Brian J. O'Grady, Attorney at Law

Firm Overview

I represent families and individuals who have been seriously injured or lost the life of someone they love as the result of another's negligent or indifferent actions. I have been doing this, and doing it successfully, for nearly three decades.

Although my law offices are located in the community of Mountain View, California, I routinely represent clients in Silicon Valley and throughout San Francisco Bay Area, using my experience and ability to protect their interests.

I can do that for you, too.

Example cases

Shore v. Gurnett, 122 Cal App4th 166 (Court of Appeal 2004)
This case upheld a 7.5 million dollar verdict for the widow and children of bicyclist killed by a drunk driver and affirmed the right of victims of drunk drivers to recover punitive damages.

Main Office
1134 West El Camino Real
Mountain View  CA  94040
  • (650) 968-9612
  • (650) 968-1627


Free Initial Consultation?
Yes, my initial consultation is free.
Services Offered For Fixed Fees?
Most case are handled on a contingent fee basis. I advance the costs necessary to prosecute the case. The fee is based on the results achieved for the client.
Hourly Rates
Hourly rates are negotiable. Typical rate is $250 per hour.

Office Information

Office Hours
Monday through Friday
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Evenings by special appointment, according to client needs.
Office Manager
Lucy Gonzalez
Emergency After Hours
Languages Spoken
Yes, my assistant Lucy speaks fluent Spanish.

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

I have worked for insurance companies in the past. They don't want to pay claims and they hire very competent lawyers to see that they don't pay one dime more that they are forced to. I now represent plaintiffs because the victims of someone else's mistake or fraud deserve just as good a lawyer as the lawyers of the insurance company they will be up against.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

A well-informed client will make better decisions regarding their legal rights and remedies. Knowledge of the system empowers the client and helps the attorney viciously represent the client.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

Yes, I am willing to review documents prepared by clients.

Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

Yes, if the client is willing to commit the time and resources necessary to make their case successful.

Brian J. O'Grady

My entire career has been spent practicing civil litigation. I was formerly a partner in an insurance defense firm for 4 years. In my current practice, I represent plaintiffs 95% of the time.

The most important and relevant experience in my field is obtained in the courtroom. I have handled thousands of injury claims and civil disputes. I have handled, all the way through trial and verdict, more than 60 cases.

I have been litigating accident and injury cases for more than two decades. I used to be hired by insurance companies but I will no longer tolerate their tactics. I know how to put a case together and I know how to win for the victim who has suffered a real and legitimate injury.

My style is calm, firm and fair.

Personal interests:

I enjoy travel, skiing, sailing, cooking and the outdoors.

  • Bar Number: 77622
    California , 1977
  • McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific
    J.D. , 1977
    Sacramento, CA
    Moot Court Honors
  • University of California at Davis
    B.A. , 1974
    Davis, CA

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