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Kerley Schaffer LLP

Kerley Schaffer LLP

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This lawyer is licensed to practice in California and has no record of discipline from the California bar association. *

Firm Overview

Kerley Schaffer LLP is a full service law firm focused on personal injury and bad faith insurance claim disputes. Based in Oakland, we have 50 years of experience.

We specialize in helping accident victims and customers mistreated by their insurance companies. We represent ordinary people who need extraordinary help. Insureds. Employees. Accident victims.

We succeed by digging deeper, working harder, and never letting go. Decades of trial and appellate experience, plus a tireless commitment to justice, add up to results for our clients.

We sue insurers when they act in bad faith. We represent people injured in accidents. We challenge fraudulent business practices. We seek redress for civil rights violations.

When we say “full service” we mean more than we do it all—we mean doggedness, aggressiveness, and excellence, across the board.

Main Office

Main Office
1939 Harrison Street
Suite 500
Oakland, CA 94612

Phone

(510) 800-6521

Fees
Free Initial Consultation?

Yes

Office Information
Office Hours

Mon-Fri: 9AM-5:30PM Sat-Sun: Closed

Auto Accident

We sue insurers when they act in bad faith. We represent people injured in accidents. We challenge fraudulent business practices. We seek redress for civil rights violations. Other lawyers know we win cases.

Kerley Schaffer LLP is a full service law firm focused on personal injury and bad faith insurance claim disputes. Based in Oakland, we have 50 years of experience.

We specialize in helping accident victims and customers mistreated by their insurance companies. We represent ordinary people who need extraordinary help. Insureds. Employees. Accident victims.

We succeed by digging deeper, working harder, and never letting go. Decades of trial and appellate experience, plus a tireless commitment to justice, add up to results for our clients.

We sue insurers when they act in bad faith. We represent people injured in accidents. We challenge fraudulent business practices. We seek redress for civil rights violations.

When we say full service, we mean more than we do it all. We mean doggedness, aggressiveness, and excellence, across the board.

Kerley Schaffer LLP
Edward Kerley

Edward graduated from Claremont McKenna (1986) and USC Law School (1994). His practice is focused on trial work. He has tried state and federal cases involving insurance fraud, various commercial disputes, insurance bad-faith, and wrongful termination. Prior to founding the firm, he held positions with law firms both in the U.S. and Middle East.

Education

University of Southern California Law School
J.D., 1994

Claremont McKenna College
B.A., 1987

Kerley Schaffer LLP
Edward Kerley

Edward graduated from Claremont McKenna (1986) and USC Law School (1994). His practice is focused on trial work. He has tried state and federal cases involving insurance fraud, various commercial disputes, insurance bad-faith, and wrongful termination. Prior to founding the firm, he held positions with law firms both in the U.S. and Middle East.

Education

University of Southern California Law School J.D., 1994


Claremont McKenna College B.A., 1987


Kerley Schaffer LLP
Christopher Carling

Chris grew up in the SF Bay Area. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from UC Santa Barbara (2000 and 2002) and his law degree from Willamette University College of Law in 2007. Prior to joining Kerley Schaffer in 2016, Chris was an attorney at Chapman & Intrieri LLP, where he represented homeowners’ associations in complex construction defect litigation and served as general counsel, advising associations on all aspects of management, operation, and dispute resolution.

Education

Willamette University College of Law
J.D., 2007

University of California, Santa Barbara
B.A., 2000

University of California, Santa Barbara
M. ed., 2002

Kerley Schaffer LLP
Christopher Carling

Chris grew up in the SF Bay Area. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from UC Santa Barbara (2000 and 2002) and his law degree from Willamette University College of Law in 2007. Prior to joining Kerley Schaffer in 2016, Chris was an attorney at Chapman & Intrieri LLP, where he represented homeowners’ associations in complex construction defect litigation and served as general counsel, advising associations on all aspects of management, operation, and dispute resolution.

Education

Willamette University College of Law J.D., 2007


University of California, Santa Barbara B.A., 2000


University of California, Santa Barbara M. ed., 2002


Kerley Schaffer LLP
Dylan Schaffer

Dylan graduated from Cornell University (1986) and magna cum laude from UC Hastings College of the Law (1990). He clerked in the Ninth Circuit and then spent a year teaching at Stanford. Bored with academic life, he went to work for Dennis Riordan, one of California’s leading appellate specialists. Dylan went out on his own in 2001, specializing in trial consulting and complex appeals, in both criminal and civil matters. He joined Edward Kerley’s practice in 2014.

Education

University of California, Hastings College of Law
J.D.,

Cornell University
B.S.,

Kerley Schaffer LLP
Dylan Schaffer

Dylan graduated from Cornell University (1986) and magna cum laude from UC Hastings College of the Law (1990). He clerked in the Ninth Circuit and then spent a year teaching at Stanford. Bored with academic life, he went to work for Dennis Riordan, one of California’s leading appellate specialists. Dylan went out on his own in 2001, specializing in trial consulting and complex appeals, in both criminal and civil matters. He joined Edward Kerley’s practice in 2014.

Education

University of California, Hastings College of Law J.D.,


Cornell University B.S.,


Kerley Schaffer LLP
Nicholas Peterson

Nicholas is a native of Seattle, WA. He graduated summa cum laude/valedictorian from Northwest University in 2000. Nicholas also performed and recorded as a drummer, percussionist and singer with numerous bands, with one album achieving “Gold” status in the U.S., and both “Gold” and “Platinum” status in the U.K. in 2008. He then earned his JD from UC Hastings College of the Law in 2012, where he was a senior editor with the Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly and graduated cum laude with a concentration in civil litigation. Prior to joining Kerley Schaffer in 2017, Nicholas was an attorney at Kornblum, Cochran, Erickson & Harbison, LLP, where he also represented policyholders in various insurance disputes.

Education

Hastings College of Law, University of California
J.D., 2012

Kerley Schaffer LLP
Nicholas Peterson

Nicholas is a native of Seattle, WA. He graduated summa cum laude/valedictorian from Northwest University in 2000. Nicholas also performed and recorded as a drummer, percussionist and singer with numerous bands, with one album achieving “Gold” status in the U.S., and both “Gold” and “Platinum” status in the U.K. in 2008. He then earned his JD from UC Hastings College of the Law in 2012, where he was a senior editor with the Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly and graduated cum laude with a concentration in civil litigation. Prior to joining Kerley Schaffer in 2017, Nicholas was an attorney at Kornblum, Cochran, Erickson & Harbison, LLP, where he also represented policyholders in various insurance disputes.

Education

Hastings College of Law, University of California J.D., 2012


Kerley Schaffer LLP
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Firm Overview

Kerley Schaffer LLP is a full service law firm focused on personal injury and bad faith insurance claim disputes. Based in Oakland, we have 50 years of experience.

We specialize in helping accident victims and customers mistreated by their insurance companies. We represent ordinary people who need extraordinary help. Insureds. Employees. Accident victims.

We succeed by digging deeper, working harder, and never letting go. Decades of trial and appellate experience, plus a tireless commitment to justice, add up to results for our clients.

We sue insurers when they act in bad faith. We represent people injured in accidents. We challenge fraudulent business practices. We seek redress for civil rights violations.

When we say “full service” we mean more than we do it all—we mean doggedness, aggressiveness, and excellence, across the board.

Main Office

Main Office
1939 Harrison Street
Suite 500
Oakland, CA 94612

Phone

(510) 800-6521

Fees
Free Initial Consultation?

Yes

Office Information
Office Hours

Mon-Fri: 9AM-5:30PM Sat-Sun: Closed

Auto Accident

We sue insurers when they act in bad faith. We represent people injured in accidents. We challenge fraudulent business practices. We seek redress for civil rights violations. Other lawyers know we win cases.

Kerley Schaffer LLP is a full service law firm focused on personal injury and bad faith insurance claim disputes. Based in Oakland, we have 50 years of experience.

We specialize in helping accident victims and customers mistreated by their insurance companies. We represent ordinary people who need extraordinary help. Insureds. Employees. Accident victims.

We succeed by digging deeper, working harder, and never letting go. Decades of trial and appellate experience, plus a tireless commitment to justice, add up to results for our clients.

We sue insurers when they act in bad faith. We represent people injured in accidents. We challenge fraudulent business practices. We seek redress for civil rights violations.

When we say full service, we mean more than we do it all. We mean doggedness, aggressiveness, and excellence, across the board.

Kerley Schaffer LLP
Edward Kerley

Edward graduated from Claremont McKenna (1986) and USC Law School (1994). His practice is focused on trial work. He has tried state and federal cases involving insurance fraud, various commercial disputes, insurance bad-faith, and wrongful termination. Prior to founding the firm, he held positions with law firms both in the U.S. and Middle East.

Education

University of Southern California Law School
J.D., 1994

Claremont McKenna College
B.A., 1987

Kerley Schaffer LLP
Edward Kerley

Edward graduated from Claremont McKenna (1986) and USC Law School (1994). His practice is focused on trial work. He has tried state and federal cases involving insurance fraud, various commercial disputes, insurance bad-faith, and wrongful termination. Prior to founding the firm, he held positions with law firms both in the U.S. and Middle East.

Education

University of Southern California Law School J.D., 1994


Claremont McKenna College B.A., 1987


Kerley Schaffer LLP
Christopher Carling

Chris grew up in the SF Bay Area. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from UC Santa Barbara (2000 and 2002) and his law degree from Willamette University College of Law in 2007. Prior to joining Kerley Schaffer in 2016, Chris was an attorney at Chapman & Intrieri LLP, where he represented homeowners’ associations in complex construction defect litigation and served as general counsel, advising associations on all aspects of management, operation, and dispute resolution.

Education

Willamette University College of Law
J.D., 2007

University of California, Santa Barbara
B.A., 2000

University of California, Santa Barbara
M. ed., 2002

Kerley Schaffer LLP
Christopher Carling

Chris grew up in the SF Bay Area. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from UC Santa Barbara (2000 and 2002) and his law degree from Willamette University College of Law in 2007. Prior to joining Kerley Schaffer in 2016, Chris was an attorney at Chapman & Intrieri LLP, where he represented homeowners’ associations in complex construction defect litigation and served as general counsel, advising associations on all aspects of management, operation, and dispute resolution.

Education

Willamette University College of Law J.D., 2007


University of California, Santa Barbara B.A., 2000


University of California, Santa Barbara M. ed., 2002


Kerley Schaffer LLP
Dylan Schaffer

Dylan graduated from Cornell University (1986) and magna cum laude from UC Hastings College of the Law (1990). He clerked in the Ninth Circuit and then spent a year teaching at Stanford. Bored with academic life, he went to work for Dennis Riordan, one of California’s leading appellate specialists. Dylan went out on his own in 2001, specializing in trial consulting and complex appeals, in both criminal and civil matters. He joined Edward Kerley’s practice in 2014.

Education

University of California, Hastings College of Law
J.D.,

Cornell University
B.S.,

Kerley Schaffer LLP
Dylan Schaffer

Dylan graduated from Cornell University (1986) and magna cum laude from UC Hastings College of the Law (1990). He clerked in the Ninth Circuit and then spent a year teaching at Stanford. Bored with academic life, he went to work for Dennis Riordan, one of California’s leading appellate specialists. Dylan went out on his own in 2001, specializing in trial consulting and complex appeals, in both criminal and civil matters. He joined Edward Kerley’s practice in 2014.

Education

University of California, Hastings College of Law J.D.,


Cornell University B.S.,


Kerley Schaffer LLP
Nicholas Peterson

Nicholas is a native of Seattle, WA. He graduated summa cum laude/valedictorian from Northwest University in 2000. Nicholas also performed and recorded as a drummer, percussionist and singer with numerous bands, with one album achieving “Gold” status in the U.S., and both “Gold” and “Platinum” status in the U.K. in 2008. He then earned his JD from UC Hastings College of the Law in 2012, where he was a senior editor with the Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly and graduated cum laude with a concentration in civil litigation. Prior to joining Kerley Schaffer in 2017, Nicholas was an attorney at Kornblum, Cochran, Erickson & Harbison, LLP, where he also represented policyholders in various insurance disputes.

Education

Hastings College of Law, University of California
J.D., 2012

Kerley Schaffer LLP
Nicholas Peterson

Nicholas is a native of Seattle, WA. He graduated summa cum laude/valedictorian from Northwest University in 2000. Nicholas also performed and recorded as a drummer, percussionist and singer with numerous bands, with one album achieving “Gold” status in the U.S., and both “Gold” and “Platinum” status in the U.K. in 2008. He then earned his JD from UC Hastings College of the Law in 2012, where he was a senior editor with the Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly and graduated cum laude with a concentration in civil litigation. Prior to joining Kerley Schaffer in 2017, Nicholas was an attorney at Kornblum, Cochran, Erickson & Harbison, LLP, where he also represented policyholders in various insurance disputes.

Education

Hastings College of Law, University of California J.D., 2012


Kerley Schaffer LLP
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Kerley Schaffer LLP
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This lawyer is licensed to practice in California and has no record of discipline from the California bar association. *

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