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Year founded: 1972
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For more than 35 years, the lawyers of Gillin, Jacobson, Ellis & Larsen have specialized in the successful representation of injured persons and those who have lost loved ones due to the fault of others. The firm's lawyers focus solely on injury cases, accident cases, wrongful death cases and insurance claims.

GJEL's team of personal injury attorneys has an outstanding track record of verdicts and settlements, and we are one of California's top personal injury law firms. We have obtained over $600 million dollars for our clients. Call us today at 1-800-840-2111 or email today to speak directly to a personal injury lawyer. If you're looking for information on how long the average case takes, please review our Personal Injury Timeline.

Here's what others are saying about us:

Best Lawyers Magazine
Cover feature, August 2009

Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rated
"Highest rating for ethical standards and legal ability."

National Law Journal, 2009
Top 100 Verdicts in the Nation

"Andy Gillin became a great resource for people seeking legal information online."


Over 99% success rate.

  • Over $850 Million recovered for our clients from insurance companies and corporate defendants.
  • Ranked among the top law firms nationwide by our peers.
  • Respected and seen as a formidable opponent by insurance companies.
  • Known for helping our clients with their medical, vehicle repair and replacement, rental car and other bills from day one.
  • Our attorneys attended Stanford, the University of California, the University of Chicago, and other major universities.
  • Experts in accident reconstruction.
  • An authority for other firms and lawyers-noted for the speed and skill with which we resolve our clients’ cases.
  • Free Consultations whenever and wherever is most convenient for our clients.
  • Paid only upon the successful resolution of our clients’ cases-no up-front fees.

Our Personal Connection with Clients

As partner Andy Gillin is fond of saying, “We love fighting for the little guy.” We all began our careers in public service, and while the cases have gotten larger and more complex along the way, that hasn’t changed our firm’s focus.

The one-on-one relationship between attorney and client is truly important to GJEL. Unlike many other law firms, our discipline is to maintain a constant emphasis on quality over quantity. Catastrophic injury cases require extraordinary attention to detail. The only way to allow for that focus is to be extremely selective.

Our selectiveness allows us the time to work every aspect of the case and to develop a personal connection with you. That connection gives us extra fight and determination to overcome the deep resources that corporate defendants and insurance companies possess.

We return all phone calls immediately and solve every problem we can, whether it is directly related to the case or not. We maintain friendships with our clients long after we’ve won their cases.

Our Experienced, Compassionate Staff

We help clients get back on their feet and get their lives back. People go through a lot when they sustain an injury, both emotionally and physically, and the number of medical specialists our clients see is often overwhelming. Our clients also need help figuring out their property damage issues with their cars or motorcycles, they need help getting investigative reports and medical records, and oftentimes securing a rental vehicle. In general, our clients need help getting back on their feet and returning their lives to normal.

That’s where GJEL’s staff comes in. We let our clients focus on what is really important-their health. We set up appointments with doctors and medical specialists who will provide you with the absolute best care. We coordinate accident investigations. We communicate with your health insurance company. We follow up with the insurance company of the person who hit you, as well as your own car insurance company. In a nutshell, we handle all the details of your case, so that you can focus on your health and your family.

Every member of our staff is a humble, approachable, friendly, and compassionate person. From your first phone call or email to our office, I know you’ll have the same impression.

We welcome any and all questions about individual cases. Initial consultations are free, and if we can’t help you, we’ll do our best to direct you to additional legal resources. My staff, my partners, and I look forward to speaking with you.

Andy Gillin
Managing Partner
Gillin, Jacobson, Ellis & Larsen

Call 1-866-218-3776 for a free consultation with any one of our attorneys.

We help clients who have been injured in an accident.

Here is what we are most known for:

GJEL Also Has Offices Across Northern California to serve our clients. You can find us in the following cities:


GJEL Accident Attorneys is metro ranked in 3 practice areas. Best Law Firms rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process.

Read how Best Law Firms ranks firms

Metro Rankings

Tier 1 for Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs
Tier 1 for Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Tier 2 for Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants


Regional Rankings

Tier 1 for Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs
Tier 1 for Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Tier 2 for Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

Practice Areas

The below are areas of legal specialty volunteered by the firm and do not designate a specialty in which a Best Law Firms ranking is held.
  • Automobile Collision
  • Catastrophic Injury
  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
  • Wrongful Death

Individuals Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America®

GJEL Accident Attorneys has 5 lawyers recognized for individual performance in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. By receiving this Best Lawyers recognition from their peers for their professional excellence, these lawyers made GJEL Accident Attorneys eligible for evaluation for Best Law Firms rankings. For almost two decades, Best Lawyers has awarded these singular accolades, making them the foundation of our Best Law Firms awards. Read more about our Best Lawyers process here.
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Main Location

Office Locations

Fremont, CA
39159 Paseo Padre Parkway, Suite 112
Fremont, CA 94538
United States
510-794-9441 Call our Fremont, CA location at 510-794-9441 Get Directions Get directions to our Fremont, CA location
Sacramento, CA
2410 Fair Oaks Boulevard, Suite 125
Sacramento, CA 95825
United States
916-447-7002 Call our Sacramento, CA location at 916-447-7002 Get Directions Get directions to our Sacramento, CA location
Santa Monica, CA
2800 Twenty-Eighth Street, Suite 321
Santa Monica, CA 90405
United States
310-341-2475 Call our Santa Monica, CA location at 310-341-2475 Get Directions Get directions to our Santa Monica, CA location

Management and Personnel

Managing Partner
Andrew R. Gillin
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