Dedicated Lawyer in Northern California
Welcome! I am Travis Black and I would be delighted to become your attorney. My passion is to achieve a thorough, just and rightful outcome for you, my clients. I understand that every case is different and regardless of the circumstances, my team is committed to providing you compassionate and skilled representation.
I love this community and am proud to serve its residents. As a retired police officer and insurance adjuster / insurance attorney, I have experience in all the aspects of accident investigation, insurance claim processes, and the ways insurance companies try to shift blame and minimalize claim settlements. As an attorney, I know the processes to get just, fair, and optimum results for my injured clients.
Committed to Justice
I became a lawyer in 1992, first working for several large insurance companies. After 10 years, I became disillusioned and disgusted with the way insurance companies treated the injured victims of accidents. I found that insurance companies did not believe in fair and reasonable compensation for people that were injured.
Insurance companies refuse to be held accountable for the actions of their insured. In fact, some insurance firms in California use a computer program that determines what the settlement should be. How is this fair to someone who is injured? There is no human interaction from an insurance company when it comes to making the decision on how to compensate someone who has been hurt. Insurance companies believe in only one thing: paying out as little money as possible. They betray the citizens of our communities who have been injured. They don’t care that the injuries leave people in pain for the rest of their lives and financially challenged or for the families that are left destitute by the death of their loved ones.
My passion for justice and injured parties’ rights compelled me to enter private practice, to defend and help injured victims, not to minimalize costs for the mega insurance firms. I decided that I would do what other law firms don’t do, give my clients the confidence that they will Be Heard!
I am not intimidated by insurance companies forcing victims into court. I fought for victims’ rights when I was a police officer and I continue to do this now. I have a vast amount of experience in traffic accident investigation, the effects of personal injury on health, personal well-being, as well as all the related rehabilitation needs and financial costs to recover from injuries. I have extensive legal experience in the process of injury claim settlement, mediation, arbitration, and trial.
During my time in law enforcement, I developed the tactics that I use today when handling personal injury cases. I have served as an expert witness in accident investigation, handled traffic collisions, and investigated the scenes of accidents personally. I know what to look for and how to use it to your benefit regardless of the type of accident.
Serving California Communities
My law firm, Black & DePaoli, represents Northern California residents as they seek to achieve a justice for their legal needs. This is what I pride myself in fulfilling for each and every client. When you hire me, you get me, not a caseworker or paralegal, as is the common practice of other legal firms. You get my 25+ years’ legal experience, my experience as a police officer and insurance adjuster/attorney, and access to my professional resources in accident investigation, medical and rehabilitation consultants, actuaries, and others.
My extensive training and experience, along with the rest of my team, gives us the tools needed to “Win Your Case!” I want my clients to recover to their pre-accident health and happiness with dignity and without financial strain and worry for them and their families. I fight for my clients to receive the medical treatment, emotional support, rehabilitation needs, and all the related financial compensation necessary for them to fully recover, where possible, or provide for their longer term needs and challenges.
As a graduate of the Gerry Spence Trail Lawyers College, I have continued to add to my trial expertise with the newest techniques available to serve my clients. I sit on the Board of Directors and am currently the Vice-President for the Capitol City Trial Lawyers Association representing the top trial lawyers in Northern California.
As a mentor to attorneys who are just starting their careers, I am dedicated to instilling the same principles I hold dear to me, of just and fair settlement and a client focused approach to the law.
I am not afraid to take your case to trial if a just settlement from negotiation, mediation, or arbitration cannot be achieved. At all times, I am your advocate and I know how and what to do to achieve results.
I understand that accidents occur and people get injured, that it was unforseen and you are probably unprepared for what lies ahead. My office is prepared. We know what lies ahead and getting your rights protected at the earliest moment is a top priority. Therefore, we are always available to you. I am available day and night. You are invited to contact our office anytime for a free initial consultation or an in-home visit.
Please view my “Why hire an attorney” page. It may give you a better understanding of what we can do for you in a personal injury case.