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Ilya Demetrios Frangos

About Me

I received my Juris Doctorate Degree from UC Hastings College of the Law with an emphasis in Criminal Law, and received my Bachelor's Degree from UC Berkeley in Rhetoric.  I am now an Associate with the Law Offices of Galine, Frye & Fitting, a civil litigation firm. 

Prior to joining the Law Offices of Galine, Frye & Fitting as an attorney, I worked with the District Attorneys’ office in San Mateo and San Francisco. I also practiced general civil litigation, specifically in the areas of real estate, contract disputes, and personal injury.


Presently, I specialize in the area of general civil litigation, specifically personal injury, bad faith insurance, and business litigation. Specifically, I focus my practice on automobile collision cases, collisions involving defendant drivers under the influence of alcohol and drugs, catastrophic injuries, and wrongful deaths.

I also currently serve as a JAG officer in the California State Military Reserve, which serves in assisting civil authorities during domestic emergencies and assisting in the mobilization and demobilization process of the National Guard. My duties involve serving as legal counsel to National Guard soldiers regarding domestic legal matters prior to and following their deployment, and other matters related to military law.


Languages Spoken: Greek, Spanish

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Practice Areas


  1. Personal Injury: 34%
  2. Car Accidents: 19%
  3. Wrongful Death: 14%
  4. Motorcycle Accident: 14%
  5. Other: 19%
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Attorney Endorsements

14 total 

  • Mark Issa Murad

    I endorse this lawyer. He is one of the best lawyers I know!


    Mark Murad Immigration Attorney
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  • Benjamin Henry Mainzer

    I have known Ilya for several years. He is an tenacious advocate and experienced litigator.


    Benjamin Mainzer Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info


411 Borel Ave Ste 500
San Mateo, CA, 94402



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Northern California Super Lawyers Rising Star 2015Super Lawyers2015
Top 10 Personal Injury Attorney Under 40 in CaliforniaNational Academy Of Personal Injury Attorneys2014
Northern California Super Lawyers Rising Star 2014Super Lawyers2014
Northern California Super Lawyers Rising Star 2013Super Lawyers2013
Top ContributorAVVO2013
Witkin Award for Academic Excellence in Trial AdvocacyUC Hastings College of the Law2008
Best Brief Nomination for Appellate AdvocacyUC Hastings College of the Law2008
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Senior AssociateGaline, Frye & Fitting2010 - Present
AssociateLaw Offices of James D. Frangos2009 - 2010
Post-Bar ClerkSan Mateo County District Attorney's Office2008 - 2009
Law ClerkSan Francisco County District Attorney's Office2007 - 2009
ClerkLaw Offices of James D. Frangos2005 - 2008
Association NamePosition NameDuration
San Mateo County Trial Lawyers AssociationSecond Vice President2014 - Present
San Mateo County Trial Lawyers AssociationBoard of Directors2011 - Present
San Mateo County Bar AssociationBusiness Litigation Committee2011 - Present
California State Military ReserveCaptain JAG Officer2010 - Present
Hellenic Law SocietyMember2010 - Present
Consumer Attorneys of CaliforniaMember2010 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Renee W. v. Defendant$300,000 Settlement
Plaintiff v. Grocery Store$195,000 Settlement
Maria M. v. Defendant$118,369 JURY VERDICT
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Publication NameTitleDate
Super Lawyers Magazine - Northern CaliforniaNorthern California Rising Stars 20142014
Super Lawyers Magazine - Northern CaliforniaNorthern California Rising Stars 20132013
UC Hastings College of the LawUC Hastings Alumni Magazine - Class Notes2012
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California, Hastings College of the LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2008
Univ Of California BerkeleyRhetoricBA - Bachelor of Arts2005
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Canada College Business Law ClassTort and Business Law2015
California State Military ReserveUSERRA and SCRA Protections for Soldiers2015
Canada College Business Law ClassTorts and Business Law2014
Donald L. Galine Annual Tahoe Ski SeminarModerator - The Most Frequent Occurring Ethical Problems and How to Deal With Them2013
California State Military Reserve S-1 SymposiumMilitary Law: Employer Military Leave Policy2011