Introducing the Award Winning Accident & Injury Attorneys

GJEL’s commitment to excellence extends over 40 years. During that time, we used our passion and dedication, coupled with our knowledge and tremendous experience, to fight for our clients. We believe that anyone who suffered a serious injury caused by the misconduct of another deserves justice and financial compensation.

We have been flattered to receive numerous awards which acknowledge our commitment to our clients’ needs. By collecting over $950 million in settlement and judgments for our clients, we have demonstrated our ability to find justice for nearly every person who has sought our help. 

Despite all of the accolades we receive, we will continue to pursue justice for our clients. With access to a wealth of resources at our disposal, we remain committed to fight one-on-one with powerful insurance companies and other large corporations. All our Orinda accident lawyers have developed strong negotiation skills to help maximize your claim without going to court. But we are ready to take your case to trial if the insurance company refuses to offer a just settlement.

We are convienentley located at 2 Orinda Theatre Square #230, Orinda, CA 94563.



Attorneys serving our Orinda California law offices.

  • Andy Gillin

    Andy Gillin

    is the managing partner of GJEL Accident Attorneys. He is an award-winning personal injury attorney with a 99% success rate.
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  • Ralph Jacobson

    Ralph Jacobson

    For the past 40+ years, attorney Ralph Jacobson has been helping personal injury victims. Ralph is an award winner of the prestigious Superlawyers award.
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  • Luke Ellis

    Luke Ellis

    Attorney Luke Ellis is consistently recognized as one of the top personal injury lawyers in the country. Luke received the Best Lawyers award from US News & World Report and is also a highly rated Superlawyer.
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  • Jim Larsen

    Jim Larsen

    Jim Larsen has been helping accident victims in Northern California since 1986. He specializes in serious injury cases and maintains a 99% success rate with his cases.
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  • Kristin Lucey

    Kristin Lucey

    Kristin Lucey has been recognized by the National Trial Lawyers as a top 100 personal injury attorney in the United States. She received her law degree from UC Davis Law School in 1996.
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  • Personal Injury

    A personal injury attorney is an attorney who specializes in helping you seek damages for an accident in which you were injured.

  • Car Accidents

    Motor Vehicle accidents account for a significant portion of California’s personal injury and wrongful death claims.

  • Motorcycle Accidents

    After a motorcycle accident, you have two options for securing compensation for your injuries and other losses:

  • Wrongful Death

    The unexpected death of a loved one is a devastating event that no one prepares for. The emotional toll of such a tragedy can be difficult to bear.

  • Truck Accidents

    Motor Vehicle accidents account for a significant portion of California’s personal injury and wrongful death claims.

  • Bicycle Accidents

    Most cyclists are aware of the dangers of bike travel and take precautions to prevent accidents.

  • Brain Injuries

    Most traumatic brain injuries are the result of a vehicle accident, gunshot wound, sports trauma, or child abuse.

  • Bus Accidents

    Accidents involving public and private bus services and school buses are often extremely serious.

  • Scooter Accidents

    If you were injured in a scooter accident or on a scooter due to someone else’s negligence you should speak to an attorney right away.

  • Defective Products

    Each year there are many recalls and safety warnings issued as the result of defective or dangerous auto parts, including seatback failures.

Rely on GJEL to Be By Your Side

A car accident can force you out of work while you recover from your injuries. In the meantime, bills pile up. Increasing debt from not working might persuade you to avoid the treatment you need to return to health. The financial pressure mounts as time passes. Anxiety and fear grow as your future becomes less certain.

GJEL Is Here For You

The Orinda car accident lawyers with GJEL are here for you. Our firm has helped scores of clients win compensation for their losses and get back on their feet. Not only do we vigorously fight to win compensation for you, but we do not charge our clients any legal fees unless we recover compensation. Also, we offer free consultations so that you can rest assured that you will not have to pay any money out of your pocket to secure excellent representation. Call GJEL today to find out more.

Our Lawyers Are Focused Serving Our Clients’ Best Interest

We take a different view of our clients’ cases than many other personal injury firms. We take an individualized approach toward you and your case and strive to do what is best for you. Our philosophy helps our clients win the largest amount of money for their claims.

Over 40 Years of Excellence

GJEL is an innovator in personal injury representation. With over 40 years of dedicated service to Orinda and surrounding communities, we developed a unique position in the community as staunch advocates for our clients. We employ our collective experience, know-how, and knowledge to work for you.

Dedicated to Helping People Injured Because of Another’s Negligence

GJEL lawyers solely focus on personal injury law. That’s all we do. Our narrow focus has allowed us to develop a broad network of resources and knowledge, which we put to work for you right away.

We Do Not Charge Any Fee Unless We Win Your Case

We want you to focus on recovering from your injuries. Let us take care of your legal problems. We work with our clients so they never have to spend any money to hire GJEL. Instead, we only take a fee if we win. Although we cannot guarantee success, we remain confident that we can help you. We maintain a 99% success rate in our cases.

Do Not Wait to See What Happens. Call GJEL Now Before You Lose Out

California strictly limits when you can file a personal injury claim. You have only two years from the date of your car accident to file a claim in court. You will lose your chance to claim monetary damages if you miss that filing deadline.

We encourage you to contact us right away if you believe you have an Orinda car accident claim. Our Orinda car accident attorneys will review your claim and get to work immediately on collecting the largest settlement possible for your case. If the insurance company refuses to settle for a fair sum, then we will file your case in court and fight for you.

Representation by an Experienced Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Will Help You

Few road users are more vulnerable to suffering catastrophic injuries in a crash than motorcycle riders. Motorcycles tend to hide in plain sight on Orinda’s roads. Their slender profile makes them hard to see at times. Notwithstanding, all motorists must watch out for motorcycle riders and ensure that they avoid colliding with them.

A motorcycle rider becomes instantly vulnerable to injury and death upon colliding with another object. Motorcycle manufacturers build their bikes with enough power to try to avoid collisions. But they do not build them to withstand collisions.

Contact a Seasoned Orinda Truck Accident Lawyer Right Away

All road users are vulnerable to sustaining severe injuries or death if they collide with a truck. Sharing the road with a commercial truck is scary. With their sheer size and the speeds they travel, they can destroy anything in their path. 

Commercial truckers receive specialized training and licensing before they can drive. They must also follow numerous safety regulations. Despite these requirements, trucking companies often prioritize fast delivery over safety. 

With an Orinda truck injury lawyer fighting for your rights, you know you have the best chance of making the trucker driver and trucking company pay for the damage they caused.

Orinda Brain Injury Lawyer Dedicated to Ensuring Fair and Just Compensation for You

Brain injuries are cruel, to put it bluntly. Most brain injuries are long-lasting and could be permanent. Some lucky few recover from brain injuries, but many people never fully heal.

If you or a loved one suffered a brain injury in an accident caused by another, you need to be sure that your present and future medical expenses are covered. Also, you must be sure that you receive compensation for your lost wages and future earnings. Allow our firm to use our experience and resources to ensure that your loved one is cared for now and in the days to come.

Compassionate Representation from an Orinda Wrongful Death Lawyer

The grief, anguish, and pain felt by the sudden and tragic loss of a loved one are unimaginable. Once the shock of your loss begins to fade, you may realize that you need to seek justice for your loved one. Let us help.

We know that recovering a financial settlement from a wrongful death claim cannot make up for your loss. However, fighting for justice on behalf of your loved one could help you begin to heal.

Injuries Our Clients Suffered in Orinda Car Accidents

The top lawyers with GJEL practice only one area of law: personal injury. We focus only on fighting for people injured by others. As lawyers for the disabled, we have vast experience handling claims involving:

  • Auto collisions,
  • Slip and fall accidents,
  • Truck accidents,
  • Motorcycle crashes,
  • Bus accidents, 
  • Pedestrian accidents,
  • Bicycle collisions, 
  • Electric scooter crashes,
  • Uber, Lyft, and taxi accidents,
  • Aviation crashes,
  • Boating accidents,
  • Defective products,
  • Premises liability, and
  • Wrongful death.

The preceding list is only a sampling of the types of cases we see everyday. You should contact our office immediately, even if you do not see your accident type listed. Our experience handling only personal injury cases gives you an advantage.

Trust The Expertise of an Orinda Personal Injury Lawyer to Represent You

We have also handled numerous claims in which our clients sustained horrible, life-altering injuries. Our clients had severe injuries such as:

  • Traumatic brain injuries,
  • Spinal cord injuries,
  • Scarring,
  • Paralysis,
  • Amputations,
  • Compound bone breaks and fractures, and
  • Internal injuries.

Each client who comes to us for help is suffering. They suffer from their physical injuries as well as the emotional trauma they experience. The negligence of others has ripped apart so many innocent lives. We are here to make it right for you and your family.

Car accidents continue to ruin the lives of tens of thousands of people every year. Even though safe auto standards increased dramatically over the past decade, people continue to get hurt in car crashes. We handle car wreck cases stemming from the negligent or careless actions of others, including:

  • Failing to yield,
  • Speeding,
  • Drunk driving,
  • Distracted driving,
  • Texting and driving,
  • Aggressive driving,
  • Road rage,
  • Inexperienced drivers, and
  • Reckless driving.

Every time someone gets behind the wheel, they are undertaking a considerable responsibility. Sadly, many people no longer appreciate the level of responsibility they accept when they drive a car. Therefore, people will continue to sustain horrible injuries in car accidents until everyone understands that we have all others’ lives in our hands.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What Do I Need to Know About Filing a Claim?

Filing a successful claim begins with contacting GJEL’s Orinda car accident attorneys right away. We will put our resources to work for you to collect all the necessary evidence to win your case. Our lawyers understand how to build a strong case for you. We are not afraid of litigation and will fight for you tooth and nail.

What Should I do After a Car Accident in Orinda?

The first thing you need to worry about is your safety and the safety of others at the accident scene. Help them if you can and make sure police arrive promptly. You should ask for medical treatment right away if you suspect you were hurt. Delaying medical treatment could be costly. Make sure you speak with an experienced attorney to ensure you get answers to your specific questions.

What Should I Tell the Insurance Company?

You always have to tell the truth when you talk to the insurance company, but you should not feel pressured to answer their questions. When you hire an Orinda car crash lawyer from GJEL to represent you, we will do all of the talking for you. You refer all questions to us. We will handle the insurance company, so you can work your way back to full health.

How Do I Know If I Have a Case?

GJEL’s car crash attorneys have decades of experience evaluating car accident claims. We carefully review each case that comes to us and determine the course of action we think will give you the best possible outcome. You can sit down with us to discuss your case without any obligation.

How Do I Know If I Won the Largest Settlement Possible?

Insurance companies do not roll over when you file an accident claim. They fight; but so do we. Whether you receive a just settlement depends on assessing many factors, such as how the crash happened, your injuries, your financial losses, and your pain and suffering. If the insurance company sticks to their low-ball offer instead of fairly negotiating with us, we will bring the case to court and seek justice for you.

Will I Have to Go to Court?

GJEL’s Orinda car accident lawyers understand that the idea of going to court for some people can create additional stress and anxiety. We do our best to settle your case before ever going to court. However, we are confident in our 99% success rate. Our confirmed success rate proves that we know what needs to happen to win your case.

Call Us Today to Learn How We Can Help Even the Playing Field For You

GJEL’s documented track record of success means nothing if we cannot help you win compensation for your injuries. Call us toll-free today at 855-508-9565 or fill out our online form. Access to the justice you deserve is at your fingertips.

GJEL Accident Attorneys

Find us at:

2 Orinda Theatre Square Suite 230, Orinda, CA 94563


Our Attorneys Are Available 24/7 for a free case review


925-253-5800 [Phone Lines Open 24/7]

Who We Are & Why Should You Hire Us?

GJEL Accident Attorneys is a personal injury law firm that has been serving clients in Orinda and other cities throughout California for over 40 years. The firm is made up of experienced and dedicated professionals who are committed to providing high-quality legal representation to individuals and businesses. The lawyers at GJEL Accident Attorneys have a deep understanding of the law and the legal process, and they use this knowledge to help their clients achieve the best possible results in their cases.

GJEL Accident Attorneys has received numerous awards and accolades for their work in the legal field, including being named one of the Best Law Firms by U.S. News & World Report and receiving a Super Lawyers rating. The firm has also received positive reviews and testimonials from past clients, highlighting their professionalism, dedication, and results-driven approach.

There are many reasons why you should consider hiring GJEL Accident Attorneys in Orinda for your personal injury case. Firstly, the lawyers at GJEL Accident Attorneys have extensive experience in handling personal injury cases, and they have a deep understanding of the law and the legal process. This allows them to provide comprehensive legal representation that is tailored to your specific case.

Additionally, GJEL Accident Attorneys has a results-driven approach to handling personal injury cases. The lawyers at the firm are committed to achieving the best possible outcome for their clients, whether that means negotiating a settlement or taking the case to trial. They understand the importance of securing a fair settlement or verdict for their clients, and they work tirelessly to achieve this goal.

Another benefit of hiring GJEL Accident Attorneys is that the firm operates on a contingency fee basis. This means that you do not have to pay any upfront costs or fees to hire the firm. Instead, the lawyers at GJEL Accident Attorneys only get paid if they win your case. This allows you to pursue justice and compensation for your injuries without worrying about the costs of legal representation.

Finally, GJEL Accident Attorneys provides personal attention to every client. The lawyers and staff at the firm understand the impact that a personal injury can have on your life, and they are committed to helping you through this difficult time. They are available to answer your questions, provide guidance and advice, and help you navigate the legal process with confidence.

Some Of The Cases We Handle

GJEL Accident Attorneys specializes in personal injury law and has experience in a wide range of practice areas. Some of the practice areas that the firm focuses on include:

Whether you have been injured in a car accident, suffered a serious injury, or have lost a loved one due to someone else’s negligence, the lawyers at GJEL Accident Attorneys can provide the legal support and guidance you need to achieve justice and compensation for your losses.

We Serve The Community

Orinda is a beautiful city located in the East Bay region of the San Francisco Bay Area. The city is known for its natural beauty, strong sense of community, and excellent schools. GJEL Accident Attorneys has a strong presence in the Orinda community and is committed to serving the needs of local individuals and businesses.

One of the unique features of GJEL Accident Attorneys is that the firm has Spanish-speaking attorneys and staff. This allows the firm to provide comprehensive legal representation to Spanish-speaking clients in Orinda and the surrounding areas.

GJEL Accident Attorneys vs Other Law Firms

When it comes to choosing a personal injury lawyer, there are many options to consider. However, not all law firms are created equal. GJEL Accident Attorneys stands out from other law firms in several ways:

Our personal injury attorneys are some of the highest rated Orinda lawyers and our team has some of the most highly rated lawyers throughout California.


Nearby Law Offices

Here are GJEL personal injury law office locations near Orinda. Please call to make an appointment.

Oakland Personal Injury Law Office

Walnut Creek Personal Injury Office

Berkley Injury Attorney Office