About Our Legal Team

Integrity, Experience, Commitment!
Over 20 years, I have had the privilege to experience all types and size of cases. From large media cases such as the Swiss Air Crash where I served as a Member of the Plaintiffs' Committee, to assisting hard working individuals in my local Burlingame-San Mateo community and the larger San Francisco Bay Area. I provide clients with skill and experience in a profession where knowledge often translates into winning or losing a case. As my practice has grown over the years, I am proud to have assisted thousands of satisfied clients who continue to refer their friends and families to me.

I thrive on complicated cases. What often looks like a complicated legal issue at first is really not so complicated if the attorney takes the time to listen closely to the client. I take the time to listen.

However, if the necessity arises, I know how to stop civil litigation in its tracks by use of superior strategy, tactics, and exhaustive legal research. Our philosophy is to treat each client as a close friend, and to work hard with integrity and commitment.

Why us? We are friendly. We are knowledgeable. We have experience, proven legal record, reasonable rates, and patience. Above all, we explain the law to allow the clients to make informed decisions.

Communication is one if not the most important factor when it comes to legal services. With the law being confusing & constantly changing it is important that our clients understand each step of the process. With many clients having English as a second language it can be even more difficult to grasp what is happening. At our office, one of us is likely to speak your language.

Haitham Edward Ballout, Counselor at Law
Known for his generosity, his kindness, expertise as a lawyer and overall great attitude, Haitham has been servicing the San Francisco Bay Area legal services for 17 years.

* Golden Gate University, School of Law, San Francisco, CA. Juris Doctor, 1989
* Cambridge University, Cambridge, England (comparative law)
* University of Sienna, Sienna, Italy
* San Jose State University, San Jose, CA. (Bachelor of Science, Engineering, 1982)

* Member of California State Bar-1990
* American Immigration Lawyers Association
* San Mateo Trial Lawyers Association
* Plaintiffs' Committee, Swiss Air Crash (Sept. 2, 1998
* Admitted to the United States Supreme Court, and the Ninth Circuit


Mills Building, 220 Montgomery Street, Suite 416,
San Francisco, California 94104
Telephone: ( 415) 434-1234

1290 Howard Avenue, Suite 300
Burlingame, California 94010
Telephone: (650) 373-1122


2074 Lake Tahoe Blvd., Suite #5
South Lake Tahoe, California 96150
Telephone: (530) 543-1234


No Case Is Too Big - We Are Here For You

"I thrive on challenging cases - no case is too big. On behalf of my clients, I have sued Home Depot, Starbucks, Swiss Air, United Airlines, American Airlines, Safeway, Shell Oil, the State of California, California Department of Corrections, O'Connor Hospital, the Department of Homeland Security, and the United States Government, among other defendants in both state and federal courts. Ask me about the published opinions by the 9th Circuit."

H. Ballout

"We are ecstatic -- I am so grateful for your genuine and honest guidance"


"You're the best. Haitham has always gone the extra step to make things work. It was easy to see he was the lawyer I wanted to work with from the first time we met"


"I had full confidence in you from the moment we met"

Clare & Sean

"Your appeal was persuasive and your client was well served by your efforts today"


"You are a very honest and helpful man"

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