For nearly 35 years Mr. Oesterreich’s civil trial practice has focused principally on personal injury matters in the areas of premises liability, product liability, transportation/motor vehicle, business litigation and professional malpractice. Although the last 30 years have been on the “defense side”, Mr. Oesterreich’s experience in his early years involved the representation of both plaintiffs and defendants while litigating cases for a general practice firm. This background provides an insight into the intricacies of the claims process as well as the obstacles a plaintiff might face in reaching resolution. This unique perspective gives Mr. Oesterreich the ability to appreciate the challenges presented to each side in a dispute, increasing the chances a difficult case can ultimately be resolved.
For over twenty years, Mr. Oesterreich has volunteered services as both an arbitrator and mediator under programs in Los Angeles, Orange and Riverside Superior courts. Participation in these programs provided Mr. Oesterreich with the opportunity to broaden his experience outside that presented by his personal practice to include a wider range of civil cases - such as employment matters and more complex commercial disputes.