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About Me

Mr. Geagan has recognized expertise in medical malpractice and general
personal injury cases and was recognized by the National Law Journal in
June of 2001 as National Litigator of the Month.  For the
groundbreaking case of Bergman v. Chin, a verdict establishing that the
failure to provide adequate pain medication to a terminally ill patient
violates the California Elder Abuse Statutes.  He is a member of the
Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States and has frequently acted
to act as an instructor by the State Bar of California in its certified
Continuing Education program for California lawyers.  Mr. Geagan is
also asked to be a frequent guest on Len Tillem's radio show aired on
KGO 810.

In addition to representing thousands of clients
over the years, he has lectured extensively to attorney and medical
groups, has taught law school, and published a number of articles in
legal and other periodicals.


Practice Areas


  1. Personal Injury: 35%
    4 years
  2. Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect: 20%
    4 years
  3. Medical Malpractice: 10%
    4 years
  4. Defective and Dangerous Products: 10%
    4 years
  5. Other: 25%
  6. More 



Contingent (30-40%)

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Contact Info

Law Offices of James Geagan

846 Broadway
Sonoma, CA, 95476

Law Offices of James Geagan

1 Embarcadero Center 5th Floor
San Francisco, CA, 94111




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Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
One of the top attorneys in Northern CaliforniaSuperLawyers2010
One of the top attorneys in Northern CaliforniaSuperlawyer2009
One of the top attorneys in Northern CaliforniaSuperlawyer2008
Litigator of the Month June 2001National Law Journal2001
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-HubbellN/A
Association NamePosition NameDuration
San Francisco Trial Lawyers AssociationBoard of Directors1982 - 1982
Sonoma County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Association for JusticeMemberN/A
American Board of Trial AdvocatesMemberN/A
Trial Lawyers for Public JusticeMemberN/A
Consumer Attorneys of CaliforniaMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Attorney Malpractice/Stockbroker Liability/Breach of Trust (Confidential)The identities of the parties and the amount of the settlement were made confidential as a condition of settlement by the defendants.
Kuhlmann v. SpraywayThe identities of the parties and the amount of the settlement were made confidential as a condition of settlement by the defendants.
Bergman v. Chinthe plaintiffs received a jury verdict of $1,500,000
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Publication NameTitleDate
Journal of Family PracticeThe Family Physician as a Legal Consultant1985
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Notre Dame Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1976
University of Notre DameHumanitiesBA - Bachelor of Arts1969