Welebir | Tierney founder Douglas Welebir is a member of the 2015 Southern California Super Lawyers list, marking his ninth-straight selection for the prestigious list of attorneys.
The selection process for the Super Lawyers list is extremely selective, using a combination of peer nominations, third-party research, and peer evaluations. Welebir’s practice was evaluated on 12 components of peer recognition and professional achievement, including verdicts and settlements; pro bono work; honors and awards; experience; and more. Using this patented selection process, Super Lawyers includes only the top 5 percent of all attorneys in the state each year.
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Welebir is a member of the California Bar Association, the District of Columbia Bar Association, the Federal Bar Association, and National Trial Lawyers, and his record of success in personal injury litigation earned him his ninth-straight inclusion on the Super Lawyers list. He originally founded the predecessor to Welebir | Tierney in 1973, while serving as the first mayor of the City of Lorna Linda, California. He has fought for clients throughout the state of California for more than four decades, including as lead plaintiff’s counsel in the Stringfellow Acid Pits Trial that resulted in a $110 million settlement for 4,300 plaintiffs.
This Super Lawyers is one of many memberships the attorneys of Welebir | Tierney have earned, including:
- American Board of Trial Advocates
- Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
- Best Lawyers in America list (Personal Injury)
- U.S. News and World Report “Best Law Firms” list
- American College of Barristers
- American Inns of Court
- National Trial Lawyers
Another highly acclaimed lawyer ratings service, Martindale-Hubbell, awarded Welebir | Tierney an AV Preeminent Rating, which is the highest possible standard for ethical standards and legal ability. This distinction came with a 5/5 peer rating for personal injury trial practice.
Douglas Welebir’s inclusion on the 2015 Southern California Super Lawyers list will be featured inSouthern California Super Lawyers Magazine in the February 2015 issue, as well as in the February issue of Los Angeles Magazine.