Robert J Waldsmith

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

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

  • Speaker, “Personal Injury Suits Against Public Entities”, State Bar of California, Lawyering Skills Continuing Education Program, 2001 to 2001
  • Speaker, “Small Firm Technology”, Cal Law Business Conference, Continuing Education Program, 2004 to 2004
  • Speaker, “Personal Injury Suits Against California Public Entities”, State Bar of California, Litigation Section, Lawyering Skills Continuing Education Program, 2004 to 2004
  • Speaker, “How To Use High Tech (And Sometimes Low Tech) To Prove Your Case”, San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, Continuing Education Program, 2004 to 2004
  • Speaker, “The Ultimate Electronic Trial”, American Board Of Trial Advocates, Masters In Trial Education Program, 2005 to 2005
  • Faculty, “Impact of Technology In Trial Proceedings”, California Judicial Branch Conference, San Diego, 2005 to 2005
  • Presenter, “Multimedia Trials”, Inns of Court, 2006 to 2006
  • Speaker, “Government Tort Liability: Claims, Litigation & Recent Developments”, San Francisco, 2007 to 2007
  • Speaker, “Government Tort Liability: Claims, Litigation & Recent Developments”, Sacramento, 2007 to 2007
  • Faculty, “Animations: WOW! But Is It Admissible?”, California Bench Bar Biannual Conference, Anaheim, 2007 to 2007
  • Faculty, “Animations: Tomorrowland Today”, California Judges Association/State Bar of California, Anaheim, 2007 to 2007
  • Speaker “Government Tort Liability: Claims, Litigation & Recent Developments”, San Diego, 2007 to 2007
  • Speaker, “The Electronic Trial in Brain Damage Cases”, The Brain Injury Association Annual Meeting, Napa, 2007 to 2007
  • Speaker, “Public Entity Liability”, State Bar of California, Section Education Institute, San Diego, 2008 to 2008
  • Speaker, “Beyond Boilerplate: Raising the Bar on Motions In Limine”, San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, Continuing Education Program, San Francisco, 2008 to 2008
  • Speaker, “The Use and Abuse of Technology by Expert Witnesses at Trial”, Forensic Expert Witness Association/SEAK Expert Witness Summit, Newport Beach, 2008 to 2008
  • Speaker, “Personal Injury Suits Against California Public Entities”, Annual Meeting of the State Bar of California, Litigation Section, Monterey, 2008 to 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 to 2009
  • Speaker, “Demonstrative Evidence in the 21st Century”, Regional TLA Conference, Olympic Valley, CA, 2009 to 2009
  • Speaker, “California Public Entity Liability”, Regional TLA Conference, Olympic Valley, CA, 2009 to 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 to 2010
  • Speaker, “Understanding and Preparing a Frontal Lobe Case for Trial”, The California Brain Injury Association Annual Meeting, Napa, 2010 to 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, 2012

Honors And Awards

  • Named “Northern California Super Lawyer” by San Francisco Magazine
  • Trial Lawyer of the Year Finalist, San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association
  • Consumer Attorney of the Year Finalist, Consumer Attorneys of California
  • National “Most Innovative Use of Technology During Trial” Award Recipient
  • “Top 100 Jury Verdicts for 2003 in United States” Award, National Law Journal
  • Criminal Litigation Award, Golden Gate University School of Law
  • Member, The American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)

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
  • The American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), Member

It is so gratifying

to see my clients receive the day-to-day care they need and have some comfort in life. It is very difficult for them to live with such devastating injuries and having to rely on others for all aspects of their daily activities. And while financial compensation didn’t restore their health, the resources have made life much better for them. I am so proud to have helped improve their lives.”

contact me

> phone: 415.325.2535
> fax: 415.421.0912

Abramson Smith Waldsmith LLP has represented thousands of clients – just like you – who have suffered serious injuries because of the negligent and reckless actions of others. Our trial lawyers bring a combined 100 years of legal experience to your case.

We are proud of our strong track record. Our team has obtained fair compensation for those injured, changed the law when needed and improved the overall safety in our communities.

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