Todd A. Walburg

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Products Liability Attorney in Oakland, CA

Cutter Law P.C.
 | 4179 Piedmont Avenue, 3rd Floor
Oakland, CA 94611
Phone: 888-285-3333
Fax: 916-588-9330
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2019
Selected To Rising Stars: 2010 - 2013
Licensed Since: 2001
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (80%),
  • Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff (20%)
Attorney Profile

For nearly 20 years, trial attorney Todd A. Walburg of Cutter Law P.C. has been helping clients through a variety of case types, including product liability, personal injury and mass tort law. He helps clients in the San Francisco Bay area, including Oakland and the surrounding areas, as well as Sacramento.

After earning his Bachelor of Arts at the University of California, Los Angeles, Mr. Walburg pursued his Juris Doctor at the University of San Francisco School of Law, where he graduated in 1999. He then gained valuable experience with the law firm of Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, prior to joining Cutter Law P.C. Here, he served as chair of the firm's auto and transportation cases practice group. It was in this position he developed the desire to help people facing personal injury and the many complications that come along with it.

Mr. Walburg is licensed to practice before all state courts of California. He is also admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit as well as before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Eastern, Southern and Central Districts of California. In order to stay up-to-date in his law practice, he holds membership in numerous professional organizations, including the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, Consumer Attorneys of California, the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles and the American Association for Justice, among others.

Mr. Walburg has been the recipient of a variety of prestigious awards thanks to his skill and ethics. He was named to Rue Ratings' Best Attorneys of America list for 2016, and he was also named to the Nation's Top One Percent of the National Association of Distinguished Counsel for 2015.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - Products (80%): Motor Vehicle Defects, Medical Devices, Pharmaceutical, Products Liability

Class Action/Mass Torts (20%): Class Actions, Asbestos, Toxic Torts

Focus Areas

Motor Vehicle Defects, Medical Devices, Pharmaceutical, Products Liability, Class Actions, Asbestos, Toxic Torts


Selected to Super Lawyers for 6 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 4 years

Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2019 Rising Stars: 2010 - 2013

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About Todd Walburg

Admitted: 2001, California

Professional Webpage:


  • Nation’s Top One Percent – National Association of Distinguished Counsel, 2015
  • Best Attorney – Rue Ratings’ Best Attorneys of America, 2016
  • Super Lawyer for Northern California, 2014 - 2016
  • Rising Star for Northern California, 2010 - 2013
  • National Winner of the Leesfield/Association of Trial Lawyers of America Scholarship
  • Selected for inclusion by peers in The Best Lawyers in America in field of "Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs," 2016 - 2017
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers for 2015 by The National Trial Lawyers

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, Education Committee and Experts Committee (appointed positions), 2005 - present
  • San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Directors (elected position), 2013 - present
  • Alameda-Contra Costa Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Governors (appointed position): 2003 - 2005 and 2012 - present
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • California
  • The Melvin M. Belli Society, Fellow (nominated position), 2014 - Present
  • Public Justice, Member
  • Western Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, Member
  • AIEG, Member
  • AAJ, formerly Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Member, 1997 - Present
  • Consumer Attorneys of California, Member, 1998 - Present
  • American Association for Justice (Attorneys Information Exchange Group; Motor Vehicle Collision, Highway and Premises Liability Section; Products Liability Section; Section on Toxic, Environmental, and Pharmaceutical Torts)

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Volunteer Trial Attorney for the Bar Association of San Francisco’s Eviction Defense Project since 2012

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • “The Silent Carbon Monoxide Killer: Keyless Fob Systems” (2016), Speaker
  • “Life Care Planning Webinar” (CAOC 2016), Speaker
  • Recreational Recoveries-Defective Products (AAJ Annual Convention 2016), Speaker
  • E-Cigarette Litigation-A New Frontier (AAJ Annual Convention 2016), Speaker
  • “Burn Injuries” (WTLA 2016), Speaker
  • "Theming with Case Framing" (SFTLA 2016), Speaker
  • “The Secrets of Visual Storytelling” (SFTLA 2015), Speaker
  • "Working Together-Individual Case and Class Action Coordination" (CAOC 2015), Speaker
  • “Product Liability in the Electronic Age-Unintended Acceleration” (SFTLA 2015), Speaker
  • “Life Care Planning for Serious Injury Cases” (SFTLA 2015), Speaker
  • "Comparing and Contrasting the GM Litigation and the Toyota Litigation" (AAJ 2014), Speaker
  • “Cutting Edge Damages” (SFTLA/CAOC 2013), Speaker
  • "Burn Injury Cases" (SFTLA/CAOC 2012), Speaker
  • “Toyota Unintended Acceleration Litigation” (CAOC Annual Convention 2011), Speaker
  • “Products Liability Strategies Before Trial” (SFTLA 2008), Speaker
  • “Powerful Mediation Briefs” in The Verdict (ACCTLA 2006), Author

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Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Appointed to the Plaintiff Steering Committee of the Toyota Unintended Acceleration JCCP coordinated litigation by the Presiding Judge of the Los Angeles Superior Court

Educational Background:

  • University of California, Los Angeles, California, B.A., Major: Political Science/Public Law, 1995

Industry Groups

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Office Location for Todd A. Walburg

4179 Piedmont Avenue
3rd Floor
Oakland, CA 94611

Phone: 888-285-3333

Fax: 916-588-9330

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Last Updated: 3/22/2019

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