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Oliver Harding Pelly

Car accident Attorney at San Diego, CA

5.0   14 reviews
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1997
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Oliver

Learn Oliver’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Car accident
    All types of auto, truck and motorcycle accidents, as well as bicycle and pedestrian accidents. Typical cases include rear end auto accidents, intersection accidents, auto accidents due to inattentative drivers, auto accidents as a result of a driver on a cell phone or texting, highway and freeway accidents, accidents involving trucks, accidents between an auto and pedestrian or motorcycle

    28 years, 3,500 cases

  2. Personal injury
    All types of personal injury claims where person is injured through fault of another. Typcial cases handled include auto and motorcycle accidents, bicycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, drunk driver accidents, accidents resulting in brain, spine or orthopedic injuries, accidents as a result of collapsing structures or structures such as staris not in compliance with the building code as well as aminal attacks and burn injuries.

    28 years, 3,500 cases

  3. Slip and fall accident

    28 years, 2,500 cases

  4. Trucking accident
    Trucking accidents usually occur on a highway or freeway and are generally significant due to the forces involved in the accident. Our immediate focus is to investigate the accident and establish liability while assisiting the client with medical care, medical bills that may have been incurred, lost wages, after care, pain and suffering and future medical needs.

    28 years, 300 cases

  5. Brain injury
    Handling mild concussion through cognitive deficits as a result of trauma. Cases include motorcycle accidents, car accidents, bicycle accidents, jet ski and watercraft accidents, pedestrian accidents or any type of brain injury caused as a result of someone elses negligence.

    28 years, 700 cases

  6. Motorcycle accident
    Representing motorcyle riders who have been injured through no fault of their own. Typical cases involved assisting with medical bills and after care if the injured party does not have adaquate medical insurance. Lost wages are also very common following a motorcyle accident. We handle all aspects of the motorcycle accident case.

    28 years, 400 cases

My name is Oliver Pelly. I have lived in San Diego since 1994 and consider myself to be local and very much a part of the community.

I take every case seriously and represent each client with a goal of obtaining the best result possible for the client. My approach is to run the case while working with the client explaining the process as the case develops, informing the client of all options and letting the client choose which option he or she would like to exercise.

I have found that I keep in touch with many clients after representation as I open to doors to former clients and invite them to call me with any legal issues that may come up later. I don't charge former clients for helping with those types of issues. I believe this is the best way to run a successful business and maintain client relationships and friendships.

On a personal note, I have played sports my entire life and enjoy all contact sports. I work out daily, including running, weights and yoga.

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Phillips & Pelly: Accident & Personal Injury Lawyers
11622 El Camino Real
Suite 100
San Diego, CA, 92130

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Posted by Susan | August 10, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Best Ever
Oliver Pelly was my attorney after a car accident a few months ago. He was most excellent in explaining the process and letting me know what to expect along the way. It brought my stress level way down. I hope I'm not in an accident again but if I am, Oliver is my guy. I recommend him to anyone who needs representation.
Posted by anonymous | August 6, 2017
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Excellent Service
I have used Phillips & Pelly on numerous occasions, and each time found them to be responsive and thorough. I definitely recommend them.
Posted by Christopher | August 4, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Oliver will fight for you!
I am truly grateful for the great experience and professionalism that Oliver Pelly and his staff have. Mr. Pelly took care of my accident case and without hesitation accepted to fight for my rights as a victim and win in my behalf. Without any doubt Mr. Pelly and his team that are the most humble, professionals and well experience team. I would highly recommend Oliver Pelly!
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Posted by Courtney | July 1, 2013
Would Recommend and give more stars if I could!!!
I have used Oliver twice now as an Attorney he is so amazing does everything for you, you hardly even have to talk to him and when he leaves you messages, there the best messages and the ones you want to hear!!! He is excellent and would recommend him to everyone!!! His paralegals are also super awesome, they always have a solution to every problem!!!
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Response from Oliver Pelly July 24, 2013
Thank you for the nice review! It's my pleasure to help you. Oliver
Posted by J. Marie | April 3, 2012
Oliver Pelly is an exceptional personal injury attorney
Oliver Pelly and his firm are outstanding. They work incredibly hard to make sure you are taken care of in the most efficient and cost-effective way possible. I have worked with a lot of attorneys in the past and am relieved to personally know there are still honest attorneys out there--Oliver is no exception.
Response from Oliver Pelly July 24, 2013
Really appreciate your confidence and kind words. Thank you for taking the time to review!
Posted by Lindsey | May 27, 2011
Great Attorney
Oliver is one of the best personal injury attorneys in San Diego. He is very knowledgeable and dedicated to his client. I highly recommend him!
Response from Oliver Pelly July 24, 2013
Thank you, Lindsey. Your nice comments really mean a lot and are appreciated :)
Posted by anonymous | January 7, 2011
I have never met anyone like Oliver Pelly and he is the best! I was very impressed with how he handled my accident case and would highly recommend them. I was shocked at how well our settlement turned out and it was all because of his hard work and would definitely refer him to anyone who I knew could use a great personal injury attorney. His office staff is always professional and available. Thanks!
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Posted by Tom | January 7, 2011
Great Attorney!
I would recommend Oliver to anyone! He was so helpful and knowledgeable in handling our case. He made the process so much easier and answered any questions we had. Thanks Oliver for the great service and really fighting for us!
Posted by Sheila | January 7, 2011
Honest Attorney
I would highly recommend Mr. Pelly! He is very honest, knowledgeable and friendly! I was impressed with the fact that he always made himself available with any questions I had. With his many years of experience in the personal injury field I knew I was being taken care of. The staff at Phillips & Pelly are so friendly and professional. They truly care about their clients!
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Posted by Josh | January 1, 2011
Great Office - Seamless Process
Oliver represented my wife when she injured her shoulder in a car accident in 2009. She needed to see a specialist which our health insurance didn't cover. Oliver provided us with a doctor that treated my wife quickly and efficiently, all without paying anything out of pocket. The case was settled for way more than we expected! We would recommend Oliver and his firm to anyone looking for quality representation for an injury.
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Posted by Annabel | January 1, 2011
Great lawyer
Oliver Pelly is a great lawyer. He is very responsive, caring and knowledgable. I would highly recommend him.
Posted by brian | December 30, 2010
Oliver Harding Pelly won my injury case
I tripped and fell over a concealed speed bump outside a store, breaking my hip, which was very painful and required a hip replacement. Oliver Pelly worked professionally and tirelessly over several months to prove that the store was at fault, and managed to secure a very significant financial settlement. He was sympathetic, polite, and confident throughout that he would prevail. He did not disappoint.
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Posted by Vickie | December 29, 2010
Oliver Pelly at Phillips and Pelly is the best!!!
Oliver Pelly is definitely the guy you want to call when you get into an accident. There is enough to worry about when you’ve been injured so it’s really nice to have someone who will explain your rights and work hard to ensure you’re fairly compensated. I highly recommend Oliver at Phillips and Pelly.
Posted by anonymous | November 18, 2008
Review of Phillips and Pelly
Very helpful and honest. Handled everything for me, he did not charge me for things like postage and coping etc. - which was nice, and I had all of my bills paid along with a fair settlement. They delivered as promised and I would recommend them to anyone.
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Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Phillips and Pelly
  • 1998 - Present


  • California Western School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • California State University, California Polytechnic State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1994

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Premises Liability
  • $700,000.00
  • Motorcycle v. Auto (Names Withheld)
  • $1,500,000.00
  • Auto v. Auto (Names Withheld)
  • $50,000.00
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  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Top 100
  • 2016 - Present
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Consumer Attorneys of San Diego
  • Sustaining Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Better Business Bureau
  • A+ Rated Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Consumer Attorneys of San Diego
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Licensed Attorney
  • 1997 - Present
  • Martindale Hubble
  • Named Member
  • 1997 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Dean's List
  • California Western School of Law
  • 1995
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • Mayor of Morro Bay, CA
  • 1994
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Speaking Engagements

  • Networking Event
  • Insurance claims handling in Ca.
  • 2012
  • Networking Event
  • Personal Injury Law in California
  • 2011
  • Networking Event
  • Benefits of Standing MRI In Litigation
  • 2005

Attorney endorsements

Received (15)
Given (17)
Endorse Oliver
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Car accident Attorney | Aug 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Oliver is a skilled and dedicated lawyer who fights hard to get his clients the best results. He is an asset to the profession."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A highly skilled and respected lawyer in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. The attorney works very hard for the clients and keeps up with the law by attending legal seminars to assist them in this regard. I endorse this attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Oliver and his team work extremely hard to get the best results for their clients. I highly endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Oliver Pelly is a very competent litigator with significant experience representing individuals who have been seriously injured. I have had the pleasure of serving as a mediator for Mr. Pelly and have observed his skills as a negotiator and forceful advocate on behalf of his clients. Oliver is compassionate, cares about his clients and always wants what is best for them. He is a true professional."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Oliver is a hard-working and caring attorney. I would have no problem referring a complex case to him and his firm to make sure all aspects of the client's needs were taken care of."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Oliver Pelly. Oliver is knowledgeable, hard-working and dedicated to his clients. You would be making a wise decision by retaining Phillips & Pelly for your personal injury claim."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have had the pleasure of working with Oliver on numerous cases. His commitment to his clients, knowledge of the practice of law, and attention to detail are truly something to admire. I look forward to referring all future San Diego clients to him."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 13
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Oliver is a great attorney who cares about his clients and has a proven record of success. He has extensive knowledge and experience in the area of Personal Injury and knows how to get the best result for his client. I highly recommend him."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Oliver works hard for his clients and gets great results. His relationships with those in the industry and our community ensure claims are handled efficiently and well. When my wife and I were injured by a drunk driver, we came to Oliver for help. Oliver got our needs taken care of and a great settlement. Highly recommended."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've assisted Oliver on several Personal Injury cases and can speak to the meticulous detail he takes in every case. His experience and professionalism makes him a great mentor and an amazing lawyer. His thoughtful approach and vigorous advocacy cannot be rivaled. He is an outstanding professional who boasts a record of excellent results."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I worked with Oliver, and can say he was incredibly knowledgeable and approachable, both with his clients and his staff. It’s important to have a lawyer with a focused practice, which is what Oliver does—personal injury day-in and day-out. Nice guy and a great lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 03
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"As a colleague and a client, I give Mr. Pelly my highest endorsement. He handled my matter promptly and professionally. As a fellow lawyer, these are two qualities that I certainly appreciate in our profession."
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