Kelly E. Balamuth

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Moraga, CA

Balamuth Law
 | 1001 Country Club Dr., Suite F
Moraga, CA 94556
Phone: 925-254-1234
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1994
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (70%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Professional Liability: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

Kelly Balamuth is a respected attorney who will listen to you.  Let her relieve you of the nightmare of your insurance claim or lawsuit.  She has over 20 years of experience handling serious personal injury claims. She knows what she is doing.

Ms. Balamuth has been a SuperLawyer since 2009 and named one of the Top 50 Women Attorneys in Northern California every year since 2012.  She has been rated "superb" by Avvo.com and has an AV* rating (the highest rating for competence and ethics) with Martindale Hubbell.

Since its inception, Balamuth Law has exclusively represented plaintiffs -- real people with serious problems.  Over the years, Ms. Balamuth has recovered millions of dollars on behalf of the victims of automobile collisions, premises liability, dog bites, construction accidents, medical negligence, legal negligence, and accountant negligence.

As founder of Balamuth Law, Kelly E. Balamuth is committed to representing clients in Oakland, California, the surrounding areas including Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco, Solano, Napa, Marin, and Sonoma counties.

After earning a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of California, Davis, Ms. Balamuth went on to receive a Juris Doctor in 1994 from the University of California, Davis, School of Law. During her time there, she was a research editor of the U.C. Davis Law Review.  She is active in the legal community, holding memberships with the Consumer Attorneys of California, the American Association for Justice, the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, the Alameda Contra Costa Trial Lawyers' Association and the Contra Costa County Bar Association.

For over two decades, Ms. Balamuth has fiercely advocated for people who have suffered a serious personal injury as a result of someone else's negligence.  She has a track record of success in securing awards and settlements for clients.

* 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 (70%): Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (20%): Medical Malpractice, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis

Professional Liability (10%): Legal Malpractice, Professional Malpractice - Other

Focus Areas

Personal Injury - General: Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Medical Malpractice, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis

Professional Liability: Legal Malpractice, Professional Malpractice - Other

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 9 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2017

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About Kelly Balamuth

Admitted: 1994, California

Professional Webpage: http://www.balamuth.com/kelly-balamuth.html

Honors and Awards:

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Alameda Contra Costa Trial Lawyers Association, President, 2002
  • Board of Directors, Alameda Contra Costa County Trial Lawyers Association, 1996
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit, 1994
  • California, 1994
  • Pi Beta Phi
  • Contra Costa County Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • Consumer Attorneys of California, Member, 1994 - Present
  • San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, Member, 2004-Present
  • Alameda Contra Costa Trial Lawyers Association, Member, 1996 - Present
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • MCLE Spectacular Speaker: Mediation is a Process, not an Event, Speaker, Contra Costa County Bar Association, 2014
  • Expanding the MICRA Cap: Kaiser Arbitrations: Even the Playing Field, Consumer Attorneys of California, 2010
  • Some Quirks, Pitfalls, and Reminders Regarding Medical Malpractice Cases, The Verdict, 2009
  • "Tips from the Masters: Cross-Examining the Defense Expert", Alameda Contra Costa County Trial Lawyers' Association, 2008
  • Depositions on Videotape for Trial, Arbitration, and Mediation, Consumer Attorneys of California, 2004
  • Research Editor, U.C. Davis Law Review, 1993-1994

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • $200,000 settlement for wrongful death of adult daughter killed while crossing street outside of crosswalk at night., 2015
  • $390,000 for low impact rear-end collision on freeway leading to spinal surgery., 2014
  • $1,500,000 settlement for pedestrian outside of crosswalk hit on Modesto city street., 2014
  • $350,000 for wrongful death of elderly man hit in road with his walker., 2014
  • $650,000 for wrongful death of elderly mother as a result of dialysis van in which she was a passenger running a stop sign and colliding with another vehicle., 2013
  • $275,000 for broken arm requiring surgery of elderly woman in retirement home's passenger van when driver error caused it to crash into building., 2013

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Office Location for Kelly E. Balamuth

1001 Country Club Dr.
Suite F
Moraga, CA 94556

Phone: 925-254-1234

 

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Last Updated: 2/16/2017

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