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Contact Information
San Bernardino Office
550 E. Hospitality Lane, Suite 300
San Bernardino, CA 92408
Tel: (909) 890-4499
Fax: (909) 890-9877

Practice Areas

  • Litigation
  • Trust & Estate


  • J.D., Whittier College School of Law, 1991, cum laude
  • B.A., Portland State University, Pacific Union College, 1983


  • California, 1991
  • Oregon, 1994
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California, 1991




David Werner has more than 25 years of civil litigation experience and focuses his practice primarily on matters involving business and real estate disputes, business torts, contracts, healthcare coverage, and probate, estate, and trust litigation.  As a probate, estate, and trust litigator, he has a unique understanding of the various and complex facets of probate and trust law, as well as other related areas of the law, such as financial elder abuse.

Mr. Werner has briefed and argued cases before the California Court of Appeal for Districts Two, Four, and Five.  He also briefed and successfully argued a case that was accepted for review by the California Supreme Court.  In addition to practicing law, Mr. Werner is a member of several local professional organizations and supports multiple community and philanthropic organizations. Previously, he brought his interest and expertise in elder law to Plymouth Tower, a senior residence facility, where he served as board president of its foundation.


  • The State Bar of California
  • The State Bar of Oregon
  • Riverside County Bar Association, Chair, Civil Litigation Section, 2008-2010
  • Leo A. Deegan Inn of Court, Attorney Master
  • Riverside City Library Trustee
  • Riverside City Library Foundation, Member
  • City of Loma Linda Planning Commissioner
  • Loma Linda University Church Building Fund Committee Member
  • Parkview Community Hospital Foundation, Member
  • Plymouth Tower Senior Residence Foundation, Board Chair
  • The Unforgettables Foundation, Member and Board Chair from 2011-2012
  • Estate Planning Council of San Bernardino County


  • Whittier Law Review
  • Honor Court Student Representative Member
  • American Jurisprudence Award Recipient

Representative Matters

  • Wilson v. Parker, Covert & Chidester, 28 Cal.4th 811 (2002)
  • Rivas v. Safety-Kleen Corp., 98 Cal.App.4th 218 (2002)
  • Ghazarian v. Wheeler, 177 F.R.D. 482 (C.D. Cal. 1997)


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