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Mr. Airola comes from a long line of attorneys.  His grandfather the Hon. Virgil M. Airola, was sworn into the State Bar of California in 1916.  Then in 1950, his uncle, the Hon. Orrin K. Airola and cousin, Lowell Airola became attorneys in California.  Both Virgil M. Airola and Orrin K. Airola became District Attorneys and Superior Court Judges in Calaveras County.  There have been 11 people in the Airola Family who have been attorneys, in both California and Illinois. 


Mr. Airola grew up on a cattle and hay ranch in the "Motherlode" area of the California Foothills.  He brings the country toughness he lived as a child and adolescent to his work as a personal injury attorney.


In his spare time Mr. Airola enjoys running, playing the trumpet, listening to music and spending his time with his wife, attorney Tuesday L. Airola of Airola Law Offices, and their four children.


Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 100%
    24 years



Contingent (33-40%), Free consultation (60 minutes)

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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
MemberMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2011
Best Attorney in CountyPublic Poll - Newspaper2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Owner / AttorneyAirola Law Offices1997 - Present
AttorneyZumbrun & Findley1996 - 1997
AttorneyBarrett, Harper, Woll, Raatz & Stenson1993 - 1996
AttorneyThompson & Heller1991 - 1993
Law ClerkAmador County Superior Court1988 - 1990
Association namePosition nameDuration
Capitol City Trial Lawyers AssociationBoard Member2011 - Present
Million Dollar Advocates ForumMember2011 - Present
Consumer Attorneys of CaliforniaMember2003 - Present
Capitol City Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2003 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1991 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
CCTLA LitigatorWrite a Good Brief2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
McGeorge School of Law, University of the PacificLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
California State University, ChicoPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1986
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Tom Lytle Luncheon"Every Lawyer's Top-10 Must-Have Apps"2013
The Airola Group MCLEThe Paperless Law Office... And Beyond2012
Stanislaus County Bar AssociationThe Paperless Law Office and How it Works2012
CCTLA Problem Solving ClinicThree Keys to the Paperless Office2012
CCTLA Problem Solving ClinicBeyond Facebook, LOL, and The Cloud: A Technology, Discovery and Ethics Update2011
Problem Solving Clinic7 Ways to Immediately Decrease your Overhead2010
NCCRA Annual ConferenceLess Paper in the 21st Century2010
CCRA Annual ConferenceThe Paperless Office2010