Lew Van Blois

Top rated personal injury attorney in Oakland, California

Van Blois Law
Lew Van Blois
Van Blois Law

Practice Areas: Personal injury, Products liability; view more

Licensed in California since: 1966

Education: University of California Berkeley School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2023

Van Blois Law

7677 Oakport Street
Suite 565
Oakland, CA 94621 Visit website


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.

Practice areas

Personal injury - general: plaintiff, Personal injury - products: plaintiff

Focus areas

Motor vehicle accidents, Personal injury - plaintiff, Wrongful death, Construction accident, Brain injury, Trucking accidents, Premises liability - plaintiff, Motor vehicle defects

  • 70% Personal injury - general: plaintiff
  • 30% Personal injury - products: plaintiff

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
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • 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
Educational Background:
  • George Washington University, B.A., 1961
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy, Civil Trial Specialist, 1983
  • Civil Trial Specialist, California State Bar

Office location for Lew Van Blois

7677 Oakport Street
Suite 565
Oakland, CA 94621

Phone: 510-343-9570


17 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2023

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