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Wesierski and Zurek Defense Verdict on first post-pandemic in-person jury trial

Wesierski and Zurek is very pleased to announce their first post-pandemic in-person jury trial resulted in a defense verdict.

The case was tried in Federal Court in Riverside on behalf of the County of San Bernardino and a deputy allegedly charged with using excessive force in a shooting situation.

The case started out with eight claims and four defendants with punitive damages being claimed.

After a motion to dismiss and a summary judgment motion the case was narrowed down to one claim for excessive force and against one individual.

The jury unanimously agreed with the defense side and gave a defense verdict.

The plaintiff unfortunately was rendered a paraplegic because of the shooting and the demand at trial was $15 million.

The opposing lawyer is well known and handles these type of cases frequently.

Congratulations to Chris Wesierski, Michelle Prescott both partners with the firm and Debbie Murphy the assigned paralegal who also went to trial on a fantastic job in a tough case

W&Z attorneys and staff from the LA office took a bus down to Orange County to check out our new office in Lake Forest

After two years of lockdowns and social distancing, W&Z attorneys and staff from the LA office took a bus down to Orange County to check out our new office in Lake Forest.

Attorneys and staff from both offices were finally able to get reacquainted and introduce newcomers to the firm. Pizza 900 served fresh made pizzas from a wood burning oven that they brought with them, and served gelato for dessert.

We’re looking to have another get-together in the future at the Pasadena office. Check out our pics below. 









Chris Wesierski was selected again as a Superstar for 2020

Christopher-Wesierski2The firm is thrilled to announce that Chris Wesierski was selected again as a Superstar for 2020 and has been every year since the inception of those awards.

In addition, he has been selected as one of the Orange County top 50 lawyers again as well for 2020.

32 year Anniversary

WZ32 years ago two very young lawyers founded their firm based on a business plan they formulated on a Bob’s Big Boy cocktail napkin.  They began the firm November 1, 1987, with two typewriters and one two drawer file cabinet.

They hoped and dreamed that their firm would go on to conduct trials on behalf of companies and individuals who needed their help and that they would be successful.  Since that date Wesierski and Zurek LLP has represented thousands of people in cases as diverse as legal malpractice, medical and dental malpractice, bad faith, intellectual property, real estate, business contracts, personal injury, product liability,  and they were one of the first firms to try many employment cases starting way back in that time frame.  The firm has been written up in Forbes, Bloomberg, Newsweek, the Daily Journal and many other publications.

Thanks to all who have contributed to our success through the years. I am very proud of all of you and all that this firm has accomplished in these past 32 years.