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California’s Preeminent Auto Accident & Personal Injury Attorneys

Since 1972, GJEL Accident Attorneys have obtained recoveries in over 99% of our cases—over $850 million for accident victims and their loved ones.

Why consider our firm to represent you?

  • GJEL was featured on a recent cover of “Northern California’s Best Lawyers” Magazine and we are consistently rated among the top auto accident and personal injury firms nationwide by our peers and major independent legal authorities.
  • We give each client the time and attention necessary to get the most out of his or her case–we never take an assembly-line approach to our clients’ personal injury and auto accident claims.
  • We’re a known authority and teach other firms and lawyers. Our attorneys are frequent authors, lecturers, and consultants in the field of personal injury law.
  • We are known to “go to the mat” for our clients. That carries extraordinary weight and respect with insurance companies and other lawyers. We regularly get better and faster results than law firms without our reputation.
  • You’ll always have access to your lawyer and will never be pushed off onto a case-worker or paralegal. In fact, we can put you in touch with your lawyer within minutes of your first call or e-mail.
  • We help our clients with their medical, vehicle repair or replacement, rental car and other bills starting from day one.
  • Our investigators and accident reconstruction specialists are tops in their fields and we put them to work on your case immediately.
  • Consultations are always free and can be done whenever and wherever is most convenient for you — including weekends, evenings, hospitals, home, at your office, or at our offices.
  • We only win if our clients win. No matter how complex the case, clients pay nothing until we recover money for them.

For a free consultation, call 1-866-218-3776

Recent Verdicts and Settlements

Key Practice Areas

For nearly 40 years, we have earned an undisputed track record of success by obtaining recoveries in more than 99% of our cases for a total of $850 million for accident victims and their families from insurance companies and corporate defendants. GJEL Accident Attorneys has extensive experience with all types of serious injury cases, including wrongful death and insurance claims and disputes.

Auto Accidents

We're experts in accident reconstruction & help our clients medical, vehicle repair and replacement, rental car and other bills from day one.

Bicycle Accidents

We’ve successfully handled hundreds of bicycle accident cases with a success rate of over 99%, and we routinely resolve our cases more quickly and more successfully than less-experienced bicycle accident lawyers.

Motorcycle Accidents

We will get your bike fixed and back to its original condition. We will NOT let the insurance company nickel-and-dime you. We fight the bias against motorcyclists every day–and win.

Pedestrian Accidents

We have successfully resolved hundreds of pedestrian accident cases and obtained well over $25 million in verdicts and settlements for our clients who were injured as pedestrians.

Meet our Attorneys

As partner Andy Gillin is fond of saying, “We love fighting for the little guy.” We all began our careers in public service, and while the cases have gotten larger and more complex along the way, that hasn’t changed our firm’s focus. We're still proud of our community involvement over 40 years later. The one-on-one relationships with our clients are truly important for every member of our firm, and we maintain friendships with our clients long after we’ve won their cases. We invite you to get to know each of our attorneys better by visiting their profiles.

Andy Gillin
Andrew R. Gillin

Andy Gillin received his Bachelor's Degree from the University of California at Berkeley, and his law degree from the University of Chicago. Andy’s case results include many recoveries for his clients in excess of $1,000,000, and he was recently honored with Avvo's Client's Choice Award.

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Ralph Jacobson
Ralph L. Jacobson

Ralph Jacobson received his law degree from Stanford University in 1969. His concentration has been in personal injury and employment litigation for over 30 years. He is a co-author of a leading text, California Government Tort Liability Practice, published by the California Continuing Education of the Bar. Ralph is now of counsel to the firm.

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Luke Ellis
Luke Ellis

Luke Ellis was named Lawyer of the Year for 2014-Personal Injury, by Best Lawyers of America and was selected as one of the ‘Lions of Litigation’ by Berkeley Law (Boalt Hall), University of California. Mr. Ellis has one of the largest personal injury jury trial verdicts on record in Alameda County, and the largest wrongful death jury verdict in Contra Costa County history.

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Jim Larsen
Jim Larsen

Jim Larsen received his Bachelor's Degree from the University of California at Berkeley in 1982, and his law degree from the University of Oregon in 1986. His case results include many recoveries for his clients in excess of $1,000,000.

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Kristin M. Lucey
Kristin M. Lucey

Kristin Lucey received her Bachelor's Degree from the University of Redlands in 1992 and her law degree from the University of California, Davis, School of Law in 1996. She has been honored as Northern California Super Lawyer since 2010.

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Bill Dullea
Bill Dullea

William Dullea received his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Oregon in 1971 and his law degree from the University of Santa Clara, School of Law in 1975. He has represented hundreds of plaintiffs in personal injury cases.

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The Latest from the GJEL Blog

GJEL’s blog is led by GJEL attorney Jim Larsen and Jason Arango, and jointly maintained by our community outreach team. We focus on issues of road safety for drivers, passengers, riders, cyclists and pedestrians, as well as important issues related to the legal community.

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