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Anthony S. Petru

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Oakland, CA

Hildebrand McLeod & Nelson
350 Frank H Ogawa Plaza 4FL
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: 510-451-6732
Fax: 510-465-7023
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2022
Licensed in California Since: 1980
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Transportation/Maritime, Employment & Labor: Employee, Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
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Attorney Profile

Since 1980, Anthony has represented men and women of virtually every craft from every railroad in the western United States, procuring numerous million and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements.

In addition to railroad work, Anthony has represented consumers in a wide variety of cases including products liability, medical malpractice, wrongful termination, discrimination, bad-faith insurance practice, and automobile cases. In those cases, he has also earned million-dollar recoveries.

Anthony has been dedicated to advancing the ethical and professional practice of representing consumers, workers, and other individuals. He has been a member and a speaker for the American Association for Justice, the Consumer Attorneys of California, the Alameda-Contra Costa Trial Lawyers Association (for which he has served on their Executive Board since 1987 and was president in 1994), the Alameda County Bar Association, the Academy of Rail Labor Attorneys (for which he also serves as a Board Member), and has been found to possess the requisite skill, integrity and experience in the special art of advocacy by his peers to have been elected into the American Board of Trial Advocates. He has been selected as a Lifetime Achievement recipient of America’s Top 100 Attorneys for Northern California and has been elected as a life member into the National Registry of Who's Who.

Anthony is admitted to all California State and Federal Courts and is also admitted for specific cases in State and Federal Courts in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Utah, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas and Ohio.

Practice Areas
  • 20%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 60%Transportation/Maritime
  • 10%Employment & Labor: Employee
  • 10%Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Railroad Accident, Transportation Law, Employment Law - Employee, Unions, Whistleblower, Sexual Harassment, Labor Law, Employment Discrimination, Retaliation


10 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2022

About Anthony S. Petru

First Admitted: 1980, California

Professional Webpage:

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Speaker, American Association for Justice, Consumer Attorneys of California, Alameda-Contra Costa Trial Lawyers Association, Alameda County Bar Association, Alameda Democratic Lawyers Club

Educational Background

  • University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, California, B.A. - 1976, Honors: With Honors, Major: American Studies


  • Lifetime Achievement recipient of America’s Top 100 Attorneys for Northern California
  • National Registry of Who's Who, Lifetime Member

Bar/Professional Activity

  • American Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • Alameda County Bar Association, Member
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
  • California
  • American Association of Justice (AAJ), Member
  • Alameda-Contra Costa Trial Lawyers Association (ACCTLA), Past President
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • Academy of Rail Labor Attorneys (ARLA), Board Member
  • Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC), Member
  • Alameda Democratic Lawyers Club, Member
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California

Industry Groups

  • Railroad
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Office Location for Anthony S. Petru

350 Frank H Ogawa Plaza 4FL
Oakland, CA 94612

Phone: 510-451-6732

Fax: 510-465-7023

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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