Geoff B. Rill

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Fountain Valley, CA

Kerr & Sheldon
 | 16480 Harbor Blvd., Suite 100
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
Phone: 949-677-8884
Selected to Rising Stars: 2017
Licensed Since: 2010
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
Attorney Profile

A trial lawyer at Kerr & Sheldon, A Professional Law Corporation, Geoff B. Rill represents those in Orange, Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino counties who have cases of personal injury. His extensive experience in discovery, summary judgment, law and motion, jury trials, oral argument, arbitration, mediation, settlement negotiation and litigation experience make him an aggressive, successful advocate for those who suffer injury at the hands of another.

Mr. Rill is a member of the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association, the Orange County Bar Association, the Consumer Attorneys of California and the American Bar Association. With admissions to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Southern and Central Districts and all California state courts, Mr. Rill extends his practice area to benefit as many members of the community as possible.

While attending the University of California, Santa Cruz, he earned a Bachelor of Arts before moving on to the University of San Diego School of Law to earn a Juris Doctor. Focus practice areas extend to defective products; dog bites; and automobile, trucking and motorcycle accidents. Mr. Rill has experience on the prosecution side of the courtroom from his work with the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office Hardcore Gang Division, and worked with victims of domestic violence during law school with the Legal Aid Society of San Diego.

He fluently speaks, writes and reads Spanish. Recognized for his pro bono legal service while in law school, Mr. Rill also discovered he is extremely proficient at oral advocacy. When he is not representing clients in matters of personal injury, wrongful death or personal negligence, he may be found golfing or surfing.

 
Practice Areas
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Personal Injury - General (100%): Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury

Focus Areas

Personal Injury - General: Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury

Selections

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Rising Stars: 2017

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About Geoff Rill

Admitted: 2010, California

Professional Webpage: http://kerrlawfirm.com/attorney-profiles/geoff-rill/

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Orange County Bar Association, Member
  • Orange County Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • United States District Court for the Southern Districts of California
  • United States District Court for the Central Districts of California
  • All California State Courts
  • American Bar Association
  • Consumer Attorneys of California

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Volunteer, San Diego Legal Society

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • Trial: Bayliss v. Byrnes. Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BC 519115. Co-chair on 1-week jury trial against John Doherty, Esq. of Doherty & Catlow. Plaintiff motorcycle rider claimed negligence against defendant driver arising out of non-impact traffic incident. Liability was contested. Conducted Opening Statement, examination of Plaintiff, examination of Defendant, examination of Plaintiff’s employer; examination of Plaintiff’s medical expert, cross-exam of Defendant’s Medical Expert, Closing Argument. Plaintiff’s verdict in the amount of $22,000. Defendant found 100% liable
  • Trial: Cashman v. Caltrans, et al. Riverside Superior Court Case No. RIC 1214314. Co-chair on 6-week jury trial against Caltrans house counsel.  Plaintiff brought suit against Caltrans and underinsured driver claiming Dangerous Condition of Public Property.  Conducted Opening Statement, examination of 13 witnesses, including Plaintiff, Defendant, Direct exam of Plaintiff’s liability anddamages experts; Cross exam of Caltrans’ liability and damages experts; closing argument. Plaintiff’s verdict in the amount of $951,285.64.
  • Trial: Balaj v. Estate of Ramos, OCSC Case No. 30-2014-007232354-day jury trial in OCSC, Dept. C-11, Andrew Banks, Judge Presiding. Scott Meininger, Esq. of Michael Maguire & Associates on behalf of defendant, Estate of Ramos. Plaintiff was sideswiped by Ramos. Defendant admitted liability but defense experts Milton Legome, M.D. and Judson Welcher, Ph.D. challenged liability and damages. Plaintiff's verdict for $35,000, which exceeded Plaintiff’s Statutory Offer to Compromise

Educational Background:

  • University of California, Santa Cruz, Bachelor of Arts, Major: Politics, Minor: History, 2007
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Office Location for Geoff B. Rill

16480 Harbor Blvd.
Suite 100
Fountain Valley, CA 92708

Phone: 949-677-8884

 

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Last Updated: 4/5/2017

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