Michael E. Gatto

Michael E. Gatto

Attorney
Location:
Oakland, California
Phone:
510-343-9570
Fax:
510-635-1516
Email:

Michael specializes in prosecution of personal injury claims involving complicated medical issues and theories of liability. He handles industrial accidents, premises liability, products liability, exceptions to workers' compensation, medical malpractice, motor vehicle accidents, toxic tort and maritime cases. Michael is dedicated to protecting the rights of the catastrophically injured.

For over 18 years, Michael has handled catastrophic personal injury and medical malpractice cases. Michael began his Civil Law Career representing doctors and hospitals in medical malpractice actions. Michael now uses his extensive medical knowledge and complex litigation experience to benefit his clients in personal injury matters exclusively. In 2014, Michael received one of the largest medical malpractice verdicts in Contra Costa County history. Per The Recorder, this was the largest medical malpractice verdict in California for the year 2014.

Michael gained tremendous courtroom experience as a Deputy County Attorney in Pima County (Tucson), Arizona, where he represented the State in criminal prosecutions, from arraignment to sentencing, on cases ranging from simple misdemeanors to attempted murders. As a prosecutor, he handled nearly 100 jury trials and more than 150 bench trials.

Areas of Practice

  • Brain and Head Injuries
  • Auto Accidents
  • Bicycle and Motorcycle Accidents
  • Paralysis and Spinal Injuries
  • Premises Liability
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Wrongful Death

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • Arizona

Education

  • Golden Gate University School of Law, San Francisco, California
    • J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence
  • University of Arizona, Tuscon, Arizona
    • Major: Bachelors Degree in Business Administration

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Super Lawyers
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Alameda County Trial Lawyer Association, Board of Directors, Secretary
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Contra Costa County Bar Association
  • Western Trial Lawyers Association