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Scott D. Righthand

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in San Francisco, CA

The Law Office of Scott Righthand, P.C.
275 Battery Street, Suite 1300A
San Francisco, CA 94111
Phone: 415-544-0115
Fax: 415-544-0116
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2021
Licensed in California Since: 1979
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (40%), Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (40%), Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (20%)
Attorney Profile

Principal and founder at The Law Office of Scott Righthand, P.C., Scott D. Righthand has over 35 years of experience and represents clients in California in personal injury matters. Named as one of the Best Lawyers in America from 2009 to 2020, he focuses his practice on catastrophic and serious injury cases of medical malpractice, products liability and accidents. He is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates and a fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, has an Avvo “Superb” rating, and for his high ethical standards and long list of successful results, he holds the highest peer rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell.

After graduating from the University of Colorado Boulder in 1975 with a Bachelor of Arts, Mr. Righthand moved on to law school at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. He graduated from there in 1979 with his Juris Doctor and was a research editor for the Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly while studying law.

Mr. Righthand is admitted to practice in California and is a member of the Western Trial Lawyers Association, the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, the American Association for Justice, the Consumer Attorneys of California, The State Bar of California and The Bar Association of San Francisco. Early in his career, he spent a year as a member of the Forum Committee on the Entertainment and Sports Industries.

For over 30 years, Mr. Righthand was listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers and was nominated by the Consumer Attorneys of California for the Consumer Attorney of the Year Award and the Street Fighter of the Year Award. In 2020, he was named Lawyer of the Year in Medical Malpractice in San Francisco by the Best Lawyers in America.

* AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 40%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 40%Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
  • 20%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Selections

15 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2021

About Scott D. Righthand

First Admitted: 1979, California

Professional Webpage: https://www.righthandfirm.com/attorneys/scott-righthand/

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Dangers of Lithium Ion Batteries, Western Trial Lawyers
  • Employer Responsibility For Sleep Deprivation, Western Trial Lawyers
  • The Motorcycle Products Liability Case, Western Trial Lawyers

Honors/Awards

  • Highest Rated Yelp
  • Listed in the Bar Association Register of Preeminent Lawyers, 1982-2015
  • Lawyer of the Year 2020, San Francisco, Medical Malpractice
  • Martindale Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
  • Best Law Firms, The Best Lawyers in America, 2017, 2020
  • Rated Superb by Avvo  
  • Consumer Attorney of the Year Award - Consumer Attorneys of California, Nominee, 2009
  • Northern California Super Lawyers, 2007-2016
  • AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Street Fighter of the Year Award - Consumer Attorneys of California, Nominee, 2009
  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2009-2016
  • University of California Hastings College of the Law, Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly, Research Editor, 1978-1979
  • Listed in the Bar Association Register of Preeminent Lawyers, 1982-2014
  • Litigation Counsel of America, Fellow, 2009

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Ronald McDonald House
  • Green Chamber of Commerce
  • NRDC
  • Breast Cancer Fund

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Forum Committee on the Entertainment and Sports Industries, American Bar Association, Member, 1979-1989
  • Western Trial Lawyers
  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • San Francisco Bar Association, Member
  • Consumer Attorneys of California, Member
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Member
  • California, 1979
  • State Bar of California, Member
  • San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, Member

Educational Background

  • University of Colorado, B.A., 1975

Representative Clients

  • Randi W. v. Muroc Joint Unified School District 14 Cal. 4th 1066, 1997
  • Peredia v. HR Mobile Services, Inc. (2018) 25 Cal.App.5th 680.
  • Evan F. v. Hughson United Methodist Church 8 C.A.4th 828, 1992
  • McDaniel vs. Sunset Manor Co. 220 C.A. 3d 1, 1990

Industry Groups

  • Legal
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Office Location for Scott D. Righthand

275 Battery Street
Suite 1300A
San Francisco, CA 94111

Phone: 415-544-0115

Fax: 415-544-0116

Last Updated: 1/19/2021

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