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Todd Emanuel is the managing partner of Emanuel Law Group, a silicon valley firm that has become well known for representing plaintiffs in cases of wrongful death and catastrophic injuries.  The firm represents accident victims, survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence, and police officers who suffer serious injuries both on and off duty.  We are often called upon to handle high profile cases. An attorney catastrophically injured by a Yellow Cab (2015 jury verdict over $10,000,000), a Santa Cruz girl sexually abused by a local fire chief, an autistic student abused by a special education teacher, the surviving husband of pedestrian killed in an Oakland crosswalk, an employee catastrophically injured by construction equipment, teenagers sexually assaulted by their county social worker, victims of the Alcatraz tram roof collapse, and multiple persons suffering from traumatic brain injuries and PTSD.  Our office receives most of our client referrals from attorneys, law enforcement officers, and former clients.


Languages spoken: Spanish, English

Practice areas


  1. Brain Injury: 20%
  2. Wrongful Death: 20%
  3. Trucking Accident: 20%
  4. Personal Injury: 20%
  5. Car Accidents: 20%



Contingent (25-40%), Free consultation (60 minutes)

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  • Mark Cotton Molumphy

    Strongly recommend Todd for personal injury or civil lawsuits. He is one of the premier trial attorneys in San Mateo County, and respected by his peers and the Court.


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Contact info

Emanuel Law Group

702 Marshall Street Suite 400
Redwood City, CA, 94063-1825


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2014
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2013
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2012
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2011
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2010
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing Partner/Trial AttorneyEmanuel Law Group1996 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
San Mateo County Trial Lawyers AssociationPast President2012 - 2012
San Mateo County Trial Lawyers AssociationBoard Member2005 - Present
San Francisco Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2005 - Present
Consumer Attorneys of CaliforniaMember2002 - Present
San Mateo County Bar AssociationMember1996 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Fua v. Yellow Cab$8,080,000 jury verdict
Chan v. Air Uniquepolicy limits settlement
Sanchez v. Doe Defendants$6,250,000 settlement
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Publication nameTitleDate
Plaintiff Magazine (California)Profile: Todd Emanuel2015
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of San Francisco School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
University of California BerkeleyPsychologyBS - Bachelor of Science1990
University of Southern CaliforniaPsychologyN/A1988
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Santa Clara County Domestic Violence ConferenceSuing domestic violence perpetrators2014