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Randall H. Scarlett

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in San Francisco, CA

Scarlett Law Group
536 Pacific Avenue, Barbary Coast Building
San Francisco, CA 94133
Phone: 415-352-6264
Fax: 415-352-6265
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2022
Licensed in California Since: 1988
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile

Attorney Randall H. Scarlett, principal of the Scarlett Law Group, concentrates his practice in the areas of catastrophic personal injury, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, wrongful death and other serious wrongs. His firm also handles cases involving product liability, aviation disaster, medical malpractice, international human rights, domestic civil rights, environmental actions and complex consumer actions. Scarlett Law Group is located in San Francisco, California.

A frequent lecturer throughout the United States on brain injury, spinal cord injury, catastrophic personal injury and other matters, Mr. Scarlett is admitted to practice before all the United States District Courts of California; the District of Columbia; the California Supreme Court; the United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; and the Supreme Court of the United States of America. He is a fellow of Trial Advocacy with the National College of Advocacy and is sitting this year for qualification as diplomat of that organization. Mr. Scarlett has been given an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale Hubbell (2002 - present), has been listed in Best Lawyers in America (2009 - present), and has been listed as a Superlawyer (2006 - present).  Mr. Scarlett is a member of Academy of Trial Professionals, a fellow of the Knights of the Bar, and a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

Practice Areas
  • 50%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 30%Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
  • 20%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Motor Vehicle Defects, Dental Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis

Selections

17 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2022

About Randall H. Scarlett

First Admitted: 1988, California

Professional Webpage: https://www.scarlettlawgroup.com/about-our-firm/randall-h-sc...

Representative Clients

  • Mr Scarlett exclusively represents plaintiffs in cases involving traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injuries, catastrophic personal injury, and other serious wrongs. 

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Member, 10 Million Dollar Lawyers Club

Honors/Awards

  • Fellow, Knights of the Bar
  • Oxford's Who's Who
  • Member, Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Fellow, Trial Advocacy, National College of Advocacy
  • Who's Who in American Law

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Lecture, North America Brain Injury Society's (NABIS)
  • Lawdragon Magazine
  • San Francisco Magazine

Bar/Professional Activity

  • U.S. District Court District of Hawaii
  • Member, Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA)
  • Past Chair, Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Section, American Association for Justice
  • Member, Academy of Trial Professionals
  • Member, Washington District of Columbia Bar Association
  • Member, Southern Trial Lawyers Association
  • California Supreme Court
  • Member, Bar Association of San Francisco
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California
  • Member, Board of Directors, American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys (ABPLA)
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Vice-President, Board of Directors, California Brain Injury Association (CALBIA)
  • Member, American Association for Justice
  • Member, Marin Brain Injury Network
  • Member, Consumer Attorneys of California
  • District of Columbia
  • Member, Nevada Trial Lawyers Association
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California
  • San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, 2007
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • Member, Board of Directors, California Brain Injury Association (CALBIA)
  • U.S. District Court District of Alaska
  • Member, North American Brain Injury Association (NABIS)
  • Member, Leaders Forum of that organization
  • Associate Member, American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Member, State Bar of California
  • Member, Western Trial Lawyers Association
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
  • Member, San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • Member, Academy of the Trial Advocacy

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Diplomat, Board Certified, American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys

Verdicts/Settlements

  • Wright v. St. Rose Hos[ital, et al This medical negligence action involved a physcian's failure to diagnose H-Flu Meningitis in a then 7 month old girl.  The tragic result was quadriplegia with severe brain injury.  Mr. Scarlett achieved a $26,053,000.00 verdict on behalf of plaintiff in Alameda County Superior Court after a 7 week hotly contested trial   , 1995
  • In Re Marcos International Human Rights Cases Mr. Scarlett served as co-lead class counsel, and lead counsel on behalf of the direct action plaintiffs in this complex international human rights case.  Tried in three phases before the Honorable Manuel Real, sitting on MDL assignment in the United States District Counrt for the District of Hawaii, the jury ultimately awarded $1.2 Billion in exemplary damages and millions of dollars in compensatory damages to the plaintiffs.  This case is recognized as one of the most important international human rights cases ever brought in United States Courts., 1994
  • Shi v. Coach U.S.A., et al Mr. Scarlett represented the plaintiff, a 52 year old woman who was struck in a crosswalk by a Coach U.S.A tour bus, making an illegal left hand turn.  Plaintiff sustained a moderate traumatic brain injury necessitating decompression and evacuation.  The jury awarded plaintiff a verdict in the amount of $22.8 million, the highest non-punitive damage award for a brain injured individual in San Francisco, California, and one of the highest awards in the nation during 2007. , 2007
  • Jones, et.al., v. State of California (CALTRANS), et. al., Monterey County Superior Court.  On February 25, 2014, a Monterey County jury awarded Mr. Scarlett's clients $9,406,186.53 (total verdict $18,681,052.00) as a result of the negligence of a big rig driver combined with a dangerous roadway (St. Rte. 156), which resulted in the death of plaintiff's mother. , 2014
  • Rasmussen v. Shade, et al Mr. Scarlett represented plaintiff who sustained a mild traumatic brain injury when the vehicle which he was operating was struck from behind.  The impact was extremely slow, causing less than $500.00 damage to plaintiffs car.  Nonetheless, Mr. Scarlett was able to establish to the jury's satisfaction that plaintiff sustained a brain injury.  The jury ultimately awarded plaintiff $1.248 Million in order to compensate plaintiff for his injuries. , 2005
  • Bianchi v. Gordon Trucking, et al Mr. Scarlett represented the plaintiff, a 21 year old young man who sustained a severe traumatic brain injury when the car in which he was a passenger was struck by a truck which had been involved in a truck vrs truck accident only moments before.  The jury awarded plaintiff $49.123 Million recognizing the extremely costly future care needs necessitated by plaintiffs catastrophic injuries.  The award was the highest non-punitive award for a brain injured individual in Santa Clara County (San Jose) and one of the highest awards in the nation during 2009. , 2009
  • Cole v. Wend Defendants, et al Mr. Scarlett represented plaintiff Matthew Cole, a 28 year old drywall worker who sustained a moderate traumatic brain injury when the car in which he was a passenger struck farm equipment stopped on a two lane rural highway.  The jury awarded $10.651 Million to plaintiff.  The award is the largest non-punitive jury award for a brain injured individual in Stanislaus County (Modesto), and was one of the highest jury awards in California and the nation during 2011. , 2011

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • "The Mel" - Awarded by the Melvin M. Belli Society - an international trial lawyers association to that individual recognized as an advocate, teacher and example of a leader of the bar., 2011
  • Finalist, Trial Lawyer of the Year - San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, 2010
  • Finalist, Trial Lawyer of the Year - San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association  , 2006

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Industry Groups

  • Board Member American Board Of Professional Liability Attorneys
  • Consumer Attorneys Of California
  • Past Chair And Current Board Member Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group AAJ
  • Past President And Current Board Belli Society
  • Past Vice-President And Current Board Member California Brain Injury Association
  • Presidents Club Member American Association For Justice
  • Southern Trial Lawyers Association
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Office Location for Randall H. Scarlett

536 Pacific Avenue
Barbary Coast Building
San Francisco, CA 94133

Phone: 415-352-6264

Fax: 415-352-6265

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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