CASEY A. KAUFMAN

Casey Kaufman is a member of the California, Arizona, Nevada, Washington State and Washington, D.C. bars, where he represents clients in various personal injury, product liability, and wrongful death actions. He is a past chair of the Consumer Attorneys of California New Lawyers Division and has been on the Board of Governors since 2008. Casey is also an active member of the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association and an original member of its Diversity Committee, which seeks to increase the diversity of the plaintiff’s bar in the Bay Area. Casey is a graduate of UC Berkeley and the University of San Francisco School Of Law. At Berkeley, he majored in Environmental Sciences and at USF Law he was a published member of the USF Law Review. A native of San Pedro, California and a graduate of Palos Verdes Peninsula High School, Casey now lives in Alameda with his wife and two young children.

  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Dangerous Condition of Public Property
  • Elder Abuse
  • Product Liability
  • Premises Liability
  • Severe Personal Injury/Wrongful Death
  • Defective Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices

  • California
  • Nevada
  • Arizona
  • District of Columbia
  • Washington
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court District of Arizona

Casey has received several honors based upon the review of his peers:

  • Best Lawyers Since 2014: For personal injury litigation. Nominated lawyers are voted on by their peers for inclusion in this elite group.
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent: Peer rated for Highest Level of Professional Excellence and Ethical Standing
  • SuperLawyers 2016-2017: Only 5% of attorneys are selected to SuperLawyers through peer evaluation.
  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars 2009-2015: This honor is given to only 2.5% of lawyers under 40 years of age.
  • The National Trial Lawyers – Top 100 Trial Lawyers: Invitation only national organization.
  • CAOC Presidential Award of Merit 2011/2012

  • Parents v. City of San Francisco and State of California – $7.1 million
    All three of plaintiffs’ children (aged 11, 17, and 20) were killed when a tow truck catapulted off of a road next to a freeway in San Francisco and landed on the vehicle carrying the children, killing them instantly. After the lawsuit, the defendants fixed the roadway condition that caused the accident so that this never happens to another family.
  • Worker v. Construction Company – $2.6 million
    Worker was injured on the job by the negligent installation of equipment by a subcontractor.
  • Pedestrian v. Driver – $2.25 million
    Mr. Pedestrian was struck while within a marked but uncontrolled crosswalk on Mission Street in Daly City, California. Our client suffered severe injuries including spinal fractures and a permanent moderate traumatic brain injury.
  • Motorcyclist v. Police Department – $2 million
    Our client was stopped in traffic when she was rear-ended by an on-duty police officer, suffering significant spinal and hip injuries.
  • Bicyclist v. State of California – $1.85 million
    A 16 year-old was killed while riding her bike in a marked crosswalk that was unsafe due to the lack of signals and other devices warning of her presence.
  • Family v. Insurance Company – $1.25 million verdict
    Action for life insurance proceeds that were improperly withheld.
  • Parents v. Horse Stable – $1 million
    Our clients lost their 5-year-old daughter when she was thrown from a horse during a lesson. Evidence showed that the horse was young, inexperienced, and the wrong choice for such a young rider.
  • Bicyclist v. City of San Francisco and State of California – $925,000
    Our client was paralyzed after he hit a sign that was in a dangerous condition.
  • Pedestrian v. Bus Public Entity – $751,000
    Our 63 year-old client was walking within the crosswalk south of Market Street in San Francisco when she was struck and dragged by a left turning bus. The defendants contended that she entered the crosswalk on the “Don’t Walk” and that her injuries were a result of prior medical issues. We used expert testimony to debunk defendant’s claims.
  • Family v. Residential Care Facility – $750,000
    Our clients’ mother died as a result of inattention by the on duty staff and nurses.
  • Family v. Alzheimer’s Facility – $500,000
    The family’s mother was mistreated and allowed to be abused.
  • Family v. Residential Care Facility – $400,000
    Our clients’ relative was struck in the leg by an attendant, eventually requiring amputation.

  • University of San Francisco School of Law, San Francisco, California
    • Law Review: University of San Francisco, Member
  • University of California, Berkeley
    • B.S. in Environmental Sciences

  • Consumer Attorneys of California, Past Chair, New Lawyers Division
  • Consumer Attorneys of California, Board of Governors, 2008 – Present
  • San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association
  • San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, Diversity Committee
  • American Association for Justice