Oakland, California Personal Injury & Car Accident Attorneys

Gillin, Jacobson, Ellis, Larsen & Lucey

Gillin, Jacobson, Ellis, Larsen & Lucey
11 Embarcadero West
Suite 133

Oakland, California 94607

Phone(510) 839-0707

Website www.gjel.com
E-mail  Contact Mr. Ben Buchwalter

Other Offices: San Francisco (CA)  San Jose (CA)  

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Law Firm Overview

Gillin, Jacobson, Ellis, Larsen & Lucey is a personal injury lawfirm located in Oakland, California and specializing in handling car accident claims.
The firm has achieved considerable recognition for its ability to precisely and professionally handle the legal aftermath of serious auto accidents for clients throughout the region.

Oftentimes, the attorneys are able to favorably resolve claims without the need for litigation. They see the value in peaceful resolutions, as they save clients time, money and energy. However, they know that litigation is necessary when the liable party refuses to fairly compensate the client, and in such an instance, the lawyers of the firm are prepared to boldly engage the party in question.

The attorneys understand that clients face circumstances ranging from inconvenience and pain, to life-altering devastation. With appreciation for the plight of each and every client, no matter how small or large the injury, the attorneys practice with an empathy that facilitates comfort, trust, and honest communication. With very large settlements and verdicts to its credit, as well as a nearly perfect record of success throughout its history, the firm has demonstrated an ability to provide the representation needed for exceptional results to clients throughout the Oakland area.

Year this Office was Established: 1972

Languages: English, Spanish

Areas of Law

Additional Areas of Law: Seat Belt Defects; Hit-And-Run Accidents; Air Bag Defects; Tire Defects; Uninsured Motorists; Underinsured Motorists; Defective Seatbelts; Defective Child Car Seats; Hazardous Roadways.

Areas of Law Description

Gillin, Jacobson, Ellis, Larsen & Lucey represents clients in the following areas of practice:

- Car and Auto Accidents

Our experience in California auto accident litigation is extensive. We are adept at assessing the physical principles of the accident, the medical evidence used to evaluate injuries, and the economic and accounting principles required to evaluate losses.

- Pedestrian Accidents

For over 25 years, we have successfully represented injured pedestrians and have obtained over $25 million for these clients. We’ve won hundreds of pedestrian accident cases–including success a rate of over 99%. If you have been hit in a pedestrian accident, it is a good idea to consult an experienced pedestrian accident lawyer, even if you do not end up hiring one.

- Plane Crashes

In 1958 the Federal Aviation Act and Regulations was enacted to establish essential safety standards for airplanes, which included the manufacturing of the airplane, flight operation, and the behavior of pilots. In most cases airlines are allowed to place a tariff on airline passengers which limits the amount that they may sue for in the event of an accident or injury.

- Train Accidents

There are many serious physical injuries which may result from a train accident and these injuries may have long term negative effects on your life. Depending upon the type and severity of your injuries you may be unable to work, properly care for yourself or your family, or participate in the activities that you enjoy.

- Rollover Accidents

Unlike passenger cars, SUV’s have a high center of gravity which puts the driver and passengers at a high risk for rollover accidents and rollover accident injuries. If you have been seriously injured in an SUV accident, we invite you to immediately discuss your legal options with us.

- Wrongful Death Cases

The best results in wrongful death cases are obtained by experienced litigators — attorneys who are capable of preparing the matter for trial and presenting the case convincingly to a judge or jury. The wrongful death attorneys at Gillin, Jacobson, Ellis & Larsen have spent more than 30 years in courtrooms throughout the state of California.

- Serious Injury Cases

Our team of seasoned serious injury attorneys are committed to obtaining maximum compensation for individuals who have suffered serious injuries such as: paralysis - paraplegia, quadriplegia, and triplegia; severe back injuries; spinal cord injuries herniated discs and protruding discs; brain damage; burns; broken bones; amputations; blindness; catastrophic injuries; birth injuries; construction accidents.


Luke Ellis Mr. Luke Ellis
Accident, Back and Neck Injury, Bicycle Accident, Brain Injury, Burn Injuries

Andrew Gillin Mr. Andrew R. Gillin
Accident, Back and Neck Injury, Bicycle Accident, Brain Injury, Burn Injuries

Ralph Jacobson Mr. Ralph L. Jacobson
Accident, Back and Neck Injury, Bicycle Accident, Brain Injury, Burn Injuries


Jim Larsen Mr. Jim Larsen
Accident, Back and Neck Injury, Bicycle Accident, Brain Injury, Burn Injuries

Kristin Lucey Ms. Kristin M. Lucey
Accident, Back and Neck Injury, Bicycle Accident, Brain Injury, Burn Injuries


  • The Bar Association of San Francisco
  • Alameda County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of California

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