Professional Details

Anthony F. Witteman

Senior Attorney

Anthony Witteman represents clients in matters involving the insurance, health care, maritime, product manufacturing, real estate, and transportation industries. 

Over the course of thirty years, Mr. Witteman has gained extensive trial experience. And, with numerous jury and bench trials to his credit, he has developed a unique style of litigation, given his representation of both plaintiffs and defendants during his career. This gives Mr. Witteman a significant advantage over his adversaries, in that he is uniquely positioned to anticipate their strategies, always to the benefit of his clients. 

Mr. Witteman has litigated in federal and state courts throughout the western United States, including those in Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, and Texas.

Prior to joining Theodora Oringher, Mr. Witteman was associated with the firms Lord Bissell & Brook, Breidenbach Swainston Yokaitis & Crispo, and Overton Lyman & Prince.

Representative Matters

  • Assisted clients in recovering tens of millions of dollars in insurance coverage disputes
  • Successfully defended doctors in medical board proceedings
  • Obtained defense verdict for Fortune 500 insurer after 30-day jury trial on lost policy issues with a potential $10 million value
  • Successfully defended shipyard in ERISA action brought by union trust fund
  • Successfully defended seller of multimillion dollar Malibu Beach house against buyer's fraud claims following 1-week bench trial
  • Obtained summary judgment for Fortune 500 insurer on the "sudden and accidental" pollution exclusion against large developer's coverage claim
  • Obtained summary judgment in San Diego County for one of the nation's largest automotive manufacturers in product liability action involving one of its truck transmissions
  • Largest slip and fall settlements for plaintiff clients in the histories of both Riverside and Nevada Counties
  • Member of trial team in class action litigation defending large newspaper company against labor code claims based on allegations that its home delivery newspaper carriers were improperly classified as independent contractors, instead of employees, and entitled to over $100 million in damages. After 6 weeks of trial, the case settled on terms favorable to the client
  • Successfully litigated construction defect cases for owners, developers and insurers

News

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