We will fight for you
At Abramson Smith Waldsmith LLP in San Francisco, our lawyers represent clients in the full range of serious plaintiff personal injury cases. We have the experience and the resources to offer effective legal counsel in complex cases involving catastrophic injury, wrongful death, and litigation against large and powerful insurance companies.
Our partners offer the boutique-firm benefit of personal attention to every case, over 90 years of combined litigation experience, a reputation for excellence among our peers, and a winning record on behalf of our clients. We thoroughly and systematically prepare every case for presentation to a jury. We seek full and fair compensation for all damages. And, we keep our clients informed of case developments and status.
Officers of the Court – A Civil Approach
The attorneys at Abramson Smith Waldsmith LLP take their roles in the civil justice system seriously. We are proud to be officers of the court and approach our profession with the upmost civility. We fight for our client with zealous advocacy while striving to always conduct ourselves with dignity, courtesy, and integrity. We believe that maintaining respect and honesty brings honor to the legal system as a whole.
The Great Equalizer – Seventh Amendment to the U.S. Constitution
We have a Constitutional right to have our civil disputes heard and decided by a jury of our peers. The Seventh Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, within the Bill of Rights, guarantees the right to jury trials, providing a forum for all the facts to be presented, evaluated impartially, and judged according to the law.
The Seventh Amendment is vital to the promotion and preservation of fairness and justice in America. It levels the playing field, allowing an individual’s voice and interests to carry as much weight as that of major corporations, large insurance companies, wealthy individuals, and the powerful government. The framers of the Constitution and Bill of Rights removed this power from judges, who could be biased and corrupted, and entrusted ordinary and impartial citizens to decide the outcome of lawsuits.
At Abramson Smith Waldsmith LLP, we strongly advocate to protect the rights guaranteed under the Seventh Amendment, which is increasingly under attack by those who want to eliminate justice by the people and allow the powerful to rule, such as insurance companies.
Contingency fees allow access to justice
At Abramson Smith Waldsmith LLP, we work exclusively on a contingent fee basis. Under this arrangement, anyone can have the best legal representation regardless of wealth or social status. With a contingency agreement, no “up front” fee is required, and you are not charged per hour. Instead, our fee is a percentage of the amount recovered. Our motivation is to obtain the most money for you. We advance all costs necessary for the successful prosecution of your case. Click here for free case evaluation.
Abramson Smith Waldsmith LLP, has deep roots in California and its legal community. Our office is located in San Francisco but have has handled cases all over California – from Eureka to San Diego.
Senior partner William B. Smith started practicing with predecessor firm, Hoberg, Finger, Brown and Abramson in San Francisco in 1973. The Hoberg firm was a leader in major plaintiffs’ personal injury and wrongful death cases starting in the early 1950’s.
In 1975, Hoberg senior partner Albert R. Abramson branched off to form his own firm Abramson and Bianco. Mr. Smith join that firm. In 1984, the firm became Abramson and Smith, LLP.
R.J. Waldsmith started with Abramson and Smith, LLP in 1991 as a law clerk. Mr. Waldsmith became an associate in 1993 and a partner in 1999. In 2003, the firm’s name changed to Abramson Smith Waldsmith LLP.
Jeffrey R. Smith joined Abramson Smith Waldsmith LLP, in 2006. Mr. Smith became a partner in 2012.
Why retain us?
Each of the three attorneys at Abramson Smith Waldsmith LLP, is a partner in the firm and has the education, training, and experience necessary to handle your personal injury or wrongful death case. When you retain us, we personally work on your case. We do not assign your case to an inexperienced associate. From start to finish, we handle each and every aspect of your case, providing our clients personal service.
We are very proud of our successful results and our professional reputation. Our partners are well represented in the major peer-reviewed organizations such as the American Board of Trial Advocates, American College of Trial Lawyers, International Society of Barristers, and the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. We also are extremely active in the local and state voluntary bar organizations. Our impressive winning record and devotion to integrity is well known in the legal community.
The partners at Abramson Smith Waldsmith LLP, have the jury trial experience that is necessary to properly evaluate and resolve major personal injury and wrongful death cases. Our opponents know we will take your case to trial, if necessary, in any county in the State of California, to ensure that you obtain the compensation you deserve.
We are very selective in the cases we accept, which allows us to take fewer cases and give our clients and their cases the personal attention they need. We promptly return telephone call. We still believe in the old fashion motto that the “client comes first.” We remain dedicated to obtaining full compensation for our clients.
Since 1984, Abramson Smith Waldsmith LLP, has handled major personal injury matters almost exclusively on cases referred to our firm from other attorneys across California and the United States in all practice disciplines, including personal injury attorneys who recognize our ability to provide the best possible representation in the case and to maximize the recovery for our clients. The California State Bar authorizes referral fees to attorneys with the written consent of the client. Over the years, we have been a trusted referral partner by attorneys and have paid multi-millions of dollars in referral fees. If you are an attorney who does not handle personal injury cases or if you have a case that requires additional experience and the resources that we can offer, consider referring the case to us and we will be pleased to enter into a referral fee arrangement. Let us help maximize your clients’ recovery.
If you or a loved one has suffered a serious or catastrophic injury as a result of another’s recklessness or carelessness, we invite you to contact our law office for skilled and knowledgeable legal counsel.
Contact us today to schedule a free consultation after an injury. Send an email or call 415-421-7995 to book your appointment with an attorney now.