A note from Francisco J. Vera
My last name says a lot about me and my law practice: Vera means true in Latin and side-path in Spanish. I practice criminal defense, personal injury and civil rights law because I am committed to following the path of truth.
I understand what my clients go through because I have walked in their shoes. I became a lawyer because as a young man growing up in working class neighborhoods, I witnessed countless number of injustices done to many impoverished, hard-working people. Today, I cannot stand idle to watch an often-broken legal system hurt good people in dire circumstances, people who at times have been forced to choose survival over law. I understand that people have to make difficult choices every day, just like I did in my younger years, and many are not as fortunate as I was.
I live and breathe my work as a trial lawyer. I go to sleep thinking about my clients and their issues. It defines who I am. It is my true path.
Let us help you through this difficult time. Call (510) 434-2700 or (707) 639-1313 now for your free consultation.
Injured? Charged with a crime?
We will fight tirelessly to get you the justice you deserve.
When you’ve been injured because of someone else’s negligence or been charged a crime, it changes your life. In an instant, all of your hopes, plans and dreams get put on hold.
And if you’re an immigrant facing criminal charges, the stakes are even higher. A simple misdemeanor for a permanent resident could mean deportation.
That’s why it’s so important that you get help immediately, and why it’s crucial to hire a skilled trial lawyer who will stand with you no matter how hard the fight becomes.
Our Attorney Francisco J. Vera has successfully handled thousands of cases for individuals accused of all types of criminal violations in the San Francisco Bay Area, securing hundreds of dismissals and many acquittals for his criminally prosecuted clients.
Our firm, Vera Law Office, is based in Oakland and Fairfield, California and serves the counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, and Solano and nearby San Francisco Bay Area communities.
We handle all types of personal injury and criminal cases, from car accidents and wrongful death to misdemeanors, serious felonies and juvenile delinquency petitions.
No matter what the case, when you work with our firm, you’ll get the type of caring, aggressive and experienced representation you need to meet the biggest challenge of your life.
About our founder
Francisco J. Vera, is a well-respected and experienced trial lawyer based in Oakland and Fairfield, California who has dedicated his entire career to serving marginalized and under-represented communities.
He honed his trial skills during his decade-long tenure working as a Deputy Public Defender in Solano County. District attorneys and opposing counsel know him as a fierce adversary, always fighting for justice to be served no matter how difficult the challenge.
Francisco is also a well-rounded and skilled negotiator, skills he developed not only from thousands of cases he negotiated, but also from his time as a mediator working for several Bay Area mediation programs, including Community Boards and the San Mateo County Juvenile Offender and Victim Reconciliation Program.
While in law school, Francisco clerked for the State of California Public Defender’s office, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and post-bar with the San Diego County and San Francisco Public Defender’s Office. He has worked on issues affecting immigrant workers and community and provided direct legal services to the indigent and underserved through several Bay Area legal services organizations.
Francisco J. Vera attended the University of California, San Diego where he received his bachelor’s degree with double majors in Political Science and Latin American History. He obtained his Juris Doctorate degree from New College of California School of Law in San Francisco. He is also a graduate of Gerry Spence’s prestigious Trial Lawyers College in Wyoming.