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David L. Fiol graduated from the Harvard Law School (Cambridge, MA) with his JD in 1988, after receiving his BA in Government from Cornell University (Ithaca, NY) in 1984. He has received the hightest possible peer rating  (AV - 5.0 out of 5.0) from the respected Martindale-Hubbell attorney directory as well as a 10.0 from Avvo.


Fiol has broad experience.  He spent the first ten years of his career litigating aviation accident and other wrongful death and personal injury cases for a national firm based in New York City. He represented clients and family members injured by everything from automobile accidents to small private plane crashes to major disasters including the bombing and crash of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland. During his tenure there he also litigated, insurance coverage, real estate and stolen property disputes and other matters.


In 1999 Fiol relocated to San Francisco and worked with a preeminent class action firm on consumer class actions, as well as continuing his work on aviation and personal injury cases. He also spent two years specializing in appellate briefs and arguments for a large personal injury firm in Marin County. He has appeared and argued cases before trial and appellate courts all around the country. He is admitted to practice before the courts of California and New York, the United States Supreme Court and numerous lower federal courts including, of course, the federal Court of Appeals and District Courts in California.


Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 80%
    27 years
  2. Aviation: 15%
    27 years
  3. General Practice: 5%
    27 years



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  • Justin M Crozier

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Contact info

Brent, Fiol & Pratt LLP

One Embarcadero Center
Suite 2860
San Francisco, CA, 94111


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerBrent & Fiol, LLP2008 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Consumer Attorneys of CaliforniaN/AN/A
San Francisco Trial Lawyers AssociationN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Doe v. British Airline$1.3 million settlement
Jane Doe v. SF General Contractor$1.8 million settlement
Passenger v. Asian Airline$150,000 settlement
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Harvard University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1988
Cornell UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1984