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Charles E. Osthimer III

Senior Counsel

Primary Areas of Legal Practice

Products Liability, Toxic Torts, Aviation, Professional Errors and Omissions

Professional Experience

Mr. Osthimer focuses his practice on litigation in the areas of aviation, products liability, toxic torts, professional errors and omissions, and business and commercial matters. He has extensive experience managing mass tort litigation and has done so for major corporations in several industries including pharmaceuticals, commercial aviation, chemicals and asbestos. He has tried cases in state and federal district courts throughout California, as well as in other states and federal jurisdictions.  Mr. Osthimer has been listed among The Best Lawyers in America® in the fields of Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions ­ Defendants, and Product Liability Litigation – Defendants from 2013 to the present.  He has also been recognized by Law & Politics magazine as a Northern California Super Lawyer for General Litigation, 2009-2018 as well as being named a “Super Lawyer” by San Francisco magazine from 2004 to the present.

Past and Present Representative Clients:

Daimler Trucks North America LLC, The Carpenter Group, Ingersoll Rand, PACCAR, Witco, United Airlines, Honeywell, Owens Corning Fiberglas, Actavis, American Airlines, Pan American Airways, A. H. Robins Company


  • C. Hastings College of the Law (J.D., 1971)

Bar Admissions:

  • California, January 1972
  • United States District Court, All California Districts
  • United States Supreme Court, 1982

Past Legal Experience:

  • LeClairRyan, San Francisco, California, June 2008-2018
  • Wright Robinson Osthimer & Tatum, San Francisco, California, 1987- June 2008
  • Bronson, Bronson & McKinnon, San Francisco, California, 1971-1987

Memberships and Affiliations:

  • American Bar Association: TIPS Section; Former Vice Chairman, Toxic and Hazardous Substances and Environmental Law Committee
  • State Bar of California
  • Bar Association of San Francisco
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Northern California Association of Defense Counsel
  • Trial Attorneys of America