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Firm Overview

My firm's principal focus is on major personal injury and wrongful death cases. We also handle business-related and insurance coverage disputes. I established this firm in 1980. We have handled cases throughout California since then.

Example cases

• Recently settled wrongful death case on behalf of heirs of retiree passenger of tour bus, who was fatally injured on bus trip (confidential terms).

• Tried $6.2 million breach of contract case on behalf of entrepreneur/engineer against corporation in which client achieved full recovery.

• Have had many other favorable verdicts and settlements in very difficult cases.

Main Office

Main
100 Montgomery Street
Suite 1000
San Francisco  CA  94104

Phone
  • (415) 837-3101

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

Yes; generally for the first meeting, regardless of length.

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

We do not have fixed price services. Each client's problem is unique and not appropriate for a "one size fits all" approach.

Hourly Rates

Generally $300 per hour.

Office Information

Office Hours

Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Office Manager

Nancy M. Holliday

Emergency After Hours

No

Languages Spoken

Associate Enoch Wang (Cantonese)
Administrative Assistant Jonathan Vega (Spanish)

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

I enjoy the challenge of being a trial lawyer. It is of course not combat, but it is competitive and this is what drives me to succeed.

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

I always encourage this, if the client is interested in doing so, but I do not force it. Knowing the law is my job.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

I will always review them if requested to do so. I will insist on it if they are crucial to our case.

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

I generally do not do this. Representing clients is my job.

Donald R. Wild

Before starting my own firm, I worked as an associate and later as a partner in three successive Los Angeles-based civil litigation firms. The mix of cases was generally similar to what I handle now.

My degree in mechanical engineering and my work thereafter in the manufacturing industry, along with my competitive nature as a scholarship football athlete in college and a club lacrosse player for 13 years after that, have contributed to my skills and track record as a trial lawyer. As a once practicing engineer I can usually evaluate and explain how accidents happen and how products malfunction. I believe also that the competitive drive I developed and as an athlete help me as well.

My strengths are in explaining my client's case in simple and believable terms, and in persuading juries that I am presenting an honest picture of my client's case without omissions or exaggeration.

Personal interests:

Working out, running, some spectator sports, reading, and auto racing events (I raced previously owned sports cars for many years at the club level, but have retired from that). I enjoy my time off, but my energy and principal focus remain directed to my law practice.

License
  • Bar Number: 46156
    California , 1970
Education
  • Loyola of Los Angeles
    Juris Doctorate , 1969
    Los Angeles, CA
    Moot Court and Law Review
  • University of Arizona
    Bachelor of Science , 1962
    Tucson, AZ
    Mechanical Engineering

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