Elinor Leary | San Francisco Personal Injury Lawyer

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Elinor Leary is the team leader of the Leary Trial Team which handles complex cases that involve life-altering injuries or death. Elinor has expertise with cases that involve construction and worksite injuries, defective products, dangerous property conditions, negligent security, car and truck collisions, and incidents that involve pedestrians and bicyclists. Elinor has tried cases to verdict as well as reached large settlements in numerous other cases, including cases listed in The Recorder's "Top Settlements" publications.

Elinor provides extensive knowledge of the civil justice system and a commitment to helping clients when they face difficult times after a catastrophe. We help clients who have suffered fractures, amputations, head injuries, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries and burn injuries. We also help families who have lost loved ones due to the fault of others in wrongful death actions. We have experience helping construction workers, laborers, truck drivers, union members, and other professionals and their families.

In addition to handling cases from start to finish, Elinor also serves as trial counsel when colleagues call for last-minute help. Elinor has been a clinical professor at the University of San Francisco School of Law, where she taught advanced law students case investigation, courtroom advocacy, jury selection, and trial skills.

Elinor believes in giving back to the community and devotes time to pro bono service for the San Francisco and Bay Area communities. Her pro bono work was previously recognized with nominations for the State Bar of California President's Pro Bono Service Award and Jack Berman Award of Achievement.

Elinor enjoys travel and lived for a time in Mexico City. She speaks Spanish fluently. She lives in San Francisco where she enjoys time spent with family and friends, preferably outdoors.
Position Organization Location Duration
Trial Team LeaderThe Veen Firm, P.C.San Francisco, CAPresent
School Degree Major Graduation
University of San Francisco School of LawJ.D. Law School2003  
American UniversityBachelorsLaw and Society | Literature1994
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California2003
  • Califonia Women Lawyers | Member | 2013 - Present
    University of San Francisco School of Law | Board of Governors | 2013 - Present
    American Association for Justice | Member | 2006 - Present
    American Bar Association | Member | 2006 - Present
    Bar Association of San Francisco | Member | 2006 - Present
    Consumer Attorneys of California | Board of Governors at Large for the Northern District | 2006 - Present
    San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association | Member | 2006 - Present
  • Super Lawyer | SuperLawyers | 2014-present
    10 Best Female Attorneys in California | American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
    Best Lawyer | Best Lawyers in America | 2016-present
    AV Preeminent Rated | Martindale-Hubbell
    Rising Star | SuperLawyers  
    President's Pro Bono Service Award Nominee | State Bar of California
    Jack Berman Award of Achievement Nominee | California Young Lawyer's Association
    Top Northern California Female Lawyers | SuperLawyers
    Two settlements honored in California’s Top Settlements | The Recorder
  • Plaintiff Magazine (California) | Let Your Case Speak For Itself Make the doctrine of res ipsa loquitur work for you | 2015
    Plaintiff Magazine (California) | Protecting Immigrant Clients From Having Their Cases Undervalued: Immigration Status Should Not Interfere With a Damages’ Suit | 2013
    Plaintiff Magazine (California) | Waging War in the Courtroom and at Appeal | 2012
    Plaintiff Magazine (California) | Putting the Best Face on Your Client – “Warts and All” | 2011
    Plaintiff Magazine (California) | “Criminal” Torts – Maximizing Your Client’s Recovery Through Effective Use of Victim Restitution | 2011
    Plaintiff Magazine (California) | Products Liability: The Manufacturer’s Insurer as a Defendant | 2011
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Language: English | Spanish

Update Date: 2018-02-22

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San Francisco, CA 94102
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