Scott D. Righthand

Scott D. Righthand


The Law Office of Scott Righthand, P.C.

Recognized since 2009

San Francisco, California

Practice Areas

Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs

Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2020 - Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2016 - Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
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Scott Righthand is the principal of the Law Office of Scott Righthand, a San Francisco personal injury law firm exclusively representing plaintiffs. He did his undergraduate work at University of Colorado, Boulder and graduated from UC Hastings in San Francisco in 1979 becoming a member of the California Bar in that year.

From 1979-1982 he was an associate at Furth, Fahrner and Wong, an antitrust/administrative law firm in San Francisco. From 1982-1992 he was employed as an associate and then partner at Bostwick & Tehin, a Plaintiff’s personal injury firm in San Francisco.

In 1992 Mr. Righthand founded the Law Office of Scott Righthand, P.C., which proudly continues to only represent accident victims in serious or catastrophic accidents. Mr. Righthand and his team litigate injury cases of nearly every type, including products liability cases. He has litigated and tried products cases, accident cases, malpractice cases and catastrophic injury cases of all types in most jurisdictions throughout the state. He was selected for inclusion in the list of Northern California Super Lawyers® for 2007-2017. He was named as a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America in 2009 and has been chosen for the distinguished group of The Best Lawyers in America for 2009-2018. He has been included in the Martindale Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers for more than 25 years. Most recently he was inducted into the prestigious American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA).

The following summarize his list of achievements including appellate cases.

Awards & Honors

The Best Lawyers in America, 2009-2018

Northern California Super Lawyers, 2007-2017

Fellow - Litigation Counsel of America, 2009 –present

Nominee for Street Fighter of the Year Award - Consumer Attorneys of California, 2009

Nominee for Consumer Attorney of the Year Award - Consumer Attorneys of California, 2009

Listed in the Bar Association Register of Preeminent Lawyers, 1982-2017

AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Rated Superb by Avvo Professional & Bar Association Memberships

Organizations

Member Abota

San Francisco Bar Association

Member, Forum Committee on the Entertainment and Sports Industries, 1979-1989

State Bar of California

Consumer Attorneys of California

The American Association for Justice

San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association

Reported Cases

McDaniel vs. Sunset Manor Co. (1990) 220 C.A. 3d 1

Evan F. v. Hughson United Methodist Church (1992) 8 C.A.4th 828

Randi W. v. Muroc Joint Unified School District (1997) 14 Cal. 4th 1066

Location

  • 275 Battery Street, Suite 1300-A
    San Francisco, CA 94111

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1979

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2020 - Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2016 - Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs, San Francisco (2020)
  • Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs, San Francisco (2016)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs

Special Focus

  • Birth Trauma
  • Hospital Malpractice
  • Litigation
  • Medical Negligence
  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death

Publications

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