Experience & Excellence Equaling over $100,000,000 in Settlements & Verdicts.
William M. Berman, Esq., is the founding and managing partner of the San Diego-based civil litigation firm, Berman & Riedel, LLP. Possessing the highest possible Martindale-Hubbell AV rating, Mr. Berman has broad litigation experience in handling complex civil litigation matters on behalf of injured consumers involving claims of serious automobile accidents, trucking accidents, aviation accidents, catastrophic construction and work site injuries, products liability matters, and medical malpractice actions. In addition to his personal injury practice, Mr. Berman was instrumental in establishing the firm's renowned nursing home and elder abuse litigation department, and has obtained several of the highest settlements against skilled nursing facilities and residential care facilities for in the State of California. Mr. Berman's firm has been credited as one of the leading elder abuse/neglect practices throughout the state, and his work in the area of elder abuse and neglect litigation continues to garner substantial media attention and the notice of the state legislature, which has helped to bring the issue of proper elder care to the forefront of the public's mind.
His firm, Berman & Riedel, LLP, is a prominent law firm which represents the victims of serious personal injury and wrongful death cases throughout the State of California. Our team of renowned attorneys and professional staff vigorously advocates on behalf of those who are injured or affected by the negligent/harmful acts of others, and we pride ourselves on working tirelessly to obtain exceptional settlements and verdicts on behalf of our clients. As a plaintiffs’ personal injury firm, we do not represent business, industry or insurance companies in the defense of personal injury or wrongful death matters.
Dedicated to providing the highest quality legal representation, Berman & Riedel, LLP consistently obtains results on behalf of our clients which exceed expectation. We take pride in producing an outstanding resolution for each legal case we take on, and indeed many of our settlements and verdicts have been lauded in the news as unparalleled. The extraordinary success of our firm enables us to be very selective in the clients and cases we choose to represent and thus, if we accept your case, you can be confident that we believe in your case and will do everything in our power to aggressively pursue your legal interests in an effort to recover the maximum compensation to which you are entitled under the law.
William M. Berman and the attorneys and legal professionals of Berman & Riedel, LLP, are committed to the highest professional and ethical standards in the practice of law. Our firm’s ability to navigate the civil legal system and understand the more complex intricacies of serious personal injury and wrongful death cases is unsurpassed. In fact, the majority of cases which come to Berman & Riedel, LLP are referred to us by our clients and/or attorneys who are impressed with the exceptional results we have obtained on behalf of our clients.
When you put your trust and case into the hands of the highly effective team of attorneys and legal professionals at Berman & Riedel, LLP, you can rest assured that you will be treated with dignity and respect, and that you have the highest-quality legal representation on your side. Our firm has the skill, dedication and resources necessary to obtain the best possible outcome for your legal matter, and we will work tirelessly to obtain the maximum compensation possible for your particular case.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2013|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2012|
|Outstanding Trial Lawyer Award||Consumer Attorneys of San Diego||2012|
|Top San Diego Attorney Recognition||SuperLawyers||2011|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2011|
|Top 10 Personal Injury Attorney||San Diego Dail Transcript||2010|
|San Diego's Top 10 Personal Injury Attorneys||The Daily Transcript||2009|
|Outstanding Advocate Award||N/A||2000|
|Lawyers to Watch in 2000||N/A||N/A|
|Firm Founding and Managing Partner||Berman & Riedel, LLP since 1997||1997 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Trial Lawyers Association||Member||1999 - Present|
|Consumer Attorneys of San Diego||Member||1998 - Present|
|San Diego County Bar Association||Member||1998 - Present|
|Consumer Attorneys of California||Member||1998 - Present|
|Maria Tirado, et al vs. DOE Nursing Home, et al.||$1,500,000.00+ Total Settlement|
|Kamura vs. Face||Trial Verdict for $1,547,445.25|
|Wilschke vs. Doe Nursing Home Defendants||$1,700,000.00|
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|San Diego Attorney Journal||Attorney of the Month||2011|
|San Diego Union Tribune||Facility Settles Neglect Lawsuit: Doctors Found Ants in 92-Year-Old's Face||2002|
|Jan/Feb||Lawyers to Watch in 2000||2000|
|Los Angeles Daily Journal||Senior Assistance||1999|
|Los Angeles Daily Journal||Old is New||1999|
|Unknown||Elder Care Home Suite Settled for $2.2 Million||1999|
|Thousand Oaks Star||Family Gets $2 Million in Elder Abuse Case||1999|
|California Western School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1997|
|Arizona State University||Justice Studies||BS - Bachelor of Science||1993|
|SDPA Monthly MCLE||Understanding the Legal Aspects of Elder Abuse/Neglect Litigation in California||2013|
|Dementia Care Conference: Caring for Loved Ones with Dementia||The Legal Implications of Caring for a Loved One with Dementia||2013|
|Elder Law Section MCLE||New Legal Implication in Nursing Home Litigation||2012|
|Speaker: Understanding California's Elder Abuse Act||Abuse/Neglect Problems Affecting our Elderly Population||2009|
|Speaker: 2009 CANHR State Conference||Understanding Managing Agents of SNFs||2009|
|News Feature: Vista Jury Awards $1,850,000 in Damages||Trial Result Featured by the Media||2009|
|Speaker: San Diego Bar Association Roundtable||Litigating Nursing Home Claims||2008|
|Speaker: CANHR Roundtable||How to Litigate RCFE/Elder Abuse Claims||2008|
|New Article: Elder Abuse Claim Settles for $1,700,000||Story Featuring Settlement of Elder Abuse/SNF Case||2008|
|Speaker: 2007 State Elder Abuse Conference||Undertsnading EADACPA||2007|
|Speaker: CANHR Roundtable||Understanding MICRA under the EADACPA||2006|
|News Feature: Channel 6 News Palm Springs||The Epidemic of Nursing Home Abuse||2006|
|Speaker: Elder Law & Advocacy||Understanding Nursing Home Litigation||2005|
|NBC Channel 4||News Feature: Profile on Nursing Home Abuse||2003|