Richard E Damon

Richard E Damon

Richard E. Damon, PC
  • Personal Injury, Products Liability, Estate Planning ...
  • California
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I have been practicing law full time since 1977, and I have maintained a solo practice in Santa Cruz County since 1980. I have a general practice, with emphasis on personal injury cases, aviation accidents, and most other types of accidents. I also help individuals prepare estate plans, and eventually represent the heirs in probate proceedings. If you don't know how to describe your case, please call me, and I will let you know whether I can assist you, or else point you in the right direction.

Practice Areas
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Products Liability
    Drugs & Medical Devices, Motor Vehicle Defects, Toxic Torts
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
Additional Practice Area
  • Aviation Accidents & pilot certificate actions
  • Free Consultation
    I give free one-half hour consultations in cases involving personal injury or products liability.
  • Contingent Fees
    If I accept your personal injury case, I normally enter an agreement with you to charge only a contingent fee, meaning that you pay me a percentage of the final settlement amount and reimburse the out of pocket expenses.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    In some cases, in particular estate planning, I charge a flat fee. In other matters, such as probate, I am paid a fee that is set by the court. Feel free to discuss my fees when we first meet.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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Professional Experience
Owner and attorney
Richard E. Damon, PC
- Current
I opened my own law office in downtown Santa Cruz on January 2, 1980, and have been in continuous practice ever since.
Law Clerk to the Chief Justice
High Court of American Samoa
I assisted the Chief Justice with legal research, brief writing, and other matters. I also edited the Samoan Pacific Law Journal reporting on current cases.
Associate attoreny
Lillick, McHose & Charles
I was a first year associate at a medium size law firm in San Francisco's financial district. I worked primarily in the maritime law department.
Stanford University
J.D. (1977) | Law
I was a third (final) year law student at Stanford Law School. My J.D. degree was awarded by the Marshall-Wythe School of Law at the College of William and Mary, where I studied law from 1974 to 1976.
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College of William and Mary
J.D. (1977)
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Columbia University
Ph.D. (1970) | Political Science
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Professional Associations
Santa Cruz County Bar Association
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Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association
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California State Bar  # 76185
- Current
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Commercial pilot
Contact & Map
9053 Soquel Drive
Suite 203
Aptos, CA 95003
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