Michael E. Gatto

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Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Walnut Creek, CA

Law Office of Michael E. Gatto
 | 2540 Camino Diablo, Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Phone: 510-343-9570
Fax: 510-635-1516
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2013, 2015 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1998
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (80%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (20%)
    Attorney Profile

    Michael E. Gatto is an attorney at Van Blois Law. From the firm's office in Oakland, California, he focuses his practice exclusively on complex personal injury litigation, representing area clients in cases involving medical malpractice, motor vehicle accidents, premises liability, defective products and wrongful death. Mr. Gatto has also handled cases involving elder abuse and nursing home negligence.

    As an undergraduate, Mr. Gatto attended The University of Arizona and received a Bachelor of Arts in 1990. He then pursued his legal education at Golden Gate University School of Law in San Francisco and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1994. After graduation, he served as a deputy attorney with the Pima County Attorney's Office, where he handled criminal misdemeanor and felony prosecutions. While there, he was involved in more than 150 bench trials and nearly 100 trials in front of juries. Admitted to practice in Arizona and California, Mr. Gatto is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona.

    In order to stay abreast of current developments in his practice area and to forge relationships with fellow attorneys, Mr. Gatto is an active participant in several organizations, including The State Bar of California and the Alameda-Contra Costa Trial Lawyers' Association. Mr. Gatto has also written several articles for Plaintiff magazine, an independent publication for plaintiff's civil trial attorneys in Northern and central California. Topics have included cross-examination, premises liability and spinal injuries. In 2014, he was lead counsel in a medical malpractice trial that ended in a jury award for his client in excess of $12 million, which is believed to be the largest medical malpractice verdict in the history of Contra Costa County.

    Practice Areas
    • 80%Personal Injury - General
    • 20%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice
    Focus Areas

    Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury


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    Super Lawyers: 2013, 2015 - 2020

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    About Michael Gatto

    Admitted: 1998, California

    Professional Webpage: http://www.vanbloislaw.com/About/Michael-E-Gatto.shtml

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • ACCTLA Board Member
    • Co-Chair of the Educational Committee 

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    Office Location for Michael E. Gatto

    2540 Camino Diablo
    Walnut Creek, CA 94597

    Phone: 510-343-9570

    Fax: 510-635-1516

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    Last Updated: 5/11/2020

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