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Shaana Angela Rahman

Personal injury Attorney at Paso Robles, CA

5.0   2 reviews
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1998
    Status
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About Shaana

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Shaana A. Rahman is an accomplished and experienced civil trial attorney. She handles personal injury cases in which someone has been hurt or killed in a collision or other accident. A significant part of Ms. Rahman’s practice includes representing injured bicyclists and motorcyclists.

Ms. Rahman has litigated hundreds of legal matters from inception to resolution as lead trial counsel. These cases include high profile cases involving government entities. In addition to having successfully concluded cases through jury and bench trials, Ms. Rahman is skilled in resolving matters prior to trial and has achieved significant settlements for her clients pre-litigation as well as through arbitration and mediation, including a number of seven-figure settlements.

Prior to devoting her current practice exclusively to those who have been injured or wrong, Ms. Rahman worked for insurance companies, defending individuals and companies accused of negligence or wrongdoing. Ms. Rahman’s prior practice focused primarily on the defense of commercial truck drivers and construction related litigation which included defending general and sub-contractors in contractual disputes, injury litigation and construction defect matters. During this period of her practice, Ms. Rahman amassed important knowledge of the inner-workings of insurance companies which has aided her in her current practice in favorably resolving cases for her clients. Ms. Rahman has authored many legal articles on the subject of personal injury litigation and trial practice.

Education

Ms. Rahman received her law degree from the University of San Francisco School of Law in 1997. While at USF, Ms. Rahman was active in the Moot Court Program and competed in academic trial competitions. Ms. Rahman graduated with distinction as a Public Interest Law Scholar and was awarded a coveted scholarship from the Public Interest Law Foundation.

Prior to attending law school, in 1993 Ms. Rahman received a B.S. in Political Science from Santa Clara University. While at Santa Clara, Ms. Rahman was President of the Political Science Student Association as well as the Speech and Debate Association. Ms. Rahman was the recipient of an academic scholarship at Santa Clara.

Published Works and Media Reports
Ms. Rahman has extensively published articles in the areas of personal injury, roadway defects and civil trial practice and is a frequent lecturer on the topics of litigation strategy and skills. Ms. Rahman’s verdicts and settlements have been reported in the San Francisco Examiner, The San Francisco Chronicle, Trial Lawyer magazine and The Daily Journal.

Professional Memberships

Ms. Rahman has been continuously recognized as a Northern California SuperLawyer since 2012. She serves on the Board of Directors of the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association and is a sponsor of Bike Slo County, the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, Bike East Bay and the Marin County Bicycle Coalition.

Awards and Recognitions

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney, Avvo (2017-2019)

The Avvo Rating for personal injury attorneys is calculated using experience, associations, legal community recognition, and legal thought leadership including publications and speaking engagements to rate attorneys from 1 to 10. Avvo has information on 97% of attorneys in the United States. The Superb Rating (10/10) is the top Avvo Rating for personal injury attorneys.

Best Personal Injury Lawyers in San Francisco, Expertise (2017-2018)

Expertise researches and selects the top service professionals in cities across the United States. For their list of the top 20 personal injury lawyers they consider to be the best in San Francisco, Expertise scored personal injury lawyers across five categories (reputation, credibility, experience, availability, and professionalism) with more than 25 variables including customer satisfaction ratings and recommendations, accreditations, awards, education and experience, responsiveness to both clients and new business, and dedication to quality.

America’s Most Honored Professionals 2019 – Top 1%, American Registry (2015-2019)

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Top 100 Trial Lawyer, National Trial Lawyers (2013-2019)

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Northern California Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers® (2012-2019)

Only 5% of attorneys are selected for the Super Lawyers List within each region. The Super Lawyers rating service reviews attorneys in a variety of practice areas broken down by region and makes their selections based on professional achievements, independent research, peer-recognition, and peer-evaluations. To remain within the top 5% as a Super Lawyer for eleven years is an accomplishment to be proud of for any personal injury attorney in Northern California.

Top 40 under 40, The National Trial Lawyers (2011)

The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40 is a professional organization composed of the top trial lawyers from each state or region who are under the age of 40. Membership is extended solely to the select few of the most qualified attorneys from each state who demonstrate superior qualifications of leadership, reputation, influence, stature and public profile measured by objective and uniformly applied standards in compliance with state bar and national Rule 4-7. Invitees must exemplify superior qualifications, trial results, and leadership as a young lawyer under the age of 40. Selection is based on a thorough multi-phase objective process which includes peer nominations combined with third-party research.

Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Million Dollar Advocates Forum (2010-present)

The Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum make up one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States. Membership is limited to attorneys who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. Fewer than 1% of U.S. lawyers are members.

AV Preeminent Woman Lawyer, Martindale-Hubbell (2010-2019)

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Northern California’s Outstanding Young Lawyers, San Francisco Magazine’s Best Of (2010-2011)

The annual “Best of” issue of San Francisco Magazine features its list of top businesses in the Bay Area including the list of the Outstanding Young Lawyers for the region of Northern California.

Northern California Rising Stars, Super Lawyers® (2009-2011)

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The State’s Outstanding Young Lawyers, San Francisco Magazine’s Best Of (2009)

The annual “Best of” issue of San Francisco Magazine features its list of top businesses in the Bay Area including the list of the Outstanding Young Lawyers (previously for the state of California, but now for the region of Northern California).

 

 

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Location

Rahman Law Paso Robles Office
1111 Riverside Avenue
Suite 500
Paso Robles, CA, 93446
Rahman Law San Francisco Office
177 Post Street
Suite 750
San Francisco, CA, 94108
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Reviews

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Posted by Matthew | April 25, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
An attorney who treats her clients as real people
Shaana is not your typical attorney. In point of fact, I don't think she is a big fan of typical attorneys. Shaana is true believer in the rule of law and believes that people should always be given an equal opportunity and fair representation. She isn't afraid to go toe to toe with the largest insurance companies to make sure that any person injured has the greatest chance at the best recovery. Rahman Law is the real deal, she is committed, communicative, capable and driven.
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Posted by Sam | April 18, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Super Smart and Efficient
I consulted with Shaana regarding a business matter and found her to be very smart and efficient, getting to the point of the matter quickly with great insight.

Cost

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  • Contingency 33%-40%

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Rahman Law PC
  • 2010 - Present
  • Founding Partner
  • Rahman Gramly LLP
  • 2007 - 2010

Education

  • University of San Francisco School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • Santa Clara University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1993

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Motorcycle Collision
  • $556,000.00 VERDICT
  • Catastrophic Bicycle Accident
  • $982,211.00 RESULT: $532,211.00, VERDICT and $450,000.00 SETTLEMENT
  • Pedestrian Suffers Traumatic Brain Injury
  • $4,265,000.00 SETTLEMENT
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Associations

  • Walk San Francisco
  • Board of Directors
  • 2012 - Present
  • The Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • San Francisco Bicycle Coalition
  • Sponsor
  • 2010 - Present
  • Bike East Bay
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Marin County Bicycle Coalition
  • Sponsor
  • 2010 - Present
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2006 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Northern California Super Lawyers
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Northern California Super Lawyers
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • Northern California Super Lawyers
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • Unity Award
  • Minority Bar Coalition
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Northern California Super Lawyers
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Northern California Super Lawyers
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2013
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Northern California Super Lawyers
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2012
  • Public Interest Law Scholar
  • Public Interest Law Foundation.
  • 1997
  • Member
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • N/A
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Publications

  • Trial
  • Gear Up for Bicycle Accident Cases
  • 2012
  • Marin County Bicycle Coalition PEDAL PRESS, Vol. 11/Issue 1, Winter 2009
  • Bike Safety and the Law
  • 2009
  • Consumer Attorneys of California FORUM, Vol 37/No.9, November 2007
  • Two-Wheeled Single Vehicle Collisions: Spotting the Viable Case – The Road to Recovery
  • 2007
  • Consumer Attorneys of California FORUM, Vol 36/No.2, March 2006
  • Commencing Actions Against State and Federal Public Entities
  • 2006
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Speaking Engagements

  • San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association
  • Eliminating Bias in the Legal Profession. Moderator.
  • 2011
  • San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association
  • Strategies and Timing of Depositions in Multiple Defendant Cases. Speaker.
  • 2010
  • National Institute of Trial Advocacy
  • Deposition Skills. Instructor.
  • 2010
  • State Bar of California 81st Annual Meeting
  • Preparing for and Completing Depositions of Persons Most Qualified. Speaker.
  • 2008
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Attorney endorsements

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Personal injury Attorney | May 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I heartily endorse Shaana Rahman. She has the right combination of skill, compassion tenacity and ethics to advocate effectively for and with her clients. She works hard, listens well and brings a wealth of trial experience to every situation. Clients could not make a better choice."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Shaana Rahman is one of the smartest, toughest attorneys I have ever met and had the pleasure to work with. She knows the ins and outs of civil litigation better than anyone. Shaana fights for her clients to the bitter end and is honest with them, even when that can be challenging. Judges and defense attorneys respect her and her abilities, skill and knowledge. She is a leader in her community and recognized as a true believer by her peers."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Shaana Rahman combines fierce, unwavering advocacy skills with tremendous compassion for her clients, many of whose lives have been turned upside down due to the fault of others. I've referred many happy clients to her. She is the go to person for any injury accident, with a particular specialty in bike and vehicular accidents and in actions against public entities. She has the highest integrity, a ridiculous work ethic and a sense of humor to boot. I cannot recommend Shaana more highly to those who have been hurt and need help from an experienced attorney."
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Paso Robles Personal injury Lawyer Shaana Angela Rahman
Shaana Angela Rahman
Personal injury Attorney
Paso Robles, CA
Licensed for 25 years