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Joseph John Appel

Personal injury Attorney at Walnut Creek, CA

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  • Licensed for 44 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1979
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Joe Appel, the firm’s co-founder, has specialized in personal injury and workers’ compensation cases for more than 40 years. He’s seen it, tried it, and won it, both in state and federal courts.

Joe was born and raised in Redondo Beach, California. Joe graduated from St. Mary’s College of California, Moraga, California in 1976 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. He also played basketball for the Galloping Gaels for four years. At graduation, Joe received the Scholar Athlete of the Year Award. He then attended and graduated from University of California, Hastings College of the Law in 1979. Joe was admitted to the California and Federal Courts in the same year. He has been a member of the Contra Costa and Alameda County Bar Associations and the Consumer Attorneys of California organization.

Joe lives in Contra Costa County with his wife and 4 children. Passionate about after school sports, Joe coached elementary and high school basketball for 18 years. His community-based service work is devoted to Christ the King Catholic Church, with a special emphasis on advocacy for the mentally ill. Joe is one of the founders of the Christ the King family support group, known as H.E.L.P (Hope, Encouragement, Love, and Prayer) for families afflicted with severe mental health issues.

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Walnut Creek Personal Injury Lawyers: Learn about the Appel Law Firm LLP


Appel Law Firm LLP
One Walnut Creek Center
100 Pringle Avenue Suite 730
Walnut Creek, CA, 94596

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  • Free Consultation 120 minutes
  • Contingency 25%-40%


AVVO RATING 7.6 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Appel Law Firm LLP
  • 1993 - Present


  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1979
  • Saint Mary's College of California
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1976


  • Contra Costa County Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Alameda County Bar Association
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  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • N/A
  • American Association for Justice
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • People Love Us on Yelp
  • Yelp
  • 2019
  • Scholar Athlete of the Year Award
  • Saint Mary's College of California
  • 1979

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Walnut Creek Personal injury Lawyer Joseph John Appel
Joseph John Appel
Personal injury Attorney
Walnut Creek, CA
Licensed for 44 years
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