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R. Lewis Van Blois

R. Lewis Van Blois

Van Blois Law
  • Personal Injury, Products Liability
  • California
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Rating: 10 Lawyer Rating - 10 out of 10
I have worked with Lew for many years.We have handled many, many cases together. We have tried cases together. I know his abilities, and I believe he is very well qualified for this rating.
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Michael Bertinetti January 21, 2022
Best Personal Injury Lawyer I've Ever Known When my wife was struck by a car three years ago, the first priority was her medical care. After she'd improved enough that this was no longer our sole concern, I thought about who should represent her in her case. I soon realized that there was just one obvious choice for us among the many practitioners in this area. Years before, defending a large class action for a big loan company, I'd been up against one of the ablest lawyers I'd ever run into at any courthouse. His specialty was PI cases, but he showed more savvy, persistence, and toughness in this case than I had seen before, or ever saw after, in an adversary. We fought it out for three years, eventually settling on fair terms. He was Lew Van Blois, and when I called him -- after thirty years -- he at once agreed to go to bat for my wife. Though busy with long trials in other matters, he promptly did an in-depth study of the facts, looked at the law from all angles, developed a strategy that focused on the essentials, and followed it diligently, persistently, and intelligently to a model outcome. He kept us in the loop on all key developments, consulted us on all major decisions, and kept us on course throughout to the final resolution. I cannot think of any lawyer, after almost 50 years at the bar, to whom I could possibly give higher praise.
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Leaders In Personal Injury Litigation

In the aftermath of a life-altering injury caused by someone else’s negligent or reckless actions, you and the people you love face many challenges. You will face a grueling recovery process with no guarantee of living the life you once lived. In addition, you will need significant financial resources to compensate you for your medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and other damages.

It is important to understand that the lawyer you select in your personal injury claim matters a great deal. For many decades, individuals and families across Oakland, the Bay Area, Central Valley and Northern California have placed their trust in the Van Blois Law.

Mr. Van Blois became Board Certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy in 1983 and as such is recognized by the California State Bar as a civil trial specialist. He has been recognized by the Consumer Attorneys of California (formerly called the California Trial Lawyers Association) as an experienced trial attorney in the fields of Products Liability, Professional Negligence, General Personal Injury, Public Entity Liability and Insurance Bad Faith law.

Mr. Van Blois has consistently received the "AV" rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the legal profession's directory for over 140 years and has been actively involved in improving the administration of justice in Alameda and Contra Costa counties. He also has frequently lectured on trial practice and personal injury law and medicine.

Together with his team of lawyers, he works tirelessly to give his clients every opportunity to achieve a successful outcome in their case.

Practice Areas
    Personal Injury
    Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Products Liability
    Motor Vehicle Defects
Additional Practice Areas
  • Dangerous Roads
  • Truck Accidents
  • Construction Accidents
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
ID Number: 38912
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U.S. Supreme Court
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  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish
Professional Experience
Attorney / Founder
Van Blois Law
George Washington University
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University of California, Berkeley School of Law
J.D. | Law
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AV Preeminent
Martindale-Hubbell Lawyers Service
Peer Rated for Highest Level of Professional Excellence Selected To Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2022
Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2022
Best Lawyers - Lawyer of the Year
Best Lawyers
Recognized in Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Best Lawyers - Lawyer of the Year
Best Lawyers
Recognized in Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Best Lawyers - Lawyer of the Year
Best Lawyers
Recognized in Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs
Alameda County Trial Lawyer of the Year
Alameda County Trial Lawyer of the Year
Top 100 National Trial Lawyers
National Trial Lawyers Association
Professional Associations
Alameda-Contra Costa County Trial Lawyers Association
Past President
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Consumer Attorneys of California
Former Member
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Alameda County Bar Association
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Contra Costa County Bar Association
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California State Bar  # 38912
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Articles & Publications
Catastrophic injuries: how they work
The legal blog of Van Blois Law
Certified Civil Trial Specialist
the California State Bar
Websites & Blogs
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Lewis Van Blois's Profile Page
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Van Blois Law
7677 Oakport St.
Suite 565
Oakland, CA 94621
Telephone: (510) 635-1284
Fax: (510) 635-1516
Van Blois Law
2950 Buskirk Avenue
Suite 300
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Telephone: (925) 947-1055
Van Blois Law
931 10th Street
Suite 491
Modesto, CA 95354
Telephone: (209) 478-2400
Van Blois Law
2509 West March Lane
Suite 200
Stockton, CA 95207
Telephone: (209) 478-2400
Van Blois Law
2150 North First Street
San Jose, CA 95131
Telephone: (408) 943-8820
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