Richard J. Baskin

Richard J. Baskin

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Oakland, CA

Attorney at Law
 | 1 Kaiser Plaza, Suite 2300
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: 510-444-1700
Fax: 510-444-1780
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2009, 2011 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1983
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (80%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

From his office in Oakland, Richard "Rick" Baskin has represented plaintiffs in major personal injury and wrongful death claims in the San Francisco Bay Area for over 25 years. Rick handles a variety of claims including auto, pedestrian, bicycle accidents, brain injuries, defective products, premises liability, industrial accidents and medical malpractice.

Rick graduated with honors from UC Santa Barbara and earned his law degree from the University Of San Francisco School Of Law in 1981. After law school he worked as a Deputy District Attorney where he successfully tried numerous criminal cases to verdict.

Mr. Baskin won many large verdicts for his clients, including $3.75 million in a premises liability case against Seven Eleven/The Southland Corp. and $332,500 against Zim’s Restaurant. He has obtained large settlements: $4.85 million in a wrongful death case, $1.7 million in a brain damage case against Caltrans, $1.4 million in a premises liability case and $1.1 million in a bicycle accident case.

He has written and lectured on the subject of civil trial practice and is a contributing author of a two-volume reference manual entitled “Premises Security and Liability-A Comprehensive Guide From the Experts.” (1997) Workplace Violence Research Institute, Laguna Beach, CA.

He served as President of the Alameda/Contra Costa Trial Lawyers Association.  He also served for 10 years on the board of the Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC), 3 years as a Director of the Alameda County Bar Association (ACBA) and 2 years as Chair of the ACBA Trial Practice Section. He is a former faculty member of the Trial Lawyers College, a non-profit organization founded by prominent trial attorney, Gerry Spence, dedicated to training lawyers to be winning advocates and to obtain justice for people.

For 10 years Rick has been selected as a “Super Lawyer” by Law and Politics Magazine. He is listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers and holds the highest rating from Martindale Hubbell. Rick is most committed to maintaining the high ethical standards of the profession.

About Richard Baskin

Admitted: 1983, California

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1 Kaiser Plaza
Suite 2300
Oakland, CA 94612

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Last Updated: 5/9/2019

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