Trial Attorney Returns to Leader & Berkon, Joining the Los Angeles Office as a Partner

Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 14:58

For over 30 years, Arthur Willner’s practice has emphasized the defense of high-exposure, complex litigation arising from aviation, products liability, civil rights and commercial disputes. He has successfully represented clients in state and federal court in business cases involving claims of violations of civil rights, disability-based discrimination, ethnic profiling, defamation, wrongful termination, breach of contract, and officer and director liability.  He has served as lead defense counsel in numerous jury and non-jury trials, mediations and arbitrations, and also has substantial experience in multidistrict and mass tort litigation, including class actions.

Mr. Willner also has broad experience in products liability, wrongful death and catastrophic injury cases arising out of major airline and general aviation accidents.  His aviation clients include major and regional domestic and foreign air carriers, pilots and other crewmembers, general aviation operations and manufacturers.

Mr. Willner's practice also includes representing university faculty members and students whose civil rights have been violated by their educational institutions. As a member of the legal network of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, Mr. Willner has vigorously prosecuted actions in both state and federal court involving the violation of his clients' Due Process and First Amendment rights.

Mr. Willner began his career in private practice at Leader & Berkon, and is returning to the firm after 22 years.