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Chantel Fitting graduated from the University of California, Davis with a Bachelors of Arts degree.  She continued her education at Hastings College of the Law where she received a Juris Doctorate degree in 1999.  She has practiced civil litigation exclusively for over 12 years with an emphasis on personal injury cases, developing an expertise in evaluating complex medical damages as a result of life-altering injuries.


Chantel has successfully tried numerous jury cases and arbitrations in several Bay Area counties with millions of dollars in awards for her clients.  She is an active member of the Consumer Attorneys of California and also serves on the Board of Directors and is President for the San Mateo County Trial Lawyers Association.  Her determination and success as a trial lawyer for consumers has been recognized by several entities throughout her career.  She has been nominated as a Super Lawyer by a rating service of outstanding lawyers who attain a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement and was recently named as Top 50 Women Trial Laywer for Northern California.  Ms. Fitting also frequently participates as a speaker for her colleagues by organizing and speaking in annual legal seminars that educate other attorneys involved in civil litigation on current, paramount topics related to the fields of personal injury and workers compensation.


Chantel is an attorney who will fight for your rights against insurance companies and will never allow them to treat you unfairly.  Chantel is a passionate advocate for her client’s rights and uses her expertise and understanding of complex medical damages to ensure that her clients are properly represented in court.  In a recent jury trial, the defense had offered $20,000 to settle a claim involving premises liability for a client that suffered soft-tissue injuries.  Chantel took the case to trial and was awarded $974,628 by the jury.  Her dedication and commitment to her clients is unwavering.


Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 100%

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The Law Offices of Donald L. Galine

411 Borel Avenue Suite 500
San Mateo, CA, 94402


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2013
Top 50 Women North California Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2013
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2012
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2009
Nominated for Trial Lawyer of the YearConsumer Attorneys of California2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerLaw Office of Galine, Frye & Fitting2009 - Present
AssociateLaw Offices of Donald L. Galine2000 - 2010
Association namePosition nameDuration
San Mateo County Trial LawyersPresident2012 - Present
San Mateo County Trial Lawyers AssociationBoard Member2000 - Present
San Francisco Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2000 - Present
Consumer Attorneys of CaliforniaMember2000 - Present
San Mateo County Bar AssociationMember2000 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Tony A. v. Scott O.$4.55 Million Dollar Settlement
Diane W. v. Property Management Company$974,628 JURY VERDICT
Salvatore S. v. Rebecca G.$148,213 JURY VERDICT
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Publication nameTitleDate
Plaintiff's MagazineTrial Call in San Mateo County2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California, Hastings College of the LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
University of California at Davis School of LawN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1994
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
San Mateo County TLA Torts and Trial SeminarSan Mateo County TLA Torts and Trial Seminar2013
Donald L. Galine Annual Tahoe Ski SeminarUnderstanding Differences and Commonalities In The Way Men and Women Connect With The Juries2013
CAOC Annual ConventionEmployee v. Independent Contractor (Privette)2012
CAOC Annual ConventionEvaluating and Litigating the Workers' Comp Lien in the Third Party Case2011
Donald L. Galine Annual Tahoe Ski SeminarDemonstrative Evidence2009