The firm Van Blois & Associates is proud to announce that founding partner R. Lewis Van Blois was named Lawyer of the Year Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs in Oakland by BestLawyers.com. The web site is a peer-reviewed and recommended lawyers guide designed to capture a consensus opinion of the top attorneys in each field. Colleagues choose the winners with additional analysis and confirmation by Best Lawyer. The Lawyer of the Year award is given to individuals who have the highest overall peer-feedback for specific practice areas. Only one attorney in each practice area is recognized in a geographic region.
This is the latest award for Van Blois, who has practiced law for 45 years and is certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy as a civil trial specialist for more than 25 years. Over his career, he has tried over 150 jury trials here in California, often representing clients who were severely injured. He is also a frequent lecturer of trial practice as well as personal injury law and medicine. Van Blois handles complicated cases involving construction accidents, trucking accidents, brain injuries, wrongful deaths, as well as premises liability, product liability and motor vehicle defects.
Regardless of the case, he is an attorney who fights to right the wrongs done to the victims he represents. “When you see that someone’s life or some families’ lives have been disrupted or damaged terribly,” Van Blois explains, “it is extremely rewarding to help them patch everything back together as best as possible so they can move forward even after a terrible tragedy.”
As a top tier attorney, Van Blois also must continue to move forward if he is to serve his clients. He has dedicated considerable time to studying medical science so he can present his cases to juries with clarity and sensitivity. He has even gone so far as to study anatomy and use cadavers to see best and understand the nature of victims’ injuries.
This diligence and dedication pay off every time he works with clients and guides them through complicated recoveries as well as long and highly complex civil suits. He has taken on government entities, car manufacturers and trucking companies to ensure that his clients get the compensation they deserve.