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Reuben J. Donig 
San Mateo, California
phone 650-638-2336
fax 650-38-2536
email Email Me

The Law Office of Reuben Donig has been serving the Bay Area since 1976. We practice various aspects of personal injury law, including wrongful death. We represent clients who have been injured in motor vehicle accidents, on someone else's property, by animal bites, or by faulty products. We have a proven track record of success in trials, arbitrations, and settlements.

It is the mission of the Law Office of Reuben J. Donig to provide attentive and personalized services to our clients in order to achieve the best possible result for them. In most cases, this is done not by rushing into a settlement to get quick money, but rather by fully exploring all aspects of the loss which they have suffered and will continue to suffer as a result of someone else's carelessness. It is our belief that no case should be settled until you, the client, have the best possible information regarding the various aspects of your claims, including:

  • The full extent of all injuries suffered;
  • The treatment rendered and cost of such treatment;
  • All of the parties responsible for causing your injuries;
  • The resources (insurance or otherwise) available to compensate you;
  • The resolution or non-resolution of the injuries you've sustained;
  • The level of income or potential income that was lost as a result of the injury;
  • Any additional, future medical treatments and procedures reasonably likely to be needed;
  • How successful these future medical treatments and procedures are likely to be;
  • The risks involved with these future medical treatments and procedures;
  • The estimated costs of these future medical treatments and procedures;
  • Any long-term or permanent injuries or problems you are or will be facing; and
  • The presence and extent of any pain, suffering, and adverse life changes you have had, and in the future will experience as a result of these injuries.

    Although this can take time and entails some expense, in the final analysis, the additional time and cost is almost always worth it. As a lawyer with more than 30 years of experience and as a person who has lived my entire life and practiced right here in the Bay Area, I have the knowledge, the experience, the resources, and the professional contacts to best assist in obtaining the answers and other information to these important questions. In most cases, I advance the costs of handling your case, and my fee is contingent on your receiving a successful outcome. Unless you obtain a monetary recovery, you pay no fee.

    We continually see the challenges that injured persons and their families face. These types of injuries can cause significant physical, emotional, and financial hardships for victims and their loved ones. Our client is the most important person in our office and we are dedicated to providing attentive and personal service. Our mission is to try to help our clients receive fair and just compensation for their injuries and losses, without any unnecessary delay. To us that means always trying to keep you posted on the progress of your case, promptly returning your phone calls, clearly explaining your case to you, helping you to solve your problems, and paying personal attention to you and the details of your case.

    Our office also represents clients in general civil litigation such as general business, contract, and real estate disputes.

  • Areas of Practice:
    Litigation & Appeals
    Motor Vehicle Accidents -- Plaintiff
    Personal Injury -- Plaintiff
    Products Liability Law
    Premises Liability
    Uninsured Motorists
    Bar Admissions:
    California, 1975
    U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1975
    McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, Sacramento, California, 1975

    University of California-Berkeley, Berkeley, California, 1972
    Major:  Political Science

    Published Works:
    Making a Claim for Personal Injuries, 2000

    Uninsured Motorists: Answers to Six Important Questions, 1995

    The Perilous Waters of California's Uninsured Motorist Law, 1995

    After the Accident: What Should You Do? What Should You Avoid Doing?, 2005

    Uninsured Motorist Law: Tips for the Practitioner; Traps for the Unwary, 2008

    Classes/Seminars Taught:
    Contract Law, Magna Carta School of Law, 1980 - 1981

    Featured Speaker, Uninsured Motorist Law, Consumer Attorneys of California Annual Colorado Conference, 2008

    Honors and Awards:
    Personal Injury Attorney of the Year, Consumer Business Review, 2003, 2004

    Frequent guest on Television's "Legal Currents"

    Professional Associations and Memberships:
    San Mateo County Trial Lawyers Association
    Past President

    Consumer Attorneys of California, 1995 - Present
    Sustaining Member

    San Mateo County Bar Association, 1976 - Present
    Member, Arbitrator and Judge Pro Tem

    State Bar of California, 1975 - Present

    Pro Bono Activities:
    President, San Carlos Kiwanis, 1987 - 1988
    President, Temple Beth Jacob, Redwood City, 1999 - 2001
    Past President (and Founder), Jewish Day School of the North Peninsula, 1988 - 1990

    Law Office of Reuben J. Donig
    177 Bovet Road, Suite 600
    San Mateo CA 94402
    Toll Free: 866-515-9229
    Phone: 650-489-0545
    Fax: 650-638-2536
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