Boxer & Gerson, LLP

Law Firm in Oakland, CA

Practice Area: Personal Injury, Workers Compensation, Social Security

Attorney Awards
AV Preeminent
Attorney Awards
AV Preeminent

Areas of Law

  • Personal Injury
  • Workers Compensation
  • Social Security

Attorneys at This Firm

Firm Details

Firm Size
15

Client Reviews

  • 2.6/5.0 8 reviews
  • 50% client recommended 4 recommendations
  • Communication

    2.5/5.0
  • Responsiveness

    2.4/5.0
  • Quality of Service

    2.6/5.0
  • Value for Money

    2.8/5.0
  • Ralph William Mann Read all 2 reviews

    3.8/5.0 submitted on 10/26/11

    • Communication

      4.0/5.0
    • Responsiveness

      4.0/5.0
    • Quality of Service

      3.0/5.0
    • Value for Money

      4.0/5.0

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  • Boxer & Gerson, LLP

    4.3/5.0 submitted on 10/14/10

    Good communication, very personable. Read more

    Good communication, very personable.

    • Communication

      4.0/5.0
    • Responsiveness

      4.0/5.0
    • Quality of Service

      5.0/5.0
    • Value for Money

      4.0/5.0

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  • Boxer & Gerson, LLP

    4.0/5.0 submitted on 12/20/10

    I feel they really went out their way to help me. Read more

    I feel they really went out their way to help me.

    • Communication

      4.0/5.0
    • Responsiveness

      4.0/5.0
    • Quality of Service

      4.0/5.0
    • Value for Money

      4.0/5.0

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  • Boxer & Gerson, LLP

    1.5/5.0 submitted on 01/11/10

    The responsiveness of my lawyer at B&G is next to zero. Calls are returned a few weeks after I've placed mine, and only after multiple calls. My lawyer's assistant says h... Read more

    The responsiveness of my lawyer at B&G is next to zero. Calls are returned a few weeks after I've placed mine, and only after multiple calls. My lawyer's assistant says he'll contact me soon but apparently our definitions of "soon" differ. Currently on day 6 of waiting to hear from him after his assistant said he'd call.

    • Communication

      1.0/5.0
    • Responsiveness

      1.0/5.0
    • Quality of Service

      1.0/5.0
    • Value for Money

      3.0/5.0

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  • Boxer & Gerson, LLP

    1.3/5.0 submitted on 04/24/09

    Communication was very poor, initially, I was given a big hoo rah speech on my case...I was then told that they would give it to an associate that works in the San Mateo... Read more

    Communication was very poor, initially, I was given a big hoo rah speech on my case...I was then told that they would give it to an associate that works in the San Mateo are (versus Oakland) this was a bait and switch. As all licensed attorney's are available to work in the state of California. I would definitely not recommend this firm, although they at one time did have a good reputation. Too bad!

    • Communication

      1.0/5.0
    • Responsiveness

      1.0/5.0
    • Quality of Service

      2.0/5.0
    • Value for Money

      1.0/5.0

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  • Boxer & Gerson, LLP

    1.0/5.0 submitted on 07/30/15

    This is the Worse Law (?) Firm to represent an injured worker!!!! They do NOT try to help the injured worked, instead they try to make a "best deal", which in r... Read more

    This is the Worse Law (?) Firm to represent an injured worker!!!! They do NOT try to help the injured worked, instead they try to make a "best deal", which in reality benefits them. They do NOT review the injured worker's medical records & look for the best possible treatment for the injured worker as they go thru the process. They will even sign court orders without your approval, even forge your signature without you being aware. This is done by them NOT informing you, the injured worker & client of what is actually being done on your case. This includes using a judge in the courthouse (Judge Stanley Shields, who previously was employed by them), degrades you/your case with the Judge & opposing attorney along with other people not involved in your case. That is a conflict of interest of law & breaks the Client/Attorney confidentiality. Also, as you try to contact your representing attorney there, they will NOT respond to you as they try to have your case removed/closed. They have, "approx. 350 cases per attorney" and "do not make enough money" as stated by this Judge Stanly Shields, which he added "that is why I became a judge, for more money". He actually said this in court (remember, he was previously employed at Boxer/Gerson Law). (The attorney I originally talked to was Mike Gerson, he sarcastically stated he was too busy and 'pushed' me off to a "junior attorney partner", Bert Arnold). If you ask for specific copies of anything, they do not give it to you. If you try to bring up an unsatisfied matter you have with them, then they threaten to quit your case. Try to discuss this with their 'Managing Attorney Partner' John Harrigan, he will give it to someone else to avoid/ignore your concerns of representation. If you have a significant complaint, such as your representing attorney signing a court order without your knowledge/approval, they threaten you, the client, with statements of, "you know this is Senator Barbra's Boxer's husband's law firm & your complaints could cause your case trouble", or with their threats of, "you don't want to piss off any Judge, because he will not let your case go your way", this coming from the people in that law firm directly assisting the attorneys. How can any law firm say threats & more as that? We are the injured worker, trying to go back to work and our own representing law firm threats us?! My case is 16 years old, I am much worse than when my injury occurred. Multiple times I have repeated to Boxer/Gerson Law our actual rights of law & what we are entitled to. But this law firm is only looking out for themselves and NOT the worker. Remember it's you, the injured worker that is the employer here, & your representing attorney is the employee within your case, YOU are the boss, decisions are yours to make, NOT your representing attorney's. There is so much more they have unlawfully done, there is not enough room to write it. But remember to fight for your rights, especially if you have a law firm as this Boxer/Gerson representing you. You can refer to CA state Bar, (complaints about lawyers), the CA dept of insurance, OSHA for records inquiring about your work injury, CA Labor Board, the overseeing Judges (Judge Lam in Oakland courthouse), the top Judge overseeing all CA Work Comp; (Judge Richard Newman), the ACLU, etc. and further up to the Governor of CA. Your representing law firm may threaten you and/or even ridicule you (as they unprofessionally did to me) in the courthouse & just outside it. I am pursuing my rights as an injured worker, and pursuing cases against the state of CA dept of industrial relations, Work Comp Dept. etc. for improper actions of a Judge (Stanly Shields, & a judge Estrin now retired) and against Boxer/Gerson Law firm, but it's hard when the attorney's will not give me, the injured worker, my own file copies and/or refuse to return my files. Too much is happening to injured workers as th

    • Communication

      1.0/5.0
    • Responsiveness

      1.0/5.0
    • Quality of Service

      1.0/5.0
    • Value for Money

      1.0/5.0

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  • Boxer & Gerson, LLP

    1.0/5.0 submitted on 07/30/15

    This is the Worse Law (?) Firm to represent an injured worker!!!! They do NOT try to help the injured worked, instead they try to make a "best deal", which in r... Read more

    This is the Worse Law (?) Firm to represent an injured worker!!!! They do NOT try to help the injured worked, instead they try to make a "best deal", which in reality benefits them. They do NOT review the injured worker's medical records & look for the best possible treatment for the injured worker as they go thru the process. They will even sign court orders without your approval, even forge your signature without you being aware. This is done by them NOT informing you, the injured worker & client of what is actually being done on your case. This includes using a judge in the courthouse (Judge Stanley Shields, who previously was employed by them), degrades you/your case with the Judge & opposing attorney along with other people not involved in your case. That is a conflict of interest of law & breaks the Client/Attorney confidentiality. Also, as you try to contact your representing attorney there, they will NOT respond to you as they try to have your case removed/closed. They have, "approx. 350 cases per attorney" and "do not make enough money" as stated by this Judge Stanly Shields, which he added "that is why I became a judge, for more money". He actually said this in court (remember, he was previously employed at Boxer/Gerson Law). (The attorney I originally talked to was Mike Gerson, he sarcastically stated he was too busy and 'pushed' me off to a "junior attorney partner", Bert Arnold). If you ask for specific copies of anything, they do not give it to you. If you try to bring up an unsatisfied matter you have with them, then they threaten to quit your case. Try to discuss this with their 'Managing Attorney Partner' John Harrigan, he will give it to someone else to avoid/ignore your concerns of representation. If you have a significant complaint, such as your representing attorney signing a court order without your knowledge/approval, they threaten you, the client, with statements of, "you know this is Senator Barbra's Boxer's husband's law firm & your complaints could cause your case trouble", or with their threats of, "you don't want to piss off any Judge, because he will not let your case go your way", this coming from the people in that law firm directly assisting the attorneys. How can any law firm say threats & more as that? We are the injured worker, trying to go back to work and our own representing law firm threats us?! My case is 16 years old, I am much worse than when my injury occurred. Multiple times I have repeated to Boxer/Gerson Law our actual rights of law & what we are entitled to. But this law firm is only looking out for themselves and NOT the worker. Remember it's you, the injured worker that is the employer here, & your representing attorney is the employee within your case, YOU are the boss, decisions are yours to make, NOT your representing attorney's. There is so much more they have unlawfully done, there is not enough room to write it. But remember to fight for your rights, especially if you have a law firm as this Boxer/Gerson representing you. You can refer to CA state Bar, (complaints about lawyers), the CA dept of insurance, OSHA for records inquiring about your work injury, CA Labor Board, the overseeing Judges (Judge Lam in Oakland courthouse), the top Judge overseeing all CA Work Comp; (Judge Richard Newman), the ACLU, etc. and further up to the Governor of CA. Your representing law firm may threaten you and/or even ridicule you (as they unprofessionally did to me) in the courthouse & just outside it. I am pursuing my rights as an injured worker, and pursuing cases against the state of CA dept of industrial relations, Work Comp Dept. etc. for improper actions of a Judge (Stanly Shields, & a judge Estrin now retired) and against Boxer/Gerson Law firm, but it's hard when the attorney's will not give me, the injured worker, my own file copies and/or refuse to return my files. Too much is happening to injured workers as th

    • Communication

      1.0/5.0
    • Responsiveness

      1.0/5.0
    • Quality of Service

      1.0/5.0
    • Value for Money

      1.0/5.0

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Peer Reviews

  • 4.7/5.0 1 review
  • Legal Knowledge

    4.7/5.0
  • Analytical Capability

    4.7/5.0
  • Judgment

    4.7/5.0
  • Communication

    4.7/5.0
  • Legal Experience

    4.8/5.0

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