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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.

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

Publications:

  • “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