Douglas F. Welebir

Practice Areas: Wrongful death, Personal Injury, Product Liability



Douglas F. Welebir is the founder of Welebir | Tierney. In 1970, Mr. Welebir began specializing exclusively in plaintiffs’ personal injury law and went on to form the predecessor to this firm in 1973. From 1970 to 1974, Mr. Welebir served as the first mayor of the city of Loma Linda, California.

Mr. Welebir served as lead plaintiff’s counsel in the Stringfellow Acid Pits Trial case that resulted in a plaintiffs’ verdict and ultimately a $110 million settlement for the 4,300 plaintiffs. He has also successfully represented many other clients throughout the State of California with individual settlements and verdicts each in excess of $1 million.

Mr. Welebir’s current practice focuses on the representation of individuals and families of those seriously injured or killed by defective products or as a result of motor vehicle, railroad, big-rig truck, motorcycle, aviation or highway design accidents and animal attacks. He is “AV” rated** by Martindale-Hubbell.



  • AV® Preeminent™ rated by Martindale-Hubbell from 1985-2017
  • The Best Lawyers in America Peer Selection: 2005-2017
  • The Best Lawyers in America 2013 “Lawyer of the Year” for Plaintiff’s Personal Injury
  • Best Law Firms in America, U.S. News & World Report: 2010-2017
    • Tier 1, Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, Diplomat, The National Trial Lawyers
  • The American Society of Legal Advocates, Top 100 Litigation Lawyers in the State Of California 2013-2017
  • “Top Ten Ranking” from the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys: 2013, 2014
  • Southern California Super Lawyers: 2007-2017


  • American Board of Trial Advocates. Rank: Diplomate California: San Bernardino/Riverside Chapter, President 2003
  • American Association for Justice (AAJ)
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Trial Lawyers for Public Justice
  • Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers Association
  • Union Internationale des Advocates, Member Governing Board
    • Tort Commission, President
  • Senior Counsel Member of The College of Masters Advocates and Barristers
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum


Welebir | Tierney
2068 Orange Tree Lane, Suite 215,
Redlands, CA 92374
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