Chantel Fitting graduated from the University of California, Davis with a Bachelors of Arts degree. She continued her education at Hastings College of the Law where she received a Juris Doctorate degree in 1999. She has practiced civil litigation exclusively for over 12 years with an emphasis on personal injury cases, developing an expertise in evaluating complex medical damages as a result of life-altering injuries.
Chantel has successfully tried numerous jury cases and arbitrations in several Bay Area counties with millions of dollars in awards for her clients. She is an active member of the Consumer Attorneys of California and also serves on the Board of Directors and is President for the San Mateo County Trial Lawyers Association. Her determination and success as a trial lawyer for consumers has been recognized by several entities throughout her career. She has been nominated as a Super Lawyer by a rating service of outstanding lawyers who attain a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement and was recently named as Top 50 Women Trial Laywer for Northern California. Ms. Fitting also frequently participates as a speaker for her colleagues by organizing and speaking in annual legal seminars that educate other attorneys involved in civil litigation on current, paramount topics related to the fields of personal injury and workers compensation.
Chantel is an attorney who will fight for your rights against insurance companies and will never allow them to treat you unfairly. Chantel is a passionate advocate for her client’s rights and uses her expertise and understanding of complex medical damages to ensure that her clients are properly represented in court. In a recent jury trial, the defense had offered $20,000 to settle a claim involving premises liability for a client that suffered soft-tissue injuries. Chantel took the case to trial and was awarded $974,628 by the jury. Her dedication and commitment to her clients is unwavering.
Licensed since 1999
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|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2013|
|Top 50 Women North California Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2013|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2012|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2009|
|Nominated for Trial Lawyer of the Year||Consumer Attorneys of California||2005|
|Partner||Law Office of Galine, Frye & Fitting||2009 - Present|
|Associate||Law Offices of Donald L. Galine||2000 - 2010|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|San Mateo County Trial Lawyers||President||2012 - Present|
|San Mateo County Trial Lawyers Association||Board Member||2000 - Present|
|San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association||Member||2000 - Present|
|Consumer Attorneys of California||Member||2000 - Present|
|San Mateo County Bar Association||Member||2000 - Present|
|Tony A. v. Scott O.||$4.55 Million Dollar Settlement|
|Diane W. v. Property Management Company||$974,628 JURY VERDICT|
|Salvatore S. v. Rebecca G.||$148,213 JURY VERDICT|
|University of California, Hastings College of the Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1999|
|University of California - Davis||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1994|
|San Mateo County TLA Torts and Trial Seminar||San Mateo County TLA Torts and Trial Seminar||2013|
|Donald L. Galine Annual Tahoe Ski Seminar||Understanding Differences and Commonalities In The Way Men and Women Connect With The Juries||2013|
|CAOC Annual Convention||Employee v. Independent Contractor (Privette)||2012|
|CAOC Annual Convention||Evaluating and Litigating the Workers' Comp Lien in the Third Party Case||2011|
|Donald L. Galine Annual Tahoe Ski Seminar||Demonstrative Evidence||2009|