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Oakland

1111 Broadway
Suite 1700
Oakland, CA 94607

Ph: (510) 463-8600
Fax: (510) 984-1721


Don Willenburg is a partner in Gordon & Rees’s San Francisco office. Mr. Willenburg is a past chair of the Appellate Practice Section of the Bar Association of San Francisco. He is currently chair of the amicus briefs committee of the Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California and Nevada. He practices in the Appellate, Insurance, Environmental/Toxic Tort, and Green Technology and Climate Change practice groups. Mr. Willenburg has extensive experience in appeals and writs in a variety of substantive areas of the law; insurance coverage disputes; asbestos and silica litigation; employment; bankruptcy and financial reorganizations; entertainment and intellectual property transactions; and related litigation.

Mr. Willenburg has guest lectured at the University of Southern California and Pepperdine Law Schools, and has served as a moot court justice at a number of law schools in Los Angeles and San Francisco. He has volunteered as judge pro tem and as a Penal Code section 1524 special master.

Admissions

California
United States District Courts, California
United States Court of Appeals, First and Ninth Circuits

Memberships

Association of Defense Counsel for Northern California and Nevada, Member,
Board of Directors and Chair, Amicus Briefs Committee
Member, Court Technology Advisory Committee to Judicial Council of California

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Education

J.D., Stanford University, 1984
  • Member, Stanford Law Review; Stanford Journal of International Law
  • Various editorial positions on The Stanford Daily  
 
B.A., magna cum laude, Loyola University of Chicago, 1978
  • Member, Jesuit and political science honor societies
 

Honors

Top Rated Lawyer-AV® Preeminent™,
Martindale-Hubbell
 
Super Lawyers® distinction in the fields of Appellate, Personal Injury Defense: Products and Employment Litigation: Defense (2013)
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Contact

Oakland

510.463.8600

dwillenburg@gordonrees.com

Education

J.D., Stanford University, 1984
  • Member, Stanford Law Review; Stanford Journal of International Law
  • Various editorial positions on The Stanford Daily  
 
B.A., magna cum laude, Loyola University of Chicago, 1978
  • Member, Jesuit and political science honor societies
 

Don Willenburg

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Practices

Don Willenburg is a partner in Gordon & Rees’s San Francisco office. Mr. Willenburg is a past chair of the Appellate Practice Section of the Bar Association of San Francisco. He is currently chair of the amicus briefs committee of the Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California and Nevada. He practices in the Appellate, Insurance, Environmental/Toxic Tort, and Green Technology and Climate Change practice groups. Mr. Willenburg has extensive experience in appeals and writs in a variety of substantive areas of the law; insurance coverage disputes; asbestos and silica litigation; employment; bankruptcy and financial reorganizations; entertainment and intellectual property transactions; and related litigation.

Mr. Willenburg has guest lectured at the University of Southern California and Pepperdine Law Schools, and has served as a moot court justice at a number of law schools in Los Angeles and San Francisco. He has volunteered as judge pro tem and as a Penal Code section 1524 special master.

Admissions

California
United States District Courts, California
United States Court of Appeals, First and Ninth Circuits

Memberships

Association of Defense Counsel for Northern California and Nevada, Member,
Board of Directors and Chair, Amicus Briefs Committee
Member, Court Technology Advisory Committee to Judicial Council of California

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