Top Women 2015: Tamera Westerberg

by Law Week


Tamera Westerberg is one person lawyers should want to call when they need a lawyer.

The Wheeler Trigg O’Donnell partner is continuing to develop a practice in professional liability defense, and she prides herself on settling cases or getting them dismissed outright. As a lawyer who represents others, she understands the concern that comes about when someone’s livelihood is under attack, but she also understands damage control.

She splits her practice between professional liability and complex commercial litigation, but she said the personal quality of professional liability cases holds her interest. That personal aspect makes her “feel more complete,” she said.

“I really get to know my client when I’m doing professional liability because it’s so personal,” she said. “It’s not just a lawsuit, it’s their livelihood.”

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