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After a catastrophic injury, the lawyer you choose can make all the difference. For more than 40 years, seriously injured people across Oakland, the Bay Area, Central Valley and Northern California have chosen Van Blois & Associates to help them recover full compensation. The law firm is led by R. Lewis Van Blois, the  “Lawyer of the Year” for Northern California.

Attorneys and staff of Van Blois & Associates

Mr. Van Blois, a trial lawyer for more than 40 years, is a graduate of the University of California Law School at Berkeley, California (Boalt Hall). Since 1983, he has been Board Certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. As such, he is recognized by the California State Bar as a civil trial specialist. These certifications reflect his experience, knowledge and skill in trial. In fact, Mr. Van Blois has tried more than 150 jury trials in California.

Other honors include the AV* peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell. This rating reflects Mr. Van Blois’ legal ability and professional ethics. He has also been selected for inclusion as a Super Lawyer, and has been selected by his peers to be included in U.S. News and World Report as a “Top Attorney in Northern California.” Mr. Van Blois is also an associate of National Trial Lawyers and the Brain Injury Association of California.

Mr. Van Blois is joined by Thomas C. Knowles. Mr. Knowles focuses his practice on products liability claims, truck accidents and construction accidents. Mr. Knowles is also AV* rated and has been selected for inclusion as a Super Lawyer.

While our law firm has built a strong legacy of success, we continue to look ahead with the goal of helping people who have been severely harmed by another’s negligence.

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To schedule your free, confidential consultation, please call 510-343-9570. You can also complete our online contact form. If your injuries prevent you from travelling, we can meet with you in your home, the hospital or other location.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer-review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.