Law Offices of Edward J. Nevin

Medical Malpractice Lawyers | Serving Petaluma, CA

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396 Windmill Lane
Petaluma, CA 94954

Over 40 Years of Representing Injured Clients Throughout California
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The firm represents plaintiffs in all areas of complex civil litigation, including personal injury, products liability, professional negligence (medical and legal malpractice), elder abuse, construction defects disputes.

In addition, the firm’s practice includes representing labor unions in all areas of labor law and collective bargaining in both the public and private sectors; including handling litigation at the trial and appellate levels in federal and state court; and before administrative agencies such as the National Labor Relations Board; the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the various state agencies responsible for enforcing the labor and employment laws.

Call Law Offices of Edward J. Nevin to learn more about any of the following:

  • Medical Malpractice
  • Brain injuries
  • Birth injuries
  • Failure to diagnose and
    timely treat cancer and other illnesses
  • Failure to treat medical condition
  • Misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis
  • Emergency room malpractice
  • Wrongful death caused by
    medical negligence
  • Surgical errors
  • Medication errors
  • Insurance disputes
  • Medical negligence
  • Medication inaccuracies
  • Bacterial infections
  • Dangerous medications
  • Dangerous medical products
  • Brain cooling
  • Doctor/Hospital malpractice
  • Premature delivery
  • Plastic surgery

The firm also handles individual employment cases such as wrongful terminations, cases involving discrimination based on race, age, sex, and disability, sexual harassment, wage and hour cases, and violations of the occupational safety and health laws.

Call Attorney Edward Nevin today at 866-287-1121, or complete the contact form provided on this site to arrange your initial consultation.

Attorney Profile

Attorney Edward Nevin


  • B.A.,  1963, St. Patrick's College Seminary, Menlo Park, CA
  • J.D. 1967, Hastings College of Law - San Francisco, CA

Admitted To The Bar:

  • 1967, California State Bar


  • Advocate, American Board Of Trial Advocates - 1984-Present
  • Fellow, International Society of Barristers - 1988-Present
  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers - 1992-Present
  • Fellow, International Academy of Trial Lawyers - 1995-Present


  • Board Member, International Society of Barristers, 1998-2004
  • National Board Member, American Board of Trial Advocates, 1996-1998
  • National Treasurer, American Board of Trial Advocates, 1998-2000
  • National Vice President, American Board of Trial Advocates, 2000-Present
  • National President, American Board of Trial Advocates, 2003
  • President, San Francisco Chapter, American Board of Trial Advocates, 1996
  • Chair Of Board, CAL-ABOTA (Represents All Eight California ABOTA Chapters), 1997
  • President, Lawyers Club of San Francisco, 1990
  • President, San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, 1983
  • Board of Governors, California Trial Lawyers Association


  • American Trial Lawyers Association, 1972-Present
  • Consumer Attorneys of California, Board of Governors, 1972-1975; (Former Northern California Education Chair)
  • San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Governors, 1972-1982; President 1983
  • American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys, 1981-Present
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy, 1986-Present.
  • Lawyers Club of San Francisco, President, 1990
  • State Bar of California (Delegate, Conference of Delegates)
  • San Francisco Bar Association
  • The Association for the Severely Handicapped, 1985-Present
  • World Jurist Association, Washington, D.C.
  • U.S. Supreme Court, Historical Society
  • California Supreme Court, Historical Society
  • Board Member, Litigation Section, San Francisco Bar Association
  • Board Member, Legal Services for Children, San Francisco
  • Founder/Chair, Trial Lawyers Child Abuse Panel
  • Director, Sequoia National Bank, San Francisco, 1998-1999

Verdicts and Settlements

Over the past 40 years, Mr. Nevin has tried more than 50 cases to jury verdict.  The following are representative trial cases handled over the past 40 years.

McDonough v. Regents of University of California

Michael McDonough was a 10 ½ year old boy at the time of the 10-11-12/99 trial.  On his first day of life in 6/89, he suffered catastrophic brain damage with resultant severe developmental disability and brain damage caused behavioral problems.  These injuries were caused by the failure of the newly arrived residents and the nursing personnel to diagnose Group B Streptoccocus infection which the child received in the course of birth and which should have been diagnosed on the first day of his life.  ($51 million future damages verdict for plaintiff which was equal to $6 million in present value.

Nevin v. USA

1980 lawsuit against Department of The Army for 1950 bacteriological warfare experimentation in San Francisco. From offshore US Navy ships The Army sprayed the City with live bacteria, serratia marcescens.  Edward J. Nevin, Mr. Nevin's grandfather, died of infection from that organism a few weeks thereafter. This action was brought on behalf of all of the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren of Edward Nevin.  US District Court Judge, Samuel Conti, found in favor of the government on all issues, but the public benefit was that the National press was seated in the jury box, because juries are not allowed for suit against the United States Government. The press carried daily stories and thus the historical facts were made known across the nation by both newspapers and television and radio. The Story was also told by Dan Rather on 60 Minutes.

Leung v. Chinese Six Companies

Wrongful Death; 100,000 firecrackers were set off in the entryway of the Chinese Six Companies Building in San Francisco.  Mr. Leung, the janitor was overcome by the smoke and died.  Employer, Chinese Six Companies had no workers compensation insurance and were thus subjected to a substantial verdict in San Francisco Superior Court.

Samimi v. Southern Pacific/Amtrak

Death of 16 year old boy, who was driving his family car to deliver pizza from the refugee Afghanistan family pizza restaurant, when his car was struck by high speed passenger train.  Southern Pacific was found to be negligent in failing to provide electronic gate protection at the last unguarded railroad crossing in all of Alameda County.

Marshall v. Continental Metroplex

Single Family Dwelling; Construction Defects/Breach of  Fiduciary Duty.

Robinson v. Guidotti

Institutional mistreatment of severely developmentally disabled child.  Substantial award despite defense expert testimony that he was too disabled to appreciate what was done to him

Schortgen v. Kaiser

Carpenter disabled by synostosis, i.e. loss of pronation supination of major forearm due to post surgical malpractice, which caused radius and ulnar bones to grow together.

Ruby Henry v. Winthrop Labs

Addiction to Chronic Pain Medication-Talwin-Drug company marketed its use as first non addictive, long term pain medication.

Lipton v. Kaiser

Facial nerve (5th Cranial Nerve) injury by surgeon in the course of mastoidectomy with resultant one sided facial collapse, loss of eyelid function, loss of spittle control.

Olympic Club v. Barrett

Destruction of San Francisco Olympic Club sewer system from construction of Barrett Motor Inn across the street. Damages of several hundred thousand dollars for replacement sewer system which required electrical pumping instead of former gravity flow.

Moreno v. Fey Manufacturing

149 CA3d 23. Strict Product Liability for an aftermarket bumper, manufactured and installed by defendant.  The motorcyclist lost his leg to a pickup truck which had a significant gap between the rear fender and the aftermarket wrap around bumper.  As the truck pulled out to pass on two lane highway, Highway 41, the leg of the oncoming motorcyclist lodged in the space between the rear bumper and fender and it was violently amputated.  The danger of extended mirrors, bumpers and other vehicle elements should be foreseeable by the manufacturer, who must be held strictly liable for such dangerous defects in its product.

Ballard v. Waltrip

Nationally ranked quarterhorse rider injured when struck by jackknifing tractor trailer when she volunteered to rescue and subdue a horse which was loose in freeway center divider. Her plan for promotion of her quarterhorse training business  was dashed when her hand injury disabled her from ever again competing in high level national events.


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