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About me

I am a committed and passionate advocate and counselor. My litigation experience ranges from trying small injury cases to verdict to handling complex legal issues on appeal.

I have represented hundreds of clients with cases against individuals, governmental agencies, insurance companies and other businesses. My primary practice area is representing injury victims who need help navigating the pitfalls of dealing with insurance companies and the court system.

My greatest satisfaction comes from obtaining recoveries for the people who need help the most.


Languages spoken: French

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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 30%
  2. Car Accident: 30%
  3. Nursing Home Abuse: 20%
  4. Trucking Accident: 10%
  5. Motorcycle Accident: 10%



Contingent (33-40%), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Wakeford Gelini

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
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2014
Rising StarSuperLawyers2014
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2012
Tp 40 under 40National Trial Lawyers2012
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2011
Panelist Lawyer Pro Bono AwardAIDS Legal Referral Panel2011
Hero AwardAIDS Legal Referral Panel2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerTaxman-Wakeford2007 - 2010
ExternU.S. District Court, District Of Minnesota2001 - 2001
Association namePosition nameDuration
AIDS Legal Referral PanelPanelist2009 - Present
San Francisco Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2003 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember2003 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Jane Doe vs AirlineSettlement; $150,000
Shop Owner vs. Assailant/Property Management$150,000
Pedestrian Slip & Fall$65,000 settlement
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Minnesota Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2002
University of OklahomaLettersBA - Bachelor of Arts1998
Universite Blaise PascalFrench LanguageDELF1995
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
United States Court of Appeals For the Ninth CircuitJohn Champagne, Jr. v. The City and County of San Francisco2010