Appel Law Firm LLP is located in Walnut Creek, CA.
Our core strength: 60-plus combined years dedicated exclusively to personal injury legal work and the people we serve.
Located in Walnut Creek, California and founded in 1996, we serve Contra Costa and Alameda counties with deep experience and personal commitment.
Our proven results over decades speak volumes.
With 60+ combined years working exclusively in personal injury law, founding partners and expert attorneys Joe and Mike Appel have helped thousands, injured by the fault of others, receive the money they deserve.
Personal injury law, simplified
Personal injury law holds people or organizations accountable for the harm they cause others. Victims of injury due to the fault of another â physical, financial, emotional, or cognitive â ar
The vast majority of personal injury claims for compensation that involve an accident or injury are resolved through settlement or mediation. Those involved in the dispute, their insurance companies, and their lawyers typically work out a reasonable resolution, called a settlement, and reduce it to a written document. Both sides to the dispute agree not to take any further action, instead resolving their respective claims for an agreed-upon sum of money.
Thomas has a passion for the law as it relates to personal injury and worker's compensation. His current practice at the Appel Law Firm LLP focuses on representing those involved in personal injury claims, as well as worker's compensation and other related matters.
During law school, Thomas served as a judicial extern for Judge Timothy A. Reardon of the First District of the California Court of Appeal. He was a member of the University of San Francisco Advanced Advocacy teams for two years and served as the Social Chair on the Advanced Advocacy Board. Thomas also was a member of the University of San Francisco Law Review.
Before attending law school, Thomas worked for several firms that focused on personal injury and estate planning and administration. He also served as an Intern Investigator for the Mental Health Division of the District of Columbia Public Defender Service.
Thomas received a B.A. in Political Science-Public Law from the University of California, San Diego and a J.D. from the University of San Francisco School of Law in May 2011.
For more than 30 years, Mike Appel has devoted his practice exclusively to personal injury and wrongful death cases. He represents clients throughout California, both in State and Federal courts.
Born and raised in Redondo Beach, Mike attended St. Mary
Joe Appel has specialized in personal injury cases for more than 30 years. He
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