About Our Legal Team
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.
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.
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
* University of Sienna, Sienna, Italy
* San Jose State University, San Jose, CA. (Bachelor of
Science, Engineering, 1982)
* Member of California
* 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
SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA LAW OFFICES
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
LAKE TAHOE LAW OFFICE
2074 Lake Tahoe Blvd., Suite #5
South Lake Tahoe, California 96150
Telephone: (530) 543-1234
Case Is Too Big - We Are Here For You
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."
are ecstatic -- I am so grateful for your genuine and honest
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"
had full confidence in you from the moment we met"
Clare & Sean
appeal was persuasive and your client was well served by
your efforts today"
are a very honest and helpful man"