Casey A. Kaufman

Casey A. Kaufman

Kaufman Law

Recognized since 2014

Oakland, California

Practice Areas

Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2021 - Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
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Casey Kaufman only represents people who have been physically injured or financially wronged by the actions of others. He typically brings suit against insurance companies, government entities, large corporate interests, and product/medical device/pharmaceutical manufacturers. Casey proudly represents individuals, not corporate interests, in the many states where he practices law.Casey is very active in local and state legal associations focused on consumer safety and access to justice. He is a past chair of the Consumer Attorneys of California New Lawyers Division and has been on the Board of Governors for over a decade. Casey is also a member of the Alameda-Contra Costa County Trial Lawyers’ Association Board of Directors.Casey graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in Environmental Sciences. He then attended the University of San Francisco School of Law and was a published member of the USF Law Review.He has lived in the Bay Area for over 25 years, currently residing in Alameda with his wife and three children.

Areas of Practice:
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Dangerous Condition of Public Property
Elder Abuse
Product Liability
Severe Personal Injury/Wrongful Death
Defective Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices

Bar Admissions:
Nevada (inactive)
District of Columbia
U.S. District Court Northern District of California
U.S. District Court Eastern District of California
U.S. District Court Central District of California
U.S. District Court District of Arizona

University of San Francisco School of Law; Member - University of San Francisco Law Review
University of California, Berkeley B.S. Major: Environmental Sciences

Published Works:

Protective Orders for Corporate Privacy: Procedures and Practice Tips, The Verdict, Spring 2020
Full Investigation of the Accident Scene Can Reveal Other Responsible Parties, Advocate, May 2017
The Person Most Qualified Deposition - Tools and Tips, CAOC Forum, March/April 2016
Fully Investigating the Car vs. Pedestrian Incident, Plaintiff Magazine, July 2015
The Public Entity Case for the Pedestrian and Bicyclist, Plaintiff Magazine, July 2014
Bauman, the Supreme Court, and the Gutting of General Jurisdiction, The Trial Lawyer, Spring 2014
Order of Putting on your Witnesses, CAOC Forum, November/December , 2012
The Quest for Diversity in the Plaintiffs’ Bar: Statistics and Reflections, The Trial Lawyer, Spring 2011
Whither San Mateo County: No Longer Where Plaintiffs Fear to File?, The Trial Lawyer, Fall, 2010
Do Auto Products Liability Claims Have Life After Bankruptcy?, The Trial Lawyer, Fall, 2009
Enforcing Judgments Against Local Public Entities In California, The Trial Lawyer, Summer, 2009
Effective Use of the PMK Deposition, The Trial Lawyer, Summer, 2008
Design Immunity: Discovery to Defeat Summary Judgment, CAOC Forum, September/October, 2008
Oregon v. Ashcroft: The Attorney General's Attempt to Override State Controlled Medical Practice, 37 U.S.F. L.Rev., Summer, 2003 (cited at 7 Witkin, Summary 10th (2005) Constitutional Law, 572).

Professional Associations and Memberships (Past and Present):
Past Chair, Consumer Attorneys of California New Lawyers Division
Board of Governors, Consumer Attorneys of California 2008-Present
Editor, Forum Magazine, Consumer Attorneys of California
Board of Directors, Alameda-Contra Costa County Trial Lawyers' Association
San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, Diversity Committee and New Lawyers Division
American Association for Justice

Contact & Links
  • 1999 Harrison Street, Suite 1800, #5128
    Oakland, CA 94612
  • University of San Francisco, J.D., graduated 2004
  • University of California Berkeley, BA, graduated 1999
Bar Admissions
  • California, The State Bar of California
  • Arizona, State Bar of Arizona
  • Washington, Washington State Bar Association
  • District of Columbia, The District of Columbia Bar
  • Alameda-Contra Costa Trial Lawyers' Association - Director
  • American Association for Justice - Member
  • Consumer Attorneys of California - Governor
  • San Francisco Trial Lawyer Association - Member

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2021 - Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs, Oakland (2021)
Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Additional Areas of Practice:
  • Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs


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