Anthony F. Witteman

Senior Attorney

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

Over the course of more than thirty-five years, Mr. Witteman has tried numerous cases to both juries, judges, and arbitrators on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants.  This has allowed Mr. Witteman to learn to anticipate the other side’s arguments, always to the benefit of his clients.

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

During the course of his career prior to joining Theodora Oringher, Mr. Witteman was associated with various law firms including Lord Bissell & Brook, Breidenbach Swainston Yokaitis & Crispo, and Overton Lyman & Prince.

  • 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
  • Member of trial team representing County client in complex litigation involving massive freeway extension
  • 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

  • Consumer Attorneys of California 
  • Academy of Rail Labor Attorneys
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • California Society of Healthcare Attorneys
  • California Academy of Attorneys for Health Care Professionals