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Braid Pezzaglia

Founder & Injury Attorney
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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. His diverse background has aided him in establishing a strong connection with his clients, resulting in a litany of positive testimonials.

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 the 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 and have resulted in many successful verdicts and settlements

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
  • Santa Clara County Bar Association
    Santa Clara County Bar Association
  • Distinguished Lawyer
    Distinguished Lawyer
  • Lawyer of Distinction
    Lawyer of Distinction
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
    Top 100 Trial Lawyers

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 affects the 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. His experience working within the San Jose legal community has helped him develop qualities that all of the best personal injury lawyers possess.

    Highly Recommend

    “They are easy to talk with and are responsive. I feel like they have a genuine interest in their clients as people as well as the matters they work on. I highly recommend anyone to consult with Braid if they have an injury case to discuss.”

    - Elwin Y.
    He is a great lawyer and he proved it!

    “I’ve dealt with different lawyers and Braid is the only one that genuinely listens and tries to help you out even if he isn’t getting a job out of it. Hands down I wouldn’t even consider anyone else.”

    - David J.
    Attorney Braid Pezzaglia comes highly recommended.

    “Just the brief encounter and conversation I had with Braid he was getting the job done by asking the right questions and interested in assisting my situation. Attorney Braid you are one of the Best in Silicon Valley!”

    - Sharon G.
    Highly Recommend

    “Braid took on a very tough Insurance company on my behalf. Their client was 100% at fault, but they still tried to stonewall and low ball me on a settlement. Through patience and perseverance, Braid got me a great settlement.”

    - Sean F.
    God Bless you both.

    “Aida Gatchalian and Braid Pezzaglia have been great a team to work with. I would like to show my deepest gratitude towards Braid and Aida. I'm very thankful for their kindness, amazing patience, and hard work through this pandemic.”

    - Tao Pheeah E.

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