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Robert Charles Cheasty

Personal injury Attorney at Berkeley, CA

5.0   3 reviews

Licensed for 43 years

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  1. Personal injury
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    Serious injury cases: wrongful death, brain injury, auto, motorcycle, trucking, slip and fall, bicycle, pedestrian, assault, spinal cord injury,

    35 years

Berkeley Personal Injury Attorney Robert Cheasty is a highly experienced and skilled lawyer at Cheasty, Cheasty & Malek, LLP. Since 1978, he has been helping injured individuals fight for the fair and full compensation they need. As a result, he has a comprehensive understanding of California personal injury law as well as a long track record of success. Over the years, he has represented countless clients and won tens of millions of dollars on their behalves. If you or someone you love was injured by another person’s negligence, he can help you, too. Attorney Cheasty is well-known for his legal proficiency and has won numerous awards, including the National Trial Lawyers’ Top 100 Trial Lawyers, the Best Attorneys of America, the Top Attorneys in Northern California in San Francisco Magazine, and Super Lawyers® of California. You can trust him to provide you with the strong representation you need.

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Licensed for 43 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 1979
Updated 09/07/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Cheasty, Cheasty & Malek, LLP
Cheasty, Cheasty & Malek, LLP
125 University Ave.
Palo Alto, CA, 94301
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Posted by Christine | April 24, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
An Excellent Attorney
Robert Cheasty represented me after a very bad car accident back in 2008. My car was totaled and the other party was hospitalized due to broken ribs. I was so scared because I had the minimum coverage that I haven't made any change for 10 years, but he helped me settled that case within a year. The insurance covered all costs without me paying anything. Cheasty's assistant lawyer was very helpful too when I did real estate in 2012. She went beyond what she needed to do and pointed out how I could pay more taxes if I did the way I wanted to do. They really care about their clients. Cheasty's law firm also did an excellent job for my friend's former boss. She had a lawsuit that several lawyers refused to take, but Cheasty took it and did extensive research on both his professional area and medical field. He also found a good doctor to review the medical record and prove that the death was not related to her. That have brought back her peace. This was the reason I chose this law firm for my cases.
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Posted by Terry | June 21, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Client
I can say with confidence that Robert Cheasty and Azadeh Malek have both been extremely helpful, professional, and patient at every step of the way for my case. I have recommended their services to numerous friends and colleagues and will not hesitate to send someone their way for legal services. Despite being a student, I was still treated with respect and care as expected with any client. Robert also made sure that I received all the information I needed. I forgot to mention, all of my cases with CCM have yielded positive outcomes!
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Posted by anonymous | June 4, 2020
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| Consulted Attorney
Thank you Mr. Cheasty
I want to thank Bob Cheasty for being an outstanding professional, and for helping me deal with a very difficult situation. He was responsive to my needs and respectful of my finances; he was decent, kind, clear, skilled, and mindful of relevant ethics. He is a nuanced listener, down to earth and personable. He had a comprehensive understanding of my situation and options, and clearly has wide ranging areas of expertise. I had been feeling somewhat helpless and anxious, because of the way my needs and interests were being denigrated by powerful parties, and Mr. Cheasty made me feel less alone and less helpless; he asked really good questions that encouraged me to elaborate my situation and concerns usefully. His input made so much sense in a confusing situation. After my consultation with Mr. Cheasty I felt I had clarity for the first time, and I am now working from a revised framework to advance my needs and interests to my best ability.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 500-600 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-40%

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Cheasty, Cheasty & Malek, LLP
  • 1984 - Present
  • Mayor
  • Albany California
  • 1987 - 1988

Education

  • University of San Francisco School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1978
  • City University of New York, Hunter College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1971

Legal Cases

  • Ramos v Johnson
  • Court Awards $7,046,465.72 to victims of stabbing at party in the Berkeley Hills.
  • Johnson v. Hazel
  • $53 million judgment in favor of Plaintiff; upheld on appeal, 2006

Associations

  • CItizens for East Shore Parks
  • President 1999-2017; Executive Director 2017-2020
  • 1985 - Present
  • Albany Economic Advisory Committee
  • Chair
  • 2016 - 2018
  • Bay Dredging Action Coalition
  • President
  • 1998 - 2008
  • Solano Avenue Association
  • President
  • 1989 - 1991
  • Albany Pension Board
  • Chair
  • 1987 - 1988
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Named among the Best Attorneys of America
  • Best Attorneys of America
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Named among Super Lawyers of Northern California
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2011
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Publications

  • University of California, Davis Law Review
  • Agricultural Mechanization; Grower's Duty to Bargain under California Labor Relations Act.
  • 1981
  • University of San Francisco Law Review
  • Constitutional Law: The Need to Prove Voluntariness of Jailhouse Confessions Beyond a Reasonable Doubt
  • 1978

Attorney endorsements

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Given (0)
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Robert is extraordinarily knowledgeable and experienced in personal injury law. He is also kind, understanding, and supported by a terrific team of dedicated employees. I highly recommend him for any personal injury case involving serious injury."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Mr. Cheasty is well-versed in all aspects of personal injury litigation. He has extensive trial experience and is respected by opposing counsel and judges alike. He works tirelessly for his clients and is always responsive. He applies diligence, reasoning, and passion in pursuit of justice for his clients. Most important, he is honest and trustworthy, and has proven results."
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Berkeley Personal injury Lawyer Robert Charles Cheasty
Robert Charles Cheasty
Personal injury Attorney
Berkeley, CA
Licensed for 43 years