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James Donald Rush

Personal injury Attorney at Novato, CA

5.0   14 reviews

also known as James D. Rush, Rush Injury Law


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About James

Learn James’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    40%
    Personal injury for injured plaintiffs. Car accidents, wrongful death, slip and fall accidents, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents, premises liability cases, dog bites and boat accidents.

    18 years, 800 cases

  2. Car accident
    20%

  3. Animal and dog bites
    10%

  4. Brain injury
    10%

  5. Motorcycle accident
    10%

  6. Wrongful death
    10%

James Rush is a Marin County native. Mr. Rush received his J.D. from the University of San Francisco School of Law. He has been working on behalf of injured persons since his days as a law clerk in 2003 with the plaintiffs’ firms Banning, Micklow, Bull & Lopez in San Francisco in 2003 and The Veen Firm in San Francisco in 2004. Mr. Rush founded Rush Injury Law in 2005 and has represented injured persons ever since.

At the Rush Injury Law, we are committed to helping local Bay Area people who have been injured as a result of the negligence of others.  While we are tough with the insurance companies and defendants who have caused our client's injuries, we treat our clients like family members, helping them through all aspects of their case and recovery.  

We don't expect you to take our word for it so please watch the CLIENT TESTIMONIALS on the desktop version of our website.  Also, please also read some of our client reviews here. 

We would be honored to have the chance to help you or a loved one who has been injured in any sort of accident and suffered serious injuries.  

 

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Licensed for 17 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2005
Updated 12/03/2022

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

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Rush Injury Law
10 Commercial Blvd.
Suite 206
Novato, CA, 94949
Rush Injury Law
75 Broadway
Suite 202
San Francisco, CA, 94111
Rush Injury Law
3558 Round Barn Blvd
Suite 200
Santa Rosa, CA, 95403
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Reviews

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Posted by Daniel | February 27, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Jim is an excellent attorney from my experience consulting with him on numerous cases. He is not just smart, professional, and genuinely cares about the client, but also a good guy. I would feel confident recommending him for any personal injury matter.
Posted by Lew | February 7, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Calm down; talk to James Rush; go home and Relax
My wife was rearended by a young driver in an out of state vehicle. Our wonderful Subaru Forester--good for another 250K miles- was totaled. She was mildly injured but in continuing pain. I'll take care of it with the other insurance company.... I thought. After a ream of peperwork and many dozens of emails and phone calls, I called Rush. Our first meeting was also the last. No more paperwork! No more phone calls!! The only mail was an envelope with the final settlement--that was most satisfactory. Don't cause an accident to bring in cash, but if you do have one RUSH to Rush, Esq. PDQ!!!
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Posted by Steve | July 4, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Personal Injury Attorney
I hired Attorney James Rush after getting in a car accident. The other driver’s insurance company was stalling as my medical bills piled up. Jim and his staff did a great job helping me find local doctors who helped me get better. Jim pursued the other driver’s insurance company until they finally paid. In the end, I got a settlement that was so much higher than what was originally offered to me. I recommend Rush Injury Law to anyone who has been hurt in an accident.
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Posted by Dan | January 5, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Good Attorney
I have worked with Jim professionally for many years and find him to be thoughtful, well-prepared, aggressive and thorough. When I refer him cases I have the utmost confidence in his ability to obtain favorable results.
Posted by Bev | December 29, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
James Donald Rush
I hired James Donald Rush to represent me following major head injuries after a driver hit me while I was walking. Jim is an excellent attorney! He is very thorough, conscientious, considerate and compassionate. During the legal proceedings, he kept me informed re: the process, progress and next steps. He always responded to my telephone calls promptly and I always felt he was truly my advocate. He is the best!
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Posted by Cathy | December 19, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Workers' Compensation
Jim handled my Workers' Compensation. He went with me to all hearings I had and worked to get me a fair settlement. He was professional and easy to work with.
Posted by Matt | December 12, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional and caring
I contacted James Rush in regards to an accident I had. He was supportive and, helpful and very professional. While the process was ongoing we had effective communication. The outcome was very satisfactory. I would recommend to family.
Posted by Sophia | December 12, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thorough and timely!
Attorney Rush explained everything to me in advance of what he could do, what could be expected and what the different outcomes could be. I went to him because the insurance company had been dragging out the process for almost 2 years and I realized I was not able to fight on my own. He went through my records so well he highlighted injuries I didn't realize I suffered in the accident but were in the medical reports (the hospital did a poor job at discharge). He not only highlighted information previously omitted but he documented potential long term effects I could face as a result of those injuries. Very quickly they realized, it was time to settle! He was able to recover monies to pay all of the medical expenses and even for my pain and suffering. I hope to never be in this situation again, but if I am, he's the one I will call.
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Posted by anonymous | December 12, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Slip and Fall
I had fallen on the job and broken my ankle due to a wet floor with inadequate floor mats on a rainy day. I understand this type of case can be tricky to win, but Jim made all the right moves. The process was fairly simple and the issue was resolved quickly. I really appreciate Jim's knowledge and quick action at the right time.
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Posted by Sara | December 12, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
First Class Attorney
James is sharp and thoughtful. He provided excellent service during my case, he was tenacious and smart. Our meetings were informative and comprehensive, I would absolutely come to him again in the event that I have need of an attorney's services.
Posted by Paul S | December 11, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
James Rush
James takes his time to understand your issue. He explains things clearly and keeps you up to date with progress.
Posted by Andrew | December 11, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
First Rate
Mr Rush handled my case with diligence and consummate professionalism. I would recommend his services to anyone needing counsel.
Posted by David | December 11, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Nailed a fair settlement
After suffering an injury after having been struck by a car, I turned to James for help. He took on the case despite what I believed were lousy chances of a settlement. But he did the work that needed to be done and exceeded his own expectations for the settlement. Couldn't have been happier.
Posted by Joanne | December 11, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great job!
Mr. Rush really helped my partner and I when we were rear-ended and injured in a car accident. He made a confusing and uncomfortable situation easier to endure, not only with his expert legal experience and knowledge, but he himself is a pleasure to work with. We really appreciate him and his talents!
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-40%

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Rush Injury Law
  • 2005 - Present
  • Associate
  • Saveri & Saveri, Inc.
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Law Clerk
  • The Veen Firm, PC
  • 2004 - 2004
  • Law Clerk
  • Banning, Micklow & Bull
  • 2003 - 2003
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Education

  • University of San Francisco School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • University of California - Riverside
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1995

Legal Cases

  • Confidential v. Sarver:
  • $104,000
  • Confidential v. Confidential
  • $1,150,000
  • McPherson v. Nita:
  • $510,000
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Associations

  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Marin County Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Marin County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • AV Preeminent Peer Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2018
  • 10 Best Attorneys in Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Personal Injury Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Northern California Rising Star - Plaintiff's Personal Injury
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2015
  • Managing Editor - Maritime Law Journal
  • U of San Francisco SOL
  • 2005
  • Brown Admiralty National Moot Court competitor
  • U of San Francisco SOL
  • 2005
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Publications

  • Maritime Law Journal
  • U of San Francisco SOL Maritime Law Journal
  • 2005
  • Maritime Law Journal
  • U of San Francisco Maritime Law Journal
  • 2004
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Speaking Engagements

  • Marin Power Lunch
  • Personal Injury and Insurance
  • 2016
  • BNI SF Bay
  • Anatomy of a Personal Injury Claim
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

Received (17)
Given (22)
Endorse James
Car accident Attorney | Dec 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"One of the best attorneys I have known. He will do the right thing for YOU, not anyone else."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I fully endorse James Rush. He is the consummate professional, a dedicated advocate for his clients, and an aggressive litigator."
General practice Attorney | Feb 01
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"James is a great attorney and an even better man. I've known James for almost 20 years. I would not hesitate to hire James as my personal attorney, nor would any other lawyer that I know; he is truly an amazing advocate for his clients. I have referred many cases to James without hesitation. The results for those individuals have been nothing short of amazing."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have the pleasure of knowing and working with Jim Rush and believe he is professional, smart, and effective."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer, he knows what he is doing and truly cares about his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Mr. Rush because he is the best personal injury attorney--period. I have worked with Mr. Rush and I can personally tell you that he is smart, compassionate, and a zealous advocate. If you need an excellent personal injury attorney, Mr. Rush is the lawyer you want in your corner."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Jim is aggressive lawyer who takes tough cases. He will go to great lengths to achieve his goal."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I don't make it a habit to endorse plaintiff's attorneys, but I am happy to make Jim the exception to that rule. I was involved in a case with Jim where he was handling a complex plaintiff's case and I was handling the defense of one of the defendants. He is forthright and knowledgeable, and his understanding of insurance claims and the internal workings of insurance carriers made it much easier for all the parties to reach a resolution short of trial. He can be a bull when necessary, as a few of my co-defendants found out the hard way. If I had a need for a plaintiff's attorney, I would use him myself, and that is really the highest endorsement I think a man can give."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"James is a top notch lawyer and, just as important, he's an outstanding person. I personally know James to be caring, considerate and dedicated to his clients and colleagues. James is my first call when I have a client who has been injured and I rest assured he'll represent each and every one with the respect and advocacy they deserve."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Jim is a stellar attorney. He is well-known on both sides of the "v" as an aggressive, smart, and competent lawyer, respected by opposing counsel, clients, judges and neutrals alike."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Rush is a true professional who understands the legal system to maximize his clients recovery. Mr. Rush truly cares about his clients and if I need help with a case I can count on him to have an answer. You're in good hands with James Rush."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"James is a great attorney and is known around the Bay Area for his work quality. I strongly endorse James."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 14
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. James is a knowledgeable and compassionate advocate for his clients. I would not hesitate to recommend that an injured person speak with James about how to pursue compensation from an at fault party."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Rush is a hard-working advocate who cares deeply about his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Mr. Rush in the past. He is a solid advocate. His practice focuses on the details of your matter. Mr. Rush is responsive. I would recommend his office without hesitation."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"James Rush is an aggressive, creative lawyer, and a credit to the profession. He not only fights for worthy clients through his practice, but also makes time to contribute to the Bay Area legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. James Rush is a competent attorney and a fine man. I respect his professional expertise."
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Novato Personal injury Lawyer James Donald Rush
James Donald Rush
Personal injury Attorney
Novato, CA
Licensed for 17 years
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