What Sets Us Apart

We Take a Team Approach

Not all personal injury law firms are created equal and the attorneys you choose can mean the difference between success and failure in your lawsuit. Learn about what sets us apart from the rest.

At Walker, Hamilton & Kearns, LLP, we take a team approach to litigation. Our attorneys work every case together, ensuring that you get the expertise of the entire firm.

Some other firms take a “high volume" approach, accepting many cases and then having inexperienced attorneys or staff handle them in a boilerplate fashion. Our firm has maintained its original charter as an office where every attorney and staff member is involved with each case we accept. We maintain a select case list so that each of our clients receives the best representation possible. This ensures that every client who calls our office is greeted by a person who is familiar with his or her case.

We Are Experienced and Effective Advocates

We are a firm of trial attorneys that gets results for our clients on even the most challenging cases. Our successes in the courtroom have made us a top personal injury law firm in the Bay Area and statewide since 1988. Our aggressive and skillful pursuit of our clients' interests has earned us awards and recognition in the legal community and, more importantly, has produced great results and satisfied clients.

We Are Dedicated To Our Clients

We pride ourselves on our dedication to our clients. We offer individuals and families honest, attentive and compassionate representation through difficult legal circumstances. Dealing with a serious personal injury case is overwhelming, which is why we ensure that we will remain by our clients through each step.

We are not just your advocates, we are your counselors. This means that we will provide you with knowledgeable advice throughout your lawsuit based on our over 100 years of combined experience. We will discuss every step of your case with you and will answer any questions you may have so that you can make informed decisions. And we maintain relationships with our clients even after their verdict or settlement. In fact, many clients have come back to us for continued help and guidance on all sorts of legal matters.

Click here to learn what steps to take after an accident and then contact us for a free consultation on your personal injury case.

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I thank Jeff and his colleagues for the heroic time and effort they put into my case, which led to a successful outcome from my perspective as the plaintiff. As my primary attorney, Jeff was so conscientious and impeccable in his work, such that we didn't even need to go to court. I am forever grateful."

- F. W.

March 4, 2024
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We are grateful to you for representing us in our case and for ensuring the best possible outcome on our behalf. Thank you for your passionate, thoughtful, and brilliant work.

- M. H.

August 2022

We were victims in an unfortunate event.. Our situation after this was quite difficult, and a lawyer friend of ours recommended WHK to us. They handled our case and our general worries, allowing us to focus on our family. What was otherwise an unpleasant experience was made better by the professional, thorough, effective and kind services of Clarissa and the team. We are very thankful, and would recommend WHK to others.

- K. M.

April 21, 2015

Tim Hamilton and his team have made me comfortable and informed from the first day I met them. To begin with, Serena at the front desk knew my name when I arrived and has always called me by my name in her professional and friendly manner. Jess, who also has remembered my name, has handled the processing of my documents with speed and accuracy. Tim has been thoroughly prepared for every meeting I have had with him. He is clear, he listens to me, he responds to my questions and requests. He developed his legal plan for my case based on his extensive expertise, but also based on my desires. I have always felt like a “person” in his presence, not just a “case” or “client.” I’m so glad I found them.

- E. O.

January 8, 2015

Skip, Peter and Beau, thank you for all you have done, and your dedication to our family in our pursuit for justice. Without you and your team the truth about what happened to [our son] would have never seen the light of day. There is no way we could ever repay your kindness, and there are no words to express how very grateful we are. Bless you all for hanging in there with us and continuing the good fight for almost nine long years. You and your team will forever be in our hearts and we will never forget your kindness and your friendship.

- Chris W.

May 23, 2018

… your team did an amazing job. I could not have been more satisfied. When I started this I always said "It's not about the money". I felt I needed to show that life matters. I would like to thank everyone for their hard work. Skip, you and Beau are phenomenal attorneys.

- Anonymous

April 22, 2017

I was drawn to Walker, Hamilton & Koenig by their promise to take a team approach to my case. To me, this meant being able to speak with them when I needed to and getting the advantage of the experience and skill of every lawyer in the firm. I found that this approach made me feel more involved in my case as a client and produced a great result for my case. Beau always made himself available to talk and was very helpful in taking the time to answer my questions, discuss the facts of my case, explain the legal theories and strategies, and walk through all of my options. Skip was aggressive and effective with the defense and he went the extra mile to get every last dollar available for my settlement. I was very satisfied with the outcome of my case and would not hesitate to recommend them to a friend or family member.

- A. M.

October 26, 2016

We both want to thank you for your outstanding work on this case. We first met with Tim, only months after the tragedy. I was still using a walker then, and everything was very, very raw. Your firm took this on when others would not. Tim said your firm liked to fight. Well, we've sure seen evidence of that. I met/spoke with several other lawyers. The feeling I had was that you guys were the real heavyweights. You all answered questions, quite patiently, and kept communication open. Crazy as it may sound, I've even enjoyed some of the conversations, and have appreciated that even under the circumstances, there could even be humor at times. Really, we have felt that we've been represented by the best and that you were continually pulling for us. Skip, Tim, Clarissa...I'm glad you have been in our corner of the boxing ring. I wouldn't want you on the other guy's side.

- A. O.

September 19, 2012
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Clarissa, I just want to say thank you again for truly representing me through what at times was a very taxing process for me. I learned a great deal about the legal system and how important it is to have true, proper, honest representation. I never once had to question your ability or willingness to represent me.

- Carol H.

November 21, 2022