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Shaana A. Rahman is an accomplished and experienced civil trial attorney. She handles personal injury cases in which someone has been hurt or killed in a collision or other accident. Ms. Rahman also represents plaintiffs in legal malpractice litigation. A significant part of Ms. Rahman’s practice includes actions against public entities such as the City and County of San Francisco in cases that involve dangerous conditions of public property or negligence of public entity employees, such as bus drivers, public works departments and city engineers.

Ms. Rahman has litigated hundreds of legal matters from inception to resolution as lead trial counsel. These cases include high profile cases involving government entities. In addition to having successfully concluded cases through jury and bench trials, Ms. Rahman is skilled in resolving matters prior to trial and has achieved significant settlements for her clients pre-litigation as well as through arbitration and mediation, including a number of seven-figure settlements.

Prior to devoting her current practice exclusively to those who have been injured or wrong, Ms. Rahman worked for insurance companies, defending individuals and companies accused of negligence or wrongdoing. Ms. Rahman’s prior practice focused primarily on the defense of commercial truck drivers and construction related litigation which included defending general and sub-contractors in contractual disputes, injury litigation and construction defect matters. During this period of her practice, Ms. Rahman amassed important knowledge of the inner-workings of insurance companies which has aided her in her current practice in favorably resolving cases for her clients. Ms. Rahman has authored many legal articles on the subject of personal injury litigation and trial practice.

Ms. Rahman received her law degree from the University of San Francisco School of Law in 1997. While at USF, Ms. Rahman was active in the Moot Court Program and competed in academic trial competitions. Ms. Rahman graduated with distinction as a Public Interest Law Scholar and was awarded a coveted scholarship from the Public Interest Law Foundation.

Prior to attending law school, in 1993 Ms. Rahman received a B.S. in Political Science from Santa Clara University. While at Santa Clara, Ms. Rahman was President of the Political Science Student Association as well as the Speech and Debate Association. Ms. Rahman was the recipient of an academic scholarship at Santa Clara.

Published Works and Media Reports
Ms. Rahman has extensively published articles in the areas of personal injury, roadway defects and civil trial practice and is a frequent lecturer on the topics of litigation strategy and skills.   Ms. Rahman’s verdicts and settlements have been reported in the San Francisco Examiner, The San Francisco Chronicle, Trial Lawyer magazine and The Daily Journal.

Professional Memberships

Ms. Rahman is a member of The Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, a nationwide group of trial lawyers whose advocacy has resulted in settlements and/or verdicts in one or more cases with an individual value in excess of $2,000,000.00. Ms. Rahman also serves on the Board of Directors of the Consumer Attorneys of California is a member of the Board of Directors of the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association and is a member of the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, the East Bay Bicycle Coalition and the Marin County Bicycle Coalition


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Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 95%
  2. Animal & Dog Bites: 5%

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  • Rebecca Grey

    Shaana Rahman combines fierce, unwavering advocacy skills with tremendous compassion for her clients, many of whose lives have been turned upside down due to the fault of others. I've referred many happy clients to her. She is the go to person for any injury accident, with a particular specialty in bike and vehicular accidents and in actions against public entities. She has the highest integrity, a ridiculous work ethic and a sense of humor to boot. I cannot recommend Shaana more highly to those who have been hurt and need help from an experienced attorney.


    Rebecca Grey Insurance Attorney
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Contact info

Rahman Law PC

369 Pine Street, Suite 600
San Francisco, CA, 94104


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Bar Register of Preeminent Women LawyersMartindale-Hubbell2013
Top 40 Under 40The National Trial Lawyers2012
Bar Register of Preeminent Women LawyersMartindale-Hubbell2012
Public Interest Law ScholarPublic Interest Law Foundation.1997
MemberMulti-Million Dollar Advocates ForumN/A
Association namePosition nameDuration
The Multi-Million Dollar Advocates ForumMemberN/A
Consumer Attorneys of CaliforniaBoard MemberN/A
San Francisco Trial Lawyers AssociationBoard MemberN/A
San Francisco Bicycle CoalitionMemberN/A
East Bay Bicycle CoalitionMemberN/A
Marin County Bicycle CoalitionMemberN/A
Walk SFBoard MemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Mogin v. Thayer$250,000.00 SETTLEMENT
Lewis v. Villagio Inn$225,000.00 SETTLEMENT
Becker v. Cabrera$556,000.00 VERDICT
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Publication nameTitleDate
TrialGear Up for Bicycle Accident Cases2012
Plaintiff Magazine, MayBike Law 101: Four Tips for Representing Cyclists2011
Plaintiff Magazine, Vol. 4, No. 10, OctoberEstablishing School District Liability in Student-on-Student Assaults2010
Marin County Bicycle Coalition PEDAL PRESS, Vol. 11/Issue 1, Winter 2009Bike Safety and the Law2009
Consumer Attorneys of California FORUM, Vol 37/No.9, November 2007Two-Wheeled Single Vehicle Collisions: Spotting the Viable Case – The Road to Recovery2007
Consumer Attorneys of California FORUM, Vol 36/No.2, March 2006Commencing Actions Against State and Federal Public Entities2006
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of San Francisco School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
Santa Clara UniversityPolitical ScienceBS - Bachelor of Science1993
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
San Francisco Trial Lawyers AssociationEliminating Bias in the Legal Profession. Moderator.2011
San Francisco Trial Lawyers AssociationStrategies and Timing of Depositions in Multiple Defendant Cases. Speaker.2010
National Institute of Trial AdvocacyDeposition Skills. Instructor.2010
State Bar of California 81st Annual MeetingPreparing for and Completing Depositions of Persons Most Qualified. Speaker.2008