OAKLAND, Calif., (June 2, 2020) – Our firm is pleased to announce that senior associate Erika J. Scott has been named a managing partner of the firm, which has changed its name to Winer, Burritt & Scott, LLP. WBS also announced the departure of name partner Shawn D. Tillis who is branching out on his own.
“This is an exciting time for our firm as we welcome Erika J. Scott as our new partner. The leadership she has demonstrated and her trial expertise is a tremendous asset to the management and growth of our office,” said founding partner John D. Winer.
As an attorney at WBS, Erika has fought on behalf of survivors of childhood sexual abuse involving Catholic clergy members and is passionate about using the law to advance social justice work on behalf of individuals whose civil rights have been violated. Erika’s practice focuses on workplace sexual harassment and discrimination, sexual abuse cases and other personal injury matters. Erika graduated from Golden Gate University School of Law with a certificate in Public Interest Law, awarded to students who demonstrate a commitment to practicing law for the public good. She was admitted to the State Bar of California in 2006 and was admitted to practice in the United States District Court in the Northern District of California.
“As we celebrate Erika’s promotion, we also say goodbye to Shawn, who is expanding his new practice. We wish him the best in his future endeavors and we look forward to working with him on future projects,” said Winer.
After more than ten years, Shawn D. Tillis leaves the firm to start his own practice, The Tillis Law Firm. During his time at WBS, Shawn focused on personal injury, employment and organization harassment and discrimination, sexual abuse, and therapist malpractice.
WBS will continue working with Mr. Tillis, who will be handling a combination of cases he is leaving with the firm as well as new cases from other sources in association with WBS—Tillis Law Firm.
Winer, Burritt & Scott, LLP, is one of the premier personal injury and employment law firms in California. Our partner attorneys bring more than 60 years of combined experience to each personal injury, wrongful death, sexual abuse, and employment law case that we handle. 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.