Shaana A. Rahman

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in San Francisco, CA

Rahman Law PC
 | 177 Post Street, Suite 750
San Francisco, CA 94108
Phone: 866-451-1723
Fax: 415-956-9246
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2018
Selected to Rising Stars: 2009 - 2011
Licensed Since: 1998
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (90%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

Suffering a personal injury may be one of the most traumatic experiences an individual ever goes through. As founder and principal of Rahman Law PC, Shaana A. Rahman is committed to helping victims of negligence recover compensation and overcome the challenges associated with incidents such as motor vehicle accidents. She advocates for clients in San Francisco, Paso Robles and San Luis Obispo, California, in both courtroom and negotiation settings.

As a highly accomplished trial attorney, Ms. Rahman has taken hundreds of cases to court. She has secured significant awards for countless clients. For example, in a case in which a pedestrian suffered a traumatic brain injury, she returned a settlement in excess of $4.2 million. She has reached substantial verdicts in matters involving bicycle accidents, motorcycle accidents and premises liability.

For her accomplishments, Ms. Rahman holds an Avvo “Superb” rating. She also holds an "AV" rating from Martindale-Hubbell. She is a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum and has been listed in The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 and in The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40.

Ms. Rahman is herself an avid cyclist. As such, she is keenly passionate about representing injured cyclists and pedestrians. She formerly defended insurance companies against claims of negligence and knows exactly how these entities attempt to shortchange people who have encountered wrongdoing.

A published author and frequent guest speaker, Ms. Rahman is a member of the Consumer Attorneys of California and sits on the board of directors for the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association. In 1993, she received a Bachelor of Science from Santa Clara University. She then earned a Juris Doctor from the University of San Francisco School of Law.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (90%): Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Personal Injury - Products (10%): Products Liability

Focus Areas

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

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 7 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 3 years

Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2018 Rising Stars: 2009 - 2011

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About Shaana Rahman

Admitted: 1998, California

Professional Webpage: https://www.rahmanlawsf.com/about-us/shaana-rahman/

Honors/Awards:

  • Named 20 Best San Francisco Personal Injury Attorneys in San Francisco by Expertise.com, 2017
  • Named a Top Women Attorney in Northern California, San Francisco Magazine, 2016
  • Unity Award, Minority Bar Coalition, 2015
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers, 2015
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers, 2014
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers, 2013
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40, 2012
  • Member, Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Preeminent Woman Lawyer, Martindale Hubbell
  • Super Lawyer for Northern California

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member, Board of Directors, San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, 2004
  • Chair, Diversity Committee

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Member, Bay Area
  • Member, Central Coast Bicycle Communities
  • Member, Board of Directors, Walk San Francisco, 2017
  • Member, San Luis Obispo County Bike Coalition
  • Member, Bike East Bay
  • Member, Marin County Bicycle Coalition
  • Member, San Francisco Bicycle Coalition

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Bike Bias in Jury Selection and Using Challenges for Cause, Plaintiff Magazine, 2017
  • Speed Kills, Plaintiff Magazine, 2016
  • Plaintiff Magazine, 2015
  • Why women are underrepresented in the plaintiffs' bar and how to overcome these challenges, Wanted: Women Trial Lawyers, Plaintiff Magazine, 2013
  • A toolkit for representing cyclists in injury collisions, Bike Law 101, Plaintiff Magazine, 2011
  • Author, Establishing School District Liability in Student on Student Assauts, Plaintiff Magazine, 2010
  • "Rules of Evidence: Pre-trial proceedings, witness preparation, lay versus expert testimony", Speaker, Lorman Education Services, 2009
  • "Deposition Boot Camp: Practical Tips on Winning Depositions", Speaker, State Bar Of California 81st Annual Meeting, 2008
  • Two-Wheeled Single Vehicle Collisions, San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, Summer 2007, Speaker
  • Deposition Skills, National Institute of Trial Advocacy, October 11, 2008, Instructor
  • Profile: Shaana Rahman: Trial lawyer pays her dues, makes her own success and shows others the way by Stephen Ellison, Plaintiff Magazine, October 2014
  • Strategies and Timing of Depositions in Multiple Defendant Cases, San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, October 19, 2010, Speaker
  • Deposition Skills, National Institute of Trial Advocacy, October 15-17, 2010, Instructor
  • Building Trial Skills, National Institute of Trial Advocacy, June 24-27, 2010, Instructor
  • Pre-Trial Proceedings, Lorman Education Services, June 16, 2009, Speaker
  • Preparing for and Completing Depositions of Persons Most Qualified, State Bar of California 81st Annual Meeting, September 26, 2008, Speaker
  • Litigating MUNI Cases: Perspectives from Both Sides of the Fence, San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, Speaker
  • Focus Groups: Six Keys to Success, San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, November 27, 2007, Speaker
  • "Keeping the Premises Safe and Habitable: The Scope of a Landlord's Duty" by Shaana A. Rahman, (Consumer Attorneys of California FORUM, Vol 37/No.10, December 2007)
  • "Two-Wheeled Single Vehicle Collisions: Spotting the Viable Case – The Road to Recovery" by Shaana A. Rahman, (Consumer Attorneys of California FORUM, Vol 37/No.9, November 2007)
  • "Defense Attorneys as the Thought Police: Providing Damages While Preserving Your Client's Privacy in Personal Injury Litigation" by Shaana A. Rahman, (Consumer Attorneys of California FORUM, Vol 37/No.4, May 2007)
  • “Commencing Actions Against State and Federal Public Entities,” by Shaana A. Rahman, (Consumer Attorneys of California FORUM, Vol 36/No.2, March 2006)
  • “Settlements Without Mediation,” by Shaana A. Rahman, (Consumer Attorneys of California FORUM, Vol 35/No.5, June 2005)
  • “Navigating the California Tort Claims Act,” by Shaana A. Rahman, (Consumer Attorneys of California FORUM, Vol 34/No. 8, October 2004), San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association
  • Eliminating Bias in the Legal Profession, Moderator, San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, October 25, 2011
  • Litigating Bad Faith Claims Against Insurance Companies, San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, June 2014

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Educational Background:

  • Santa Clara University, B.S., Major: Political Science, 1993, Honor: Political Science Student Association, President, Honor: Speech and Debate Association,President, Honor: Academic scholarship, Recipient, 1993

Industry Groups

  • Board Of Directors SFTLA
  • Consumer Attorneys Of California
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Office Location for Shaana A. Rahman

177 Post Street
Suite 750
San Francisco, CA 94108

Phone: 866-451-1723

Fax: 415-956-9246

 

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Last Updated: 5/24/2018

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