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We’ve won over $100 million for our clients, so see what
we can do for you if you’ve been injured.

Respected by Opposing Counsel
Feared by Insurance Companies

Our Oakland injury lawyers are experienced at helping you gain the help
and compensation you need after an injury.

Don't Deal With Your Legal Matters Alone

We’ll stay by your side and fight for your compensation, throughout the
involved legal process of a Oakland personal injury case.

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Oakland Personal Injury Lawyers
You’ve Been Wronged. We Make It Right.

How Do We Do That? We Feel Your Pain. Then We Make the Judge and Jury Feel It too.

If you have a personal injury or employment law dispute in Oakland, California, you can rely on the litigation attorneys at Venardi Zurada. We pride ourselves on providing excellent, dedicated, and personalized service to our clients. We care personally about the well-being of our clients, and we offer more than just outstanding legal representation: We offer advice, counsel, and personal service to our clients. We help injured clients get the medical care they need, and we offer advice to wronged employees to help them through times of crisis.

When you get hurt through someone else’s actions or negligence, you may have to deal with a lot of recovery time and bills. However, you shouldn’t have to deal with it all by yourself, without compensation. The professional Oakland injury lawyers at Venardi Zurada are experienced at helping you gain the help you need after an injury.

If you live around Oakland, including Walnut Creek, CA, or Redding, CA, our personal injury attorneys can help you. We have years of experience with trial cases, and our main focus is on getting you the best outcome possible. You can trust that our Oakland injury lawyers will work their hardest to help you. Throughout the involved legal process of a personal injury case, we’ll stay by your side and fight for your compensation.

We’ve won over $100 million for our clients, so see what we can do for you if you’ve been injured.

There is NO FEE until we win.

We bring dedication, intelligence, and personal attention, along with decades of experience to the table. We use that combination to get our clients the compensation they need and the justice they deserve. Can we help you, too? Find out. Contact our Oakland personal injury lawyers today for a free case review.

Experienced Oakland Injury Lawyers With Decades of Excellent Service to Northern California

The Oakland personal injury lawyers at Venardi Zurada have dedicated their professional lives to serving the people of California. If you need representation for a claim involving personal injury, wrongful death, unpaid wages or employment discrimination, our experienced litigators have the skillset to get results. Our Oakland personal injury team has spent decades cultivating the respect of clients, professional colleagues, and the courts.

You can be confident in relying on our zealous and effective Oakland personal injury lawyers:

  • We have served Northern California for over 35 years.
  • Our attorneys have been honored with numerous accolades, including SuperLawyers, AV Rating, and Top 100 Trial Attorney Awards.
  • In our decades of legal service to the community, we have garnered a substantial reputation. We are respected by opposing counsel, feared by insurance companies, and followed by jurors.
  • We combine Big Firm experience with boutique office attention and care. Several of our attorneys have experience working for the biggest law firms in the country, including the most prominent maritime defense law firm. Our attorneys rely on that big-firm know-how but prefer the personal touch of a smaller firm, allowing us to provide individualized and attentive representation to each of our clients.
  • We’ve been through it, too. Attorney Mark Venardi had to personally deal with a medical malpractice injury he suffered at a time when he was working a blue-collar job on an offshore oil rig; he knows what it’s like to be a working man dealing with a personal injury. He built his way up to working for the biggest maritime defense firm in the country, before deciding to focus on helping people like himself who were hurt by negligence and mistreatment from others.
  • We like to fight for the underdog. Attorney Martin Zurada is an immigrant and the son of immigrants who tirelessly worked his way up through education and experience to attain the American dream. Even though he has served in large, high-level litigation law firms, he prefers helping clients directly, fighting against injustices, and securing victories for the little guy who has been wronged.
  • We win. We have secured multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. In our combined tenure, we have recovered tens of millions of dollars for our clients across our broad areas of practice.
  • We care first and foremost about our clients. We dedicate ourselves to serve each and every client personally, and we make ourselves available to our clients around the clock.
  • There is no cost to you until we win. If we don’t make a recovery for you, we will not collect a fee. And all initial consultations are free of charge.

Dedicated Areas of Practice

We offer a wide range of litigation services for Oakland personal injury and employment law clients. Specifically, our areas of dedicated practice span the following issues:

Employment Law. California employers must assure proper pay to employees and comply with a variety of rules and regulations to prevent discrimination and unfair treatment of employees. We represent victims of wage and hour violations, employment discrimination, workplace harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, and any other form of California workplace mistreatment. If you believe you were treated inappropriately at work, we can help.

Personal Injury. If you’ve been injured due to another’s negligence, you deserve compensation. That’s where we come in. As Oakland personal injury attorneys, we right the wrongs done to our clients. And we do it at our cost during the entire duration of your case. There is never any fee until we win. Give us a call if you have been hurt in a car accident, by a toxic spill or contamination, as a result of medical malpractice, due to abuse or neglect, in a maritime accident, by a vicious animal attack, or any other incident caused by someone else’s negligence.

The Sooner You Speak to an Oakland Injury Lawyer, the Stronger Your Chances for Recovery Will Become.

Contact the Oakland injury lawyers at Venardi Zurada today, and let’s get started. We are available to talk any time, so whether you call, email or chat online, we’ll respond and set up an appointment to meet you. We have several Spanish speakers in the office and welcome the opportunity to cater our services to Oakland’s Spanish-speaking population. You pay no fee until we win for you, so you have nothing to lose by contacting our office for a free consultation. The sooner you call, the faster we can start getting results for you. Call 925-937-3900.

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“It is almost impossible to find a better Attorney than Mark. His professional approach, quick understanding of the issues, development of a sound strategy, meticulous preparation of petitions and presentation in the courts is unbeatable.He is a great human being with outstanding integrity , proficiency and humility. Members of his...Read More

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- Tim W.
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“Martin and Mark are both great! From the beginning they ask all the right questions, they provide proper and timely information, they empathize with your concern and they don’t rest till they find a resolution to your concern. Mother Teresa once said: “Let no one ever come to you without...Read More

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- Susan
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“They are real people. Caring, honest, up front and work hard and go out of their way to help you. I have recommended them several times.”

- Diana K.
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“I retained Mark after consulting him regarding issues I was experiencing with my employer. Mark’s advice was spot-on, and he was extremely generous with both his time and billing. More importantly, Mark fought diligently for my rights throughout the process ensuring I was not taken advantage of. It can not...Read More

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“Martin Zurada recently helped me navigate through a legal contract quickly. He is always prompt, on point, patient, professional, and kind. He is an exceptional lawyer.”

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“Great lawyers. Methodical, analytical and persistant.”

- Gareth L.
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“My partner and I had an ugly disputen with an associate in a Fin Dis San Francisco restaurant. Fortunately for us we met Martin (Believe it or not though a recommendation of another attorney that recently had lost a case against Martin) Martin immediately showed his experience in business legal...Read More

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“Unparalleled legal representation as well as true customer service.”

- Darci T.
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“Martin Zurada is a phenomenal attorney with insight, experience and integrity. He delivered stellar results on a very complex case for us.”

- Gilbert V.
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“I had a consultation with Mr. Martin Zurada and not only he was generous with his time but also gave clear honest answers. Mr. Zurada is a trustworthy lawyer.”

- Jessica A.
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““You have to provide service to people who are hurt, angry, and frustrated and I appreciate that you do it so graciously, and so professionally too.””

- Susan
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“Great attorneys who work on your case with passion. Highly recommended.”

- Ray S.
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“I cant say enough about how impressed I was with Martin. Not only is he a highly experienced lawyer, but, he was always accessible and truly caring. If there is a better law firm out there. I have yet to find it. Martin, and his associate Mark Freeman, are a...Read More

- Harold H.
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“I love this Group, they weren’t just my Attorneys they became my friends.”

- Antionette R.
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“I found Mr. Martin Zurada to be extremely qualified, knowledgeable and straight forward. He is always available to me and were quick to respond to my questions, whether by phone or email. I appreciated the no-nonsense approach Mr. Martin Zurada took in his communication. While friendly and engaging, he didn’t...Read More

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Meet Our Team
Mark Venardi Martin Zurada Mark Freeman Andrea Pearce Terry Buller Sherry Venardi Unsook Zurada Christina Souza Karissi Morrison Noemi Gonzalez
Mark Venardi
Mark Venardi Partner

Mark Venardi was born in 1962 in Seattle, Washington. He was raised in Peoria, IL, a Midwest blue-collar town. He enlisted in the United States Coast Guard and proudly served from 1980 through 1985. He spent the first two years on a sea-going tug performing search and rescue and marine law enforcement from the Grand Banks to the Windward Passage aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Tamaroa, which was the Coast Guard vessel that performed the rescue in “The Perfect Storm.” Read More

Martin Zurada
Martin Zurada Partner

Martin was born in 1974 in Gdynia, Poland which, at the time, was a nominally independent communist dictatorship occupied by the USSR. The economic conditions were generally bleak under communist rule. They became even worse in 1981 when the Polish government, at the request of the USSR, crushed the Solidarity movement and imprisoned its leaders for seeking political and economic change. Read More

Mark Freeman
Mark Freeman Associate Attorney

Mark Freeman is an Associate Attorney at Venardi Zurada. Prior to his work at the firm he interned at the California Department of Business Oversight, where he worked on securities litigation cases. He graduated Order of the Coif from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, ranked 9th out 250 law school graduates. While in law school he published three law review articles and served as the Chief Comment Editor of the McGeorge Law Review. Read More

Andrea Pearce
Andrea Pearce Associate Attorney

Andrea Pearce is a law clerk in the Redding office at Venardi Zurada LLP, focusing on employment rights and personal injury. Andrea is fluent in Spanish and conversational in Portuguese. Read More

Terry Buller
Terry Buller Senior Counsel

Terry Buller was born in Cleveland Ohio in 1950, spent his childhood in Buffalo New York until his family moved to California when he was 12. He attended Serra high school in San Mateo and grew up in San Bruno. Read More

Shelly Venardi
Shelly Venardi Office Manager

Shelley grew up in a Teamster family in California and graduated from one of the last graduating classes at Pleasant Hill High School. After high school, she swam for and attended Diablo Valley College and was a member of the team that won the national championships. Shelley then attended Texas A & M University (“Go Aggies”) on a full-ride swimming scholarship. While there she was diagnosed with Leukemia. Shelley returned to California to receive an experimental treatment protocol at Stanford University. We are all eternally grateful and thankful that the protocol worked, and Shelley has been cancer-free for 30 years. Read More

Unsook Zurada
Unsook Zurada Office Manager

Unsook immigrated to the United States with her family from South Korea when she was 5 years old. She grew up in California where her parents ran a small grocery store for over 30 years. Unsook moved to Massachusetts to attended college, and then returned to California. She worked for a small Human Resources consulting company where she gained experience in unemployment and employment laws. Read More

Christina Souza
Christina Souza

Christina Souza is a Paralegal with 24 years of experience. She has spent 22 of those 24 years helping injured individuals navigate the grueling claims and litigation process. She started her career in the workers’ compensation field and within two years she expanded into the personal injury field. She worked for the defense for two years in the middle of her career before deciding to return to plaintiff’s work. Read More

Karissia Morrison
Karissia Morrison

Has been in client relations for most of her career. She is very much people person and loves helping individuals. The legal field has always been a fascinating arena for her. While the law should be fair to everyone at all times, it is often unfair to those who are poorly represented and unable to fight for their rights. She is now part of a great legal team that allows her to provide guidance and assurance for people through trying times. During her downtime, she is a driven soccer and gymnastics mother who enjoys an active lifestyle. Read More

Noemi Gonzalez
Noemi Gonzalez

Noemi Gonzalez is a legal assistant with 20 years of experience. She began her legal career working for a sole practitioner in bankruptcy law. A few years later she changed practices and started with a firm that handled personal injury cases and estate planning. Noemi last worked for a local law firm in Walnut Creek that handled nationwide cases involving mistreatment/abuse of special needs children in schools by teachers and paraprofessionals. At the end of the day, she finds gratification helping victims/clients reach and receive satisfactory compensation and justice. Read More

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