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Eric Marshall Abramson

Eric Marshall Abramson

also known as Eric Marshall Abramson, injury lawyer in S.F.

About me

I have been representing individuals and families in personal injury , brain damage, and wrongful death matters since 1982, arising from dangerous conditions of property, vehicular negligence, defective products, airplane crashes, big-rig crashes, premises liability, playground accidents, and other negligent and wrongful conduct.


I am Board Certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, and a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), which is an invitation only organization based on extensive trial experience and reputation in the legal community for honesty and integrety.


Past president of the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association and the Hastings College of the Law Alumni Association.  Past member of the at-large Board of Governors of the Consumer Attorneys of California.  Member of the American Association for Justice and The National Trial Lawyers. 


I often work with the local courts as a settlement conference panalist, and as a discovery facilitator.


I have two grown boys, and a lovely wife.  Family, friends, and good health, are very important to me.


I understand the difficulties that people experience when injured, and through the loss of a family member.  I have compassion and empathy, and do whatever can be done to right wrongs.


Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 32%
  2. Brain Injury: 32%
  3. Wrongful Death: 31%
  4. Spinal Cord Injury: 5%



Contingent (30-40%)

Attorney endorsements

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  • Erik Lloyd Peterson

    I endorse this lawyer. Eric is a highly skilled personal injury attorney with a reputation for aggressively representing his clients. He has a vast knowledge of personal injury law, is the consummate professional, and is one of the top attorneys in his field.


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    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

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    I endorse this lawyer. Eric is a talented, hard-working, and dedicated trial attorney. Having had the pleasure of working with him on numerous cases over the past three decades, I have seen him bring his considerable skill and knowledge to bear in order to obtain the best result possible for his client. He cuts through the legal smokescreens to present cases in human terms accessible to a jury.


    Gerald Clausen Appeals Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Abramson Smith Waldsmith, LLP

44 Montgomery Street Suite 3340
San Francisco, CA, 94104

Abramson Smith Waldsmith

44 Montgomery Street Suite 3340

San Francisco, CA, 94104-4806



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2013
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-HubbellN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerAbramson Smith Waldsmith, LLP1982 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Board of Trial AdvocatesMember1998 - Present
San Francisco Trial Lawyers AssociationPast President1982 - Present
Hastings College of the Law, Alumni AssociationFormer PresidentN/A
Consumer Attorneys of California, sustaining memberFormer At-Large member Board of GovernorsN/A
National Board of Trial AdvocatesMemberN/A
National Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
American Association for JusticeSustaining memberN/A
Public JusticeMemberN/A
Marin County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Bar Association of San FranciscoMemberN/A
Center for Justice and DemocracyMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Six-year-old student v Turlock Unified School District$6 million dollar settlement
Apartment Tenant v Confidential Property Management Company$2,250,000 settlement at mediation
Our Client v Confidential Property Management Company$2,000,000 mediated settlement
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Publication nameTitleDate
Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC) Forum MagazineBeware Dangerous Roadside Safety Devices2015
Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC) Forum MagazinePerception Is Reality In Litigation - Eliminate The Phrase "IME" In Personal Injury Cases2014
Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC) Forum MagazineA Suggested Model For Educating The Jury About Plaintiff's Personal Injuries2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California, Hastings College of the LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1981
California State University, HaywardPsychologyBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Western Trial Lawyers Association 2015 Maui Summer ConferenceBeware Dangerous Roadside Safety Devices2015
American Board of Trial Advocates, CAL-ABOTAMasters In Trial2014
2014 Western Trial Lawyers Association Winter ConventionPerception Is Reality - Eliminate The Term "IME" In Personal Injury Litigation2014
Annual Police Officers Research Association of California (PORAC) Conference, MontereyThird Party Cases And Worker's Compensation2009