Law Office of Arkady Itkin

Aggressive, attentive representation in employment, wrongful termination, injury and medical malpractice cases.

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Firm Overview

Our office represents victims of serious motor vehicle accidents, pedestrian injuries, slip and fall injuries, as well as injuries involving assault and battery on public and commercial property.

Our employment practice includes representing employees and small/medium size employers in a wide range of employment, wrongful termination, retaliation, discrimination, defamation, and disability rights claims in violation of FEHA.ADA. We also handle unpaid overtime claims, unemployment appeal hearings, SPB, PERB and other public employee hearings, as well as license defense for nurses, chiropractors and other licensed professionals. We also represent employees at EEOC/DFEH mediations.

Our medical malpractice work includes pursuing claims on behalf of victims of negligent medical care, misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose, failure to warn of risks, and negligently performed surgeries and birth delivery/fetus or newborn injuries.
Main Office

Main
100 Pine Street, Suite 1250
San Francisco  CA  94111

Phone
  • (415) 295-4730
Fax
  • (415) 508-3474

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

Brief initial consultation over the phone is always free and welcome.

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

Yes, in some cases.

Hourly Rates

Varies

Office Information

Office Hours

Monday through Friday 10 am through 6 pm with limited weekend hours as needed.

Office Manager

No.

Emergency After Hours

No

Languages Spoken

Yes. I speak Russian and Hebrew.

Other Offices

  • Law Office of Arkady Itkin
    980 9th Street
    16th Floor
    Sacramento,  CA  95814
Employment
Legal representation in a wide range of employment claims and disputes, including wrongful termination, discrimination, and wage and compensation issues.
We represent employees and small business in a wide range of employment issues and disputes, including wrongful termination, discrimination, retaliation, overtime and comission pay, and disability accommodations at workplace.

We also represent State employee at various disciplinary proceedings in front of the SPB and other administrative agencies.
Wrongful Termination
Aggressive and Attentive representation in Wrongful Termination claims.
We specialize in representing employees against private and public employers in wide range of wrongful termination case arising out of discrimination, harassment and hostile work environment, retaliation and defamation.

If we believe that you don't have a case worth pursuing, we will candidly advise and explain the reason for our position so that you are better informed about the merits of your potential case.
Auto Accident
Attentive representation in serious auto accident cases.
We represent persons involved in serious auto accidents throughout Northern Californai. We understand that every person and every injury are unique and different, and handle each claim accordingly to achieve the best results from both, the legal and practical standpoint.
Unemployment
Legal representation at unemployment appeals hearings.
We regularly represent EDD claimants who were laid off or terminated in front of the California Unemployment Appeals Board, at appeal hearings to reverse the denial of benefits and to have the unemployment benefits awarded to our clients. We regularly reverse denials of benefits due to alleged misconduct. We also represent claimants who were charged with overpayment of benefits.
Trucking Accident
Aggressive and attentive representation to victimes of trucking and other serious injury accidents.
We regularly represent victims of serious injury accidents involving trucks, big rigs, moving equipment and other heavy commercial equipment.
Overtime Pay
Representation in overtime claims in front of the Labor Commissioner (DLSE) and in Court.
We represent both employers and employees in wage and unpaid overtime claims, employee/independent contractor misclassifications, claims for missed meal breaks and rest breaks and other related wage claims at DLSE and in Court.

Is your firm willing to help a client with one discrete part of a case, without taking on the whole case?

Yes.

What are your policies about dividing work within the firm to make the process most cost-effective for the client?

Attorney does the vast majority of work with limited administrative support for secretarial task. This allows the attorney to be most intimately familiar with the facts of the case and with the developments in the claim process or litigation.

How frequently does your firm use mediation, arbitration, or collaborative law to resolve cases?

We always explore the possibility of mediation or any other early, amicable resolution, unless the opposing side (the employer, the insurance company, etc.) is being completely unreasonable, and they send a message that any such collaborative process will not be productive.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

Individual approach and prompt attention to each case and each client.

We also pride ourselves on honestly advising to our clients about the strengths and the weaknesses of their case. We make sure that our clients understand and are comfortable with the civil litigation process and we are happy to answer many of the "why" questions that our clients have.

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

Educating yourself is a great idea to better understand the process, the challenges, as well as the strengths and the weaknesses of your case. However, in many cases it should not be a substitute of legal representation.

Since practical reality is so different from how the law is presented in theory, self-education can also lead client to being mislead or misinformed about how their specific situation should be best handled.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

Yes, we regularly review, edit and advise clients on their existing documents, letters, and contracts/agreements.

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

Yes, we often coach and prepare clients for their testimony in various administrative agencies.

What are your firm's strengths and style?

We don't overpromise and underdeliver. We respond to all inquiries by e-mail and phone within one business days.
We love our work and we genuinely care about our clients.

Arkady Itkin

This office has been operating since 2007.

Attorney does the vast majority of work with limited administrative support for secretarial task.

License
  • Bar Number: 253194
    California , 2007

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