Howard R. Weber

Partner

  • location icon San Francisco, CA
    333 Bush Street
    San Francisco, CA 94104

Howard Weber is a partner in the San Francisco office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Medical Malpractice Department. Mr. Weber has dedicated himself to the practice of law for over 35 years as a civil litigator in the State of California. Since 1988 Mr. Weber has specialized in the defense of medical professionals as defendants in civil litigation and medical board proceedings. Mr. Weber’s long history of trial experience includes successful representation of numerous medical professionals and other general liability defendants to verdict throughout Northern California Counties.

Representative Experience

  • Mr. Weber’s recent civil jury trial experience includes the case of Stefanie Rawlings v. City of Oakland and David Hurth, Alameda County Superior Court Case No.RG14736248, arising from an automobile versus pedestrian collision during a protest at Port Of Oakland on the morning of November 27, 2013. Mr. Weber represented David Hurth, a longshoreman sued for compensatory and punitive damages for negligently, recklessly and/or intentionally causing the plaintiff serious personal injuries and emotional distress by striking Ms. Rawlings with his car when Mr. Hurth drove into the Port Of Oakland. Following a three week trial starting on March 6, 2017, judgment was rendered for defendant Hurth on a special verdict finding that Mr. Hurth did not intend to harm plaintiff and he was not negligent. [Co-defendant City of Oakland was found negligent and 40% responsible. Plaintiff was found negligent with 60% fault.]
  • Another case representative of Mr. Weber’s jury trial practice, is Lopez v. Weiss, M.D., Sonoma County Superior Court Case No. SCV 252729, for alleged medical negligence in the failure to diagnose a popliteal artery occlusion following bilateral knee replacement surgery. The claimed damages included pain, suffering, numerous additional surgeries for debridement of necrotic tissue, revascularization and repair of structures of the lower leg, permanent disability and loss of income. [The patient’s wife had a loss of consortium claim that was dismissed at the start of trial.] After a four week trial culminating in October 2016, the jury returned a special verdict that the defendant orthopedic surgeon was not negligent. Judgment entered for the doctor included over $170,000 in costs including defense expert fees based on plaintiffs’ rejection of a pretrial settlement offer pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure section 998

Admissions

California

Associations

State Bar of California

Education

University Of California, Hastings College Of Law

Juris Doctor, 1979

University Of California, Los Angeles

Bachelor of Arts, Economics, 1976

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