Walter J. Lack Founding & Managing Partner Biography Walter J. Lack is a founding partner and the managing partner of Engstrom, Lipscomb & Lack. He received his J.D. from Loyola Law School in 1973. Mr. Lack was admitted to the State Bar of California in 1973, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit…

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Brian J. Leinbach Member, Since 1993 Biography Brian J. Leinbach is a senior trial counsel for the firm. For 25 years, Brian has represented thousands of clients in a wide range of legal matters including complex business disputes, catastrophic personal injury, products liability, legal and medical malpractice, insurance bad faith, governmental tort actions and financial…

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Alexandra J. Newsom Member, Since 2005 Biography Ms. Newsom received her B.S. in Psychology from University of California San Diego in 2002, graduating magna cum laude, and her J.D. from Southwestern University in 2005. Ms. Newsom began her career at the firm early on in life and with a bottom up approach, clerking during college…

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Andrew M. Jacobson Member, Since 2012 Biography Andrew M. Jacobson is an experienced litigator and trial lawyer who represents clients in a wide variety of complicated, high-stakes cases. His practice focuses on complex civil and business litigation, wildland fire litigation, insurance bad faith, professional and legal malpractice, employment litigation, class actions, and catastrophic personal injury/wrongful…

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Christopher A. Kanne Member, Since 2013 Biography Christopher Kanne joined Engstrom, Lipscomb & Lack in 2013, where he handles a wide range of matters – from products liability to wrongful death to aviation and business litigation cases. A passionate advocate with a strong foundation in litigation, he has experience representing plaintiffs in state and federal…

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Daniel C. Whalen Member, Since 2013 Biography Daniel C. Whalen received his J.D. from UCLA law in 2019 and was admitted to the State Bar of California later that year. Daniel has worked at Engstrom, Lipscomb & Lack for seven years while he was studying for first his Masters of Public Administration and later his…

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Joe Lack Member, Since 2007 Biography Joe Lack earned his J.D. in 2005 from New England Law, Boston. In 2003, he interned for a US Senator in Washington DC, assisting on the committees of Judiciary, Intelligence and Foreign Relations. He interned the following year at Girardi|Keese, handling a variety of product liability and personal injury…

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