Kershaw, Cutter & Ratinoff is proud to represent people who have been injured. Whether an injury is caused by careless companies, drivers, doctors, hospitals, nursing homes, manufacturers, or insurance companies, Kershaw, Cutter & Ratinoff has a proven record of excellent results in courts throughout the country. Our sole focus is on helping ordinary people achieve extraordinary results so that they can get their lives back on track.
Kershaw, Cutter & Ratinoff was started in 2002, when C. Brooks Cutter and I joined forces with William Kershaw to found the Sacramento region's premier law firm representing consumers in all types of cases. We are one of the leading personal injury law firms in California, and we are also leaders in the arenas of insurance bad faith litigation, class actions, medical product liability, and consumer fraud.
Personal Injury -- severe ankle sprain causing avascular necrosis of the joint, resulting in a $1.85 million recovery.
Medical Malpractice -- medication error causing brain injury, resulting in $1.9 million recovery.
Insurance Bad Faith -- fire loss, resulting in $600,000 in bad faith damages.
Personal Injury -- big rig caused serious injury to elderly woman's leg, resulting in $1.6 million recovery.
Medical Malpractice -- chiropractor failed to diagnose cauda equina syndrome, resulting in $1.1 million recovery.
Insurance Bad Faith -- disability carrier fails to honor claim, resulting in $500,000 recovery.
Wrongful Termination -- racially harassed employee quit his job, resulting in $425,000 recovery.
401 Watt Ave
Sacramento CA 95864
My initial consultation is always free.
On most simple personal injury cases, my fee is 33 1/3%, unless the case is headed to trial, in which case it increases to 40%. My fee on any complex or costly case is 40%. I always advance costs, and never get paid unless I make a recovery for my client.
I do not do hourly work.
Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
I chose to represent injured people because I wanted to help people. Please see "1. Why did you decide to be a lawyer?" above. I never considered any other area of practice.
I love it when my client's educate themselves on legal issues. I try to help educate them, as well. Representing a person is a collaborative process, and that collaboration benefits (and the case benefits) when I have a well informed client.
I always read every document that my clients prepare for me, and whenever necessary I discuss the documents with them to make sure I understand what they want me to know.
I do not coach clients who wish to represent themselves. I am, of course, willing to speak with anyone who contacts me about their potential case, but I do not provide "coaching."
Before starting Kershaw, Cutter & Ratinoff, I was a partner with the firm of Friedman, Collard, Cutter & Panneton. I started with the firm ten years earlier, and left to start Kershaw, Cutter & Ratinoff.
I am the son of immigrant parents who taught me the value of appreciating hard work, ethics, integrity, humility, and love. I try to instill those same values in my own children. I bring those values with me into my office, the courtroom, and the lives of the people with whom I interact each day.
My greatest strengths as a lawyer are that I work harder than most, I have tremendous integrity, and I have tremendous empathy. I view arrogance as a weakness, and true understanding of people as a great strength.Personal interests:
My personal interests are everything and anything having to do with my two kids and my wife. Besides that, I love to run, cycle, and ski.
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