Basil Plastiras

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Professional Liability Attorney in San Rafael, CA

Plastiras & Terrizzi, APC
24 Professional Center Pkwy, Suite 150
San Rafael, CA 94903
Phone: 888-994-7178
Fax: 415-472-8110
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005, 2011 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1976
Practice Areas: Professional Liability: Plaintiff (50%), Professional Liability: Defense (50%)
Attorney Profile

A highly regarded civil litigation attorney with experience representing defendants as well as plaintiffs, Basil Plastiras is a partner at Plastiras & Terrizzi. The firm is located in San Rafael, California, and he furnishes representation to people and businesses throughout the state. Admitted to practice in California since 1976, Mr. Plastiras is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California as well as before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit.

Mr. Plastiras has handled numerous actions involving allegations of legal malpractice, and he has appeared on behalf of both plaintiffs who are bringing these claims as well as attorneys who are the subject of them. In addition to his professional liability practice, he has worked on cases involving real estate and land use disputes, and his clients in this regard have included property owners, developers, construction companies, lenders, landlords, tenants, property managers, brokers, and title companies. Apart from the real estate area, Mr. Plastiras’s experience has encompassed such general civil litigation matters as unfair trade practices, contract breaches, conversion, defamation, breach of fiduciary duties, and fraud and misrepresentation.

In addition to his court appearances, Mr. Plastiras has handled many disputes through arbitration and mediation. He has also worked on a variety of real estate investment transactions, and his experience in this regard is supplemented by his status as a licensed real estate broker. Highly regarded by his fellow attorneys, Mr. Plastiras has received an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and a “Superb” peer review rating through Avvo. He is a 1975 graduate of the University of California Hastings College of the Law.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 50%Professional Liability: Plaintiff
  • 50%Professional Liability: Defense
Focus Areas

Legal Malpractice, Professional Malpractice - Other, Ethics & Professional Responsibility


12 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2005, 2011 - 2021

About Basil Plastiras

Admitted: 1976, California

Professional Webpage:

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Prevention of Legal Malpractice in Civil Litigation
  • Instructor, Trial advocacy at U.C. Hastings College of Law
  • Instructor, Civil Procedure and Corporations and Partnerships at Dominican University

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • Appeared on KGO-TV, KQED Radio, KALX Radio and KYA Radio


  • AV rated (highest possible rating) since 1986
  • Listed in the National Bar Register of Pre-Eminent Attorneys since 1996
  • Northern California Super Lawyer
  • Listed as a top attorney in his fields in both San Francisco Magazine and the San Francisco Chronicle

Bar/Professional Activity

  • San Francisco Bar Association
  • Presentation of numerous MCLE seminars on legal malpractice to local bar associations throughout Northern California Expert Witness retained over 100 times in legal malpractice matters Court certified as an expert in legal malpractice matters in all Bay Area Courts, 1990
  • State Bar Association
  • Current CEO and President of Parkway Properties Investment Corporation
  • Marin Bar Association

Pro bono/Community Service

  • President, The Preserve at Tiburon Homeowners Association
  • Board of Trustees, Hellenic Law Society of Northern California since 1995
  • President, San Francisco Mental Health Association
  • Past President of the UC Hastings Foundation Board of Trustees

Educational Background

  • University of California, Berkeley, A.B., 1971

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • California licensed Real Estate Broker, 1996

Industry Groups

  • Expert Witness & Legal Malpractice
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Office Location for Basil Plastiras

24 Professional Center Pkwy
Suite 150
San Rafael, CA 94903

Phone: 888-994-7178

Fax: 415-472-8110

Last Updated: 2/18/2021

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