Guy O. Kornblum, A Professional Law Corporation

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Guy O. Kornblum

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San Francisco, CA

Practice Areas:

  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Insurance Law
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Insurance Bad Faith Claims
  • Medical and Legal Malpractice
  • Punitive Damage Actions
  • Commercial Disputes
  • Class Actions
  • Nursing Home Negligence & Abuse
  • Elder Abuse

Biography

GUY O. KORNBLUM has specialized as a trial and appellate lawyer for over 40 years.  The firm specializes in a wide range of civil litigation, including serious injury and wrongful death, financial and physical elder abuse, and all aspects of insurance including “bad faith” claims.  Mr. Kornblum himself has handled over 3500 litigated matters to conclusion and has several million dollar plus cases to his credit.  He has represented hundreds of clients, small businesses, individuals, and large Fortune 500 corporations during his over 40 years of  practice. He is highly regarded for his courtroom and appellate skills, and his representation of his clients in mediations, where he has a strong track record of successful settlements.

Mr. Kornblum is certified in Civil Trial Advocacy and Civil Pretrial Practice Advocacy by the prestigious National Board of Trial Advocacy, and is a Charter Fellow, American College of Board Certified Attorneys.   He is also a Life Member of the Multi-Million Dollar and Million Dollar Advocate’s Forum, for those attorneys who have achieved multi- million dollar awards or settlements for their clients; is a Charter Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America Trial Lawyer Honorary; is a Platinum Member, The Verdict Club, recognizing his “professional excellence in litigation”; is a “Top 100” Trial Lawyer, and is listed in the 22d Edition of “The Best Lawyers in America.” He has been selected as a Super Lawyer each year since 2006.  Mr. Kornblum was selected as the San Francisco Bay Area’s 2010 Best Lawyer in a poll conducted by the Nob Hill Gazette, a prominent San Francisco magazine.

Mr. Kornblum received his “a.v.” rating – the highest possible – by the preeminent peer review rating service, Martindale Hubbell in his first year of eligibility in 1971, and has a “5” rating as well, the highest possible.  He also has received a “10” (“Superb”) rating by AVVO, also a premier lawyer rating service.
           
Mr. Kornblum is the author of  Negotiating and Settling Tort Cases: Reaching the Settlement, published by the Thomson West Publishing Company and American Association for Justice, Third Edition, 2015 and co-authors two books on insurance law. He also regularly teaches continuing legal education courses for various bar organizations, including the Bar Association of San Francisco, and bar course providers.

Mr. Kornblum is a graduate of the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, J.D. 1966; he received his A.B. from Indiana University in 1961, after which he served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Army as a counterintelligence officer before entering Hastings.  At Hastings he received the highest academic honor as a Member, Order of the Coif, and the Thurston Honor Society, and served on the Editorial Board of the Hastings Law Journal.

He is devoted to physical fitness as a member of San Francisco’s Olympic Club, where he was a member of the club’s four wall handball team for many years  Now he is an avid spinner.  He serves as Chancellor of St. Mary the Virgin Episcopal Church and is a life long Episcopalian, as is his wife, Victoria.  They have two adult children and a daughter in law who live in the Bay Area.  He has served on the Board of the Hastings Foundation. 

Education

  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco, California
    • J.D. - 1966
    • Honors: Phi Delta Phil Legal Fraternity (Graduate of the Year 1966 for Hastings)
    • Honors: Order of the Coif
    • Honors: Thurston Honor Society
  • Indiana University
    • B.A. - 1961
    • Honors: Phi Eta Sigma, Scholastic Blue Key Honor Society
    • Honors: Alpha Tau Omega Social Fraternity (50 Year Award)

Bar Admission

  • California, 1966
  • Indiana, 1966
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1971
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1966
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 1966
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1966
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, 1966
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana, 1966
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1966

Honors

  • National Trial Lawyers, Top 100 Trial Lawyer (Personal Injury)
  • Charter Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America Trial Lawyer
  • Named, “Best Lawyers,” 2018-2019
  • Lifetime Member, Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Lifetime Member, The Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Platinum Member, The Verdict Club
  • Named, Northern California "Super Lawyer", 2006 - 2019
  • “10” (“Superb”) rating by AVVO
  • Martindale Hubbell AV Rating*

Classes & Seminars

  • Speaker, "What You Need to Know to Litigate an Insurance Bad Faith Case in 2011", American Association for Justice in New York City
  • Speaker, "Mediation Advocacy: Getting the Best Results for Your Clients in Mediation,", Bar Association of San Francisco, December 7, 2011 - Present
  • Speaker, Continuing Education Legal Education, Judicial Technology, January 2011
  • Speaker, American Association for Justice
  • Speaker, Bar Association of San Francisco
  • Speaker, Continuing Education Legal Education, Judicial Technology
  • Consumer Attorneys of California

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association, Member
  • California State Bar Association, Member
  • American Association for Justice (formerly Association of Trial Lawyers of America), Member
  • Consumer Attorneys of California, Member
  • San Francisco Bar Association, Member
  • San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • Indiana State Bar Association, Member

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Civil Trial Law, National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • Civil Pre-Trial Practice Advocacy, National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • Charter Fellow, American College of Board Certified Attorneys

Current Employment Position

  • Principal

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer-review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.