About

At Butler Viadro, LLP, our attorneys have a trusted record in obtaining seven- and eight-figure verdicts and/or settlements in a wide span of personal injury cases.

We bring this experience to bear on all cases we accept, representing people who have sustained serious and life-changing injuries.

Our clients are people who have suffered amputations, burns, broken bones, back injuries, paralysis, brain injuries and other often career-ending injuries. We also represent surviving family of people killed in all kinds of accidents in wrongful death claims.

Many of our clients have been hurt or killed at work. When this is the case, we simultaneously focus on the work injury case and litigate the personal injury case with any workers' compensation, Social Security Disability or Longshore and Harbor Worker cases arising out of the same accident.

Our high level of experience is important because defendants and their insurance companies will not pay appropriate compensation unless they know they are up against experienced counsel.

We work tirelessly to achieve the best result we can for our clients and have achieved an exceptional reputation in the legal community. Both of our partners are AV Preeminent peer-review rated,* the highest rating, through Martindale-Hubbell.

The partners at Butler Viadro, LLP, have also been selected for inclusion in the Super Lawyers magazine as being among the top attorneys in California. Only 5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by Super Lawyers.

To learn more about our attorneys' professional achievements, please visit their profiles at the links below:

Our Personalized Approach

When we talk to you about your case, we start with the nature of your injury and how it has impacted your overall physical and financial well-being. We then look to the parties responsible for the injury with an in-depth investigation.

A car accident is not just a car accident. We go deeper to scope out whether a defective car part or a dangerous roadway may be involved. A work injury is not always the boss's fault. Was a defective tool or someone else really at fault? We will find out.

We balance our extensive experience with hiring sophisticated experts who partner with us from the beginning to help investigate, analyze and develop our legal strategy for your case.

The Cost Of Representation

It is important to seek representation from a law firm that has the financial resources necessary to fully fund your case. Your lawyer should never make decisions about your case based on an inability to pay critical experts or conduct the necessary discovery.

At Butler Viadro, LLP, we have the resources necessary to fully litigate matters. We advance these costs — never expecting our clients to bear this financial burden for us.

Because we accept cases on contingency, you are not required to pay your case costs or attorney fees unless and until we have obtained a recovery for you. Even then, we take our fees in a way that saves our clients money.

While other firms take their fee first — on the gross recovery — then reimburse the advanced costs, we take our fee after costs have been reimbursed, or on the net recovery. This approach puts more money in our clients' pockets.

Call us in Oakland today at 510-907-9577 or 888-353-2158 toll-free, or complete our online contact form for a free initial consultation.

* AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories - legal ability and general ethical standards.