Michael E. Gatto

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Oakland, CA

The Van Blois Law Firm
 | 7677 Oakport Street, Suite 565
Oakland, CA 94621
Phone: 510-635-1284
Fax: 510-635-1516
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2013, 2015 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1998
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (80%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (20%)
Attorney Profile

Michael E. Gatto is an attorney at Van Blois Law. From the firm's office in Oakland, California, he focuses his practice exclusively on complex personal injury litigation, representing area clients in cases involving medical malpractice, motor vehicle accidents, premises liability, defective products and wrongful death. Mr. Gatto has also handled cases involving elder abuse and nursing home negligence.

As an undergraduate, Mr. Gatto attended The University of Arizona and received a Bachelor of Arts in 1990. He then pursued his legal education at Golden Gate University School of Law in San Francisco and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1994. After graduation, he served as a deputy attorney with the Pima County Attorney's Office, where he handled criminal misdemeanor and felony prosecutions. While there, he was involved in more than 150 bench trials and nearly 100 trials in front of juries. Admitted to practice in Arizona and California, Mr. Gatto is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona.

In order to stay abreast of current developments in his practice area and to forge relationships with fellow attorneys, Mr. Gatto is an active participant in several organizations, including The State Bar of California and the Alameda-Contra Costa Trial Lawyers' Association. Mr. Gatto has also written several articles for Plaintiff magazine, an independent publication for plaintiff's civil trial attorneys in Northern and central California. Topics have included cross-examination, premises liability and spinal injuries. In 2014, he was lead counsel in a medical malpractice trial that ended in a jury award for his client in excess of $12 million, which is believed to be the largest medical malpractice verdict in the history of Contra Costa County.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (80%): 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, Birth Injury

Focus Areas

Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 6 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2013, 2015 - 2019

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About Michael Gatto

Admitted: 1998, California

Professional Webpage: http://www.vanbloislaw.com/About/Michael-E-Gatto.shtml

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • ACCTLA Board Member
  • Co-Chair of the Educational Committee 

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Office Location for Michael E. Gatto

7677 Oakport Street
Suite 565
Oakland, CA 94621

Phone: 510-635-1284

Fax: 510-635-1516

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Last Updated: 3/18/2019

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