Jerald Bien-Willner has a diverse legal background and practice, which includes significant complex civil litigation experience, as well as consultation with businesses regarding real estate, contract, insurance and other commercial and corporate matters.
As a litigator, Jerald has led numerous complex actions from the initial case investigation stage through successful resolution, resulting in hundreds of millions of dollars of recoveries. His experience includes representing institutional investors acting on behalf of injured classes and serving in leadership capacities in many high-stakes cases.
Outside of his legal practice, Jerald is engaged in the business world and also volunteers his time as an elected official, serving as Vice Mayor of the Town of Paradise Valley, Arizona, for the past two years. Jerald was elected Mayor in August 2018, with his term starting in January 2019.
Bar and Court Admissions
2003 U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
2003 U.S. District Court, Central District of California
2004 U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
Claremont McKenna College – B.A., cum laude, 1997, Dean’s List, Claremont McKenna Distinguished Scholar; Recipient of the McKenna Scholar four-year merit scholarship; Outstanding Literature graduate
The University of Arizona College of Law – J.D., 2002, Snell and Wilmer Scholar; Moot Court Board, National Moot Court Team; Best Oral Advocate
Professional and Civic Involvement
California State Bar Association, Member
State Bar of Arizona, Member
Town of Paradise Valley Planning Commission, 2012-2014, Member
Town of Paradise Valley, 2015-Present, Councilmember