About the California and Northern California Law Firm of Venardi Zurada, LLP
We’re Winning Battles and Righting Wrongs in the Fields of Employment, Personal Injury and Business Litigation
We’re so confident that we can win, that we operate on a contingency fee basis in many instances — meaning if we do not make a recovery for you, we will not collect a fee.
Founded by attorney Mark Venardi and then later joined by Martin Zurada, the California law firm of Venardi Zurada capitalizes on the insight and experience our attorneys bring from past work both on behalf of and against Fortune 500 companies. Our ability to see both perspectives allows us to provide the kind of aggressive representation typically reserved for major corporations.
While we will negotiate and settle claims if that is in your best interest, we are a litigation firm that doesn’t hesitate to take matters to court when appropriate. That tenacity has resulted in:
- A success rate at trial of over 99 percent
- The confidence to operate on a contingency fee basis in many instances — meaning if we do not make a recovery for you, we will not collect a fee
- The trust of a long list of clients
- The respect of our peers — for example, Mark has received the highest Martindale-Hubbell review rating every year since 2004
We make a difference in everything we do because:
We have earned a leading reputation. Our lawyers have earned top honors, including Northern California Superlawyers (top 5 percent), National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Attorneys, AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum (attorneys that have obtained multi-million dollar trial verdicts).
We care and we show it. When you hire us you will get to know us, and we will get to know you. We will learn your story and live your story so we can help decision makers (jurors, claims handlers, judges, and opposing counsel) feel your story.
We get results. We have recovered in excess of a hundred million dollars for our clients and pride ourselves on leveraging our experience, reputation, case development, client story, and technology to get top results
Committed, Connected & Available
“Their dedication, caring, believing and execution are the best that I have ever seen.”
Ray Bellefeuille, President Phoenix Logistics, Inc.
We’re also committed to being available to you to answer questions that help alleviate the stress of being part of a legal action. That includes:
- Giving you your attorney’s direct dial office, cell, and home phone numbers
- Meeting with you outside of normal business hours
- Traveling to a location that’s convenient for you such as your home or the hospital
Mark left the corporate world to provide legal services to individuals and smaller companies in Oakland, San Jose, and surrounding areas because he truly values making personal connections with our clients. Martin moved from Poland to Libya to Germany to the U.S. during his school years, and overcame language and other barriers every step of the way, so he identifies with people who face significant challenges. Both attorneys — and the teams that support them — are committed to providing outstanding legal representation to people who have been wronged.
Get Help Now
In most cases, there is no fee until we get you paid.
To speak with a highly qualified California injury attorney about your personal injury, business, or employment law matter, call 925-937-3900 or submit the form to the right.
The sooner you speak to an attorney, the better your chances are of achieving the substantial recovery you deserve.
Four California Offices to Serve You
Oakland • Orinda • Redding • Chico
You can be confident in relying on our zealous and effective Oakland litigators:
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 Attorney, the Stronger Your Chances for Recovery Will Become.
Contact the Oakland litigation attorneys 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.