Cases We Believe In. People We Care About.

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.

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Awards & Associations

  • Best Lawyers
    Best Lawyers Our law firm has been recognized by Best Lawyers for 10 consecutive years, from 2011 to 2020
  • Best Law Firms
    Best Law Firms U.S. News and Best Lawyers have joined forces to rank more than 13,000 firms across the U.S., and we’re honored to have made their list of “Best Law Firms.”
  • Super Lawyers
    Super Lawyers We are proud to say that multiple attorneys at our office have been selected to the prestigious list of Super Lawyers, an accolade only 5% of all practicing attorneys can claim.
  • Best Lawyer of the Year 2019
    Best Lawyer of the Year 2019 Partner Cynthia B. McGuinn has been named as Lawyer of the Year by The Best Lawyers in America ©.
  • America's Top 100
    America's Top 100 Only the nation’s most esteemed attorneys are selected to America’s Top 100. This exclusive membership is extended to attorneys who’ve passed a comprehensive, multi-phase selection process.
  • Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyer
    Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyer Partner Cynthia McGuinn was selected to Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyer guide for 2019.
  • NTL
    NTL Attorneys selected by the National Trial Lawyers are those whose premier trial skills have earned them recognition as superior in their fields of practice. We are honored to be part of the organization.
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40
    The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 is an invitation-only group of the top trial lawyers from each state who are under the age of 40.
  • The National Black Lawyers Top 40 Under 40
    The National Black Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 Attorney Mandissa Logan is a member of the The National Black Lawyers- Top 40 Under 40 organization, an elite and accomplished group of the most talented black lawyers from each state under the age of 40.
  • Top 10 Settlements - Premises Liability
    Top 10 Settlements - Premises Liability Rouda Feder Tietjen & McGuinn made history with a $47.5 million premises liability settlement, earning the #1 spot on the Top 10 Premises Liability Settlements in 2018 by TopVerdict
  • Top Mediated Settlement
    Top Mediated Settlement Motor Vehicle - We were awarded the distinction of the “#6 Top Mediated Settlement for a Motor Vehicle Accident in 2018.” Our attorneys achieved a $3,931,663 agreement for the victim of a truck accident.
  • Top Mediated Settlement
    Top Mediated Settlement Premises Liability - RFTM secured a $47,500,000 settlement for a child that was catastrophically injured when a rotten tree fell on his tent.
  • Top Decision
    Top Decision Worker/Workplace Negligence - Our client suffered a severe and permanent brain injury when his employer dropped a 30 lb. tree limb from 20 feet high. This monumental win on behalf of our client was awarded the #1 Top Decision for Worker/Workplace Negligence in 2018.
  • Avvo 10.0
    Avvo 10.0 Achieving a perfect 10/10 rating of Superb from Avvo can only be accomplished by receiving superior reviews from both clients and peers alike.
  • American Association of Justice
    American Association of Justice Our trial attorneys are committed to upholding the ethical standards promoted by the American Association for Justice, where injured persons can turn for fair, effective help in their pursuit of justice.
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
    American Board of Trial Advocates As members of the American Board of Trial Advocates, we are diligently working toward improving the ethical and technical standards of practice exhibited within the legal community.
  • Consumer Attorney of CA
    Consumer Attorney of CA Along with our fellow members of the CAOC, we actively advocate for the rights and best interests of nearly 40 million Californians. Our goal is to seek accountability on behalf of those who’ve been wrongfully harmed.
  • AV Preeminent
    AV Preeminent RFTM has recognized lawyers for their strong legal ability and high ethical standards for more than a century.
  • NADC
    NADC Acting under the NADC mission, our attorneys strive to promote elevated standards of legal excellence. We are honored to be part of an organization that accepts less than 1% of all practicing lawyers in the U.S.
    SFTLA Members of the SFTLA help uphold the organization’s mission to promote civil justice, and we do this through education and trial advocacy.
Cases We Believe In. People We Care About. compassionate AND KNOWLEDGEABLE COUNSEL

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. Read more in our blog.

View coverage from CBS San Francisco to learn more about this case.

  • $ 84,300,000

    Cerebral Palsy

  • $ 63,429,980

    Personal Injury

  • $ 58,539,959

    Worker/Workplace Negligence

  • $ 47,500,000

    Child Catastrophic Injury

  • $ 29,000,000

    Amputations & Paraplegia

  • $ 24,000,000

    Car Crash

  • $ 20,000,000

    Dangerous Exposure

  • $ 17,800,000

    Reporter Electrocuted

  • $ 16,000,000

    Pedestrian Struck

  • $ 14,500,000

    Traumatic Leg Injury

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Proven Personal Injury Lawyers in San Francisco

Serving Our Clients with Understanding & Devotion 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.

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Client Testimonials

  • Rouda Feder Tietjen & McGuinn I cannot thank you enough for the pure excellence and professionalism and human kindness you and your team displayed throughout this case.


  • Rouda Feder Tietjen & McGuinn Best Law Firm in San Francisco!

    Guadalupe Hernandez

  • Rouda Feder Tietjen & McGuinn You all did a wonderful job.

    Jackie Q.

  • Rouda Feder Tietjen & McGuinn They approach each case with creativity and care and provide their clients with extraordinary representation. I can’t think of a higher compliment.

    Michael J Ney, McNamara, Ney, Beatty, Slattery, Borges & Brothers LLP

  • Rouda Feder Tietjen & McGuinn Rouda Feder Tietjen McGuinn always put the client first.

    Heidi Taylor, Law Offices of Heidi Taylor

  • Rouda Feder Tietjen & McGuinn They truly define the word ‘professional.’

    Joseph E. Tomasik, Law Offices of Joseph E. Tomasik

Why Contact RFTM?

  • We Have Won More than $500 Million for Clients
  • We’re Top-Rated by U.S. News – Best Lawyers®, Martindale-Hubbell® & Super Lawyers®
  • Results-Driven Professionals, We’re Compassionate & Approachable to Clients
  • It’s Free to Speak With Us, and There Are No Attorney Fees Unless We Win