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My clients greatly appreciate the communication, honesty and respect that I show them from the minute they walk in the door.  As a former insurance company attorney, I know their techniques for fighting cases, and I am able to help my clients navigate their way to achieve great results. 


I received my B.A. in Philosophy and Political Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1982, and my J.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1986.  After working for large firms for several years, I opened my own law firm in downtown Berkeley in January 1994, handling exclusively plaintiffs' personal injury and insurance litigation.  I am very passionate about communicating with my clients and zealously representing their interests, as well as being involved in the plaintiff's bar.


I serve on the Board of Governors for Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC) and Alameda-Contra Costa Trial Lawyers Association (ACCTLA).  I am a member of American Association for Justice (AAJ), the State Bar of California, and the State Bar of Wisconsin.  I stay informed in my areas of emphasis by attending three days of seminars at the CAOC's Annual San Francisco Convention.  I also attend the ACCTLA's Annual Year In Review of the most recent breaking cases and changes in the law, along with numerous other continuing legal education seminars throughout the year.


Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 50%
    21 years
  2. Car Accidents: 25%
    21 years
  3. Motorcycle Accident: 10%
    21 years
  4. Slip and Fall Accident: 5%
    21 years
  5. Other: 10%
  6. More 



Contingent (25-39%), Free consultation (30 minutes)

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    I highly endorse Mr. Tomasik. He is a tireless advocate and brings great intelligence, perseverance and creativity to every representation.


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Contact info

Law Offices of Joseph E. Tomasik

2039 Shattuck Avenue, Suite 400
Berkeley, CA, 94704


WIGood Standing198603/16/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerLaw Offices of Joseph E. Tomasik1994 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Consumer Attorneys of CaliforniaBoard of Governors2008 - Present
Alameda/Contra Costa Trial Lawyers AssociationBoard of Governors1996 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember1994 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1988 - Present
State Bar of WisconsinMember1986 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Wisconsin Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1986
University of Wisconsin, MadisonPhilosophy / Political ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1982
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
BRAIN INJURIES: An Overview of Cases From Mild to CatastrophicModerator for Traumatic Brain Injury seminar2007