Wesley Wakeford

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in San Francisco, CA

Wakeford Gelini
 | 275 Battery Street, Suite 1300, San Francisco, CA 94111
Phone: 415-578-3510
Fax: 415-294-2890
Selected to Rising Stars: 2011 - 2014
Licensed Since: 2003
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (80%),
  • General Litigation (20%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • French
Attorney Profile

Wesley Wakeford is an attorney at Wakeford Gelini, where he focuses his practice on personal injury and wrongful death litigation. Based in San Francisco, he provides representation to clients throughout the Bay Area who have suffered economic and noneconomic harm from the negligence or recklessness of other parties. Mr. Wakeford has pursued actions against businesses and governmental agencies as well as individuals, and the cases that he has handled have arisen out of incidents involving truck and other motor vehicle crashes, premises liability, defective products, toxic torts, and auto pedestrian accidents. He also has experience in general civil litigation.

During the course of his career, Mr. Wakeford has been able to obtain numerous high-dollar settlements and jury awards on behalf of his clients. His fellow professionals have taken note of his successful track record and high degree of ethics, and they have awarded him a 10.0 "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo. Mr. Wakeford has also been named to both The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40 and The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100. Admitted to practice before all California courts since 2003, he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit.

As an undergraduate, Mr. Wakeford attended The University of Oklahoma, and he studied abroad at Clermont-Ferrand in France before receiving a Bachelor of Arts in 1998. He then went on to pursue his legal education at the University of Minnesota Law School and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 2002. While he was in law school, Mr. Wakeford served a judicial externship with a judge on the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (80%): Wrongful Death

General Litigation (20%)

Focus Areas

Wrongful Death


top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 4 years

Rising Stars: 2011 - 2014

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About Wesley Wakeford

Admitted: 2003, California

Professional Webpage: https://wakefordlaw.com/our-firm/wesley-wakeford/


  • 10.0 “Superb” rating, Avvo.com
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers
  • Rising Star – Super Lawyers, 2011-2014
  • Offered free an discounted legal services to clients referred by the charitable organization, the Aids Legal Referral Panel, Hero Award, Aids Legal Referral Panel, 2008
  • Top 40 Under 40, National Trial Lawyers

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 2003
  • National Trial Lawyers, Member
  • Consumer Attorneys of California, Member
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, 2003
  • California, 2003
  • San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, Member

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • SF Bar Association, Volunteer Legal Services
  • AIDS Legal Referral Panel, Panelist

Educational Background:

  • Université Blaise Pascal, Claremont-Ferrand, France, DELF, 1995
  • University of Oklahoma, B.A., 1998

Industry Groups

  • San Francisco Trial Lawyers
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Office Location for Wesley Wakeford

275 Battery Street, Suite 1300
San Francisco, CA 94111

Phone: 415-578-3510

Fax: 415-294-2890

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Last Updated: 12/20/2018

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