Claire  C.  Weglarz

Biography

Claire Weglarz is a first-chair trial attorney who represents public and private entities in high-risk litigation nationwide. She represents clients in a broad range of industries from energy and chemicals to manufacturing, automotive, and consumer goods. She has extensive experience in cases involving products liability, environmental claims, and toxic exposures to asbestos, talc, and various chemicals.

Claire excels at effectively communicating complex issues to judges and juries to be both comprehensible and compelling. With a background in biology, Claire specializes in developing cutting-edge litigation strategies involving the advancement of technical, scientific, and medical defenses. As a registered patent and trademark attorney, she has a unique perspective and foresight into issues involving the design, manufacture, and intended use of products.

Always results-oriented, Claire prides herself on providing legal services that are cost-effective and predictable. She keeps her clients informed of ongoing case developments and strategies, while also seeking to prevent future litigation.

Services

Education

  • University of San Diego School of Law  (J.D., 2004)
    • Recipient, American Jurisprudence Award in Criminal Procedure
  • Loyola Marymount University  (B.S., 2000)
    • Institute on International and Comparative Law, London, England (2002)

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office

Courts

  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California

Professional Affiliations

  • Trial Attorneys of America
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • DRI
  • Central City Association
  • State Bar of California
  • American Bar Association

Honors

  • Super Lawyer "Rising Star," Super Lawyers Magazine (2009-2011)

Trials

  • Ralph W. Sivert, Jr. and Sandra Sivert, vs. Air & Liquid Systems, Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court, Ohio
  • Rita Glenn v. 3M Company, et al., Court of Common Pleas for the Tenth Judicial Circuit, Anderson County, South Carolina
  • Era Clevenger v. Bartells Asbestos Settlement Trust, et al., Superior Court of Washington, King County
  • Booth v. John Crane Inc, et al., Superior Court of California, County of Alameda
  • James Angus and Juana Angus v. Asbestos Corporation Limited, et al., Superior Court of California, County of San Francisco
  • Christine Louise Pass and Joseph David Pass v. Amcord, Inc. f/k/a Riverside Cement Company, et al., Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles
  • Richard Whittenburg and Shuiyu Hu Whittenburg v. John Crane Inc., et al., Superior Court of California, County of Solano
  • James Harkin v. John Crane Inc., et al., Superior Court of California, County of Alameda
  • Parga v. Caterpillar Industrial, Inc., et al., Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles
  • Schildknegt v. Air & Liquid Systems Corporation, et al., Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles
  • Silas J. Minton, Jr. and Stacey L. Minton v. Borgwarner Morse Tec Inc., et al., Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles
  • Steven Burleson, et al. v. 3M Company, et al., Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles
  • Schott, et al. v. Alfa Laval, Inc., et al., Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles
  • William Patchen v. A.W. Chesterton, et al., Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles
  • Keeney, et al. v. A.W. Chesterton Company, et al., Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles
  • Robert Niebauer, et al.  v. 3M Company, Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles
  • William Collins, et al. v. State of California, et al., Superior Court of California, County of San Joaquin
  • Mendez v. Bobcat Company, et al., Superior Court of San Diego County
  • Psyche Systems Corporation v. Marvin I. Retsky, M.D. dba TMI Pathology Associates, Inc., American Arbitration Association of Los Angeles County

Presentations

  • “Asbestos Openings by a Plaintiff and Two Defense Lawyers,” Defense Asbestos Litigation Seminar, Orlando, Florida (June 7-9, 2017)
  • "Defense Exhibit 1: ;): Emoticons in Court,"  Trial Attorneys of America Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois (June 8-10, 2016)
  • "Social Media Discovery, Collection & Admissibility," Trial Attorneys of America Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois (June 12-13, 2014)
  • "Spoliation of Evidence: When to Cry Over Spilled Milk," Trial Attorneys of America Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois (June 12-14, 2013)