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People We Care About.

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$500 Million in Record-Breaking Results

  • Cerebral Palsy $84,300,000
  • Personal Injury $63,429,980
  • Workplace Negligence $58,539,959
  • Child Catastrophic Injury $47,500,000
  • Amputations & Paraplegia $29,000,000
  • Car Crash $24,000,000
  • Dangerous Exposure $20,000,000
  • Reporter Electrocuted $17,800,000
  • Personal Injury $16,000,000
  • Traumatic Leg Injury $14,500,000
  • Auto Accident $13,400,000
  • Quadriplegic Couple $12,500,000

San Francisco Personal Injury Attorneys

Negligence Held Accountable

If you were injured through no fault of your own, you need an experienced personal injury lawyer you can trust by your side. Put your trust in Rouda Feder Tietjen & McGuinn. Founded in 1980, our personal injury law firm has built a solid reputation as strong advocates helping those injured all across the Bay Area.

Over the years, our team has resolved thousands of personal injury claims, recovering over $500 million for clients. We are known in San Francisco for our commitment to professional excellence and our skill in standing up for clients. Our attorneys have often been recognized within the legal community.

Our injury attorneys’ achievements include AV Preeminent® Ratings from Martindale-Hubbell® for ethics and legal talent, Best Lawyers in America recognition since 1991, being named one of the “Best Law Firms” in 2020 by U.S. News – Best Lawyers®, and selection for Super Lawyers® from 2004 to present.

Call Rouda Feder Tietjen & McGuinn today at (415) 940-7176 to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation.

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RFTM secured a $24 million settlement for a Bay Area woman in a car accident that involved a drunk driver. A spinal cord injury sustained in the rollover accident left her paralyzed. Attorney Timothy Tietjen represented her, securing a major victory in her personal injury lawsuit. View coverage from CBS San Francisco to learn more about this case.

  • Largest Settlements In The Bay Area
  • 150+ Years of Collective Experience
  • No Attorneys' Fees Unless We Win
  • Nationally Accredited Counsel
  • Top-Rated by U.S. News–Best Lawyers®
  • Over $500 Million Recovered
RFTM Makes History $47.5 Million Recovered Settlement for an Injured Child.

Rouda, Feder, Tietjen, and McGuinn, secured a $47.5 million settlement for a child who was catastrophically injured when a rotten tree fell on his tent. The settlement reached with the County of San Mateo and utility giant PG&E is the largest pretrial personal injury settlement for a single plaintiff in California history!

Serving California’s Bay Area & Beyond Since 1980

At Rouda Feder Tietjen & McGuinn, we have made a name for ourselves by taking cases we believe in, and working with people we care about. To the public, our peers, our opponents, and judges, we are professionals who take on powerful corporations and businesses, and win. To our clients, we are compassionate, approachable, and skilled. This winning combination of experience, drive, and creativity has enabled our firm to resolve thousands of cases, resulting in numerous honors. Not only are we rated AV Preeminent®, but we have also been ranked in the first tier of San Francisco personal injury firms by U.S. News – Best Lawyers®. Two of our attorneys have even been named Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers®.

While we are nationally recognized advocates, we maintain a small boutique law firm, which allows us to get to know you, answer your calls in a timely manner, and be available whenever you need us. You can trust RFTM for superior representation marked by compassionate counsel and excellent professional support. Our ability to provide top-tier advocacy for the injured continues to set us apart.

Call Rouda Feder Tietjen & McGuinn today at (415) 940-7176 to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation.

80+ Years of Experience On your side

Meet Your Team of Established & Award-Winning Attorneys
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    Ronald H. Rouda


    If practice makes perfect, then Ron should be getting close. In 2010 he celebrated 50 years in practice. But he is far from slowing down. He continues to combine his wealth of experience with an insatiable curiosity and desire for justice, making him one of the most respected (and feared) trial lawyers in California. Rouda is the firm’s founding partner. He has obtained numerous multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements on behalf of his clients. 

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    John M. Feder


    John’s tenacity and compassion are unmatched. He develops strong bonds with his clients and their families. John’s boundless energy and his dedication to his clients make for a combination that is difficult to beat. This is reflected in the impressive results he has obtained for his clients over the last 40 years. Outside of work John enjoys traveling, waterskiing, bicycling and other outdoor activities with his wife and children.

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    Timothy G. Tietjen


    Mr. Tietjen’s 35+ year career history is star-studded with remarkable victories and multimillion-dollar settlements for his clients. One of his most notable cases involves a worker who was badly electrocuted while performing his duties; the result was a $29 million dollar settlement – one of the largest ever recovered for a personal injury case in California. Mr. Tietjen enjoys several hobbies in his free time.
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    Cynthia McGuinn


    Cynthia’s skills in the courtroom are the envy of many attorneys and she has the trial record to prove it—a number of her jury trials have resulted in eight-figure verdicts and in 2015 she earned the record for the largest personal injury verdict in the history of Sonoma County. Cynthia has an A.V. Preeminent® rating for ethics and legal talent rated by Martindale-Hubbell. Her jury verdict results are available upon request.

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    June P. Bashant


    A Bay Area consumer safety and wrongful death attorney, June’s client-centered focus is dedicated to providing the emotional support and resources her clients need to restore security to their lives following a catastrophic injury. June’s work on behalf of her clients has resulted in improved safety standards and consumer protections – leveling the playing field when powerful corporations act irresponsibly or negligently.
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    Mandissa Logan


    Mandissa joined the personal injury law firm Rouda Feder Tietjen & McGuinn in 2011, and soon gained experience in a wide array of cases, from equestrian accidents to retail space injuries. Before joining the firm, Mandissa received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Yale University. She earned a law degree from Emory University where she became deeply committed to plaintiffs' advocacy. 

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    Robert Igleheart


    Born in Brussels, Belgium and moving throughout Europe and Asia, Robert Igleheart finally landed in San Francisco, California where he attended the University of San Francisco for finance. Upon graduation, he received a scholarship to continue his education at Loyola University in New Orleans for a Juris Doctor and Masters in Business. Robert enjoys traveling and exploring cultures and is an avid outdoor adventurer.