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
Licensed since 1976
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.
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|CEO||Blackman Legal Group||1976 - Present|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|California Brain Injury Association||Member||2000 - Present|
|Santa Clara County Bar Association||Member||1985 - 2003|
|Consumer Attorneys of California||Member||1985 - 2003|
|Association of Trial Lawyers of America||Member||1985 - 2000|
|San Mateo County Bar Association||Member||1982 - 2003|
|State Bar of California||Member||1976 - 2003|
|Bar Association of San Francisco||Member||1976 - 2003|
|San Francisco Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1976|
|Hofstra University in New York||Television Production||MA - Masters||1974|
|Hofstra University in New York||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1971|
|MCLE Continuing Education Series||Update on Personal Injury and Wrongful Death||1997|
|BALN monthly Continuing Education Series||Trial Tactics in Personal Injury Trials||1996|