Cyrian B. Tabuena Of Counsel




Cyrian Tabuena is an experienced litigator specializing in complex litigation, environmental and toxic torts, including asbestos and commercial talc matters, for more than three decades. A substantial part of his practice involves counseling companies and defending them in catastrophic personal injury, wrongful death, products liability, negligence and premises liability claims. These cases are typically are brought in multiple jurisdictions, and each claim has the potential for national ramifications. Cyrian’s position in a national law firm affords extensive latitude for him to provide legal service, capability and resources for clients.

Cyrian’s clients have included Fortune 100 companies, manufacturers, retailers, construction and licensed contractors of various trades, public utilities, shipping lines, heavy construction and trucking equipment manufacturers, and oil field equipment and materials suppliers. He has litigated complex and multiparty lawsuits in courtrooms across California and in numerous states, including cases filed in Missouri, Texas and Washington. Cyrian has brought appeals and successfully represented a major petroleum company in a premises liability case before the California Supreme Court.

Much of Cyrian’s practice focuses on expert witness development and preparation for discovery and court trial. He is keenly aware the economics of litigation and plans and strategizes the expert witness needs of a case in its earliest stages in order to offer clients the most efficient and economic options possible. Cyrian has taken and defended expert depositions and has presented and cross-examined in court a broad range of medical practitioners, scientific, and trade professionals who are leaders in their fields.

Cyrian is a natural and sensible communicator who has earned the respect of clients, colleagues, medical and scientific expert witnesses, judges and opponents for his skills and professionalism. Prior to joining Wilson Elser, Cyrian was a partner in a mid-sized firm in California specializing in litigation and commercial law. Cyrian is a member of Wilson Elser’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee.