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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.


Languages spoken: French

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Practice areas


  1. Motorcycle Accident: 25%
    34 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Personal Injury: 25%
    34 years, 2 thousand cases
  3. Car Accident: 20%
    34 years, 1.5 thousand cases
  4. Wrongful Death: 20%
    34 years, 150 cases
  5. Brain Injury: 10%
    34 years, 500 cases



Contingent (25-40%)

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  • Lawrence Michael Knapp

    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!


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Contact info

Choulos Choulos & Wyle

275 Battery Street
Suite 1300
San Francisco, CA, 94111


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best Attorneys in Northern CaliforniaSuperLawyers2010
Superlawyers Best Attorneys in Northern CaliforniaSan Francisco Magazine2009
Superlawyers Best Attorneys in Northern CaliforniaSan Francisco Magazine2008
Superlawyers Best Attorneys in Northern CaliforniaSan Francisco Magazine2007
Superlawyers Best Attorneys in Northern CaliforniaSan Francisco Magazine2006
Presidential Award of MeritConsumer Attorneys of California2002
For Outstanding Dedication and ServiceAmerican Association for Justice1997
Outstanding Achievement AwardConsumer Attorneys of California1996
Trench Soldier AwardConsumer Attorneys of California1995
Presidential Award of MeritConsumer Attorneys of California1987
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell1986
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerChoulos Choulos & Wyle1982 - Present
Staff Clerk to Judge Ira BrownSan Francisco Superior Court1980 - 1980
Association namePosition nameDuration
Academy of Catastrophic Injury Attorneysmember2005 - Present
Western Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2001 - Present
Public Justice FoundationMember1995 - Present
American Association for JusticeBoard of Governors1991 - 2002
Consumer Attorneys of CaliforniaBoard of Directors1988 - 2002
San Francisco Trial Lawyers AssociationBoard of Directors1988 - 1998
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Ochoa v Big Japanese Motorcycle Company1,360,000 settlement loss of leg
Pan v Private Bus CompanyWrongful Death Settlement of 1,000,000.00
Vossler v Big Car RentalSettlement of 1,375,000
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Publication nameTitleDate
Plaintiff Magazine (California) Search forHandling Motorcycle Accidents2009
Plaintiff Magazine (California) Search forBanish the Barking Dogs From your File Cabinet2009
Trial MagazineSpecial Considerations in Motorcycle Accidents2008
ForumMotorcycle Accidents2005
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California, Hastings College of the LawAdvocacy, AdvancedN/A1983
University of California, Hastings College of the LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1982
University of San Diego School of LawInternational LawN/A1981
University of California - BerkeleyPolitical EconomicsOther - Bachelors1979
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Belli SocietyMotorcycle Cases2009
Western Trial LawyersMotorcycle Cases2008
Association of East Bay Legal Assistants AnnualPreparting For Trial- the Last 120 days2006
Auto programSpecial Considerations in Motorcycle Cases2005
Consumer Attorneys of California Annual ConventionCase Selection1997
ATLA Annual ConventionPremises Liability1997
Annual ConventionDiscovery in Dangerous Roadway Cases1995
Trial Advocacy ProgramCross Examination1994
Consumer Attorneys of California Annual ConventionBinding Arbitration in Uninsured Motorist Cases1992