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Guy O. Kornblum

Guy O. Kornblum

www.kornblumlaw.com
  • Insurance Claims, Personal Injury, Legal Malpractice ...
  • California, Indiana
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Biography

GUY O. KORNBLUM is the principal in Guy O. Kornblum, A Professional Law Corporation, with an office in San Francisco, California. He has specialized as a trial and appellate lawyer for over 45 years. The firm specializes in a wide range of civil litigation, including serious injury and wrongful death, financial and physical elder abuse, and all aspects of insurance including “bad faith” claims. Mr. Kornblum himself has handled over 4,000 litigated matters to conclusion and has several million dollar plus cases to his credit. He has represented hundreds of clients, small businesses, individuals, and large Fortune 500 corporations during his over 45 years of practice. He is highly regarded for his courtroom and appellate skills, and his representation of his clients in mediations, where he has a strong track record of successful settlements.

Mr. Kornblum is certified in Civil Trial Law and Civil Pretrial Practice Advocacy by the prestigious National Board of Trial Advocacy, and is a Charter Fellow, American College of Board Certified Attorneys. He is also a Life Member of the Multi-Million Dollar and Million Dollar Advocate’s Forum, for those attorneys who have achieved multi- million dollar awards or settlements for their clients; is a Charter Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America Trial Lawyer Honorary; is a “Top 100” Trial Lawyer, and is listed in the 23d Edition of “The Best Lawyers in America.” He has been selected as a Super Lawyer each year since 2006. Mr. Kornblum is the author of "Negotiating and Settling Tort Cases: Reaching the Settlement," published by the Thomson West Publishing Company and American Association for Justice, 5th Ed., 2021-2022.

Mr. Kornblum has qualified in both state and federal court as an expert witness on insurance claim handling and standard of care.

Practice Areas
Insurance Claims
Bad Faith Insurance, Business Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Motor Vehicle Insurance, Property Insurance
Personal Injury
Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
Legal Malpractice
Arbitration & Mediation
Business - Arbitration/Mediation, Consumer - Arbitration/Mediation, Family - Arbitration/Mediation
Elder Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Car Accidents
  • Insurance Bad Faith
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
State Bar of California
ID Number: 39974
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Indiana
Indiana Supreme Court
ID Number: 12863-98
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9th Circuit
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U.S. Supreme Court
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
www.kornblumlaw.com
Current
Education
University of California College of the Law, San Francisco
J.D. (1966)
Editorial Board, Hastings Law Journal; Member of Order of the Coif; Member of Thurston Honor Society; Phi Delta Phi Graduate of the Year, 1966 (Hastings Chapter)
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Indiana University - Indiana University-Bloomington
B.A. (1961)
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Awards
"Best Lawyers in America"
Best Lawyers
Named "Best Lawyers in America" from 2016 to 2023
"Top Attorney in North America"
Top Attorneys of North America
Named "Top Attorneys of North America" from 2016 to 2023
Northern California Super Lawyers
Super Lawyers
Recognized annually since 2006 and for over 15 years continuous listing
"Top 10 Trial Lawyers" for Insurance Bad Faith
The National Trial Lawyers
"Top Rated Lawyers in California"
Lawyers of Distinction
"2023 California Civil Trial Law Legend"
Top 100 Registry
"Top 100 Attorney" for Personal Injury
America's Best Advocates
"10 Best Attorneys"
American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
From 2022 to 2023
"Top 10 Personal Injury Attorney"
Attorney and Practice Magazine
From 2021 to 2023
"Best Law Firms In California First-Tier Rankings"
U.S. News & World Report
From 2022 to 2023
"Top 10 San Francisco Wrongful Death Lawyer"
TrustAnalytica
Accredited Business, A+ Rating
Better Business Bureau
AV Preeminent Attorney
Martindale-Hubbell
35 Years Continuous "A.V." Rating (Highest Possible Rating) in Both Legal Ability and Ethical Standards
"America's Top 100 High Stakes Litigators"
America's Top 100 High Stakes Litigators
From 2017 to 2022
"Top 25 Trial Lawyers" for Motor Vehicle
The National Trial Lawyers
"Top 10 Personal Injury Attorney"
Best of the Best Attorneys
From 2020 to 2022
"10 Best Law Firms"
American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
"Best Lawyers" for Injury & Malpractice
Best Lawyers
Recognizing Excellence in Civil Litigation
Lawyers of Distinction
2021 Legal Achievement Award
Top 100 Lawyers
For Outstanding Achievement in Ethical Standards and Legal Ability
"2021 San Francisco Insurance Claims Attorney of the Year"
Top 100 Registry
"Nation's Top One Percent"
National Association of Distinguished Counsel
Charter Member
Distinguished Justice Advocates
Charter Member from 2017 to 2020
Leading Lawyer Association 2020-2021
Leading Lawyer Association
Leading Lawyer Association for 2020 to 2021
"Top 100" for Civil Plaintiff
The National Trial Lawyers
"Top 100" for Insurance Law
Association of America's Top Lawyers
Peter Perlman Award for Community Service
Litigation Counsel of America
"Top Attorneys of North America"
The Global Who's Who
"Top 100 Trial Lawyers"
National Trial Lawyers
"Lawyers of Distinction" for Civil Litigation
The Lawyers of Distinction
"Excellence in Law" Column
Time Magazine
Person of the Year Issue published on December 23, 2012
"Best Lawyer in the Bay Area"
Nob Hill Gazette
Named "Best Lawyer in the Bay Area," in a poll conducted by the Nob Hill Gazette, a prominent San Francisco magazine in 2010
Trial Lawyer Honorary Society Charter Fellow
Litigation Counsel of America
Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum Life Member
Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Featured Law Firm
San Francisco Chamber of Commerce
Law Firm of the Year
AIDS Legal Referral Panel
Pro-Bono Service Award Nominee
The State Bar of California
Award of Excellence, Senior Lawyers Division
American Bar Association
"An Outstanding Insurance Trial Lawyer"
The National Law Journal
"Best Lawyers in America" for Insurance Law, Litigation-Insurance, Personal Injury Litigation-Plaintiffs
Best Lawyers
Listed in the 23d Edition of "The Best Lawyers in America"
Lifetime Member
Best Attorneys in America
Fellow
American College of Board Certified Attorneys
"Top 100 Attorney" for Personal Injury
National Academy of Jurisprudence
Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers for Personal Injury and Insurance Law
Martindale-Hubbell
Listed in the 19th Ed. of the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers for Personal Injury and Insurance Law
25 Years of Continuous Listing
Marquis Who's Who
"Best Attorney" Lifetime Member
Best Attorneys of America
Million Dollar Advocates Forum Life Member
Million Dollar Advocates Forum
"Top Attorneys of North America" Certification
Who's Who PR
"Top 1% Attorneys in America"
Distinguished Justice Advocates
Professional Associations
American Bar Association
Member
Current
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American Association for Justice (formerly Association of Trial Lawyers of America)
Member
Current
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Consumer Attorneys of California
Member
Current
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San Francisco Bar Association
Member
Current
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San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association
Member
Current
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Indiana State Bar Association  # 12863-98
Member
- Current
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The State Bar of California  # 39974
Member
- Current
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Publications
Articles & Publications
See website.
Speaking Engagements
See website.
Certifications
Civil Trial Law
National Board of Trial Advocacy
National Board of Civil Pretrial Practice Advocacy
National Board of Trial Advocacy
Websites & Blogs
Website
www.kornblumlaw.com
Contact & Map
Guy O. Kornblum, A Professional Law Corporation
1388 Sutter St., Ste. 805
San Francisco, CA 94109
Telephone: (415) 440-7800
Cell: (415) 730-3485
Fax: (415) 440-7898
Monday: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM (Today)
Tuesday: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday: 10 AM - 2:30 PM
Sunday: Closed