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1111 Broadway
Suite 1700
Oakland, CA 94607

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


Don Willenburg is a partner in Gordon & Rees’s Oakland and San Francisco offices, and leader of the firm's Appellate Practice Group.  He is past chair of the Appellate Practice Section of the Bar Association of San Francisco, and presently chair of the amicus briefs committee of the Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California and Nevada. Mr. Willenburg has extensive experience in appeals and writs in a variety of substantive areas of the law, including asbestos and silica litigation; employment; construction; bankruptcy and financial reorganizations; insurance coverage disputes; and entertainment and intellectual property transactions.

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 (2013-2014)
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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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Don Willenburg is a partner in Gordon & Rees’s Oakland and San Francisco offices, and leader of the firm's Appellate Practice Group.  He is past chair of the Appellate Practice Section of the Bar Association of San Francisco, and presently chair of the amicus briefs committee of the Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California and Nevada. Mr. Willenburg has extensive experience in appeals and writs in a variety of substantive areas of the law, including asbestos and silica litigation; employment; construction; bankruptcy and financial reorganizations; insurance coverage disputes; and entertainment and intellectual property transactions.

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.

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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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