James A. Sarrail

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Burlingame, CA

Sarrail, Castillo & Hall LLP
 | 111 Anza Boulevard, Suite 203
Burlingame, CA 94010
Phone: 650-685-9200
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1969
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Defense (40%),
  • Business Litigation (10%)
Attorney Profile

As the managing partner of the Burlingame, California-based personal injury firm Sarrail, Castillo & Hall, LLP, James A. Sarrail primarily takes on personal injury and auto accident cases for clients throughout the Bay Area, including the communities of San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose and Greater Alameda County. With an aggressive and intelligent approach and more than four decades of experience, Mr. Sarrail represents plaintiffs and defendants alike in a broad range of personal injury cases, including catastrophic injuries, premises liability, elder abuse, dog bites, construction defect claims and also employment law cases. Since its founding in 1971 by Mr. Sarrail, the firm has garnered an exemplary reputation in the Bay Area community and throughout the state. Notably, it represented the largest loss in the region resulting from the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake, and it has been instrumental in litigating fen/phen, latex and albuterol cases.

Mr. Sarrail graduated with honors from Northwestern University in Illinois in 1965 with a B.A. in political science and then earned his Juris Doctor at the University of San Francisco School of Law in 1968. He is admitted to practice in California and before all districts of the state's U.S. District Courts as well as the U.S. Supreme Court and Court of Appeals.

Mr. Sarrail's comprehensive knowledge and pragmatic approach were reinforced during his tenure as an adjunct professor in sales and insurance law, contracts and business law at Golden Gate University from 1970 to 1977. He has also been called upon as a judicial arbitrator for the Superior Courts of both San Francisco and San Mateo counties. His extensive career and sterling reputation are recognized among his peers as well; he has been awarded Martindale-Hubbell's highest peer-reviewed rating of AV Preeminent.*

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (50%)

Personal Injury - General (40%)

Business Litigation (10%)


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Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2018

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About James Sarrail

Admitted: 1969, California

Honors and Awards:

  • Awarded AV Preeminent Rating through a strenuous Per Review Rating process managed and monitored by Martindale-Hubbell, 1985-2013, AV Preeminent Rating, Lexis-Nexis

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • As a faculty member of Golden Gate University, lectured in Commercial Business and Insurance, 1971-1976. Admitted to United States Supreme Court, 1975.

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • California Supreme Court
  • Member, San Francisco County Bar Association
  • Judicial Arbitrator, San Francisco City and County Bar Association
  • Judicial Arbitrator, San Mateo County Bar Association
  • Member, Defense Research Institute
  • Member, Northern California Association of Defense Counsel
  • Member, San Mateo County Bar Association
  • Member, State Bar of California
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
  • California

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Support Our Lady of the Lake University, San Antonio, Texas, and their charitable work, education, and job training with the under-privileged and unemployed. Closer to home, we support and sponsored Project 90 in assisting many drug and alcohol addicts get back on their feet, as well as Our Lady of Angels in their educational efforts.

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • Successfully represented individuals, companies and corporations in litigation involving wrongful death, brain injuries, paralysis, spinal injuries, insurance bad faith, and other personal injuries, property damage and commercial losses. 1971-2016.

Representative Clients:

  • Individuals, companies and corporations, too many to list.

Educational Background:

  • Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, B.A., 1965
Office Location for James A. Sarrail

111 Anza Boulevard
Suite 203
Burlingame, CA 94010

Phone: 650-685-9200


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Last Updated: 4/26/2017

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