Meet Our San Jose Personal Injury Lawyer
Braid Pezzaglia is a San Jose personal injury lawyer and the founder of the Law Offices of Braid Pezzaglia. After working at a large firm, he decided to found his own practice focusing on providing personalized legal representation to injury victims in California.
Born in San Francisco, he is a fifth generation Californian. He grew up engaged in competitive swimming, tennis, tae kwon do and classical piano. He achieved the rank of Eagle Scout, was a Brownsea leader, and was a local representative in jamborees in both Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia and Sydney, Australia. Additionally, he served as a Eucharistic minister. Mr. Pezzaglia studied Business Administration at the University of California, Riverside where he earned his Bachelor’s of Science.
Legal Education and Professional Experience
After college, Mr. Pezzaglia was employed by Interactive Network, a technology start-up in Mountain View, California. He also worked for Medtronics, an S&P 500 medical technology development company in Pleasanton. With this background, Mr. Pezzaglia studied law at the University of Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento, California. He studied comparative civil rights of the then-newly formed European Union at the University of Salzburg, Austria as co-taught by United States Supreme Court justice Anthony Kennedy. Mr. Pezzaglia also studied at the University of London, England while interning with a local barrister. While there, he learned valuable, fundamental litigation strategies and techniques that continue to influence his legal practice today.
Community Involvement and Associations
Mr. Pezzaglia remains involved in civic matters outside of his practice as a personal injury lawyer in San Jose. He volunteers his time on local boards, committees and oversight commissions. These include the Mountain View Whisman School District, the Santa Clara County Bar Association, and the Ryland Mews Homeowners Association. He serves as a volunteer arbitrator, hearing and adjudicating disputes between attorneys and clients. This effects prompt and fair resolution of disputes that otherwise would consume valuable party and court resources. Mr. Pezzaglia has also volunteered his time as an invited lecturer to local students, offering his perspective of personal injury litigation. He also assisted with Santa Clara University’s legal clinic, mentoring law students on their active cases. Additionally, he has actively participated in the County Bar Association’s Civil Practice Committee, offering insight to the local judges and court system as to case handling and other procedural significance.
Memberships and Appointments
- Santa Clara County Bar Association
- Civil Practice Committee – Member
- Judiciary Committee – Member; judicial candidate background investigator
- Service Members Civil Relief Act – Panel member to assist/represent deployed military with pending civil lawsuits
- Fee Arbitration Committee – Neutral arbitrator
- Civil Early Settlement Conference – Neutral arbitrator
- High School Mock Trial – Scoring Judge
- Mountain View Whisman School District
- Measure G Bond Oversight Committee – Vice Chair
- Ryland Mews Homeowners Association Board of Directors – Vice President