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phone: (415) 434-2111
email: oliver@coopers.law

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Biography


Oliver Vallejo holds people responsible for the harms they cause. He fights for victims of negligence, recklessness, and callousness. He handles all types of injury cases, including:

  • car crash
  • bicycle crash
  • slip-and-fall
  • dangerous stairway
  • defective product
  • wrongful death
  • dangerous property
  • premises liability
  • negligent security
  • governmental negligence
  • dangerous roads
  • assault-and-battery

Oliver also fights for victims of wildfires and other disasters. For his career, Oliver has helped recover over $50 million for his clients.

Oliver has practiced law for over 20 years. From 1998 to 2001, he worked as a Federal Public Defender, where he represented clients charged with federal crimes. His cases included three published decisions:

  • United States v. Poocha, 259 F.3d 1077 (9th Cir. 2001)
  • United States v. Taylor, 258 F.3d 1065 (9th Cir. 2001)
  • United States v. Coutchavlis, 260 F.3d 1149 (9th Cir. 2001)

As a public defender, Oliver also fought to help free hundreds of Southeast Asian and Cuban immigrants from indefinite detention in jail. From 2001-2011, Oliver worked at a San Francisco injury law firm, where he had success against large entities, such as Caltrans, Ford, and Purex.

Admissions: Oliver is admitted to practice in California.

EDUCATION

University of Illinois Chicago
Chicago, Illinois, J.D., 1998

American University
Washington, D.C., B.A., 1993

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • California, 1998
  • U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California, 1998
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, 2009
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio

MEMBERSHIPS & ORGANIZATIONS

Past

  • Consumer Attorneys of California, Board of Governors
  • Bar Association of San Francisco
  • San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association

AWARDS & HONORS

  • Selected by California Super Lawyers magazine as a “Super Lawyer” in personal injury litigation. Only 5% of practicing attorneys in the state are selected each year.
  • Five-star rating on Yelp

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Current

  • San Francisco Vikings Soccer Club
  • Holy Name School

Past

  • Lafayette Elementary School, PTA Board member
  • Lafayette Elementary School, School Site Council member
  • Lands End Preschool Executive Board
  • Volunteers In Parole

PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATIONS

  • “The Privette deposition,” Plaintiff, October 2020
  • “The bomb in your backyard,” Plaintiff, March 2017
  • “Sophisticated users have rights, too,” Plaintiff, November 2012
  • “Civil success through OSHA: Suarez v. Pacific Northstar Mechanical creates a new tort duty,” Plaintiff, March 2011
  • “Products liability: Beating the component parts defense,” Plaintiff, December 2009
  • “Trial documents you can write in advance,” Plaintiff, June 2009
  • “Successor-liability options in a product-liability case,”
  • “Parts unknown,” San Francisco Daily Journal, February 2008
  • “Often-Overlooked Tort Liability Theories In Workers’ Compensation Cases,” Consumer Attorneys of California, 2006
  • “Assumption Of The Risk And Recreational Premises Liability,” Consumer Attorneys of California & Western Trial Lawyers Association, 2005
  • “Whom to Sue in a Products Liability Action When the Original Manufacturer is Not Available,” Western Trial Lawyers Association, 2002