Trial Strategies

Our team of trial attorneys has the knowledge and skills to handle complex, high-damage cases for individuals and businesses.


Elder Abuse & Negligence

Elder Abuse & Negligence

$32M+ Negligence / Personal Injury / Elder Abuse -Neglect / Abandonment Verdict
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Wrongful Death

Wrongful Death

$8M+ Settlement - Wrongful Death / Personal Injury Case


Personal Injury

Personal Injury

$5M Settlement of Personal Injury Case / Disputed Liability


Wrongful Death

Wrongful Death

$1.9M Settlement - Wrongful Death / Police Brutality Case (disputed liability)


School Wood Shop Injury

School Wood Shop Injury

$1.05M Settlement - School Wood Shop Injury Case / Liability Contested


Wrongful Death

Wrongful Death

$850K Settlement - Wrongful death / Police Brutality Case (disputed liability)

California Trial


Milanfar Law Firm, PC is a team of California trial attorneys that represent clients in the San Francisco Bay area, Walnut Creek, Los Angeles, and throughout California. If you were recently injured in a personal injury accident, we can advocate for you, fighting for the results that you need to move forward. We also represent defendants and insurance companies in civil law matters. Our experience on both sides of a case is a valuable advantage, as it gives us insider knowledge on how the other side operates. Find out how we can help you during a free case consultation.

Why Choose Us?

Our Oakland injury law firm is unique in that we work equally as hard for our plaintiff clients as we do for the people we defend in defense cases. Our knowledge of the insurance industry is beneficial for both types of clients.

We are exceptional storytellers; our ability to tell our client’s stories in a compelling and powerful way sets us apart. We focus on the human side of a personal injury lawsuit to get to the heart of the matter and achieve the best possible case results for each client.

Our founding attorney, Shahrad Milanfar, is a highly effective advocate who can see a case from multiple angles. He uses comprehensive planning and preparation to minimize risks and maximize the client’s odds of success.

When Should You Hire a California Trial Attorney?

A trial lawyer represents clients involved in litigation, meaning cases that need to go to court to be resolved. This does not mean, however, that hiring a trial attorney in California means your case is guaranteed to go to trial. In fact, it decreases the odds of litigation, as a trial attorney excels in case preparation. Preparing a case as if it will go to trial, with supreme attention to detail, can improve your position during settlement negotiations. Milanfar Law Firm represents clients involved in civil litigation from both sides of the matter.

You may need to hire a California trial attorney if your case has unique challenges that make it more difficult to resolve, such as catastrophic injuries or multiple parties. In these scenarios, your future could be at risk, as the other side of the case may not treat you fairly or make reasonable demands and offers. A trial lawyer can guide you through the legal process while advocating for your rights and best interests, no matter what obstacles your case involves.

About the Firm | What We Do

Respected, resourceful and resilient – these are qualities embodied by the team of attorneys at Milanfar Law Firm​. Our founding attorney, Shahrad Milanfar, is a trial lawyer and mediator with more than 20 years of experience in matters of catastrophic personal injury, product liability, motor vehicle accidents, trucking and transportation liability, and habitability law.

We represent plaintiffs and defendants in these matters. This experience on both sides of disputes is an invaluable benefit to our clients, whether in negotiation or litigation. Utilizing innovative trial techniques and our extensive research in human behavior and decision-making, we anticipate juries’ reactions and the opposing counsel’s next move – all to our client’s advantage.

Shahrad started this law firm to offer a different kind of experience to clients. We know that when clients come to us for assistance, it is because something devastating has happened. We focus on the legal issues of a case so that our clients can concentrate on getting their lives back to normal as much as possible.

Our Practice Areas in California

Our lawyers have extensive experience in all aspects of personal injury law. At Milanfar Law Firm, our practice areas include motor vehicle accidents, trucking accidents, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, burn injuries, habitability cases, catastrophic injuries, product liability, vaping injuries, animal attacks, fall injuries, and elder abuse.

We have handled complicated cases for decades and have represented clients in many different types of civil lawsuits – from both sides of the courtroom. We are known for using innovative technologies and trial techniques to achieve optimal results for our clients.

When looking for the right attorney for your claim, it is important to find a law firm that has on-the-job experience handling your type of case. While every case is unique, knowledge of a practice area is paramount. Your case type will determine key factors such as the applicable laws. Your lawyer needs the knowledge and skill to successfully navigate these laws, as well as overcome any challenges that are specific to your case.

Our firm is a proven leader in the use of cutting edge technology and research to humanize and tell our clients’ stories.


Do You Have a Personal Injury Case?

Personal injury law is a practice area that serves to resolve disputes between the injured victim of an accident (the plaintiff) and the party allegedly at fault for the accident (the defendant). Most personal injury cases involve a defendant’s insurance company as the party accepting or rejecting financial responsibility for a plaintiff’s injuries.

If you suffer a serious injury in a preventable accident in California, you may have grounds to file a personal injury claim. You can seek financial compensation, or damages, for a number of losses, including medical expenses, lost wages, property damage, and pain and suffering. Most personal injury cases are based on the legal doctrine of negligence, or the failure to use a proper degree of care.

As the plaintiff in a personal injury case, you have the burden of proof. This is the responsibility to prove your case based on a preponderance of the evidence – enough evidence to demonstrate to a jury that what you are claiming is more likely to be true than not true. The defendant then has the opportunity to deny the claim being made and to combat allegations with evidence of his or her own. Whether you are the plaintiff or defendant in a personal injury case, our lawyers can help you build the strongest case possible.

Our Mission

Drawing on more than 20 years of experience as a trial lawyer and mediator, our founding attorney, Shahrad Milanfar, established Milanfar Law Firm with the mission of providing the highest level of service to our clients and our community.

Our firm is a proven leader in the use of cutting-edge technology and research to humanize and tell our clients’ stories. Whether at trial or in out-of-court proceedings, like mediations, we look for ways to tell your story in a real and human way, always with a view toward achieving the best result for our clients.

We never forget that the law is about people, and this distinguishes our approach from that of other firms.

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At Milanfar Law, we
never forget that the
is about people.


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Contact Our California Trial Attorneys Today | Free Case Consultations

We care about every client that we represent at Milanfar Law Firm. We work hand-in-hand with clients to help them succeed, moving toward their goals using proven legal strategies. Attorney Milanfar and his skilled team of attorneys provide exceptional service and representation for a variety of legal issues. To find out if we can help with your particular case, contact us using our online intake form or by calling (925) 433-6003. We can meet with you in person or via Zoom/Webex.