Record of Success
2014 Top Lawyers in California 2014 Client Distinction Award
2013 Top Lawyers in California 2013 Client Distinction Award
"Doug was so different from an attorney I obtained after I was rear-ended in a car accident when I was pregnant. I had minimal contact with the first attorney and he didn’t seem interested in my injuries or situation and I received a very small compensation for my injuries. Doug was in contact with me frequently, on top of all the details of my case and great with follow-up. He accompanied me to all my important doctor’s appointments and was aggressive in a good way. He obtained a policy limits settlement for me and although I will live with back pain and an altered lifestyle for the rest of my life, he made sure I was justly compensated for that. He also negotiated down my medical liens which increased my portion of the settlement. He restored my faith in attorneys."
"Douglas is a man of integrity, who will fight on your behalf. He is passionate about his craft, and executes intelligently and successfully on his client's behalf. He is also wise to have excellent connections to experienced associates, adding to the value Douglas brings to your side. He roots for the underdog, and took on my messy case; negotiating a fair settlement. I am grateful to Douglas and his Associates for their time, compassion, and guidance. I highly recommend working with Douglas!"
"My business partner and I own a small organic farm near Sacramento. Last summer a nearby farmer crop-dusted our land compromising our organic certification and contaminating nearly all of our crops. Even though Douglas does not specialize in agricultural law, he willingly took our case. Through his meticulous research and attention to detail he was able to reach a settlement nearly ten times the amount we had expected to receive from the insurance company. Thank you Douglas."
"Our case involved us being hit quite hard from behind while sitting at a stoplight. Sentry insurance failed to agree to pay for all the damage to our car and also attempted to deny paying for a rental car while our car was being fixed. Mr. Atkinson was terrific in addressing and remedying the situation and we were ultimately reimbursed by the offending insurance agency. Without his expert help, I am sure we would have had little chance of recovering our losses. He did a superb job!"
"Doug was a very personal friend right from the beginning of my case. He explained legal terms and procedures so I could understand and stayed in touch all along the process. He did everything he could to keep costs at a minimum. His accounting of costs and payments was exceptional. I was amazed at how he and his fellow assistant, Ray were able to get all the vast amount of paper work of dates and procedures in such a chronological order. His counsel along the way was invaluable. It was a joy and blessing to get to know him and work with him. I would recommend him to anyone."
"I attended this trial for a couple hours last year when I had some free time at the courthouse. I was so impressed with your closing argument that I ordered the transcripts of 2 days of the trial."
"Ethical, hardworking, and skilled people--you will be glad you called them. Atkinson and Associates handled my injury case when I was rear-ended by a distracted driver on my way to work. I never thought I would ever need a lawyer, (and I never thought I would write a review this positive about a lawyer!), but I am so glad I sought help from this firm. My only regret is not calling them sooner. My life instantly became easier after they became involved, helping me deal with the endless harassment from insurance companies. Doug Atkinson and everyone at his firm are extremely ethical, caring, and diligent. They listen to their clients, answer questions honestly, and give you all the information you need to make your own decision. They genuinely care about their clients and the way the outcome of the case will affect your life, and they actually treat you like a real person instead of a number. They worked extremely hard to get the best possible outcome for me. Even though my case wasn't a very lucrative one for them, it was life-changing for me, and they always acted like they knew that, paying 100% attention to me when I was in the office or on the phone and treating my case as important. I would highly recommend this firm for anyone who needs legal assistance from people who are effective but also honest and ethical. If you have lost your faith in the legal system but still find yourself needing a lawyer, call Atkinson and Associates."