Oliver Vallejo holds people responsible for the harm they cause. He fights for victims of negligence, recklessness, and callousness. He handles all types of injury cases, including: wrongful death, brain injury, car crash and bicycle crash, slip-and-fall, dangerous property, dangerous stairway, dangerous road, defective product, negligent security, and government negligence. Oliver also fights for victims of wildfires, and has helped families and businesses recover from disasters, including the Thomas Fire in Southern California.

For his career, Oliver has helped win over $50 million for his clients. He has fought large entities, such as Caltrans, Ford, and Pentair, and won.

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 appellate court decisions: United States v. Poocha, 259 F.3d 1077 (9th Cir. 2001); United States v. Taylor, 258 F.3d 1065 (9th Cir. 2001); and 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.

Areas of Practice

  • Injury 90%
  • Premises liability
  • Product liability
  • Negligence
  • Wildfire 10%

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1998
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit


  • University of Illinois Chicago School of Law,Chicago, Illinois
    J.D. – 1998
  • American University, Washington, D.C., District of Columbia
    Major: Justice

Published Works

  • The Privette Deposition, Plaintiff Magazine, October, 2020
  • The Bomb In Your Backyard, Plaintiff Magazine, March, 2017


  • Lecturer, University of San Francisco School of Law, 2017 to 2020
  • Lecturer, Consumer Attorneys of California, 2005 to 2006
  • Lecturer, San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, 2001 to 2011
  • Lecturer, Western Trial Lawyers Association, 2002 to 2002

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, Member, 2001 to Present
  • Consumer Attorneys of California, Board of Governors, Member, 2009 to 2010
  • Bar Association of San Francisco, Past Member
  • Attorneys Information Exchange Group, Past Member, Contributor

Past Employment Positions

  • Federal Defender’s Office, Eastern District of California, Public Defender, 1998 to 2001
  • The Vallejo Law Office, Owner, 2014 – Present


  • English


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