimonials online and thought they were the best fit. I felt very welcomed when I called for the first time and all my communication after was always pleasant. Read More
  • Testimonial from a client who was sexually harassed at work
    I spent nearly six years of my life working hard for a company. After being sexually harassed and treated very badly, I ultimately made the decision to fight for my rights and consult an attorney. With that decision in mind, I began my search for representation and found an office in Los Angeles... Read More
  • Testimonial from a client who was abused by her therapist.
    Being betrayed in therapy is a devastation the totality of which I am still coming to terms with. I was left lost; a puppet with no master.I had no power, but I was too numb to even want to have power. In trying to understand the symptoms of my subsequent PTSD, an online search turned up a link to Winer, McKenna & Burritt LLP; a law firm that works with cases like mine. I emailed the firm without real hope that I was going to get a response My therapist had placed the blame on me. Why would a lawyer want my case? Read More
  • Testimonial from a client involved in a corporate employment case.
    "I have known John Winer since he began his practice in San Francisco over 20 years ago. During that time I have watched him receive record verdicts and settlements in cases. Frequently I read about these verdicts in the newspapers or watched a special report on one of Mr. Winer's cases on TV. Mr. Winer has a knack of taking on high profile cases and achieving exceptional results. Read More
  • Testimonial from a client involved in a serious personal injury incident.
    A number of years ago I found myself in need of a top notch personal injury lawyer. As a professional myself, I knew how critical it was to retain another professional who was well respected by his colleagues, and practiced in a highly ethical and thoughtful manner. At the same time I wanted to find an attorney who would believe in me and my case and aggressively fight for what was right and against what was wrong. Read More
  • Testimonial from a client involved in a whistleblower case
    I found Winer, McKenna & Burritt on line when I was looking for an attorney for my whistleblower/retaliation employment case. I first met with John Winer and then worked with Alexis McKenna. I felt like they fought for me to get a very fair settlement. I was very happy with the end result. Read More
  • Testimonial from a client who was wrongfully terminated from her job
    Initially, I was apprehensive about having a viable case. I was not sure I could even get representation. After talking with Alexis and John, they made me feel very confident that my rights had been violated and that I had a valid complaint. They used loaded guns and said, “We are going to fight this.” There were so many proceedings that we kept winning, one after another. Read More
  • Testimonial from a client who was sexually harassed at work
    I realized I needed an attorney when I was sexually harassed at work. I chose Winer, McKenna and Burritt because I really liked the staff, who made me feel comfortable when I first called. Read More
  • Testimonial from a client who recommends our firm
    I found Winer, McKenna & Burritt on-line when I realized I needed an attorney. They were great. They made the experience easier than what it was. Read More
  • Testimonial from a happy client
    John Winer and his firm helped me enormously! I'm so pleased to have the support and kindness that they provide. Read More
  • Testimonial from a former attorney/client
    The highest compliment I can pay John Winer is that he's a "lawyer's lawyer." Read More
  • Testimonial from an appreciative client
    John Winer and his firm helped me enormously! I'm so pleased to have the support and kindness that they provide. Read More
  • Testimonial from a delighted client
    Kelli Burrritt was definitely friendly, caring and speedy in everything she needed to do. She was amazing. She explained everything step-by-step and was very comforting when I cried a few times. Read more
  • Testimonial from a satisfied client
    My attorneys were extremely supportive, and also very aggressive – in a good way – to get my settlement. Read More
  • Testimonial from a former client who recommends our firm
    This was my first experience ever with a law firm. They were just great overall. They were really efficient at getting things done that we needed, kept us posted and were really professional, nice and caring. Read More
  • Testimonial from a very appreciative former client
    I wanted to take time to let you know that my past case with WM&B was something I had never experienced. I was grateful to have this team to represent me. Every step of the way, the team showed how great they work together with each other and with me (client). Read More
  • Testimonial from a happy former client
    The lawyers at Winer, McKenna and Burritt, LLP, were effective and professional and above all, organized. I was happy with the result. Read More
  • Testimonial from a former client who was very pleased with the outcome of her case
    Winer, McKenna & Burritt LLP are thorough, attentive and dedicated. I was very happy with the end result. Read More
  • Testimonial from a very impressed client
    John Winer did his job on my case thoroughly. He is a good communicator and was respectful of me when I met with him. Read More
  • Testimonial from a grateful client
    I did not realize I needed to talk to an attorney until my mother convinced me to. I wasn’t sure I could afford an attorney and I wasn’t sure how it worked. My mother found Kelli on line for me. Read more
  • Testimonial from a former client who had an excellent experience
    The attorneys who worked on my case were personable, dependable and organized, and their best attribute is their diligence. Read More
  • Testimonial from a client who had a great experience
    The experience was great. It was an easygoing experience. I had never been in any type of litigation in my life before. Of course, initially I was very nervous and did not know what to do, where my case was headed and what would come out of it. Read more

Testimonials From Experts

  • Testimonial from a clinical psychologist expert witness.
    I have been a clinical psychologist for over 60 years and have worked with attorneys on over 600 cases. I've known Mr. John D. Winer, Esq. for about 20 years and have worked on numerous significant cases with him as an expert witness. He is an outstandingly knowledgeable attorney with a tremendous compassion for those seriously injured or abused by the negligence, intentional misconduct and corporate irresponsibility that can sometimes leave lives shattered. Read More
  • Testimonial from a vocational/life care specialist.
    I am a vocational/life care planning specialist frequently called upon to testify in significant legal cases on issues of loss of earnings, medical needs and attendant care needs of plaintiffs. I have been retained in cases by attorneys for both plaintiffs and defendants. Read More
  • Testimonial from a medical-legal expert who specializes in neurophysiologist and rehabilitation psychology.
    As a neuropsychologist and rehabilitation psychologist, I have been a medical-legal expert for the past 20 years. My specialty is the assessment and treatment of individuals who have sustained a traumatic brain injury (TBI). I have been retained over the years by both attorneys for plaintiffs and defendants. Read More
  • Testimonial from a psychological expert.
    As an experienced forensic examiner of nearly four decades experience, I have broad exposure to the work of lawyers and cases involving physical and psychological disorders. During my career, I have evaluated many thousands of cases and have worked with or against over 1,000 lawyers. Read More
  • Testimonial from a psychiatrist expert witness.
    "Over the last ten years I've had the privilege of acting as an expert witness in a number of significant cases for Winer, McKenna & Burritt, LLP. As a psychiatrist who has published numerous articles and books on the subjects of psychological trauma, professional sexual abuse and work place sexual harassment, I am often called upon to consult on legal cases involving these difficult issues. Read More
  • Testimonial from a cardiologist expert witness.
    "I am a Harvard cardiologist who is frequently asked to consult and testify in medical-legal cases. Read More

Testimonials From Other Attorneys

  • Testimonial from fellow attorney and past president of the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association.
    I have been practicing as an attorney in San Francisco for the last 24 years. I am a past president of both the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association and the Lawyers Club of San Francisco. I have known John Winer for approximately 15 years. During that time period I have referred cases to Mr. Winer, co-counseled cases with Mr. Winer and lectured with Mr. Winer on at least a half-dozen panels aimed at improving the litigation, settlement and trial skills of attorneys. Whenever I refer a case to Winer, McKenna & Burritt, LLP, I know that the case will be expertly handled and the client will receive the maximum amount of money recoverable for their damages. Read More
  • Testimonial from an attorney who has gone up against John Winer, Esq. in court.
    I have practiced law for the last 25 years in the state of California. During that time period I have practiced both as a defense attorney and a plaintiff's attorney. I have known John D. Winer for most of my career. Read More
  • Testimonial from an attorney who has gone up against John Winer, Esq. in court.
    I have litigated a number of significant cases against Winer, McKenna & Burritt, LLP. From a defense lawyer's perspective, learning that John Winer was going to be my opposing counsel meant knowing the case was going to be a tough one to win for me and my clients. Some of the most brutal cases that I've ever had to defend found John Winer on the other side. However, I can testify to the fact that Mr. Winer always litigated his cases knowledgeably fairly and with the highest level of personal integrity. Read More
  • Testimonial from an attorney who has gone up against John Winer, Esq. in court.
    I have known John Winer for the past eleven years, during which time we have litigated several major cases against one another. Read More
  • Testimonial from Law School Professor.
    "I am pleased to recommend the services of Mr. John D. Winer. I first met Mr. Winer when he was a student in my tort (personal injury) class in 1976. He was the outstanding student in the class, showing a real feeling for the nature of the material. Read More
  • Testimonial from a psychologist/attorney colleague.
    "I have known John Winer on a professional basis for over ten years. During that time we've worked together on cases, referred each other cases, tried a case together and frequently consult with each other for input on how to deal with particularly difficult issues in cases. Read More
  • Testimonial from a former Vice-President of the California Trial Lawyers Association.
    I have known Mr. Winer for almost 20 years. During that time I have served with him as Vice President of the California Trail Lawyers Association and Vice President of the Consumer Attorney's of California. Read More

Testimonials from Judges, Arbitrators and Mediators

  • Testimonial from a Judge/Mediator.
    "As a former judge and now a mediator in a broad spectrum of civil cases, I have observed many attorneys in action. Unquestionably, John D. Winer is among the most effective. He is tenacious and an accomplished advocate. Read More
  • Testimonial from an Arbitrator/Mediator.
    "I have had the opportunity of serving as a mediator and arbitrator in a number of John Winer's cases over the past seven years. There are several things that jump out at me when I reflect upon my experience with Mr. Winer. Read More
  • Testimonial from a Mediator.
    "Having mediated over 1500 cases, I have had the unique opportunity to intimately observe the work of literally thousands of lawyers. John Winer is among the best I've seen. Read More