Phone: (650) 369-8900
Fax: (650) 369-8999
411 Borel Avenue, Suite 425
San Mateo, CA 94402
Bay Area Injury Attorney George Ellard brings over 25 years of experience representing plaintiffs in catastrophic personal injury cases arising from motorcycle, automobile and trucking collisions, industrial injuries, dangerous premises, defective products, elder abuse, medical and legal malpractice and aviation incidents. Over the years, George has represented catastrophically injured clients suffering from brain injuries, quadriplegia, paraplegia, and burns; for many, he obtained seven and eight-figure results. George’s cases have included SUV/truck rollovers, tire and safety-belt failure, household product electrocution, automobile post-collision fires, fixed wing and rotorcraft crashes and defective medical/assistive devices. George has earned the highest rating for ability and ethics (AV rated) by his peers and the rating service of Martindale-Hubbell.
George graduated from the University of San Francisco School of Law in 1991. In law school, George received the USF Law School Student Bar Association Award for his work on the Maritime Law Journal, where he was the Business Editor. George received a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Naval Academy in 1983. After graduation from the Academy, George served as teaching assistant at Annapolis, a Surface Warfare Officer on a Guided Missile Destroyer, and as the Officer-in-Charge of a military detachment with the Military Sealift Command.
George began his practice primarily defending doctors in medical-malpractice actions. That experience provided an invaluable understanding of the defense perspective in civil litigation and solid background in the field of medicine in a litigation setting, a common element in all injury claims. George has tried cases in both state and federal courts.
George is experienced in handling OSHA appeal trials before the California Administrative Law Court. Appearing at an OSHA appeal representing our clients’ interests ensures that parties cited for OSHA violations do not get the violations overturned. We use OSHA hearings to establish liability in the ensuing civil lawsuit.
George is presently serving as President of the San Mateo County Trial Lawyers Association.
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