Robert Waldsmith


Robert J. Waldsmith
44 Montgomery Street
Suite 3340
San Francisco, California 94104-4806


Communication Center
Phone: 888-745-2988 (Toll Free)
E-mail: Email Me
Fax: 415-421-0912
Web site: http://www.sports-injury-lawyer.com
http://www.aswllp.com



Position Areas of Practice Education
Honors Published Works Affiliations


Current Employment Position(s):
Partner since 1999
Areas of Practice:
Brain Injuries
Burn & Electrocution Injuries
Construction Accidents
Fires & Explosions
Governmental Tort Liability
Medical Malpractice
Motor Vehicle Accidents -- Plaintiff
Nursing Home/Elder Abuse
Personal Injury -- Plaintiff
Premises Liability
Products Liability
Spinal Cord Injuries
Sports Injuries
Truck Accidents
Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Cases
Wrongful Death
Litigation Percentage:
100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
Bar Admissions:
California, 1992
Education:
Golden Gate University School of Law, San Francisco, California


University of California at Berkeley


Published Works:
The Electronic Trial, Journal of the Contra Costa County Bar Association, August, 2003


Winning The Close Case And Increasing Your Damages With Technology, The Trial Lawyer, Journal of the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, Spring, 2004


Discovery In Dangerous Condition Of Public Property Cases, The Advocate, Journal of Consumer Attorneys Associations for Southern California, Spring, 2004


California Uninsured Motorist Practice, (Co-Author), Continuing Education of the Bar, Chapter 2, 2005 to Present


California Government Tort Liability Practice, (Contributing Author), Continuing Education of the Bar, Fourth Edition, Chapters 1-4, 2007 - 2008 Updates


California Government Tort Liability Practice, (Co-Author), Continuing Education of the Bar, Fourth Edition, Chapters 1-4, 2009-2011 Updates


Classes/Seminars Taught:
Speaker,"Personal Injury Suits Against Public Entities", State Bar of California, Lawyering Skills Continuing Education Program, 2001


Speaker,"Small Firm Technology", Cal Law Business Conference, Continuing Education Program, 2004


Speaker, "Personal Injury Suits Against California Public Entities", State Bar of California, Litigation Section, Lawyering Skills Continuing Education Program, 2004


Speaker, "How To Use High Tech (And Sometimes Low Tech) To Prove Your Case", San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, Continuing Education Program, 2004


Speaker, "The Ultimate Electronic Trial", American Board Of Trial Advocates, Masters In Trial Education Program, 2005


Faculty, "Impact of Technology In Trial Proceedings", California Judicial Branch Conference, San Diego, 2005


Presenter, "Multimedia Trials", Inns of Court, 2006


Speaker, "Government Tort Liability: Claims, Litigation & Recent Developments", San Francisco, 2007


Speaker, "Government Tort Liability: Claims, Litigation & Recent Developments", Sacramento, 2007


Faculty, "Animations: WOW! But Is It Admissible?", California Bench Bar Biannual Conference, Anaheim, 2007


Faculty, "Animations: Tomorrowland Today", California Judges Association/State Bar of California, Anaheim, 2007


Speaker "Government Tort Liability: Claims, Litigation & Recent Developments", San Diego, 2007


Speaker, "The Electronic Trial in Brain Damage Cases", The Brain Injury Association Annual Meeting, Napa, 2007


Speaker, "Public Entity Liability", State Bar of California, Section Education Institute, San Diego, 2008


Speaker, "Beyond Boilerplate: Raising the Bar on Motions In Limine", San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, Continuing Education Program, San Francisco, 2008


Speaker, "The Use and Abuse of Technology by Expert Witnesses at Trial", Forensic Expert Witness Association/SEAK Expert Witness Summit, Newport Beach, 2008


Speaker, "Personal Injury Suits Against California Public Entities", Annual Meeting of the State Bar of California, Litigation Section, Monterey, 2008


Faculty, Trial Skills: Advocacy Skills Workshop, Stanford Law School, 2008


Speaker, "California Public Entity Liability", Santa Clara Trial Lawyers Association Program, San Jose, 2009


Speaker, "Demonstrative Evidence in the 21st Century", Regional TLA Conference, Olympic Valley, CA, 2009


Speaker, "California Public Entity Liability", Regional TLA Conference, Olympic Valley, CA, 2009


Speaker, "The Effective Use of Visual Evidence in Litigation", Bar Association of San Francisco, Estate Planning, Probate and Trust - Litigation Subsection, San Francisco, 2010


Speaker, "Understanding and Preparing a Frontal Lobe Case for Trial", The California Brain Injury Association Annual Meeting, Napa, 2010


Speaker, "Suing California Public Entities", Santa Clara Trial Lawyers Association Program, San Jose, 2011


Speaker, "Streamlining Legal Document Management" , LegalTech Conference, New York, 2012


Speaker, "Preparing Witnesses for Deposition and Trial", , Continuing Education of the Bar


Honors and Awards:
Named "Northern California Super Lawyer" by San Francisco Magazine, 2005 - 2012


Trial Lawyer of the Year Finalist, San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, 2003


Consumer Attorney of the Year Finalist, Consumer Attorneys of California, 2003


National "Most Innovative Use of Technology During Trial" Award Recipient, 2004


"Top 100 Jury Verdicts for 2003 in United States" Award, National Law Journal


Criminal Litigation Award, Golden Gate University School of Law, 1992


Professional Associations and Memberships:
San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, (SFTLA)


Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC)


American Association for Justice (AAJ)


Mighty Mouthpieces Softball Company, San Francisco Lawyer League Champions, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2008-2011


Public Justice Foundation