Douglas F. Welebir

In 1966 Mr. Welebir served as Legal Research Assistant to Justice John Kerrigan, California Court of Appeals for 4th District, Division 2. In 1967 he served as a Deputy Public Defender for the County of San Bernardino. In 1970, Mr. Welebir limited his practice exclusively to plaintiff’s personal injury law and went on to form the predecessor to this firm in 1973. From 1970 to 1974, Mr. Welebir also served as the first mayor of the City of Loma Linda, California. Most recently, Mr. Welebir has been selected by the District Court Attorney Liaison Committee of the Central District to be a Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference Lawyer Representative, 2012-2016.Douglas F. Welebir is the founder of Welebir | Tierney. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from La Sierra College in 1962 and then attended the University of Southern California School of Law where he earned his J.D. degree in 1965.

Mr. Welebir served as lead plaintiff’s counsel in the Stringfellow Acid Pits Trial case that resulted in a plaintiffs’ verdict and ultimately a $110 million settlement for the 4,300 plaintiffs. He has also successfully represented many other clients throughout the State of California with individual settlements and verdicts each in excess of $1 million.

Mr. Welebir’s current practice focuses on the representation of individuals and families of those seriously injured or killed by defective products or as a result of motor vehicle, railroad, big-rig truck, motorcycle, aviation or highway design accidents and animal attacks. He is AV® Preeminent rated by Martindale-Hubbell for 30 years from 1985-2015. He is also listed as Best Lawyers 2016.

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  • $13,500,000.00

    HIGH SPEED REAR END COLLISION – CATASTROPHIC BRAIN INJURY

    A car was rear-ended at high speed on a freeway exit, causing the bumper to be pushed into back seat where a 22-year- old ...

  • $6,000,000.00

    DELIVERY TRUCK ACCIDENT – AMPUTATION & BRAIN INJURY

    National package delivery truck driver veered from his lane of traffic to on-coming lane and hit head on, drove up, and over ...

  • $4,250,000.00

    MOTORCYCLIST STRUCK BY VAN—SEVERE LOWER LEG INJURY

    A school van turned left in front of a motorcyclist, nearly taking off his lower left leg. The accident resulted in a serious ...