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Braid Pezzaglia

Personal injury Attorney at San Jose, CA

5.0   17 reviews

also known as YOUR Consigliere


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About Braid

Learn Braid’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Brain injury
    20%

    25 years

  2. Car accident
    20%

    25 years, 3,500 cases

  3. Motorcycle accident
    20%

    25 years

  4. Personal injury
    20%

    25 years, 3,500 cases

  5. Spinal cord injury
    20%

    25 years, 3,500 cases

San Jose personal injury lawyer Braid Pezzaglia founded the Law Offices of Braid Pezzaglia to provide personalized legal representation to injury victims across California. Mr. Pezzaglia has a diverse background that aids him in establishing strong connections with clients to achieve positive results. Throughout his education studying law at the University of Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento; the University of Salzburg, Austria; and at the University of London, England, he learned valuable litigation strategies that continue to influence his legal practice to this day. Mr. Pezzaglia is dedicated to assisting clients through difficult times, by listening to their needs and developing strategies that help them achieve successful verdicts and settlements against negligent individuals and their insurance companies. To learn more about his practice, contact the Law Offices of Braid Pezzaglia and schedule a free and confidential consultation.

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Licensed for 24 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 1998
Updated 12/03/2022

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

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Law Offices of Braid Pezzaglia
2375 Forest Avenue
San Jose, CA, 95128

Reviews

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Posted by Chantal | September 12, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
STRONGLY RECOMMEND
BRAID PEZZAGLIA WAS HIGHLY . . REFERRED AS "ONE OF THE BEST IN THE SILICON VALLEY". MY CASE SEEMED UN-ENDING, WITH OUT RESOLVE. MR PEZZAGLIA WAS CONCISE AND AGGRESSIVE ENOUGH TO EXPEDITE THE SETTLEMENT. VERY PLEASED WOULD USE COUNSEL AGAIN IF NEEDED.. THANK YOU AGAIN BRAID! CHANTAL CARMICHAEL
Posted by Greg | July 7, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer!
I was injured in a bike accident. The driver was sitting in his car and opened his car door on me as I rode by. Ended up at the ER with 6 internal and 6 external stitches in my neck, an inch away from my carotid artery, a sore wrist which a MRI revealed to be a slight tendon tear and abrasions on my knee and hand, plus a sore shoulder. The driver's GEICO insurance tried to refute my claim saying I was 50% at fault for not looking to see if a driver was in the car. The police report said he was in violation since I had the right of way. I initially contacted a larger law firm I saw advertised on TV. They referred me to Braid. Braid was great. He told me these things might take a while, but to be patient. GEICO initially offered to only pay my medical expenses, then a little later expenses plus $7K. Braid advised me to wait because he was sure he could negotiate more. Eventually he negotiated a significant settlement, much more than I ever expected. The whole process took 7 months. I highly recommend him.
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Posted by Owen W. | April 10, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best Lawyer in town!
When you need a really good lawyer in a tough and complex traffic accident situation then I highly recommend Law Offices of Braid Pezzaglia. Before I chose Braid's office, I had done extensive research about legal firms specializing in motorcycle accidents in the San Jose and SF Bay Area locations. I shortlisted a handful of them and talked to them before I made my final decision. I am glad I chose the Law Offices of Braid Pezzaglia. Braid is a very sharp, extremely knowledgeable legal professional, can assess tough situations quickly, can call lies in an instant, has kept me sane and the other parties involved accountable. He is very responsive and even though he has many clients at a time he never failed to make me feel I am on top of his list. I highly recommend Braid and his office. A big THANK YOU Braid from me and my family
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Posted by Cheryl | February 27, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A rare breed of lawyer; highly recommend
I found Braid through AVVO when my father found himself on the receiving end of an auto insurance claim. I consulted with several attorneys through AVVO, and he stood out as one of the few who was willing to take time to listen, advise, and offer actionable and detailed information even though I had not engaged his services yet. I sensed he was unpretentious yet extremely knowledgeable and had the patient disposition to work well with my elderly parents. I was not disappointed. Mr. Pezzaglia skillfully guided us (with me out-of-state) through the legal maze, thoroughly explaining our options and working with the insurance attorney behind-the-scenes to negotiate a reasonable settlement. It gave me great confidence to know my parents were receiving ethical and highly experienced professional assistance in their case. He responded to communications promptly, and his fees are quite reasonable. Without a doubt, he has my highest recommendation.
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Posted by Bao | August 3, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer and Staff
First, I’d like to thank Braid and his team for getting me a great settlement for my personal injury case. They made it very easy for me throughout the whole process always keeping me abreast of the updates in terms a normal person understands. They were aggressive in dealing with the insurance companies and maximized the settlement. Braid cam highly recommended and without a doubt I’d use him again.
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Posted by Mel | September 30, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best personal injury lawyer, anywhere!
When it comes to personal injury cases, Mr.Pezzaglia is simply the best - he has handled my car accident case very well, in which I was seriously injured. His motto is: 'No case is complicated.' He knows, what he's talking about - the other side of the lawyer, might as well give up. Mr.Pezzaglia will fight your case, like no other - and he'll negotiate a good settlement, as well. He filed for uninsured motorist claim against my own insurance as well. Even all the judges have more respect for him. His secretary Aida is a great help as well. I recommend him for personal injury cases to anyone, who's in need of one.
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Posted by anonymous | January 12, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Two words: "Life. Changer."
"WHY BRAID"? Was my first question. Allow me to explain. Braid is, if not, an angel sent to me from above. It was a "coincidence" to land him as my representative. *I CAN NOT explain the emotional distress of continuous emails, calls, texts, etc from other legal representatives - making me feel hounded!!!* (I realize their side, but come on! The hounding and inconsistent info is just a run around!!!) Braid's approach was opposite. He immediately approached me with the most welcoming and inviting tone (I was very emotional) but felt SAFE with him from the start - as he provided me ENDLESS information to help me, mind you, not call or hound me...just simply approaching me, like a FRIEND, stating facts about my case in which I was NULL TO THIS INFO! Braid, as I told you, you're an angel in my life for a reason. (Believe me, as a US CITIZEN, INNOCENTLY OWED TONS OF MONIES, I was so traumatized from the initial accident, not even focusing on my entitlement.) All the sudden this man (ALSO NOT focused on MONEY) - helped me throughout and steered me in the direction I didn't even think existed. **Take it from me, an innocent and extremely null to legal information about suing person, BRAID is hands down in it for everything on YOUR SIDE and MORE IMPORTANTLY, *YOUR RIGHTS!!*! My words will never express my ever-ending thankful little angel that God sent to me. Mr Braid. - (Yes I'm real lol, yes this info is 100% from a sarisfied Civalized Human Being, not a robot). LOL THANK U BRAID!!! - R.
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Posted by Loren | November 7, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Bike vs. car accident- an honest lawyer needed
When I was hit on my road bike by a truck, Braid Pezzagila helped me through the legal process. Though the accident had minor injuries and minimal damage to my personal property, my lawyer advised me to seek medical opinion, to file a police and DMV reports. I was very happy with his level of professionalism, expertise and honesty. I have recommended Braid Pezzagila to several of my family members and friends, who have used him as their personal lawyer. I will absolutely use him again in the future.
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Response from Braid Pezzaglia November 8, 2016
Hi Loren, Thank you for the review. It was a pleasure assisting you in what can be a stressful and tedious situation. Bicycle accidents do present unique circumstances which are not always readily appreciated by motorists. I am glad it worked out for you. Your referrals to family and friends are much appreciated as the highest compliment!
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Posted by Silvia | November 2, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Eternally grateful, Mr. Pezzaglia
We had a hostile, out of control employee who was threatening me and my business partner, and attempting to take over a part of our small business. When we instead fired him, threats escalated to the point we were afraid for our lives. As employers and a low revenue business, we had a very hard time finding help - all public services we contacted were geared towards helping only employees, not employers, and we were continually dismissed. Police took information and did nothing. Mr. Braid Pezzaglia was highly recommended by a friend, and although this kind of situation was not what he normally does, he kindly agreed to consultation. He patiently listened to the entire story, asked many great questions, gave us guidance on how and what to document and pay attention to in case of a legal action, and the advice on how to respond to this person. He took into account our resources (or the lack of) when helping us decide on the course of action as well, and had never placed the financial considerations ahead of what was best for us. I was quite traumatized at the time and not always at my best, and Mr. Pezzaglia was very patient with my occasionally emotional responses, and able to steer me towards useful dialogue while making me feel better at the same time :-). With Mr. Pezzaglia's advice, we were able to eventually deescalate the situation and stop this crazy person from harassing and threatening us, and we never heard from him again (two years and counting now, keeping fingers crossed). If I, my family or my company ever need legal help again, he'll be the first person I contact - not just because he's so good at what he does, but also because he really cares for his clients.
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Response from Braid Pezzaglia November 3, 2016
Hi Silvia, Thank you for the kind words and for giving me the opportunity to assist you. Many times we are presented with difficult and troubling circumstances that seem beyond our control. It brings me great satisfaction to be able to offer meaningful solutions that help get things back on track. I'm glad it worked out!
Posted by Joyce | November 2, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
He did a great job and I would definitely use him again
My case was a very difficult case. He kept me in the loop and I knew what was going on. He got my case resolved and I was satisfied. I really trusted Braid he did a great job
Response from Braid Pezzaglia November 3, 2016
Hi Joyce, What a bizarre situation on so many levels! It just goes to show that you can't make this stuff up! Every case is different and the challenges presented are unique. The greatest satisfaction is to be able to handle multiple moving parts in a way that makes the most sense. I very much enjoyed working with and getting to know you. Please take care of yourself!
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Posted by Mary | November 2, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Braid works hard for you
I have had the pleasure of having Braid as my attorney for a car accident and currently a personal injury lawsuit. The car accident was handled professionally and quickly, settlement was more than I thought it would be. My current case is still in process, moving slower but believe personal injury suits take longer to gather all information and settle. I have complete faith and trust in Braid doing the best he can for me.
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Response from Braid Pezzaglia November 2, 2016
Hi Mary, Thank you for your repeat business. I do enjoy enduring relationships with clients. Yes, every case is unique and has its own dynamics. Recognizing this is an important aspect of representation.
Posted by Lynn | November 2, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
One of the best injury accident attorneys.
Braid handled both my injury accidents. He was not only a great attorney, he advocated for me to receive the best settlements possible. He was honest and fair in his consultation. I would recommend him for anyone like looking for an injury/accident attorney.
Response from Braid Pezzaglia November 3, 2016
Hi Lynn, Thank you for the vote of confidence. I enjoy working hard for my clients that we may together achieve the best results. It is nice to be appreciated for my efforts, and to be recognized as fair and honest. Thank you for that. I wish you well!
Posted by Juan Murillo | October 31, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer !
Braid made the whole experience easy. From beginning to end. If I had a question Braid or his office would get back to me immediately. It felt like I really had someone in my corner fighting for me . I would recommend him and to anyone who wants a fair honest laywer.
Response from Braid Pezzaglia November 1, 2016
Hi Juan, Thank you for the kind words. I try to be the kind of lawyer I would want for myself!
Posted by 竜平 | October 29, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
安心して相談できました。
米国によく旅行に行きます。 2016年では、この8月に、大学生と高校生である2人の息子と一緒に行きました。私も彼らも米国での就学や就職に関心を持っているためです。 カルフォルニアにいる知り合いから、それならばブレード・ペザリア氏に会ってみたら、と勧められました。 我々は英語が母国語では無く、得意な方でも無いことが少し心配でした。しかしながら、ブレード氏は、私たちがつたない英語で伝えたいことを時間をかけて全て理解してくれました。そして、ゆっくりと、わかりやすい表現を選んで話をしてくれました。 法律的で難しいことであっても、カルフォルニア州弁護士のブレード氏ならば、的確に助言してくれると確信しています。それだけでは無く、安心して相談できる人物であるとも感じています。 勧めていただいた知人に感謝しています。
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Response from Braid Pezzaglia November 1, 2016
Ryuhei-San, Arigato gozaimasu. Thank you very much for the kind words and for your confidence. It was a pleasure to meet with you and your sons and to discuss matters of importance. They clearly have a bright future ahead. I am always happy to assist in any way that I can.
Posted by Leland W Gerber | October 26, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Always on it
Braid has assisted me with many legal issues. Personal to Business that have come up over the years. He and his firm are always on any issue and I couldn't have asked for a more professional outlook on whatever situation I have brought to him.
Response from Braid Pezzaglia October 27, 2016
Thank you Mr. Gerber. It is always a pleasure to work with you. You are a true inspiration!
Posted by Keith | October 26, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Solid Personal Attorney. Treats you like family!
When my mother-in-law was injured on a slip and fall case, the insurance company only offered to pay for her medical expenses. Braid immediately took over and guided us through the case to give my mom over $75,000 in damages. Braid not only represent us as an attorney, but also treated us as family. My mother-in-law is in her 70s and shattered her elbow and Braid was there every step of the way! if you're looking for the right personal injury attorney with the right personal touch that would be brai if you're looking for the right personal injury attorney with the right personal touch that would be Braid!
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Response from Braid Pezzaglia October 27, 2016
Thank you Keith. I do enjoy getting to know people. Everyone has something special and unique about them!
Posted by Kevin | October 26, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Helpful and efficient
Braid (and Albie) were very friendly and accommodating. He kept me involved throughout the process and was very efficient and informative the whole way through. Highly recommended.
Response from Braid Pezzaglia October 27, 2016
Thank you Kevin. I've enjoyed working with you and hearing your stories. As they say, fare thee well!
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AVVO RATING 9.2 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Offices of Braid Pezzaglia
  • 2016 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Jachimowicz Pointer
  • 1998 - 2016

Education

  • McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1998
  • University of California, Riverside
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1993

Associations

  • Santa Clara County Bar Association Civil Practice Committee
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Santa Clara County Bar Association, Insurance Section
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Mountain View Whisman Measure G Bond Oversight Committee
  • Vice Chair
  • 2017 - Present
  • Ryland Mews HOA
  • Vice President
  • 2017 - Present
  • Santa Clara County Bar Association
  • Early Settlement Conference Neutral
  • 2017 - Present
  • Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles County
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Mountain View Whisman Measure G Bond Oversight Committee
  • Board Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Ryland Mews Homeowners Association
  • Board Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Santa Clara County Bar Association, Fee Arbitration Committee
  • Arbitrator
  • 2002 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • Santa Clara County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • Santa Clara County Bar Association
  • Judiciary Comittee
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Tagalog
  • Japanese

Honors and Awards

  • Featured Attorney
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2017
  • 10 Best Attorneys
  • American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2016
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Speaking Engagements

  • Palmer School of Chiropractic
  • A Personal Injury Lawyer's Perspective
  • 2010
  • Palmer School of Chiropractic
  • A Personal Injury Lawyer's Perspective
  • 2009
  • Palmer School of Chiropractic
  • A Personal Injury Lawyer's Perspective
  • 2008
  • Palmer School of Chiropractic
  • A Personal Injury Lawyer's Perspective
  • 2007
  • Palmer School of Chiropractic
  • A Personal Injury Lawyer's Perspective
  • 2006
  • Palmer School of Chiropractic
  • A Personal Injury Lawyer's Perspective
  • 2005
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Given (12)
Endorse Braid
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Braid has a track record of helping severely injured clients that have a difficult case to prove. He applies creativity and thoroughness to investigating liability and explaining his client's damages to an adjuster, judge or jury."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Worked alongside Braid on a highly complex, joint civil and family matter. Braid is a meticulous, extremely bright, and talented attorney. He is dedicated and is willing to go the extra mile to secure a favorable outcome in your case. It was a pleasure working with someone who had such a strong command over the area of civil law. I strongly endorse this attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Pezzaglia is an experienced attorney in his field. I endorse this attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've worked with Mr. Pezzaglia on many cases where I handled the workers' comp aspect and he handled the personal injury aspect. He is one of the best I've ever worked with in my 36 years of practice. He knows how to put a case together, how to value the case and how to get it resolved with the very best result for his client. He's been very easy to work with and to coordinate benefits with. He's at the top of my short list for personal injury case lawyers. You won't do better and you could do a whole lot worse!"
Litigation Attorney | Oct 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He has represented me personally and my faith in him was not misplaced."
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San Jose Personal injury Lawyer Braid Pezzaglia
Braid Pezzaglia
Personal injury Attorney
San Jose, CA
Licensed for 24 years
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