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Scott David Righthand

Defective and dangerous products Attorney at San Francisco, CA

5.0   7 reviews

Licensed for 43 years

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Practice areas
  1. Car accident
    30%

    40 years, 1,000 cases

  2. Defective and dangerous products
    30%

    40 years, 250 cases

  3. Brain injury
    20%

    40 years, 500 cases

  4. Birth injury
    10%

    40 years, 200 cases

  5. Medical malpractice
    10%

    40 years, 500 cases

The Law Office of Scott Righthand, P.C. was founded in 1992 and provides clients in the San Francisco area with outstanding representation in all types of personal injury cases. Attorney Scott Righthand is AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell and has been named to The Best Lawyers in America for 6 consecutive years, from 2009-2014. In addition, he was selected for the list of Northern California Super Lawyers for 2007-2014 and is rated Superb by Avvo. If you need a dedicated lawyer to represent your personal injury case in the Bay Area, call our team at the Law Office of Scott Righthand, P.C. or our website today!

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Licensed for 43 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 1979
Updated 09/12/2022

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

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Posted by Rebecca | May 19, 2013
A true patient's advocate!
My life was forever changed when I had a knee surgery that went horribly wrong in 2009. I have never felt so powerless. I was fighting to keep my business, my leg and most of all my sanity. When I set out to find an attorney to represent me, I realized that the real fight hadn't even begun. Malpractice law is a very small niche that I believe only the biggest hearts choose to practice. I was told by a multiple lawyers that infection cases are too hard to win and they wouldn't take my case. Then, I met Mr. Righthand. He is professional, compassionate, ethical and extremely knowledgeable. He held my hand & listened when I needed it. I had never gone through a law suit before so trust me, I needed it. Mr. Righthand was patient and fought for me every step of the way. If you have the misfortune of being in a malpractice law suit, Mr. Righthand is the advocate you need.
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Posted by Lauren (Donna and Jen, too) | December 13, 2011
Great experience during a very trying time
We engaged Scott as our attorney for a (successful) wrongful death lawsuit. We found Scott via a recommendation from a family friend (a defense attorney)! Evidently, Scott's reputation was formidable enough for even a malpractice DEFENSE lawyer to recommend him. We couldn't be more thankful for that recommendation. Scott provided insight, knowledge, compassion, and comfort, as we were going though an extremely difficult family loss. Never once did he come across as discouraged or doubting. He was consistently enthusiastic, and ALWAYS available for communication. He was extremely accommodating, often commuting hours out of his way to meet in a location closer to our home, and his personality was always engagingly warm and open. He made us feel comfortable in the often uncomfortable arena of litigation. I cannot say enough complimentary things about Scott and our experience with him. We can only offer our endless gratitude for his efforts and our appreciation of his impressive skill. Thank you, Scott.
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Posted by A.D | March 14, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Birth Injury
Mr. Scott Righthand was recommended to us by an attorney we hired for our business. At the time we personally didn't need his services, but another extended family member did. A few years later we were in need of his services as well. Mr. Righthand provided excellent service to us. His whole office team are very professional and personable. It took us a few years to settle our case and all throughout that time Mr. Righthand was available to answer any question or concern I or my husband had. He made us feel calm even during the harder days. I felt he really cared about our family and our case. I was very impressed at how highly regarded and known he is in his profession. Throughout this process we came upon other lawyers or persons in the field that knew him and were very happy to greet him. One lawyer even said in passing, " you got the best guy." Over all this was a very tough process but I believe we had the best attorney. We will always be very thankful to him. I would definitely recommend him.
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Posted by anonymous | May 18, 2013
Excellent Attorney
Scott Righthand exceeded my expectations during a hard time in my life suffering with a severely broken wrist. He was honest and straightforward, and didn't promise anything he couldn't deliver. The whole process took three years (wasn't going to file a claim but a friend suggested I should, so I waited almost a year) but I'm very happy in the end. I feel I got a good amount for my injury. His assistant Laura was very thorough and helpful at preparing the documents. They are a professional team and would recommend Scott to anyone.
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Posted by anonymous | January 16, 2010
Helped us change our lives
I felt in good hands with Scott. He provided us with great experts, was tenacious, and gave us good advice. We got the results we hoped for and were able to positively affect our son's future and security.
Posted by Joe | January 11, 2010
Happy SF Client
I was so pleased with the outcome of my law suit. I felt that Scott and his staff really listened to me. I hope that I never need him again, but would hire Scott in a heart beat if I did.
Posted by anonymous | January 11, 2010
Medical Malpractice, failure to diagnose
Being a young male, recently diagnosed with testicular cancer, and this was a very sensitive subject. I interviewed several attorneys and Scott Righthand stood out of the bunch. I told him that I would be getting back to him. He would periodically call me to just check in to see how I was doing, not for a sales call, but because he truly cares. Working with Scott allowed me to be more comfortable than expected. While all the discussions were difficult, Scott made me feel as comfortable as possible. I would recommend Scott Righthand to any person looking for a professional, bright, personable lawyer.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-40%

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Senior Partner
  • Law Office of Scott Righthand, PC
  • 1992 - Present
  • Partner
  • Bostwick & Tehin
  • 1982 - 1992
  • Associate
  • Furth Fahrner & Wong
  • 1979 - 1982

Education

  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1979
  • University of Colorado
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1975

Associations

  • San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2010 - Present
  • Bar Association of San Francisco
  • Member
  • N/A
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1979 - 1989
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • ABOTA
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • 2016
  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • 2016
  • Northern California Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • The Best Lawyers In America
  • 2015
  • Northern California Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • The Best Lawyers In America
  • The Best Lawyers In America
  • 2014
  • Northern California Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • 2013
  • Northern California Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • 2012
  • Northern California Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • Northern California Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • Northern California Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • The Best Lawyers In America
  • The Best Lawyers In America
  • 2010
  • Fellow
  • Litigation Counsel of America
  • 2009
  • Nominee for Streetfighter of the Year
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • 2009
  • Nominee for Consumer Attorney of the Year
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • 2009
  • The Best Lawyers In America
  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • 2009
  • Northern California Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Northern California Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2008
  • Northern California Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2007
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Publications

  • CAOC Forum Magazine
  • Medical Malpractice: In the Trenches
  • 2006
  • California Government Tort Liability Practice
  • editor
  • N/A

Speaking Engagements

  • Western Trial Lawyers Association
  • Dangers of Sleep Deprivation
  • 2016
  • San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association
  • Anatomy of a Foot Crush Case
  • 2016
  • Western Trial Lawyers Association
  • Dangers of Lithium Ion Batteries
  • 2015
  • Western Trial Lawyers Association
  • Airbag Litigation
  • 2014
  • San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association Tahoe Meeting
  • Deposing the Defense Expert in Failure to Diagnose Cases
  • 2013
  • National Conference of Podiatrists
  • Avoiding Malpractice
  • N/A
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Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (4)
Endorse Scott
Medical malpractice Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Scott is among the premier lawyers in the personal injury field in California. His work is of the highest quality, and he is very loyal to his clients. I give him my highest possible recommendation."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Scott is an ethical aggressive attorney who gets great results for his clients. Scott really seems to care deeply for the clients he represents, and I would not hesitate to refer him a case. He has excellent experience and is one of the few attorneys I would trust with a medical malpractice case."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
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San Francisco Defective and dangerous products Lawyer Scott David Righthand
Scott David Righthand
Defective and dangerous products Attorney
San Francisco, CA
Licensed for 43 years
Free Consultation