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Claude Armand Wyle

Personal injury Attorney at San Francisco, CA

5.0   5 reviews

About Claude

Learn Claude’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Motorcycle accident
    25%
    We Know. We Ride. We Can Help. Because of our lifelong passion for motorcycling, we make a difference as motorcycle attorneys. With more experience in handling motorcycle cases than anyone in Northern California, I have been endorsed by the Bay Area Riders Forum, several motorcycle clubs and motorcycle shops. I have lectured across the US on how to handle motorcycle collision cases. My paralegal is a motorcycle safety instructor. We truly are the biker attorneys.

    40 years, 1,000 cases

  2. Personal injury
    25%
    I represent people who have been seriously harmed through the careless or wrongful conduct of others. I am a partner in a small firm which accepts selective cases for catastrophic injuries and wrongful dealth. I am an avid motorcyclist and bicyclist and fly fisherman, and practice throughout California

    40 years, 2,000 cases

  3. Car accident
    20%
    Our firm is one of the pre-eminent motor vehicle collision attorneys firms in the San Francisco Bay Area. With decades of experience, we are the go-to law firm for car or truck accident cases.

    40 years, 1,500 cases

  4. Wrongful death
    20%
    With extensive experience in handling wrongful death cases for families across California, I am uniquely qualified. With a focus on presenting these challenging cases, I have made the representation of wrongful death survivors a lifelong professional specialty. Having handled several death by fire cases, I am offering my help to the survivors of the San Bruno Gas Pipe Explosion. Our goal is to make PG&E 100% accountable.

    40 years, 150 cases

  5. Brain injury
    10%
    Our firm has focused on head injury cases for decades. We have helped organize more than a dozen head injury support groups in California and currently represent many clients with brain injuries. We know how to prove brain injuries and how to present our clients' brain injury cases in a way that makes juries understand. We understand the ramifications of brain injuries and how they effect people in every aspect of their lives. We provide serious help for serious injuries.

    40 years, 500 cases

The lawyers in my firm provide serious help for serious injuries. I am an ethical aggressive experienced San Francisco Bay Area trial attorney who represents those who have been hurt by the wrongful conduct if others. After nearly three decades in  personal injury practice, I enjoy great experience in my specialty as well as the respect of the opposition.  I specialize in serious and catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death cases.I emphasize brain injury cases and spinal cord injury cases, and amputation cases as well as cases involving fractures and joint injuries and lacerations and burns.  I am an avid motorcyclist and bicyclist. I specialize in motorcycle bicycle pedestrian truck, and automobile collision cases. Also, I represent persons who have been harmed by dangerous and defective products, dangerous roadways, and dangerous and defective properties.

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Licensed for 40 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 1982
Updated 08/08/2022

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

Contact Claude

Choulos Choulos & Wyle
275 Battery Street
Suite 1300
San Francisco, CA, 94111

Reviews

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Posted by Barry | October 18, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Top Notch
Claude has assisted my family 4x. Driving in the Bay Area. Claude guided us through the entire process and we were satisfied with the outcome. He was/ is the BEST. Highly recommend.
Posted by Cruz | November 23, 2009
my Attorney and great friend,an fellow motorcycle rider
I was very fortunate that I found Claud and George to handle my very difficult case. Claude was always keeping me informed of every little detail and I entrusted him completly. I truly feel Claude will forever be my friend and I will always send whom ever I can due to that trust I carry and the loyalty I felt with him.
Posted by Leigh Ann | November 10, 2009
Compassionate, Honest and a Fighter for His Client
Claude is a competent, integrity based attorney who represents his clients in the most difficult of cases after enduring hardship Claude remained steadfast in making calm and justice out of an injust situation. Sometimes justice cannot be served, but he does everything in his power to deliver a win for clients that will serv ethem in the best way possible. I support his cause and his work.
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Posted by Pete Vossler | October 29, 2009
Vossler Family Heirs
Claude Wyle provided an excellent service for our family during a difficult crises. His representation was of the highest quality. When we were at the negotiation table with all the parties concerned Claude provided a top notch representation for us. We were very pleased with the outcome and would recommend him with the highest regard. He would be our first choice in any and all proceedings of legal nature.
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Posted by John | October 29, 2009
Highly recommend CCW and Claude Wyle
Claude was a professional pitbull who got me results quickly and painlessly. I would highly recommend Claude and CCW and would not hesitate to use him again should I need his services. He was able to get me a great result quickly, and worked diligently after the fact to work with my health insurance to maximize my recovery.

Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 25%-40%

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Choulos Choulos & Wyle
  • 1982 - Present
  • Staff Clerk to Judge Ira Brown
  • San Francisco Superior Court
  • 1980 - 1980

Education

  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law
  • 1983
  • UC Hastings COL
  • law
  • 1982
  • University of San Diego School of Law
  • 1981
  • Univ of California Berkeley
  • undergraduate
  • 1979
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Legal Cases

  • Anne S. Rear ended by drunk driver
  • 600,000
  • Celia M. pedestrian accident
  • 500,000.00
  • Yazzie pedestrian wrongful death
  • Confidential
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Associations

  • Academy of Catastrophic Injury Attorneys
  • member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Western Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Public Justice Foundation
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • member
  • 1983 - Present
  • San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1983 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 1982 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Board of Governors
  • 1991 - 2002
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Board of Directors
  • 1988 - 2002
  • San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 1988 - 1998
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Languages Spoken

  • French

Awards

  • Top Attorneys of Northern California
  • San Francisco Magazine
  • 2016
  • Best Attorneys in Northern California
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2010
  • Superlawyers Best Attorneys in Northern California
  • San Francisco Magazine
  • 2009
  • Superlawyers Best Attorneys in Northern California
  • San Francisco Magazine
  • 2008
  • Superlawyers Best Attorneys in Northern California
  • San Francisco Magazine
  • 2007
  • Superlawyers Best Attorneys in Northern California
  • San Francisco Magazine
  • 2006
  • Presidential Award of Merit
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • 2002
  • For Outstanding Dedication and Service
  • American Association for Justice
  • 1997
  • Outstanding Achievement Award
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • 1996
  • Trench Soldier Award
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • 1995
  • Presidential Award of Merit
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • 1987
  • AV Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1986
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Publications

  • Plaintiff Magazine (California) Search for
  • Handling Motorcycle Accidents
  • 2009
  • Plaintiff Magazine (California) Search for
  • Banish the Barking Dogs From your File Cabinet
  • 2009
  • Forum
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • 2005
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Speaking Engagements

  • Western Trial Lawyers Association Winter Convention
  • Motorcycle Electronics And The Law
  • 2016
  • Western Trial Lawyers Association Winter Convention
  • Motorcycle Lane Sharing and the Law
  • 2015
  • Western Trial Lawyers Association Winter Convention
  • Motorcycle Dynamics and Trial
  • 2014
  • Belli Society
  • Motorcycle Cases
  • 2009
  • Western Trial Lawyers
  • Motorcycle Cases
  • 2008
  • Association of East Bay Legal Assistants Annual
  • Preparting For Trial- the Last 120 days
  • 2006
  • Auto program
  • Special Considerations in Motorcycle Cases
  • 2005
  • Consumer Attorneys of California Annual Convention
  • Case Selection
  • 1997
  • ATLA Annual Convention
  • Premises Liability
  • 1997
  • Annual Convention
  • Discovery in Dangerous Roadway Cases
  • 1995
  • Trial Advocacy Program
  • Cross Examination
  • 1994
  • Consumer Attorneys of California Annual Convention
  • Binding Arbitration in Uninsured Motorist Cases
  • 1992
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Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (16)
Motorcycle accident Attorney | Nov 07
Relationship: Friend
"Claude's expertise in representing motorcyclists is well known. His personal experience and vast knowledge of motorcycling work to benefit his clients by maximizing value. I highly recommend him!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Well-known and well-respected lawyer at the top of his field. Highly recommended."
Unknown Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Claude is a true advocate for the rights and interests of his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | May 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Claude. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Claude is one of the most amazing attorneys in the entire Bay Area. Anyone injured by the carelessness of another should definitely speak with Claude. He is able to both write winning motions, and litigate fearlessly in the courtroom. I endorse this attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Claude Wyle is an aggressive and skilled California personal injury lawyer with a reputation for consistent outstanding results. I have had the opportunity to work with him on a number of high profile and complex liability cases. Each time, I have been extremely impressed with his knowledge of the law, trial skills and most importantly, results. I strongly recommend Claude for any California personal injury, wrongful death or brain injury case--or as local referral or co-counsel for out of state law firms with a catastrophic injury or death cases in California."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I referred a case to Claude several years ago involving a St. Louis client. We worked on the matter together and achieved a signficant 6 figure settlement. Claude was diligent, responsive and prompt. I unequivocally endorse Claude and his firm."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Aggressive, ethical, experienced lawyer who approaches his cases with care and thoroughness. Claude is tenacious and believes in his clients and their cases and does not let up until he obtains the result he expects. He is excellent in motorcycle cases, bicycle cases and has done a large number of head injury cases.."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Claude is a lawyer opossessing the highest integrity with vast experience in neotiating and trying cases reulting in the highest amounts for his clients. He handles cases in brain injuries, wrongful death, and catastrophic injuries resulting from the negligence of wrongdoers in premises liability, auto, motorcycle and bicycle cases among many many others."
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