Kelly Balamuth of Balamuth Law

Kelly Balamuth of Balamuth Law

Helping real people recover for their injuries so that they can get on with their lives. With a wide variety of cases in an even wider range of practice areas, our attorneys bring years of legal experience to the table.

Firm Overview

Some of our practice areas include:
-Catastrophic Injury
-Car Accidents
-Truck, Bus, Subway Accidents
-Work-related Accidents
-Construction Accidents
-Medical Malpractice
-Dangerous Drugs
-Dog Bites
-Birth Injuries
-Burn Injuries
-Product Liability

A serious injury of any kind can cause physical, emotional, and financial burdens. Insurance companies often add insult to injury by trying to minimize what they pay out in settlement. Often, the number an insurance company quotes is not even enough to cover your medical expenses or lost income. In fact, much of the time, insurance companies offer only a fraction of what you actually deserve.

Insurance Payouts:
The knowledgeable and qualified attorneys at Balamuth Law aren't afraid of standing up to big corporations and insurance companies in a courtroom. In fact, we welcome the opportunity to hold negligent parties accountable for the actions that have caused harm to innocent people. We work on a contingency basis which means that we don't get paid unless you get compensation for your injuries. In addition, we only represent clients in California, specifically the San Francisco Bay Area and surrounding counties, so we are very familiar with local courts and have an extensive knowledge of state law.
Main Office

Main Office
1001 Country Club Dr.
Ste. F
Moraga  CA  94556

  • 925-254-1234

Other Offices

  • Balamuth Law
    2121 N. California Blvd., Ste. 290
    Walnut Creek,  CA  94598
  • Balamuth Law
    505 14th St., Ste. 900
    Oakland,  CA  94612
Personal Injury
An accident and injury or death caused by the negligence of others can change the course of the lives of the victim and their loved ones forever.
Moreover, physical injury is not the only type of injury the victim and victim's family must endure. There are substantial emotional injuries from pain, fear and loss of friend, family or function that can be as traumatic as the physical injuries. Yet another type of injury is the catastrophic cost-or financial injury-of being hurt in an accident caused by the negligence of others. If you or someone you care for has been hurt or killed because of someone's negligence, the Oakland personal injury attorneys at Balamuth Law, may be able to help.

Experienced, Aggressive Northern California Personal Injury Attorneys:
There is a general understanding that personal injury cases involve the injured party directly, but few look beyond that to the indirect injuries that the victim's loved ones suffer because of someone's negligence. Spouses and family members also have personal injury claims for emotional suffering, loss of companionship, loss of income and more in some situations. Most personal injuries result from accidents, such as slips and falls and car accidents, and the party who caused another person to be injured or killed can be held liable for damages.

Regardless of the nature of the accident, the victim and the victim's family must frequently contend with catastrophic medical bills from surgeries, medication, physical rehabilitation regimens, home healthcare and other injury-related expenses. The victim and his or her family must also contend with lost wages, costs of remodeling their home to accommodate the victim's injuries and loss of function, specialized transportation and other significant costs.

Northern California Personal Injury Law Firm:
If you or a loved one sustains injury in an accident, the lawyers at Balamuth Law, may be able to help you recover the compensation you deserve. They give your case the deserved individual attention and explain complex laws and legal terms in plain language so that you and your family can make informed decisions about which course of action will be best for you. Because our lawyers work on a contingency-fee basis, you pay no attorney fees unless we make a recovery on your behalf. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

When someone is injured, it can affect all aspects of that person's life and the lives of those who live with them. When I help an injured person pay for their medical bills or replace their lost wages, I see the tangible effects my work has. I like to carry as much of the burden of an injury as I can for my clients so that they can focus on adjusting and getting better.

What experience or education distinguishes your lawyers from others

I have been practicing personal injury and medical negligence law since 1994. I'm experienced, tenacious and empathetic. I don't treat my clients like clients, I treat them like real people.

Kelly Balamuth

I have been representing injured and wronged clients since 1994. I pride myself on standing up for individuals against insurance companies, corporations, and others who hesitate or refuse to take responsibility for their actions.
I care about the clients I represent. They aren't just clients, but people. My experiences with my own children and family help me relate to the troubles that can besiege someone when they are hurt or when they lose a loved one. I try to bring those experiences to my work and it has helped my clients trust that I am a human being just like them, only with a law degree and years of experience as a trial lawyer.
I have always striven for excellence in my legal career and am proud of the many cases that have concluded with clients as satisfied as they could be with my representation.

Current Employment Position:
Partner, since January 1, 1998

Areas of Practice:
-Personal Injury
-Malpractice Law
-General Civil Litigation
-Auto Collision
-Dangerous Premises
-Defective Products
-Industrial Accidents

Bar Admissions:
-California, 1994
-U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit, 1994

-University of California at Davis School of Law, Davis, CA, 1994
Law Review: Davis Law Review, Research Editor, 1993-1994
-University of California, Davis, CA, 1991
Major: English
-Trial Lawyers College, 2007
-Depositions on Videotape for Trial, Arbitration, and Mediation, Consumer Attorneys of California, 2004

Professional Associations and Memberships:
-Alameda Contra Costa Trial Lawyers Association, 1996-Present
President - 2002
-San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, 2004-Present
-Consumer Attorneys of California, 1994-Present
-American Association for Justice
-Contra Costa County Bar Association
-Pi Beta Phi

-Expanding the MICRA Cap: Kaiser Arbitrations: Even the Playing Field, Consumer Attorneys of California 2010
-"Tips from the Masters: Cross-Examining the Defense Expert
2008 - Alameda Contra Costa County Trial Lawyers' Association
-Depositions on Videotape for Trial, Arbitration, and Mediation, Consumer Attorneys of California, 2004

-Some Quirks, Pitfalls, and Reminders Regarding Medical Malpractice Cases
2009 - The Verdict

Birth Information:
1968, San Francisco, California, United States of America
  • University of California at Davis School of Law, Davis, CA
    Juris Doctorate , 1994