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Clifford Abraham Blackman

Clifford Abraham Blackman

Practice areas:

Car Accidents, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Aviation, Motorcycle Accident… more 

Clifford Blackman

About Me

A practicing attorney in California since 1976, I have specialized my practice in the area of personal injury and wrongful death.  Our trials have been numerous, throughout the state of California, and we have had some great successes for clients.

The areas of special interest that we have include traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, spinal surgery cases, catastrophic injuries, including serious burn cases, and cases of wrongful death due to plane crash, train crash, auto and motorcycle crashes, and pedestrian accidents.

In addition to being the senior trial attorney for the firm I am the founder and chairman of Bay Area Lawyers Network, an elite group of specialists in San Francisco and the Bay Area, and am certified by the State Bar of California to provide continuing education for attorneys (MCLE).


Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1976

  1. Car Accidents: 25%
    39 years, 3.5 thousand cases
  2. Wrongful Death: 20%
    39 years, 75 cases
  3. Motorcycle Accident: 15%
    39 years, 200 cases
  4. Aviation: 15%
    39 years, 20 cases
  5. Other: 25%
  6. More 

Attorney Endorsements

2 total

  • James A. Bach

    I am very familiar with Mr. Blackman's excellent reputation and success in personal injury cases, and have read an appellate decision in his favor after he won an elevator injury case in the trial court and on appeal. He is a "lawyer's lawyer" and has led the Bay Area Lawyers Network as President for several years. He brings to his work energy, enthusiasm, expertise, and experience. People who are injured or sick because of the negligence of others are fortunate to be represented by Cliff Blackman. All personal injury lawyers charge about the same fee, so it doesn't cost any more to hire the very best.


    James Bach Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Christopher Francis Morales

    Clifford is an outstanding attorney. He works tirelessly for his clients and aggressively battles insurance companies in an effort to obtain fair results for his clients. I highly recommend this attorney.


    Christopher Morales Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Blackman Legal Group

2317 Broadway Street
Redwood City, CA, 94063



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
CEOBlackman Legal Group1976 - Present

Association NamePosition NameDuration
California Brain Injury AssociationMember2000 - Present
Santa Clara County Bar AssociationMember1985 - 2003
Consumer Attorneys of CaliforniaMember1985 - 2003
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMember1985 - 2000
San Mateo County Bar AssociationMember1982 - 2003
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1976 - 2003
Bar Association of San FranciscoMember1976 - 2003

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Koepnick v. Kashiwa Fudosan America, Inc.Verdict and Judgment for Plaintiff $6.48 million

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
San Francisco Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1976
Hofstra University in New YorkTelevision ProductionMA - Masters1974
Hofstra University in New YorkN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1971

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
MCLE Continuing Education SeriesUpdate on Personal Injury and Wrongful Death1997
BALN monthly Continuing Education SeriesTrial Tactics in Personal Injury Trials1996