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Viiu Spangler is an equity partner with Berkes Crane Santana & Spangler LLP. She is an experienced trial attorney with a broad civil practice including FELA matters and toxic torts, with an emphasis on product liability, premises liability and personal injury defense. She also represents parties in breach of contract actions, insurance defense and insurance coverage. In addition to managing and trying cases for a variety of corporate clients, Ms. Spangler also represents plaintiffs in personal injury and medical malpractice actions. Ms. Spangler is a member of the Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles and volunteers for People For the American Way’s Election Protection Program, providing voters with one-to-one assistance at a variety of precincts in the United States on Election Day. Ms. Spangler has been recognized as a Southern California Super Lawyer and by Pasadena Magazine as a Top Civil Litigator and Products Liability Lawyer for years and has spoken on a variety of topics at Continuing Legal Education seminars and conferences.
Ms. Spangler tries cases for a multitude of clients and finds creative solutions to litigation disputes. As a lead trial attorney for over fifteen years, Ms. Spangler has led teams in defending BCS&S clients locally and as national counsel in areas including toxic tort, product liability, premises liability and FELA.
Ms. Spangler earned her B.A. at the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington and attended graduate school at the North Carolina School of the Arts. After working as a professional actress, Ms. Spangler entered law school and received her Juris Doctor from Whittier Law School in Los Angeles, California, graduating cum laude. While attending Whittier Law School, Ms. Spangler was Solicitations Editor for the Whittier Law Review and was active in the Student Bar Association and the Whittier Public Interest Law Foundation.
Ms. Spangler authored Happily Settled Ever After: In re the Marriage of Heikes for the Whittier Law Review and published opinions include Belmonte v. Employer’s Insurance Co., (2000) 83 Cal.App.4th 430, 99 Cal.Rptr.2d 661 and William Stephens v. Union Pacific Railroad 935 F. 3d 852 (9th Cir. 2019).