Vincent Whittaker

Partner

  • location icon San Diego, CA
    701 B Street
    Suite 1900
    San Diego, CA 92101
  • location icon Indian Wells, CA
    74-830 Highway 111
    Suite 200
    Indian Wells, CA 92210

Vincent Whittaker is a partner in the San Diego and Indian Wells offices of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Complex Business & Commercial Litigation Practice. 

Mr. Whittaker is an experienced federal and state trial lawyer with more than seventeen years of experience handling complex business litigation matters, including a recent 28-day jury trial that resulted in a favorable verdict on behalf of a bank. 

Mr. Whittaker also recently concluded a trial in Los Angeles Superior Court regarding the shipment of goods overseas in violation of U.S. export laws, including International Traffic in Arms Regulations.

Mr. Whittaker focuses on a multitude of subject matter areas including lender liability, complex real estate matters, construction disputes, breach of contract, employment discrimination, negligent misrepresentation and fraud, trade secret and unfair competition, shareholder and partnership disputes, and a wide variety of other commercial business disputes. He has also served as a devoted corporate advisor for small to mid-sized private businesses and governmental agencies, including prosecution and defense of government contracts.

Additionally, Mr. Whittaker has significant experience handling binding arbitrations and has successfully resolved many complex disputes through other alternative dispute resolution processes, including early neutral evaluation programs and mediation. Recognized as an effective and respected mediator himself, he has handled hundreds of mediations as a neutral during his career with a success rate of approximately 90%.

Appointments

  • Riverside County Superior Court Discovery Referee, 2008-2015
  • Straus Trained Riverside County Civil Mediation Panel Member, 2008-2015
  • Riverside County Superior Court Mandatory Settlement Judge, 2006-2012

Pro Bono & Philanthropy

Mr. Whittaker has sat on numerous non-profit boards throughout his career.  Mr. Whittaker currently is a board member for the Southwestern Growers who raises approximately $200,000 per year for at risk youth in the Coachella Valley.

Admissions

California

Awards & Honors

Top Lawyers (Business & Commercial Litigation), Palm Springs Life Magazine, 2011-2018

Education

Thomas Jefferson School of Law

Juris Doctorcum laude, December 2000

  • Recipient of Trustees Scholarship for Academic Achievement 
  • High Honors, Trial Practice

University of San Diego

Bachelor of Arts, Philosophy, May 1996

Representative Matters

2018: Mr. Whittaker recently obtained a jury verdict on behalf of a bank obtaining a judgment in the amount of $1.2 million and a complete defense verdict wherein the cross-complainants sought damages in excess of $13 million. Case tried for 28 days in Imperial County Superior Court.

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