Read what our past clients have to say about us: Some of these testimonials may have been submitted on other websites. We are not affiliated with or sponsored by these websites.

I was the victim of a drunk hit-and-run driver

My story is much too complicated to detail here, but I was the victim of a drunk hit-and-run driver. I knew my case was complicated, with (sequential and compounding, unprovable but unquestionable) missteps and errors by officers of numerous local agencies, along with the inevitable involvement of multiple insurance carriers. We’ve all been subjected to commercials for Private Injury attorneys, and like many I fell for their skillful marketing. After being told ‘there isn’t enough there’ repeatedly, I’d all but given up. I knew I was screwed. Then a friend referred me to Travis Black & Associates (now Black & DePaoli) and I scheduled to meet with Kelsey DePaoli. She listened, and her appreciation and concern for my situation honestly had me in tears. Somebody was finally listening. And cared. About me! From that first meeting with Kelsey, I thoroughly understood the parameters of my case at every step, and at every turn my options were clearly explained, and my decisions accepted. I knew from the outset that I would never receive “justice” for what happened to me, but the team at Black & DePaoli achieved a settlement several times greater than I could have hoped. The few remaining tasks were fully explained, and I was offered to continue with representation or to handle them myself, with their continued support and assistance if needed. The Law Office of Black & DePaoli may not be the best-known Private Injury law firm in the Greater Sacramento region, but they are the best in my eyes. I appreciate what they achieved for me more than they will ever know.

- John H.
Travis and Kelsey Are Down to Earth, Honest and Straightforward, and That Was Refreshing

“We (my husband & I) were in an accident, hit by a motorcycle. Totaled my car, and resulted in various injuries including surgery. Never used an attorney before nor been in a car accident. We didn’t know what to do, & our case was ‘delicate’. Travis and Kelsey (their whole crew) was beyond incredible. I can’t say enough of how they handled our case. Imagine you had a bada** uncle that happened to be the best attorney around. That is how they treated us, like your strongest family fighting in your corner. Supporting us thru the whole process, sometimes a conversation just checking on how we were emotionally. Travis and Kelsey are down to earth, honest and straightforward, and that was refreshing. This was an overwhelming experience, and it was so comforting knowing they were fighting for our justice. And that’s what they did. If you need someone to take you fight for you, call Travis and Kelsey.”

- Former Client
They Treat You as a Person and Not as a Case.

“Shon and Kelsey are the best two people you could ask for. Very detailed, professional and conscientious of the client. They treat you as a person and not as a case. If I ever get to a spot I will definitely return to The Law Office of Black & DePaoli, PC I give them 100% positive feedback.”

- Jason S.
I Recommend The Law Office of Black & DePaoli, PC for Any and All Cases, They Will Get the Job Done.

“I’m a Folsom resident and was in need of finding a Lawyer. Living and working in Folsom I needed to find someone close to home. I found much more than that when I met with Travis Black; I found someone who cares deeply for my health and well-being. I was in a very minor car accident, but was injured in a very different way than most injuries. I was rear-ended, but my back was not injured, my left foot was injured. But Travis Black knowing this would be a very difficult case, still took on my case and treated me as if he was helping a family member. Throughout the whole process they kept me updated. Shon Christensen the file handler on my case, and I couldn’t have asked for better service, he was amazing. I recommend The Law Office of Black & DePaoli, PC for any and all cases, they will get the job done. They were able to settle my case and get me a settlement for more than I expected. Thank you!”

- Tamara B.
These People Are First Rate and I Was in the Best of Hands.

“I am so truly grateful that I found the folks at The Law Office of Black & DePaoli, PC! After my accident I was injured and very unsure as to how to handle all the medical bills that were thrown at me, with several going into collections. But Travis and his staff were very accessible to me, thorough, and reassuring. They were on the ball and took care of every detail of the case. Any time I needed to ask a question I only had to call and I could speak to them on the spot. I am very thankful that my case was assigned to Shon, as he was so patient and explained everything to me when I was confused as to how the process worked. The best thing is that my case just settled today, and I received more than I even expected. I could never have dealt with all of this on my own. These people are first rate and I was in the best of hands. Thank you!”

- Melissa H.
We Are Very Happy With Their Services and Definitely Have The Law Office of Black & DePaoli, PC on Speed Dial.

“My husband and I are very grateful and blessed to have had Travis and his time on our side. My husband was in a terrible accident and Travis and his team were so very kind and attentive. They responded to our calls and e-mails promptly and listened to our needs. I highly recommend them to anyone going through the horrors of personal injuries. In the beginning not knowing what to do was frustrating and scary. Once we found Travis it was a weight lifted off our shoulders. He personally took the time to come meet with us, to explain the process and what was to come, he went above and beyond, and would even call just to check up. We are very happy with their services and definitely have The Law Office of Black & DePaoli, PC on our speed dial. Thank you, we are forever grateful to you Travis, Shon, Kelsey and everyone involved. Awesome team!”

- Kayzee B.
I Would Recommend These Attorneys to Anyone That Feels That Insurance Companies Are Jerking Them Around

“I was in an auto accident and both parties had the same insurance. What a nightmare! The friendly folks at The Law Office of Black & DePaoli, PC helped me every step of the way! They were helpful and very easy to get a hold of. I spoke with Travis, Kelsey and Sofia as well as the friendly front office phone staff and every interaction was handled with attentive and fabulous customer service. I would recommend this outfit to anyone who feels that insurance is jerking them around.”

- Rae Rae K.
Travis Black and Kelsey Depaoli Are the Best in the Industry, I Would Highly Refer and Recommend Them!

“Kelsey Hunter is a pleasure to work with. Through stressful times, I always knew I was being taken care of with the up most professionalism, knowledge, and kindness. If I could give more than 5 stars I would. Travis Black and Kelsey DePaoli are the best in the industry, I would highly refer and recommend them!”

- Jenna S.
I Cannot Express in Words What Your Friendship and Support Has Meant to Me!

“I just wanted to say THANK YOU for all of your help and kindness through this difficult time in my life. From the first time I met you, felt a very strong personal connection. Like my attorney actually cared about me as a human being instead of looking at me with $$ signs. I cannot express in words what your friendship and support has meant to me!”

- Beth
Thank You for Obtaining the Settlement for Me.

“I would like to thank you for all the help with my case. I needed a rental car as my car was totaled. The insurance company said I would have to pay for it. Your office was able to get me a rental car that same day and the other party’s insurance company paid for it! I also missed almost 2 weeks of work because of my injuries. Your office was able to recover my lost earnings. Finally, thank you for obtaining the settlement for me. I can’t begin to thank you enough.”

- Crystal S.