One of the Most Experienced and Seasoned Personal Injury Trial Lawyers in Southern California
Peter Williamson, with offices in Woodland Hills, California, has the courtroom reputation of achieving justice for his clients time and time again. His dedication to protecting the rights of the injured is an unfaltering commitment to the community he serves. Peter Williamson has over 31 years of trial experience handling all kinds of personal injury matters including civil rights/police misconduct, wrongful death, brain injuries, products liability, and professional negligence including medical and legal malpractice, in both State and Federal court.
Peter M. Williamson
Mr. Williamson obtained his Bachelor’s Degree from Rutgers University and his Juris Doctor from Southwestern University School of Law in Los Angeles. He has been a licensed attorney in California since 1981 in both state and federal court. Mr. Williamson is admitted to practice in all courts of the State of California, the United States District Court for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Central Districts of California as well as the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in which he has successfully argued. He also has appeared in courts in North Carolina, Nevada, Missouri, Virginia, Ohio and Florida.
Mr. Williamson is currently a member of the State Bar of California, American Board of Trial Advocates, Los Angeles County Bar Association, Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles, the National Police Accountability Project of the National Lawyer’s Guild, and American Attorneys for Justice for which he serves as Chairman of the TASER Litigation Group. He has served as a Judge Pro Tem and Mediator in the Superior Courts of Los Angeles and as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Southwestern University and the University of West Los Angeles School of Law.
Mr. Williamson’s trial practice emphasizes TASER® Electronic Control Device litigation, police misconduct, wrongful death, products liability, professional negligence and the litigation of all types of personal injury cases involving catastrophic injuries. Mr. Williamson has also represented clients in numerous criminal cases and has only lost one criminal case in his career.
Mr. Williamson has over 35 years of trial experience handling a wide variety of cases. Over the course of his long career, Mr. Williamson has obtained in excess of $60 million dollars in verdicts and settlements for his clients. A number of his cases have been featured in the Los Angeles Times, the Wall Street Journal, the New Your Times, the Boston Globe, the Charlotte Observer, the Ventura County Star, the Los Angeles Daily Journal, and Lawyers Weekly. In December, 2008, Mr. Williamson and his co-counsel, John Burton, were the subject of a cover story in California Lawyer Magazine, the official publication of the State Bar of California (TASERS: Lethal or Not) . His cases have also been featured on CBS News and 60 Minutes.
Mr. Williamson has written extensively on TASER related issues. He is the co-author of “Representing Clients Injured by TASER Electronic Control Devices” which appears in the 2011 edition of Civil Rights Litigation and Attorney Fees Annual Handbook published by Thompson-West. He has also written several articles which have appeared in the ADVOCATE, a trial lawyer’s magazine. Mr. Williamson has been interviewed extensively by various media outlets as an expert on TASER® brand electronic control devices.
In 2010, Mr. Williamson was named a Super Lawyer in California, a prestigious honor bestowed on only the top 5% of all lawyers in the state. He is honored to have been named a Super Lawyer every year for the past six years including 2016. He is sought out by lawyers across the country for his expertise in handling wrongful death/products liability cases against TASER, International, Inc.
In his spare time, Mr. Williamson is an avid golfer and motorcyclist. He has ridden his motorcycle on numerous long distance rides to places such as British Columbia, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, and New Orleans. He currently serves as Mentor for the Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles and has previously served for 11 years as a volunteer Big Brother for the Jewish Big Brothers of Los Angeles.
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