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.
United States District Courts, California
United States Court of Appeals, First Circuit and Ninth Circuit
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
J.D., Stanford University, 1984
B.A., magna cum laude, Loyola University of Chicago, 1978
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