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.

I met John Winer when he joined the Board and I watched him rise through the ranks of the organization until he became President. During that time I worked with Mr. Winer on various community outreach projects and I watched him speak at a dozen seminars. I was consistently impressed with the way he cared for his community, clients and the consumers of the state of California. Watching Mr. Winer speak at seminars made me think that if, God forbid, I was ever injured, or a family member injured, Mr. Winer would be the first attorney I would turn to for help.

Unfortunately, several years ago I did suffer a serious injury in a car accident. I retained Winer, McKenna, Burritt & Tillis LLP and Mr. Winer, along with “of counsel” Shannan Dugan did a magnificent job settling my case for more money than I ever dreamed of receiving. But more importantly, along the way they were always responsive to my questions and concerns about the case, and put my needs first.

The law firm did such a good job on my case that when my family suffered the terrible tragedy of grandmother’s death after being a victim of elder abuse and nursing home neglect my family retained Winer, McKenna, Burritt & Tillis LLP to handle that case too.

I would highly recommend the law firm to any person or family who has suffered a serious injury or the wrongful death of a loved one.

Diane Rito

San Francisco, California

Former Executive Director, San Francisco Trial Lawyer’s Association