With 60+ combined years working exclusively on personal injury and workers’ compensation cases, we are one of the premier personal injury law firms in the San Francisco/East Bay Area. Our offices are located in Walnut Creek, California, and we practice primarily in Contra Costa and Alameda counties. We believe in personalized commitment to our clients and upholding the highest ethical standards of conduct.
The Appel Attorneys
Joseph Appel and Michael Appel are brothers who each have 30+ years of experience. Thomas Appel joined the firm as an associate upon being admitted to the California Bar in December of 2011. Joseph L.J. Appel joined the firm as an associate in August of 2016.
Both Joe and Mike have received the highest national AV* ranking from Martindale-Hubbell, the authoritative resource for information on the legal profession. The AV rating is based on peer evaluations for legal ability and ethical standards.
Our attorneys have helped thousands, injured by the fault of others, receive the money they deserve. We’ve been known to scan years of Google Earth satellite photographs, zooming into street view, in search of one particular crack in one particular public unmarked crosswalk, rummage through dusty aerial photographic archives in the Central Valley for key evidence in an irrigation ditch, or jump on a plane headed for the Okefenokee Swamp in Georgia to take and secure a key witness’ deposition. All three cases were successfully resolved and settlements paid.
Our mission is to achieve a successful recovery in every case we take. More specifically, our job is to get you full compensation. Your job is to get better. With our 60+ combined years of experience, we have seen most types of personal injury cases. Let us put our strategic legal machine to work. While you get better, we’ll get down to business by:
- Crafting legal strategies and tactics
- Conducting meticulous investigations
- Ensuring medical care is timely authorized
- Responding to your questions in a timely manner
- Reviewing all the facts and applicable laws
- Retaining expert witnesses as necessary
- Preparing paperwork and filing it in court
- Settling cases at the right time
- Preparing your case and taking it to trial, if necessary
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*AV Preeminent is a certification mark of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used 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 confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.