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Attorney Clifford Blackman is the founder and senior trial attorney at Blackman Legal Group, and has limited his practice to representing seriously injured victims and the surviving families of people who were wrongfully killed in accidents. He has tried cases across California and also in Montanta (deck collapse case), and has been an active member of the State Bar of California since 1976. He has special training and expertise in cases involving traumatic brain injury or tbi, and spinal cord injury cases, and in cases of permanent disability and lifetime loss of earnings. Renowned and respected by clients and colleagues for his extensive trial experience and considerable negotiation skills, Mr. Blackman has successfully obtained million dollar verdicts or negotiated seven figure settlements in many personal injury and wrongful death cases. His well-honed skill and exhaustive knowledge when handling fatal accident cases helps him get full and fair compensation for all his clients.

Before earning his law degree (JD) from the San Francisco School of Law in 1976 , Mr. Blackman received a B.A. in 1971 and an M.A. in 1974  from Hofstra University in New York, where he studied drama and television production. As a successful trial attorney, he uses many of the presentation and public speaking skills he developed while studying drama and tv production in college.

Mr.  Blackman is admitted to practice in all state courts in California, as well as the U.S. District Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit. He is a member of the Consumer Attorneys of California, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, the Brain Injury Association of California, and the Brain Injury Association of Arizona.

In 1996, Mr. Blackman founded the Bay Area Lawyers Network, a California State Bar Certified Provider of continuing education for lawyers (MCLE), the members of which are a select group of expert attorneys who concentrate their practices in a specific area of law. Each member has at least 10 years of experience in their area of expertise and many have been certified as specialists by the California Bar Association.  Mr. Blackman has been chairman of the BALN fom 1996 to present, and is a frequent lecturer on trial practice and courtroom technology.

Mr. Blackman has the highest rating for attorneys (AV) from Martindale-Hubbell.  The AV ® Rating signifies that a lawyer has reached the heights of professional excellence. and is recognized for the highest levels of skill and integrity.  He has also received the award of SUPERLAWYER of Northern California 2010, which reflects his status as in the top 5% of attorneys, an award conferred based on the ratings of other attorneys.

Mr. Blackman has received jury verdicts in excess of a million dollars in many cases involving serious injury, including many cases of paralysis, paraplegia, quadriplegia, burn injuries, and traumatic brain injury (tbi), an area of medicine in which he has special training and expertise.

Mr. Blackman is available by appointment only at our offices in San Francisco, Oakland, Redwood City and Los Angeles.

For a free case evaluation, contact the Blackman Legal Group by calling toll-free at 1-866-692-8126.