James Geagan
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Attorney at Law
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Law Offices of James Geagan
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English
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Mr. Geagan has recognized expertise in medical malpractice and general personal injury cases and was recognized by the National Law Journal in June of 2001 as National Litigator of the Month. For the groundbreaking case of Bergman v. Chin, a verdict establishing that the failure to provide adequate pain medication to a terminally ill patient violates the California Elder Abuse Statutes. He is a member of the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States and has frequently acted to act as an instructor by the State Bar of California in its certified Continuing Education program for California lawyers. Mr. Geagan is also asked to be a frequent guest on Len Tillem's radio show aired on KGO 810. In addition to representing thousands of clients over the years, he has lectured extensively to attorney and medical groups, has taught law school, and published a number of articles in legal and other periodicals. The Law Offices of James Geagan assists clients with Elder Abuse, Nursing home neglect, Will and Trust Disputes (will contests), Workplace Injuries, Discrimination, Product Liability, Automobile Accidents, Medical Malpractice, and Wrongful Death cases in San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley, San Jose, San Rafael, Redwood City, Vallejo, Fairfield, Fremont, Walnut Creek, Concord, Santa Rosa, Daly City, Albany, Alameda, El Cerrito, Sonoma, Napa, and throughout San Francisco, Alameda, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Contra Costa, Solano, Marin, Sonoma, and Napa counties. Military Service · US Navy (Lieutenant) 1969-1973 Memberships · American Board of Trial Advocates (The Pre-Eminent Association of Trial Lawyers in the United States) · American Association for Justice · Trial Lawyers for Public Justice · American Bar Association · Consumer Attorneys of California · Sonoma County Bar Association Recognition/Awards · National Law Journal Litigator of the Month June 2001 (for groundbreaking elder abuse verdict regarding denial of proper pain management to a terminally ill patient) · Admission to the American Board of Trial Advocates · "Superlawyer" - top attorneys in Northern California (2008 to present) · Bar Registry of Pre-eminent Lawyers · Highest (AV) rating for Professional Competence and Ethics by Martindale-Hubbell (5 out of 5 rating)
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US Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit

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1976
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Job position:
Attorney at Law
Law Firm Name:
Law Offices of James Geagan
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 University of San Francisco (Law Practice)
Academic degree:
J.D. - Juris Doctor
Dates attended:
... - 1975
Honors:
magna cum laude

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University of Notre Dame
Academic degree:
B.A. - Bachelor of Art
Dates attended:
... - 1969
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