It is with great sadness that we share the
news of the passing of our friend and colleague, Greg Wedner.
Greg passed away on Tuesday, June 30
after a battle with cancer.
Greg dedicated his life to his family and advancing public agency law. His
presence as an attorney started in 1975 when he graduated from
Southwestern University School of Law. For the next eight years, he
developed a keen sense for representing clients in commercial/business
and civil litigation. His respected, yet tenacious, ability to chair
federal and state trials was evident in his early years of practice. He
successfully represented clients in two published decisions within his
first five years of practice.
His passion for public agency law was accelerated when he became a
founding member of Bergman, Wedner & Dacey, Inc.
For the next eighteen years, Greg
specialized in representing public agencies in employment,
and human resources litigation.
He would go on to use his unmatchable, eloquent style to try numerous bench and
jury trials in state and federal courts throughout California. His rise to
becoming one of the State’s most revered litigation attorneys was unmistakable
with numerous published appellate decisions.
In 2001, upon Greg’s arrival Lozano Smith’s culture and story was enhanced forever. Having served as Managing Partner of the law firm from
2014, his leadership guided clients and Lozano Smith to
continued success. His way with words was truly unique and admired. His legal
acumen helped pave the way for countless cities, counties and school districts
to achieve greatness, and most importantly, positively impact communities and
children throughout California. We will all remember Greg's love for his family,
his sense of humor, his musical talents, his exemplary litigation career, and
his good works.
Services to honor Greg will be held at the Tulocay
Mortuary in Napa, California on Thursday, July 2, 2015 at 2:00 p.m.
It will be followed by a Celebration of Life at the Napa Valley Country
Club. Those who
would like to attend are welcome.
On behalf of Lozano Smith, thank you for the condolences and your
are all better because we knew Greg. He mentored many, and he inspired us
We miss you, Greg. Your impact and legacy will be cherished forever.