Randall H. Scarlett

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in San Francisco, CA

Scarlett Law Group
 | 536 Pacific Avenue, Barbary Coast Building
San Francisco, CA 94133
Phone: 415-352-6264
Fax: 415-352-6265
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1988
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (20%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Randall H. Scarlett, principal of the Scarlett Law Group, concentrates his practice in the areas of catastrophic personal injury, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, wrongful death and other serious wrongs. His firm also handles cases involving product liability, aviation disaster, medical malpractice, international human rights, domestic civil rights, environmental actions and complex consumer actions. Scarlett Law Group is located in San Francisco, California.

A frequent lecturer throughout the United States on brain injury, spinal cord injury, catastrophic personal injury and other matters, Mr. Scarlett is admitted to practice before all the United States District Courts of California; the District of Columbia; the California Supreme Court; the United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; and the Supreme Court of the United States of America. He is a fellow of Trial Advocacy with the National College of Advocacy and is sitting this year for qualification as diplomat of that organization. Mr. Scarlett has been given an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale Hubbell (2002 - present), has been listed in Best Lawyers in America (2009 - present), and has been listed as a Superlawyer (2006 - present).  Mr. Scarlett is a member of Academy of Trial Professionals, a fellow of the Knights of the Bar, and a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (50%): Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Personal Injury - Products (30%): Motor Vehicle Defects, Products Liability

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

Focus Areas

Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Motor Vehicle Defects, Products Liability, Dental Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 14 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2019

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About Randall Scarlett

Admitted: 1988, California

Professional Webpage: http://www.scarlettlawgroup.com/profile/randall-h-scarlett

Honors/Awards:

  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Oxford's Who's Who
  • Member, Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Fellow, Knights of the Bar
  • Fellow, Trial Advocacy, National College of Advocacy

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Diplomat, Board Certified, American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, 2007
  • Associate Member, American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Member, Academy of Trial Professionals
  • Member, Marin Brain Injury Network
  • Member, North American Brain Injury Association (NABIS)
  • Member, Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA)
  • Vice-President, Board of Directors, California Brain Injury Association (CALBIA)
  • Member, Board of Directors, California Brain Injury Association (CALBIA)
  • Member, Academy of the Trial Advocacy
  • Member, Board of Directors, American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys (ABPLA)
  • Member, San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member, Bar Association of San Francisco
  • Member, Nevada Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member, Western Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member, Southern Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member, Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Member, Leaders Forum of that organization
  • Past Chair, Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Section, American Association for Justice
  • Member, American Association for Justice
  • U.S. District Court District of Alaska
  • U.S. District Court District of Hawaii
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
  • California Supreme Court
  • District of Columbia
  • Member, State Bar of California
  • Member, Washington District of Columbia Bar Association

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Member, 10 Million Dollar Lawyers Club

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • San Francisco Magazine
  • Lawdragon Magazine
  • Lecture, North America Brain Injury Society's (NABIS)

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Jones, et.al., v. State of California (CALTRANS), et. al., Monterey County Superior Court.  On February 25, 2014, a Monterey County jury awarded Mr. Scarlett's clients $9,406,186.53 (total verdict $18,681,052.00) as a result of the negligence of a big rig driver combined with a dangerous roadway (St. Rte. 156), which resulted in the death of plaintiff's mother. , 2014
  • Cole v. Wend Defendants, et al Mr. Scarlett represented plaintiff Matthew Cole, a 28 year old drywall worker who sustained a moderate traumatic brain injury when the car in which he was a passenger struck farm equipment stopped on a two lane rural highway.  The jury awarded $10.651 Million to plaintiff.  The award is the largest non-punitive jury award for a brain injured individual in Stanislaus County (Modesto), and was one of the highest jury awards in California and the nation during 2011. , 2011
  • Bianchi v. Gordon Trucking, et al Mr. Scarlett represented the plaintiff, a 21 year old young man who sustained a severe traumatic brain injury when the car in which he was a passenger was struck by a truck which had been involved in a truck vrs truck accident only moments before.  The jury awarded plaintiff $49.123 Million recognizing the extremely costly future care needs necessitated by plaintiffs catastrophic injuries.  The award was the highest non-punitive award for a brain injured individual in Santa Clara County (San Jose) and one of the highest awards in the nation during 2009. , 2009
  • Shi v. Coach U.S.A., et al Mr. Scarlett represented the plaintiff, a 52 year old woman who was struck in a crosswalk by a Coach U.S.A tour bus, making an illegal left hand turn.  Plaintiff sustained a moderate traumatic brain injury necessitating decompression and evacuation.  The jury awarded plaintiff a verdict in the amount of $22.8 million, the highest non-punitive damage award for a brain injured individual in San Francisco, California, and one of the highest awards in the nation during 2007. , 2007
  • Rasmussen v. Shade, et al Mr. Scarlett represented plaintiff who sustained a mild traumatic brain injury when the vehicle which he was operating was struck from behind.  The impact was extremely slow, causing less than $500.00 damage to plaintiffs car.  Nonetheless, Mr. Scarlett was able to establish to the jury's satisfaction that plaintiff sustained a brain injury.  The jury ultimately awarded plaintiff $1.248 Million in order to compensate plaintiff for his injuries. , 2005
  • Wright v. St. Rose Hos[ital, et al This medical negligence action involved a physcian's failure to diagnose H-Flu Meningitis in a then 7 month old girl.  The tragic result was quadriplegia with severe brain injury.  Mr. Scarlett achieved a $26,053,000.00 verdict on behalf of plaintiff in Alameda County Superior Court after a 7 week hotly contested trial   , 1995
  • In Re Marcos International Human Rights Cases Mr. Scarlett served as co-lead class counsel, and lead counsel on behalf of the direct action plaintiffs in this complex international human rights case.  Tried in three phases before the Honorable Manuel Real, sitting on MDL assignment in the United States District Counrt for the District of Hawaii, the jury ultimately awarded $1.2 Billion in exemplary damages and millions of dollars in compensatory damages to the plaintiffs.  This case is recognized as one of the most important international human rights cases ever brought in United States Courts., 1994

Representative Clients:

  • Mr Scarlett exclusively represents plaintiffs in cases involving traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injuries, catastrophic personal injury, and other serious wrongs. 

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • "The Mel" - Awarded by the Melvin M. Belli Society - an international trial lawyers association to that individual recognized as an advocate, teacher and example of a leader of the bar., 2011
  • Finalist, Trial Lawyer of the Year - San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, 2010
  • Finalist, Trial Lawyer of the Year - San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association  , 2006

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Industry Groups

  • Board Member American Board Of Professional Liability Attorneys
  • Consumer Attorneys Of California
  • Past Chair And Current Board Member Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group AAJ
  • Past President And Current Board Belli Society
  • Past Vice-President And Current Board Member California Brain Injury Association
  • Presidents Club Member American Association For Justice
  • Southern Trial Lawyers Association
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Office Location for Randall H. Scarlett

536 Pacific Avenue
Barbary Coast Building
San Francisco, CA 94133

Phone: 415-352-6264

Fax: 415-352-6265

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Last Updated: 10/11/2019

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