Lew Van Blois
Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Oakland, CA
Oakland, California, attorney Lew Van Blois has been practicing law for more than 45 years and has been certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy as a civil trial specialist for more than 25 years. In that time, he has tried more than 150 jury trials in California. He is a member of the firm Van Blois & Associates.
Mr. Van Blois has been recognized by the Consumer Attorneys of California (formerly called the California Trial Lawyers Association) as an experienced trial attorney in the fields of products liability, professional negligence, general personal injury, public entity liability and insurance bad faith law. He has received the honor of being the Alameda County Trial Lawyer of the Year.
Actively involved in improving the administration of justice in Alameda and Contra Costa counties, Mr. Van Blois was instrumental in establishing the Early Disposition Program (EDP) and the SETL Programs that have led to settlements of cases to help reduce court congestion. He has frequently lectured on trial practice and personal injury law and medicine.
- 70%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
- 30%Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Motor Vehicle Defects
- Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2022
Certificates and Credentials
About Lew Van Blois
First Admitted: 1966, California
Professional Webpage: https://www.vanbloislaw.com/attorney/r-l-van-blois/
- Best Lawyers Peer Review Awarded Attorney R. Lewis Van Blois of Oakland, CA the Lawyer of the Year in Northern California for 3 Years, ,
- Plantiff's "Lawyer of the Year” in Northern California for Product Liability Litigation in 2021, .
- Plaintiff’s “Lawyer of the Year” in Northern California for Personal Injury in 2020, .
- Plaintiff's "Lawyer of the Year” in Northern California for Product Liability Litigation in 2018, .
- "AV" rating from Martindale-Hubbell
- Alameda County Trial Lawyer of the Year
- Top Attorneys in Northern California
- Member, Alameda-Contra Costa County Trial Lawyers Association
- Member, Alameda County Bar Association
- U.S. Supreme Court
- Board of Governors, Consumer Attorneys of California, 1978-1980
- Member, American Association for Justice
- Member, California Trial Lawyers Association
- President, Alameda-Contra Costa County Trial Lawyers Association,1977-1978
- Member, Contra Costa County Bar Association
- George Washington University, B.A., 1961
- National Board of Trial Advocacy, Civil Trial Specialist, 1983
- Civil Trial Specialist, California State Bar
Last Updated: 5/15/2022