Rouda Feder Tietjen & McGuinn (RFTM) was founded in 1980. Since that time, our firm has expanded to include seven attorneys and a team of support staff. Over the past few decades, our San Francisco personal injury law firm has built a national reputation as a strong advocate for the wrongfully injured. We have become known for our dedication and effectiveness in helping injured victims secure the justice and compensation that they rightfully deserve. No matter how bleak your situation may appear, you can rely on our San Francisco personal injury attorneys to guide you to that light at the end of the tunnel!


The legal community and the public have come to know us as driven legal professionals who are not afraid to take on large cases and powerful opponents. We have a reputation as a law firm that gets results. While we serve as aggressive protectors of our clients' rights, we also serve as compassionate and approachable legal counsel for the individuals we represent. We listen to our clients' concerns and provide them with support through some of the most challenging times of their lives.

A few of our accomplishments that have set us apart include the following:

  • We have secured more than $500 million in compensation for our clients.
  • Our senior lawyers have received AV Preeminent® peer-review ratings from Martindale-Hubbell®.
  • Our attorneys been named among the Best Lawyers in America and have also received many other professional honors.
  • U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® have named our firm one of the Best Law Firms every year since 2014.
  • Our senior lawyers received recognition in the California Super Lawyers® lists for 2013 - 2019.

We have a very diverse client base. We represent consumers and business executives, patients and doctors, children and adults. Our law firm has even provided representation for judges, mediators, and their loved ones.


Personal attention is something every client deserves from a personal injury attorney. When you hire RFTM, we will customize our services to meet your individual needs. While we enjoy putting our litigation skills to practice in the courtroom, we know that for many clients, the certainty of a settlement may be more favorable than the risks and costs of a trial. As a result, we make every effort to reach a settlement for the maximum value before taking a case to trial. But we prepare each case as if it were going to trial, even if we are starting out with settlement negotiations.

At RFTM, we build strong, long-lasting relationships with our clients. In fact, it is common for us to even build friendships with our clients that last well beyond the resolution of their cases. For us, a client is much more than just a business transaction or a case file number. We see each client as a person who needs help getting back on his or her feet after a life-altering event. If you have been injured as a result of someone else's negligence, we want to provide you with the resources you need to achieve restoration so you can move forward with your life.


You want your case resolved favorably. We understand this and focus on resolving it. Research and investigation is key. Identifying key witnesses, developing the facts, and researching and applying the law help cases resolve favorably for our clients at trial or during mediation. While we are efficient, we never let the ultimate goal of maximizing our client's recovery—getting top dollar for a case—out of our sight.

As a personal injury firm established four decades ago, we skillfully advise you about the best way to achieve that result. That means we invest the time, resources, and people to analyze every case. We never shy away from taking on a difficult opponent. At the end of the day, the path your case takes is your decision. We provide you with recommendations, based on our knowledge and experience, to make informed decisions.


We are more than the sum of our parts. You want talented trial and personal injury attorneys who are accustomed to resolving complex cases? We've got them. You want knowledgeable and compassionate staff to work on your case? We guarantee it. How about technological skill? We run our own courtroom technology. This technology is an effective tool for explaining complex concepts and details to judges and juries.

Our in-house resources ensure that your trial lawyers will know the evidence inside out, as well as how to present it. Our distinguished attorneys are exceptional, detailed, and passionate about their work. Our staff is warmhearted and understanding. Experience, dedication, and creativity, allied with technical skill, is our winning combination.

About Our Clients

Our team at Rouda Feder Tietjen & McGuinn is dedicated to supportive and successful client advocacy. Every lawyer at our firm shares a similar vision and commitment. Because of our high principles and our client-centered approach to personal injury law, we have enjoyed continued success and acclaim in this industry.

Since opening our doors in 1980, we have recovered more than $500 million on our clients' behalf while accumulating a lengthy list of firm accolades in the process. If you have suffered loss or injury, RFTM is here for you. Each San Francisco personal injury attorney on our team is uniquely equipped to handle the legal aspects of your accident.

If you are entitled to compensation, the sooner you pursue legal action, the better your chances of a successful outcome.

Get to know our team members individually below, or call our team at (415) 940-7176 for a free consultation at our Bay Area law office.

Liliane A. Saadeh
Office Manager
Neleen M. Bigman
Legal Assistant
Dolores Polk
Legal Assistant
Cheree C. Gonzalez
Legal Assistant
Robert Igleheart
Associate Attorney

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  • Employment Law - Individuals
  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs
  • Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
  • Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs
  • Professional Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs

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Breaking Records for 45 Years

by Rouda Feder Tietjen & McGuinn

Rouda, Feder, Tietjen & McGuinn represents injured people and their families in matters of personal injury and wrongful death arising out of negligence, product defect and professional negligence. We provide personalized support to our clients combined with skilled advocacy to achieve maximum recovery for their losses.

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A Record Settlement

by Justin Smulison

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Proven Advocates

by Sean Stonefield

The attorneys of Rouda Feder Tietjen & McGuinn overcome obstacles and secure notable results in three recent cases.

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