George S. Arata

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Modesto, CA

Arata, Swingle, Van Egmond & Heitlinger
 | 1207 I Street, Modesto, CA 95354
Phone: 209-353-0939
Fax: 209-522-2980
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2012, 2015, 2020
Licensed Since: 1976
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Defense (30%),
  • General Litigation (20%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney George S. Arata is a partner in the highly respected Modesto law firm of Arata, Swingle & Van Egmond. Since joining the firm, Mr. Arata has focused his practice on offering representation to both individuals and businesses in Stanislaus County and the surrounding areas in California's Central Valley. Today, thanks to his long record of success, clients from throughout the region seek his help when facing a variety of legal challenges, including:

  • Employment law
  • Insurance law
  • Personal injury law
  • Medical malpractice

Mr. Arata began his legal career in 1977 after earning his law degree from Western State College of Law at Argosy University and his admission to The State Bar of California. In addition to his approval to practice law in all of California's state courts, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California has also issued its approval for him to practice in its courtrooms, ensuring he can represent his client at trial regardless of the court with jurisdiction.

Over the course of a legal career spanning nearly 40 years, Mr. Arata has earned a reputation as one of California's most experienced and dedicated attorneys. As a result, he has also earned a number of honors, including a "Good" rating from Avvo and an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell.

Attorney Arata is not only an honored member of the legal community but also a valued member. He is active in a number of organizations, including the American Board of Trial Advocates and the Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California and Nevada.

* AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license 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 anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 50%Personal Injury - General
  • 30%Personal Injury - General
  • 20%General Litigation
Focus Areas

Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Defense, Litigation


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Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2012, 2015, 2020

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About George Arata

Admitted: 1976, California

Professional Webpage:


  • Advocate, American Board Of Trial Lawyers, 2000
  • Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • CO Bar Association, Director, 2005 – 2009
  • ABOTA, Advocate, 2000 – 2009
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1977
  • California, 1977

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Trial Practice, ABOTA, 2007

Representative Clients:

  • Platinum Center
  • Save Mart
  • California Ins Group

Educational Background:

  • University of Pacific, Stockton, California, B.A. in History
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Office Location for George S. Arata

1207 I Street
Modesto, CA 95354

Phone: 209-353-0939

Fax: 209-522-2980

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Last Updated: 2/20/2020

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