Super Lawyers 2006

Northern California Super Lawyers 2006

With more than 100 years of combined experience representing consumers and victims in catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death cases, Super Lawyers Albert Abramson (top 100), William Smith (top 100), and R.J. Waldsmith have earned a national reputation as exceptional trial lawyers dedicated to helping those who can't help themselves against more powerful interests.

PRACTICE AREAS Founded by the renowned Albert Abramson in 1975, Abramson Smith Waldsmith, LLP focuses on cases of catastrophic injury and wrongful death resulting from carelessness or recklessness on the part of product manufacturers, property owners, government entities, transportation companies and others in a position to create or allow dangerous conditions for consumers, workers or the general public.

USING TECHNOLOGY TO IMPROVE SAFETY

COMMITMENT TO CLIENTS By thoroughly and systematically preparing every case for presentation to a jury, the attorneys at Abramson Smith Waldsmith, LLP have a commitment to their clients. The firm limits the number of cases they accept, ensuring that each case is handled directly by a partner and that every client receives personal attention. In fact, the lawyers establish close relationships with their clients that last for years after the conclusion of the case.

PUTTING TECHNOLOGY TO WORK An important aspect of the firm's commitment to providing the best possible representation is the use of state-of-the-art computer technology to present their cases. The firm has found that jurors respond well to fast-paced, electronically presented evidence. The result is maximum recovery for the client.

RESULTS AND RECOGNITION Considered leaders in the field of courtroom technology, the firm's creative, visual approach has proven very effective. In 2004, Abramson Smith Waldsmith, LLP was selected as the National Award winner for The Most Innovative Use of Technology During a Trial. The award was based on the courtroom presentation made by William Smith and R.J. Waldsmith resulting in the largest personal injury jury verdict in Contra Costa County, California history. In addition to being selected as Super Lawyers, the firm's partners consistently hold leadership positions in key peer-reviewed trial organizations, both nationally and internationally.

FUELING CHANGE Compassionate with their clients, aggressive with defendants — these Super Lawyers use their creative talents to win. While their competence maximizes a clients' recovery and commands the respect of their peers, their expertise also helps to further a larger goal: making the world safer for all consumers. Through their successes, the lawyers at Abramson Smith Waldsmith, LLP want to motivate large corporations and government entities to correct defective products, properties and practices. Founding partner Albert R. Abramson, having tried hundreds of cases over 50 years, put it all together with his observation that "Detailed preparation and convincing presentation of evidence are the only ways to win and bring about safety changes."