A Personal Injury Lawyer You Can Trust

Michael specializes in prosecution of personal injury claims involving complicated medical issues and theories of liability. He handles industrial accidents, premises liability, products liability, exceptions to workers' compensation, medical malpractice, motor vehicle accidents, toxic tort and maritime cases. Michael is dedicated to protecting the rights of the catastrophically injured.

For over 20 years, Michael has handled catastrophic personal injury and medical malpractice cases. Michael began his Civil Law Career representing doctors and hospitals in medical malpractice actions. Michael now uses his extensive medical knowledge and complex litigation experience to benefit his clients in personal injury matters exclusively. In 2014, Michael received one of the largest medical malpractice verdicts in Contra Costa County history. Per The Recorder, this was the largest medical malpractice verdict in California for the year 2014.

Michael gained tremendous courtroom experience as a Deputy County Attorney in Pima County (Tucson), Arizona, where he represented the State in criminal prosecutions, from arraignment to sentencing, on cases ranging from simple misdemeanors to attempted murders. As a prosecutor, he handled nearly 100 jury trials and more than 150 bench trials.

Contact us today if you need legal assistance with any of the following:

  • Brain and Head Injuries
  • Auto Accidents
  • Bicycle and Motorcycle Accidents
  • Paralysis and Spinal Injuries
  • Premises Liability
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Wrongful Death

Call Michael E. Gatto today at 510-635-1284 to arrange your free initial consultation.

Attorney Michael E. Gatto

Bar Admissions:

  • California
  • Arizona


  • Golden Gate University School of Law, San Francisco, California
    • J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence
  • University of Arizona, Tuscon, Arizona
    • Major: Bachelors Degree in Business Administration

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Alameda Contra Costa Trial Lawyers Association - President 2018
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Contra Costa County Bar Association
  • Western Trial Lawyers Association

Honors and Awards:

  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Super Lawyers
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel

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