Experienced, Respected
Civil Litigation Attorneys

Location: Bay Area California Office

Practice Areas




Lance Wilson is an experienced trial lawyer who defends companies primarily in product liability, premises, and negligence claims, as well as building contractors and property owners in construction and premises-related claims.

Lance represents companies in many different industries, including aviation, power generation, make up and personal hygiene, and a wide variety of construction-related products. Many of Lance’s clients are manufacturers and suppliers of products and equipment under contract to the U.S. military. For these clients, he has removed cases from state to federal court and successfully established their immunity as contractors to the United States Armed Forces.

Lance has 25 years of experience defending clients in environmental/toxic tort litigation, and, for many clients, he serves as national counsel where he manages and coordinates their litigation nationwide. He partners with a strong network of local counsel in jurisdictions across the United States and personally appears for clients in state and federal courts across the nation.

Lance is known for his technical acumen and ability to develop a deep understanding of the product at issue including its component parts, manufacturing processes, and all practical applications. His experience and knowledge of medicine, science, and engineering enable him to build a strong defense against allegations that a product contributed to an injury including lack of causation and alternate causes of the injury. Lance has been particularly effective at identifying and working with experts who are leaders in various fields of medical science, engineering, industrial hygiene, and many other disciplines in defending his clients and their products.

For the first several years of his law practice, Lance was a criminal prosecutor for the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s office in California.


  • Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School, Provo, Utah
    • J.D. - 1996
    • Honors: cum laude
  • California State University, Northridge, California
    • B.A. - 1993

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1996
  • Idaho, 2006
  • Oregon, 2011
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Professional Associations

  • Product Liability Advisory Counsel
  • Defense Research Institute

Representative Clients

  • Aerospace Products
  • Automobile
  • Machinery Manufacturing
  • Transportation Equipment

Current Employment Positions

  • Partner