What Our Clients Are Saying
"I had a really good experience being represented by Tom Paoli. This was my first time ever having to deal with legal issues, and Tom not only explained everything I needed to know, but he really cared about my case and seeing that I got what I deserved. I was very frustrated and irritated with a insurance company issue and Tom did his research and knew exactly what the problem was in order to resolve it. Over all, my patience and trust in Tom made the case a easy process and I am very happy with my decision to be represented by Tom."
"Chuck and Tom not only provided us with the needed legal assistance in a very unpleasant and painful process, but did so in a way that showed they really cared about our situation, our feelings and that they wanted us to have a positive and happy outcome."
Paoli & Geerhart did everything they said they thought they could do in my case, and more! I was not sure at first if I could completely trust anyone, because my life was turned upside-down by my injury. I was run over by a tour bus and had a serious degloving injury to my legs. Tom and Chuck, and his assistant David, had a lot of patience, and explained everything they were doing to help. I really appreciate all the work they did on my case.
"As a British journalist, recently based in San Francisco and without medical insurance, things seemed pretty messy after I found myself in an airport shuttle, driven by a lunatic, who struck a parked cab. I had to go to hospital, who diagnosed a head injury – as, later, did a neurologist – but the shuttle company’s insurance company continually balked at paying the bills.
A friend recommended Chuck Geerhart. It was an excellent recommendation. He was a great lawyer to have on my side, persistent in his battles with the insurance company, supportive of his client and a pleasure to work with, resolving the claim with the minimum of fuss."
"I was working as an air traffic controller at SFO when a notoriously faulty elevator slammed to a stop between floors, throwing me against the wall and rupturing discs in my neck. I had to have major surgery on my neck. The City and the elevator maintenance company denied liability, until Chuck Geerhart obtained copies of all prior repair records which showed the elevator was continually resetting due to a power supply issue.
During the discovery phase of the case, to protect my privacy rights, he filed a motion with court to block a subpoena issued by the defense that sought to obtain my complete confidential employment file and complete health history in violation of the law. We ultimately settled the case for $1,000,000 after mediation.
I feel that Chuck and Tom Paoli did a great job making sure I was fairly compensated for this life-altering injury."
"I was 23 years old, working as a manager for a San Francisco automobile dealership service department, and doing pretty well for myself, when a fight with a co-worker ended in me being taken to the hospital with a head injury. I suffered a brain injury, and didn’t even remember what happened.
My Aunt helped me to search for a lawyer to help me sue the co-worker, and after several lawyers turned my case down, Paoli & Geerhart agreed to try to help. Their persistence, creativity, and thorough knowledge of the law turned up the winning strategy. They were able to reach the liability insurance my employer had to cover these kinds of accidents, and following some pretty intense negotiations, we were able to make a settlement that helped compensate me for my injury."
"I was fortunate to have been referred to Paoli and Geerhart when I was dealing with a very painful and tragic case of abuse by religious leadership, which was stretched over five years.
Chuck Geerhart dealt with my case in the most humane way I could imagine. He was intelligent and strategic in his approach, always very communicative; an attentive ear, fearless and confident support for someone who was very confused and seeking answers where there were only walls. He always involved me in the process, sharing crucial information with me and allowing me the time and space to decide and move forward. He treated me like a partner, which helped me recover the power that was taken away from me.
At the same time he provided the professional expertise which I needed in order to win the case. The process of winning this case was as empowering as the actual outcome. It was a healing experience in itself. I am very happy with the support and guidance I got from Paoli and Geerhart as well as with the monetary result from such a serious injury. It has truly helped me move on in a good way."
"Thank you so much for everything. I so appreciate your support, expertise and ethics. The outcome was significantly more than I ever anticipated. But mostly, I think the property owner has been held accountable for his negligence which changed my life."