Law Offices of David S. Vogel

Law Offices of David S. Vogel

Law Firm in San Luis Obispo, CA Top Rated Lawyer Emphasizing Personal Injury and Criminal Law

Firm Overview

The Law Offices of David S. Vogel, is a personal injury law firm with a successful history of large recoveries. We help people injured by the intentional, careless, or negligent actions of others. If you have been seriously injured, impaired in your ability to work caused by the actions of others, or have a family member who has died due to someone's carelessness, I'd like to help you on the path to recovery.

My practice emphasizes close personal attention in claims for:
-Wrongful Death
-Serious Injury
-Auto Accidents
-Medical Malpractice
-Construction Site Accidents
-Premises Liability
-Highway Design Accidents
-Trucking Accidents
-Elder Abuse

We maintain offices in San Luis Obispo, California and Seattle, Washington.

I am a member of the California State Bar Association, the Washington State Bar Association, and the Washington State Association for Justice Eagles.

Main Office

Main Office
1026 Palm Street
San Luis Obispo CA 93401


(805) 540-7100


(805) 540-7101

Personal Injury

Areas of Law

-General Trial and Appellate Practice. Personal Injury
-Medical Malpractice and Wrongful Death
-Indian Law
-Driving While Intoxicated
-Parole and Probation
-Traffic Violations
-Automobile Accidents
-Dog Bites
-Sexual Abuse
-Slip and Fall
-Nursing Home Abuse
-Airplane Crashes
-Qui Tam Litigation and Real Estate Law

David S. Vogel

Law Offices of David S. Vogel

Attorney in San Luis Obispo, CA

Listed, Who's Who in American Law. Editor, Boston University Law Review, 1980-1982. Law Clerk to the Hon. Frank M. Johnson, Jr., U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, 1982-1983. Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, King County, 1984-1989. Chair, 30th District Democrats, 1986-1988. President, 1986-1993 and Board Member, 1985-2000, Vashon-Maury Island Community Council. Co-Chair, Vashon Town Plan Committee, 1992-1997. Board Member: Vashon Household, 1996-2005; The Harbor School, 2006-2008. Director, Los Osos Community Services District, 2011-present.

Areas of Law:
-General Trial and Appellate Practice
-Personal Injury
-Medical Malpractice
-Wrongful Death
-Indian Law
-Driving While Intoxicated
-Automobile Accidents
-Dog Bites
-Sexual Abuse
-Slip and Fall
-Nursing Home Abuse
-Airplane Crashes
-Qui Tam Litigation
-Civil Rights Section 1983
-Criminal Law
-Legal Malpractice
-Insurance Coverage

Experience & Credentials


Admission Details:
-Admitted in 1983, Washington and U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington
-1984, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
-1990, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington
-1999, U.S. Supreme Court
-2008, California
-2012, U.S. District Court, Central District of California

Law School Attended:
Boston University
Class of 1982
magna cum laude

University Attended:
Amherst College
Class of 1977

Birth Information:
Born in 1955
New York, N.Y., July 11, 1955

Associations & Memberships
State Bar of California; Seattle-King County (Member, Judicial Screening Committee, 2005-2008), Washington State and American Bar Associations; Association of Trial Lawyers of America; Washington S... More

Representative Cases:
Midwater Trawlers Coop. v. DOC, 282 F.3d 710 (9th Cir. 2002); Pilchuck Audubon Society v. U.S. Forest Service, 177 F.3d 800 (9th Cir. 1999); State v. D.V., 139 Wn.2d 320, 987 P.2d 63 (1999); State v. Buchanan, 87 Wn. App. 189, 941 P.2d 683 (1997), rev'd 138 Wn.2d 186, 978 P.2d 1070 (1999); cert. denied; Credit Gen. Ins. Co. v. Blondo, 82 Wn. App. 620, 919 P.2d 93 (1996); Winfrey v. Rocket Research Co., 58 Wn. App. 722, 794 P.2d 1300 (1990)