Elizabeth L. Crooke

Elizabeth L. Crooke Member, Since 1978 Biography Elizabeth Lane Crooke has been a member of Engstrom, Lipscomb & Lack since 1979. She specializes in mass tort with an emphasis on aviation litigation, environmental and toxic tort law, pharmaceutical litigation, government agency liability, and products liability. She has been appointed by the Court as lead and…

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Daniel G. Whalen

Daniel G. Whalen Member, Since 1986 Biography A member of the firm since 1986, Daniel Whalen specializes in representing victims of wildfires, defective products and bad faith conduct by insurance companies. An experienced trial lawyer, Mr. Whalen is admitted to practice before the California State and Federal Courts, as well as the U.S. Ninth Circuit…

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Brian J. Leinbach

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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Steven J. Lipscomb

Steven J. Lipscomb Member, Since 1999 Biography Steve Lipscomb is an experienced civil trial litigator who specializes in handling complex civil cases. His practice areas include: business litigation, consumer class actions, professional liability, securities, products liability, wrongful death and catastrophic personal injury cases. He received his Juris Doctrate degree from Pepperdine University in 1999. He…

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Christopher A. Kanne

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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Michael P. Lewis

Michael P. Lewis Member, Since 2014 Biography Michael Lewis focuses his practice on primarily on personal injury and employment litigation, representing injured individuals in both state and federal court. He is most experienced in the area of civil rights litigation, and advocates for victims of police excessive force and those wrongfully terminated due to discrimination…

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Brittan N. Cortney

Brittan N. Cortney Member, Since 2015 Biography Brittan Cortney earned her J.D. in 2014 from Southwestern School of Law after receiving a B.A. in Communication and a minor in Spanish from the University of California, Davis with honors. The American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) selected Ms. Cortney to serve as a fellow for its…

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