Message from Managing Partner Christopher P. Wesierski

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Welcome to the website for Wesierski & Zurek. For those of you who are not familiar with our firm, we started November 1, 1987 with five attorneys and we have now more than quintupled over the years.We have grown slowly because we carefully choose what attorneys we bring on to the firm because we want those attorneys to work well within the firm and also with our clients. Our firm prides itself on its trial experience and results. We try on average 25 to 30 trials per year and we are successful every year in over 95% of those trials. We obtain either an outright defense verdict for our clients if they are defendants or a verdict that is less than the offer that was made.

Throughout the years, major companies have entrusted their legal work to our firm including such companies as Yum! Restaurants International (Taco Bell, Kentucky Fried Chicken and Pizza Hut), Volvo (Heavy Equipment and Volvo Penta), Red Robin Restaurants, Kawasaki, Marriott Hotels, Jack in the Box, Black & Decker Tools, Corning (now known as World Kitchen, Inc.), Ralphs, Albertsons, Laidlaw and Olen Properties. Many insurance carriers through the years have entrusted their work to our firm also including State Farm Insurance, St. Paul Insurance, 21st Century Insurance, Travelers Insurance, Mercury Insurance, Zurich Insurance, Progressive Insurance, Balboa Insurance, Atlantic Insurance, General Accident Insurance and Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company.

We also are fortunate to have been selected by the UC Regents to represent them in both general liability matters and employment matters after a rigorous application process.

We have also been very fortunate through the years to represent many smaller companies and we have handled their cases and treated their files the same as if they were a Fortune 500 company.

I am very proud that our firm works together as a team on any case that we have and that through collaboration we are able to provide a much better work product for our clients since the client derives the benefit of all the legal minds from the firm who are consulted even though the client is not charged for those consultations.

Our firm has handled every kind of case imaginable including professional liability actions where we have defended doctors, dentists, real estate appraisers, insurance agents, and lawyers. We have also defended insurance carriers for bad faith actions and other types of cases including claims based on violation of statutes and case law.  We also handle numerous business litigation disputes.

Moreover, we specialize in employment matters and have defended many, many companies and individuals as defendants and occasionally represented some individuals as plaintiffs.

We handle plaintiff’s cases rarely as well as defense cases and recently in 2009, we were able to obtain a $10.4 million verdict on behalf of an individual in regards to a products liability case. We have defended many companies in regards to products liability cases and are currently handling such cases at the present time.

We have represented restaurants in regards to claims against them for any type of employment claim as well as assault and battery situations or shootings or other claims and we have represented hotels and motels in regards to the same type claims. We have defended various businesses in regards to claims for failure to provide handicapped access and we have won those cases in trial.

We have six individuals in the firm who are members of ABOTA (American Board of Trial Advocates) and I am particularly proud of that since you have to be asked to join that organization and it requires a minimum of 20 verdicts to trial. Three of our members are Advocates which means that we have 50 trials or more to verdict.Overall, if you bring your case to our firm, I can promise you that we will represent you diligently, with perseverance and most of all, with dignity and the respect that your case deserves.

We are an accomplished and highly-respected firm and we handle cases from San Diego all the way to San Francisco and out to San Bernardino. We have handled cases in each venue in those counties and in between.

We use our state-of-the-art technology for both trial and litigation to always keep your case moving toward end resolution in a manner which will be successful for you and your interests.

We at Wesierski & Zurek look forward to meeting you and working with you on your cases and providing you with the best possible legal representation in the most expeditious and cost-effective manner we can provide.

Please give me a call if you have any questions in regards to the firm or any of our attorneys or staff. I look forward to talking with you at any time.