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Arkady Igor Itkin

Employment and labor Attorney at Sacramento, CA

4.9   86 reviews
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  • Licensed for 16 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2007
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Arkady

Learn Arkady’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Employment and labor
    50%
    Wrongful termination; sexual, racial and other kinds of harassment; retaliation; wage and overtime claims, severance negotiations, defamation case.

    200 cases

  2. Personal injury
    20%
    Litigating serious car and motorcycle accident injuries and slip and fall incidents.

    17 years, 50 cases

  3. Contracts and agreements
    10%
    Negotiating license agreements between software and manufacturing companies.

    17 years, 20 cases

  4. Medical malpractice
    10%
    Failure to diagnose, birth injuries, failure to identify fracture.

    17 years, 5 cases

  5. Wrongful termination
    10%

SAN FRANCISCO & SACRAMENTO EMPLOYMENT AND INJURY LAWYER.

Arkady Itkin specializes in:

  • Employment Law: Wrongful Termination, Discrimination, Harassment, Retalation, Defamation and Wages/Compensation claims.
  • Personal Injury: Serious car and motorcycle accidents; injuries suffered by pedestrians, slip-and-fall injuries; dog bites; and injuries resulting from using defective and dangerous products;
  • Business Transactions: Drafting/Negotiation Contracts, Business Disputes and Breach of Contract Claims, Fraud.

 

For more information visit my San Francisco Injury and Employment Lawyer site, my San Francisco Employment Lawyer Blog, my Sacramento Employment Lawyer Blog, and my San Francisco Accident Injury Lawyer blog.  

 

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Awards

Client's Choice 2017,2016,2015,2014,2013,2012,2011,2010
Client's Choice
2017 2016 2015 + 5 ...
Top Contributor 2016,2015,2014,2012
Top Contributor
2016 2015 2014 + 1 ...

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Location

Law Office of Arkady Itkin
980 9th Street
Suite 1625
Sacramento, CA, 95814
arkady itkin
57 Post street
Suite 812
San Francisco, CA, 94104
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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  86 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2017
Client's Choice
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Posted by Francisco | June 7, 2012
Must have lawyer...
Arkady Itkin is a must have lawyer for many reasons. The first is that he is a compassionate person which is rare in these times. He is highly knowledgeable, quick at replying to any questions via email or phone, great at keeping his clients informed, and overall a great lawyer to have on your side. He made this very painful process go smoothely and was realistic and caring about it the whole way through.
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Posted by anonymous | June 17, 2009
One of the few you can trust!
Not an average lawyer, He is caring, kind, he listened and treated me with respect I deserved. I was in a tight spot representing myself for 2 years against a Giant Airline corporation in two different courts, two different states, broke and running out of time, when Arkady Itkin called me. His thoughtfulness and advice helped me get through my struggles, I choose to use his legal services because he believed in me and in my case, I was not disappointed. Having dealt with lots of Attorneys who will insult your intelligence or assume you are at fault or crazy, dealing with Arkady was a heaven sent. He immediately helped me and started my case right after I spoke with him. Extremely honest and trustworthy, kept me informed about my legal matters through my case. He is not an attorney that is in it for the "money", He is the type of lawyer that is actually there for you. He answers all calls and returns phone calls promptly, my legal matters were handled with a level of professionalism, quickness and success that far exceeded my expectations. When is time to flight and get the justice you deserve, call Arkady Itkin he's the guy you want on your side!
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Posted by Jo | November 9, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Truly one of a kind in the employment law field
Fast, sincere, and incredibly helpful advice during my consultation with Arkady. He indeed took the time to address my concerns, providing valuable suggestions that demonstrated his expertise in employment law. I sincerely appreciate the unique blend of professionalism and genuine concern he brought in. Highly recommended for employment matters.
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Posted by anonymous | February 22, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
Arkady did a great job at addressing all of my concerns and preparing me for my hearing, he went above and beyond to fight for me and was very responsive as well as helpful. I would highly recommend Arkady for his exemplary service.
Posted by Naeem | August 25, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Incredible and Helpful Lawyer
Arkady has been incredibly helpful to me and my business in the past 2 months. He always goes above and beyond to fix my issues. He is extremely fast to respond.
Posted by KI | June 28, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very strongly recommended
I discussed with Arkady Itkin, one of the top-rated lawyers two years ago about the unpaid wages. He checked for a variety of situations and listened very carefully and thoughtfully. After listening to me, he had the confidence to win the suit and went straight to action. I returned to my home country two months later because I was a foreigner and was no longer legally allowed to stay due to dismissal. Sufficient evidence was collected, and a strategy was chosen to increase the frequency of communication with the opponent and counter the opponent's evasion as a legal basis. He quickly answered my questions about the process and I felt very secure. He is the best lawyer I've ever met with the legal qualities of helping others legally, the listening characteristics that detail the client's situation, the professional strategy and direction for winning, and the quick and clear communication skills that consider the client. He deserves to be trusted and strongly recommended. Choose Arkady Itkin.
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Posted by David | September 24, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer
I've had the fortune to work with Mr. Itkin a few weeks ago, i was very impressed by his friendly personality and very quick response times, i say fortune because out of the eight lawyers that i contacted for a consult. five never emailed me back, one rejected me, and one was real bad, i think he offered me something and made it seem like he was going to do a favor, then i got concerned and asked him if he was planning to charge me, the guy said yes, got impatient, and eventually never replied back, Mr. Itkin is the best lawyer I've ever worked with, the entire process was much quicker than i expected, the pricing was good and i was happy with the results, i would recommend Mr. Itkin to anybody that is looking for a great lawyer, thanks.
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Posted by anonymous | July 29, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Dynamite Attorney, Excellent Listener
Arkady was one of the few attorneys I spoke to who was clearly knowledgeable about the legalities involving my highly complex case. He confidently predicted that he would be able to dismiss my case, a prediction that came true within a very short time frame. Moreover, he is a shrewd observer of the legal ongoings in California, which was pertinent for my case. I welcomed Arkady’s positive energy and attitude, both of which I needed given the anxiety most people undergoing any legal trouble experience. He wasn't judgmental about any questions I asked and was always more than willing to address any of my concerns, a rarity in the legal world where many attorneys just don't have the time of day to give their clients. Arkady was very prompt in all his email communications with me and is adept at distilling information you give him into pertinent points for motions. At my request, he allowed me to play an active role in reviewing motions and being involved in the legal strategy for my case, which I really appreciated. I truly enjoyed working with him and would recommend him to both my family and friends.
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Response from Arkady Itkin August 9, 2019
Thank you for your kind words. It was a pleasure working with you and I am glad we achieved the desired result.
Posted by anonymous | October 4, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
One of the best
I can't begin to explain how great Arkady is - not only did he go above and beyond in my particular case but along the way I felt like I was his only client. Simply a pleasure to work with!
Posted by anonymous | September 21, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Legal Messiah! He is a Saviour of legal refugees stuck with bad lawyers
Arkady is the best , hands down! I had the worst lawyer who had a NO CALL POLICY and I nowhere or nobody to turn to. Saw arkady on YouTube and he helped save my case with one golden nugget! Dream lawyer! He will def be the next Gloria Allred!
Response from Arkady Itkin September 22, 2018
Thank you for your kind words!!
Posted by Peter | January 8, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Overall Great Experience
He was attentive and prompt and prudent. Very good experience. Would definitely hire again in the future should the need arise.
Posted by Cesar | October 31, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you Arkady!
Arkady was amazing during 2+ year personal injury process. He stayed connected during the entire process - even when insurance had long gaps in communication. He made the hearing and legal steps so easy for me.
Posted by Tori | October 23, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very Happy !
Mr. Itkin was very helpful and a pleasure to meet ~
Posted by anonymous | September 15, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
unemployment hearing
i needed a lawyer for an unemployment hearing. i am an employer and my employee was receiving unemployment benefits even though he was fired for misconduct. arkady suggested a phone conversation with me as opposed to him coming to the hearing. a phone conversation was less than half of the cost but he said this would be sufficient in my case. i ended up winning my case with arkady's suggestions during our phone conversation.
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Posted by anonymous | September 12, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very Helpful
Mr. Itkin realistically told me where I stood. He told me I didn't actually have much of a legal ground to stand on, which was hard to hear, but I appreciated. He gave me excellent and detailed advice about how to proceed. He was very personable and I felt I could trust him. He always responded back to me very quickly.
Posted by Katherine | August 5, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
Arkady represented me in a wrongful termination lawsuit. He was informative and professional. He took very good care of me and made sure I felt comfortable throughout every step of the legal process.
Posted by anonymous | August 2, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I recommend
Very prompt… gave me the option to chat via phone or email. I elected email to ensure I captured all of the information he provided. In my humble opinion Arkady went above and beyond. His fee was fair and in the event that I'm in need again I'm going to contact him.
Posted by David | June 11, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Last year, I was the victim of a severe car accident. I have ARAG legal insurance and Arkady Itkin was on the referral list for a personal injury attorney. I called him just days before the holidays in December and he called me back almost immediately. That was a good sign! In the past, I've had lawyers who were too busy to be bothered calling me back any time of the year. You know how frustrating that can be when it's your case - your life - but it's only one case file in their portfolio. When I first met with Arkady, I had such a good feeling that he was looking out for me. He's very easy-going, but he is thorough and can be tough. Throughout the negotiations to settle my claim, he guided me with his expertise and honesty. When my first settlement offer came in, it was tempting, but Arkady suggested that we could do better. He was right. Within a month, he was able to almost double that settlement! I recently settled my claim and can't say enough how grateful I am that I had Arkady as my attorney. He got me a just settlement and I can now go on with my life. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone who needs an attorney that knows his stuff and has the perfect temperament to fight for what is right for his clients. Do yourself a huge favor and call Arkady right away if you think you have a case. Believe me, you will be happy that you did!
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Posted by anonymous | April 23, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
True Advocate
Arkady made my whole experience less stressful. He is a great attorney and kept me well informed through the whole process. He definitely made me feel at ease and really went to bat for me. I really made the best choice trusting him.
Posted by anonymous | March 3, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thanks. I won my appeal.
I hired Arkady for a consultation. Our meeting was clear, brief and certainly helped me navigate the hearing successfully.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 175-350 per hour
  • Contingency 25%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Of Counsel / Contract Attorney
  • Long & Blumberg LLP
  • 2009 - Present
  • Paralegal
  • Choulos, Choulos & Wyle
  • 2004 - 2007

Education

  • McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • San Francisco State Unv
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2004

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Garcia v Abeygoonesekera
  • Jury Verdict: $259,000
  • Morse v. Jet Blue Airways
  • Settlement at the district court's mandated settlement conference.
  • Phillips v. O'Conner
  • Stipulated jugement during trial.
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Associations

  • State Bar of California, Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Capital City Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • California Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Hebrew
  • Russian
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Client Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011

Publications

  • The Trial Lawyer
  • Losing with Grace is Winning
  • 2010

Speaking Engagements

  • Personal Injury 101
  • Personal Injury 101 for New Lawyers
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (19)
Given (18)
Endorse Arkady
Car accident Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Itkin provides knowledgeable answers online. He is a credit to the profession."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jan 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Sep 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a strong advocate for his clients!"
Employment and labor Attorney | Jul 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jul 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Aug 29
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I am renewing my recommendation. Arkady is a very effective and competent litigator. Beyond this, he is an ethical and courteous lawyer. i.e. he is in the best position to secure a favorable outcome for his clients. Michel Rouhani Santa Clara County Litigation Attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Arkady. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Employment and labor Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Itkin is an exceptionally bright and knowledgeable attorney. I strongly recommend him to anyone who needs a top tier employment law attorney."
Employment and labor Attorney | Nov 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Itkin's website, blog, and numerous other avenues through which he is nice enough to share and bestow his skill and know-how upon the public, are excellent sources of information. He is an excellent attorney and one to whom I will not hesitate referring a client. Highly recommended."
Wrongful termination Attorney | Oct 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse Arkady Itkin. I recently consulted with Mr. Itkin about a couple of different possible wrongful termination cases. I found Mr. Itkin highly accessible and responsive and felt very comfortable referring those cases to his office."
Business Attorney | Jul 25
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Arkady served as opposing counsel in a complicated international business dispute, and I was repeatedly impressed by his work ethic and professionalism. I would not hesitate to recommend his services."
Personal injury Attorney | May 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Itkin's legal advice on this forum is informative, practical, and clearly well thought out. His insight is a benefit to everyone on this forum."
Employment and labor Attorney | Dec 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked closely with Arkady for a number of years on several cases. He is intelligent, respectful and always works hard to obtain an excellent recovery for his clients."
Employment and labor Attorney | Oct 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have referred several clients with employment issues to Mr. Itkin and they have ultimately thanked me for the referral. I've been impressed with his thorough and thoughtful analysis of each and every matter. His passionate and aggressive representation of his clients is unparalleled."
Employment and labor Attorney | Nov 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I referred a client to Arkady Itkin on a breach of contract dispute involving a significant amount of money. The client called me a few months later to thank for the referral. Mr. Itkin resolved the dispute on favorable terms to his client and he did so expeditiously. I would recommend Mr, Itkin again without reservation."
Discrimination Attorney | Oct 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I have worked with Mr. Itkin for almost one year on several cases. I have observed his work, his work ethic, and his passion for litigation. Mr. Itkin is on his way to being an excellent attorney."
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