At GJEL Accident Attorneys, our attorneys are better at helping you get better. Every case we take gets personalized attention from our staff.

At GJEL you’re not just a number. We only take on a small number of cases at any time to help us maximize your recovery. In fact, many times we get larger settlements than other firms would be able to get.

Here are just a few of the things that set us apart from other personal injury law firms in California.

  • Over 99% success rate helping injured victims since 1972.
  • Over $980 Million recovered for our clients from insurance companies and corporate defendants.
  • Ranked among the top law firms nationwide by our peers.
  • Successful speedy resolutions to cases.
  • Respected and seen as a formidable opponent by insurance companies.
  • Known for helping our clients with their medical, vehicle repair and replacement, rental car and other bills from day one.
  • Our attorneys attended Stanford, the University of California, the University of Chicago, and other major universities.
  • Experts in accident reconstruction.
  • An authority for other firms and lawyers-noted for the speed and skill with which we resolve our clients’ cases.
  • Free Consultations whenever and wherever is most convenient for our clients.
  • Paid only upon the successful resolution of our clients’ cases-no up-front fees.

Our Personal Connection with Clients

Attorney Andy Gillin with the Best Lawyers 2022 Award

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.

The one-on-one relationship between attorney and client is truly important to GJEL. Unlike many other law firms, our discipline is to maintain a constant emphasis on quality over quantity. Catastrophic injury cases require extraordinary attention to detail. The only way to allow for that focus is to be extremely selective.

Our selectiveness allows us the time to work every aspect of the case and to develop a personal connection with you. That connection gives us extra fight and determination to overcome the deep resources that corporate defendants and insurance companies possess.

We return all phone calls immediately and solve every problem we can, whether it is directly related to the case or not. We maintain friendships with our clients long after we’ve won their cases.

Our Experienced, Compassionate Staff

We help clients get back on their feet and get their lives back. People go through a lot when they sustain an injury, both emotionally and physically, and the number of medical specialists our clients see is often overwhelming. Our clients also need help figuring out their property damage issues with their cars or motorcycles, they need help getting investigative reports and medical records, and oftentimes securing a rental vehicle. In general, our clients need help getting back on their feet and returning their lives to normal.

That’s where GJEL’s staff comes in. We let our clients focus on what is really important-their health. We set up appointments with doctors and medical specialists who will provide you with the absolute best care. We coordinate accident investigations. We communicate with your health insurance company. We follow up with the insurance company of the person who hit you, as well as your own car insurance company. In a nutshell, we handle all the details of your case, so that you can focus on your health and your family.

Every member of our staff is a humble, approachable, friendly, and compassionate person. From your first phone call or email to our office, I know you’ll have the same impression.

We welcome any and all questions about individual cases. Initial consultations are free, and if we can’t help you, we’ll do our best to direct you to additional legal resources. My staff, my partners, and I look forward to speaking with you.

Andy Gillin
Managing Partner
Gillin, Jacobson, Ellis, Larsen & Lucey

2023 Awards & Recognition for GJEL

  • FindLaw/Super Lawyers Award
  • America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators
  • Lawyers of Distinction Honor
  • CAOC Presidents Club Member
  • NTL – Civil Plaintiff – Top 100
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum Member
  • Walk SF Sponsorship Awardee
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel Recognition
  • 2023 Attorney Client Satisfaction by American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys (AIOPIA’s 10 Best Personal Injury Registration)
  • America’s Top 100 Personal Injury Attorneys
  • Best Lawyers Award 2023
  • Newsweek’s Top Personal Injury Attorneys 2016
  • Forbes: Bay Area Leaders in Law
  • Top 25 Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers
  • Top 10 Trucking Trial Lawyers
  • Top 25 Products Liability Trial Lawyers
  • AV Preeminent Award by 2023
  • Best Law Firms Recognition
  • Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers Association – Top 25
  • Trucking Trial Lawyers Association – Top 10
  • Products Liability Trial Lawyers Association – Top 25

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