My clients greatly appreciate the communication, honesty and respect that I show them from the minute they walk in the door. As a former insurance company attorney, I know their techniques for fighting cases, and I am able to help my clients navigate their way to achieve great results.
I received my B.A. in Philosophy and Political Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1982, and my J.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1986. After working for large firms for several years, I opened my own law firm in downtown Berkeley in January 1994, handling exclusively plaintiffs' personal injury and insurance litigation. I am very passionate about communicating with my clients and zealously representing their interests, as well as being involved in the plaintiff's bar.
I serve on the Board of Governors for Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC) and Alameda-Contra Costa Trial Lawyers Association (ACCTLA). I am a member of American Association for Justice (AAJ), the State Bar of California, and the State Bar of Wisconsin. I stay informed in my areas of emphasis by attending three days of seminars at the CAOC's Annual San Francisco Convention. I also attend the ACCTLA's Annual Year In Review of the most recent breaking cases and changes in the law, along with numerous other continuing legal education seminars throughout the year.
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|Owner||Law Offices of Joseph E. Tomasik||1994 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Consumer Attorneys of California||Board of Governors||2008 - Present|
|Alameda/Contra Costa Trial Lawyers Association||Board of Governors||1996 - Present|
|American Association for Justice||Member||1994 - Present|
|State Bar of California||Member||1988 - Present|
|State Bar of Wisconsin||Member||1986 - Present|
|Forum||UNINSURED MOTORIST PRACTICE: THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY||1996|
|University of Wisconsin Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1986|
|University of Wisconsin, Madison||Philosophy / Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1982|
|BRAIN INJURIES: An Overview of Cases From Mild to Catastrophic||Moderator for Traumatic Brain Injury seminar||2007|