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Ilya Demetrios Frangos

Wrongful death Attorney at San Mateo, CA

5.0   4 reviews
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2009
    Active No misconduct found

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About Ilya

Learn Ilya’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Wrongful death
    Representing the families that have lost loved ones due to the negligence of others.

  2. Brain injury

  3. Car accident
    Represent people injured in car accident cases.

  4. Motorcycle accident
    Represent motorcyclists in accident cases.

  5. Personal injury
    Represent injured parties in cases involving automobile accidents, accidents with pedestrians, and representing victims of drunk driving and other crimes in civil court. Also handle construction accidents, wrongful death cases, cases involving catastrophic and life-altering injuries, and others.

  6. Spinal cord injury

I received my Juris Doctorate Degree from UC Hastings College of the Law with an emphasis in Criminal Law, and received my Bachelor's Degree from UC Berkeley in Rhetoric.  I am a Partner with the Law Offices of Galine, Frye, Fitting & Frangos, a civil litigation firm. 

Presently, I specialize in the area of general civil litigation, specifically serious and catastrophic personal injury cases, professional malpractice, bad faith insurance, and business litigation. I specialize in cases involving complex issues of liability and damages.

Prior to joining the Law Offices of Galine, Frye, Fitting & Frangos as an attorney, I worked with the District Attorneys’ office in San Mateo and San Francisco. I also practiced general civil litigation, specifically in the areas of real estate, contract disputes, and personal injury.

I also served as a JAG officer in the California State Military Reserve, which serves in assisting civil authorities during domestic emergencies and assisting in the mobilization and demobilization process of the National Guard. My duties involved serving as legal counsel to National Guard soldiers regarding domestic legal matters prior to and following their deployment, and other matters related to military law.

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411 Borel Ave Ste 500
San Mateo, CA, 94402


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Posted by Nana Sarkisian | October 15, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
My experiances!
Ilya is most compassionate lawyer I have ever met during last 17 years owning auto body and paint shop where I always meet customers that need referrals to injury Lawyers.I referred many customers to Ilya, and All of them had excellent experiences with him.Heis an expert lawyer and a pleasure to work with on very difficult and complex situations.He will explain all options to you clearly be they good or bad. Truly an upstanding person of character, very positive in nature.
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Posted by Agatha | July 11, 2015
Professional, knowledgable and dedicated
I retained Ilya Frangos of Galine, Frye & Fitting on a business litigation matter involving a frivolous lawsuit filed in federal court. Ilya guided me through the case and helped make sure that I understood the process. He was tenacious and we were able to file paperwork that got the case dismissed. I was very pleased with Ilya's knowledge of the law and his hard work. He always took the time to answer all my questions and helped put my mind at ease. I would highly recommend him and this firm!
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Posted by Garrett | December 28, 2012
Professional & dedicated representation
Ilya Frangos was recommended to me by a friend. I was in a serious motorcycle accident where the other party ran a stop sign and hit me. I had major injuries and the other insurance company involved offered me $4200 as a settlement. That would not have covered even a portion of my medical bills. Ilya Frangos was committed to getting me a fair settlement. I was off work for 5 months, and Ilya helped me get a settlement that covered all of my lost wages, and paid off all the medical bills. Without the hard work and dedication of Ilya, I would be in serious financial trouble for an accident that was not my fault.
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Posted by anonymous | November 13, 2012
Ilya Frangos is the best lawyer I have dealt with ever
Ilya represented me on a difficult motor vehicle accident that involved issues regarding who was at fault and complicated injuries that I had from the accident. He was persistent, detail oriented, and really took the time to explain the process and make sure that I understood every step of my case. He was knowledgeable about my injuries and all my medical treatment and how it affected both my health and my case. I would highly recommend Ilya to anyone looking for an attorney. He made a very difficult time in my life easier because of his efforts and I will always be grateful for it.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Galine, Frye, Fitting & Frangos
  • 2018 - Present
  • Partner
  • Galine, Frye, & Fitting
  • 2010 - 2018
  • Associate
  • Law Offices of James D. Frangos
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Post-Bar Clerk
  • San Mateo County District Attorney's Office
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Law Clerk
  • San Francisco County District Attorney's Office
  • 2007 - 2009
  • Clerk
  • Law Offices of James D. Frangos
  • 2005 - 2008
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  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • Univ Of California Berkeley
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2005

Legal Cases

  • Thomas M. v. Shuttle Bus
  • $850,000 Settlement
  • Renee W. v. Defendant
  • $300,000 Settlement
  • Plaintiff v. Grocery Store
  • $195,000 Settlement
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  • San Mateo County Trial Lawyers Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2011 - Present
  • San Mateo County Bar Association
  • Business Litigation Committee
  • 2011 - Present
  • California State Military Reserve
  • Captain JAG Officer
  • 2010 - Present
  • Hellenic Law Society
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • San Mateo County Trial Lawyers Association
  • President (2016-2017)
  • 2010 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Greek
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Northern California Super Lawyers Rising Star 2015
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 10 Personal Injury Attorney Under 40 in California
  • National Academy Of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2014
  • Northern California Super Lawyers Rising Star 2014
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Northern California Super Lawyers Rising Star 2013
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Top Contributor
  • AVVO
  • 2013
  • Witkin Award for Academic Excellence in Trial Advocacy
  • UC Hastings College of the Law
  • 2008
  • Best Brief Nomination for Appellate Advocacy
  • UC Hastings College of the Law
  • 2008
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Speaking Engagements

  • CAOC - Donald L. Galine - Hawaii Seminar
  • Course and Scope of Employment
  • 2019
  • CAOC - Donald L. Galine - Sonoma Seminar
  • Avoiding Trial Pitfalls with Effective Preparation
  • 2018
  • CAOC - Donald L. Galine - Hawaii Seminar
  • Preparing the Plaintiff for Deposition
  • 2018
  • CAOC - Donald L. Galine Seminar - Hawaii 2017
  • Tips and Tricks for Bicycle Accident Cases
  • 2017
  • Canada College Business Law Class
  • Tort and Business Law
  • 2015
  • California State Military Reserve
  • USERRA and SCRA Protections for Soldiers
  • 2015
  • Canada College Business Law Class
  • Torts and Business Law
  • 2014
  • Donald L. Galine Annual Tahoe Ski Seminar
  • Moderator - The Most Frequent Occurring Ethical Problems and How to Deal With Them
  • 2013
  • California State Military Reserve S-1 Symposium
  • Military Law: Employer Military Leave Policy
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

Received (18)
Given (13)
Endorse Ilya
Unknown Attorney | Aug 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have had the pleasure of working with Ilya on several occasions. He is a skilled litigator who is extremely knowledgeable in personal injury and employment law matters. He is an excellent attorney who strongly advocates for his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ilya, is a thoughtful, caring, knowledgeable attorney with great judgment and strong work ethic. He is a pleasure to work with."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ilya is very professional, knowledgeable and does an excellent job for his clients. He has a very good reputation in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked on cases on which Mr. Francos was opposing counsel. I have always found him to be professional and an advocate for his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. He is one of the best lawyers I know!"
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Ilya for several years. He is an tenacious advocate and experienced litigator."
Brain injury Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ilya is a sharp witted, outside-the-box thinker who brings these attributes to the table for his clients' benefit."
Business Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A highly skilled and respected lawyer in the legal community."
Business Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An outstanding and well respected attorney in the legal community. I would recommend him wholeheartedly to anyone needing legal representation."
Business Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Regularly gives insightful information on Avvo. I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer for personal injury cases in California. Ilya's experience and knowledge are evident in his posts on the AVVO forums"
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Frangos is extremely knowledgeable, professional and portrays the perfect blend of advocacy and compassion."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ilya is an excellent attorney who cares deeply about his clients and getting them the best possible result. He gives his heart and soul to representing injured victims. I recommend him without reservation."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this attorney. Ilya is an extremely smart and hardworking attorney, with great integrity. He has an unparalleled ability to zealously represent his clients’ interests while always remaining very composed and professional. With Ilya as your attorney you will always feel that he is representing your best interests. I would recommend Ilya to any client."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Frangos gives sound, thoughtful, and practical legal advice. After reading scores of his responses to Avvo questions, I have a high level of confidence in his abilities and would refer clients to him without hesitation."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"When it comes to personal injury, in answering questions on the AVVO site, Mr. Frangos demonstrates skill, knowledge and proficiency. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
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