Experience. Respect. Results.

Since we opened our doors back in 1966, Shea & Shea has specialized in representing injury victims. Our San Jose personal injury lawyers have years of combined experience successfully representing clients against corporations, manufacturers as well as other individuals. We focus on spinal and brain injuries, but we also help clients that have been involved in a variety of accidents and suffered different types of physical, emotional, and financial damages.

Representing clients throughout California and around the world.

Verdicts & Settlements

We Have Recovered Millions for Our Clients

$3 Million


$9 Million


$14 Million


$4.5 Million


Our Story

Shea & Shea is a personal injury law firm specializing in brain and spinal injury cases. With more than 100 years of collective experience and membership in the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum®, the team has the resources necessary to take on even the most complicated cases. “We’re dedicated to empowering those who have suffered a serious physical injury at the hands of another person or corporation. We stop at nothing to deliver justice to our clients and their families.” – Michael Shea Jr.

Shea & Shea has been handling major injury cases since 1966. They have decades of experience involving car accidents, workplace accidents, bus accidents, pedestrian accidents, and more. For these reasons, they have recovered millions of dollars for their clients through settlements and verdicts.

What We Do

Spinal Cord Injuries

Spinal Cord Injuries

Legal representation for spinal injuries provides expert advocacy for victims and their families through investigations, insurance negotiations, and courtroom advocacy, aiming to secure compensation and justice for those affected.

Mass Casualty Incidents(MCI)

Mass Casualty Incidents(MCI)

 Tailored legal support for mass casualties focuses on aiding affected individuals and families through investigations, negotiations, and legal representation. It aims to secure fair compensation, accountability, and justice.

Brain Injuries (TBI)

Brain Injuries (TBI)

Legal support for traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) advocates for individuals and families, investigating, negotiating with insurers, and representing clients for fair compensation and justice.

Catastrophic Injuries

Catastrophic Injuries

Specialized legal support for catastrophic injuries assists individuals and families with investigations, negotiations, and fair compensation.

Burn Injuries

Burn Injuries

 Legal support for burn injuries includes advocating for affected individuals and families, conducting investigations, negotiating with insurers, and providing representation for fair compensation and justice.

Amputation Injuries

Amputation Injuries

Legal support for amputation injuries aids individuals and families through investigations, negotiations, and fair compensation advocacy in legal matters.

Wrongful Death

Wrongful Death

Compassionate legal support for wrongful death cases advocates for families affected by negligence. It involves investigations, negotiations, and legal representation, aiming to secure fair compensation and accountability for the loss.

Slip-And-Fall Injuries

Slip-And-Fall Injuries

Tailored legal support for slip and fall injuries assists individuals and families by investigating, negotiating, and advocating for fair compensation and justice.

Why Choose Shea & Shea

as Your Personal Injury Lawyer?

We are passionate about helping people find justice when tragedy strikes. Allowing us to take care of you “legally” allows you and your doctors to focus on the most important thing – your rehabilitation and your recovery. Our team of experienced personal injury lawyers has successfully represented thousands of clients over the last five decades, so contact us today and our legal advisors. We are here to help.

If you are looking for a personal injury lawyer, get in touch with Shea & Shea and book a free consultation today.

You have given me back my life

How can I express the words to express the way I feel? I want to thank you with all my heart for your kindness. You have given me back my life. Somehow thank you doesn’t seem like it’s enough. Thank you for your generous gift you have given me. I don’t know how I can ever repay you.


I’ll never forget your kindness

Again, thank you for the bottom of my heart for all the nice times I spent talking to you and spending time with each and every one of you. I’ll never forget your kindness.


We knew we had made the right decision

We felt as soon as we walked into your office that this was an experienced, successful group of lawyers who want to help us. Following our initial meeting, we knew we had made the right decision. Thank you and your entire staff for your tireless efforts. With our utmost respect and appreciation.


Areas We Serve

Contra Costa
Daly City

Mountain View
Palo Alto

San Benito
San Francisco
San Jose
San Leandro

San Mateo
Santa Clara
Santa Cruz

San Francisco
Union City

Our Specialties

Suffering a personal injury can be debilitating and frightening. It leaves victims with a host of costly medical bills, often the inability to continue working, and mental confusion. Our empathetic team of legal professionals here at Shea & Shea is ready to put our expertise into play and help victims begin rebuilding their life following an accident.

If you have been injured and are in need of legal advice, give Shea & Shea a call to speak with our team of legal professionals and to set up your first consultation.


    What Qualifies as a Personal Injury

    Personal injuries can take on any number of forms. Here is a list of common personal injuries that people may suffer from. Any of these scenarios mean that you should pursue a personal injury claim.

    If you were injured due to the negligent driving of someone else, you have grounds to make a personal injury case. Whether it was a car, truck, or motorcycle accident that you were involved in, you deserve compensation for your personal injuries from the guilty driver. Pursuing personal injury claims against the wrongful driver is also helping prevent him or her from repeating negligent driving actions that could result in the injury or death of others in the future.

    If you have been injured in a bicycle or pedestrian accident due to someone else’s carelessness, you are entitled to pursue a personal injury case. Such incidents can cause significant harm, and you deserve just compensation from the responsible party. Taking legal action not only aids in your recovery but also serves to deter similar negligent behavior, protecting other cyclists and pedestrians from future harm.

    Boating accidents often result from negligence. If you’ve been injured on the water due to another’s reckless or inattentive behavior, you have the right to file a personal injury lawsuit. Claiming compensation helps cover your recovery costs and can prevent the at-fault party from endangering others, promoting safer waterway practices.

    Injuries sustained in public transportation incidents can be severe. If your injury resulted from the negligence of a public transit operator or other related parties, you can seek damages through a personal injury claim. By holding the responsible entities accountable, you not only secure the compensation needed for your injuries but also contribute to enhancing safety standards in public transportation.

    Traumatic brain injuries caused by someone else’s negligence warrant serious legal consideration. If you or a loved one has suffered a TBI, pursuing a personal injury case is crucial not only for obtaining compensation but also for preventing future negligence. Your action can drive home the importance of responsibility and caution in activities that could lead to similar injuries.

    Spinal cord injuries can have life-altering consequences. If such an injury is due to another’s negligence, it is your right to file for compensation. Pursuing your claim is essential not only for your financial and physical recovery but also serves as a deterrent against negligence that could harm others, promoting safer environments for everyone.

    Animal attacks can be traumatic and often occur due to the negligence of the animal’s owner. If you are a victim, you are justified in seeking compensation through a personal injury claim. This not only aids in your recovery but also emphasizes the importance of responsible pet ownership, preventing future incidents.

    If you’ve been injured in a slip and fall accident caused by unsafe property conditions, you’re entitled to pursue a personal injury lawsuit. Claiming compensation can aid your recovery and acts as a crucial reminder to property owners to maintain safe environments, thereby preventing further accidents and injuries.

    Burn injuries can be devastating and often result from negligence, such as inadequate safety protocols or faulty equipment. By filing a personal injury claim, you can secure the necessary compensation for your recovery and help enforce safety standards that prevent similar incidents, ensuring safer conditions for others.

    What Does Personal Injury Compensation Include?

    As a victim of personal injury, it’s useful to know what compensation you are pursuing against the at-fault driver or manager. Here are expenses that personal injury victims try to get compensation for:

    Medical costs

    Lost wages (present and future)

    Pain and suffering compensation

    Emotional distress compensation



    Reduced earning potential

    Loss of consortium or companionship (usually for married couples)

    Personal Injury Lawyers

    The days following a personal injury are often frightening and painful. Many victims are unsure what steps to take and so don’t pursue legal action immediately. Our team of personal injury experts encourages victims of personal injury to reach out to a law firm as soon as possible.

    Our legal experts would be more than happy to schedule a consultation with you to discuss your case and help you find the best legal solution for your personal injury case.

    Internationally Known

    Personal Injury Attorneys

    Michael Shea, Jr. is a certified trial specialist and frequently requested medical presenter. He understands injuries and how their severity affects claim settlements and recovery for the victims. Attorney Shea has spoken widely about personal injury law, catastrophic injury and other medical topics. He holds local workshops and workshops as far away as France.

    What Kinds of Personal Injury Cases We Take

    Here at Shea & Shea, we take all of the above-mentioned personal injury cases. We have a long history working with personal injury victims and want to be the law firm to help you with your personal injury case.

    If you have questions for our legal experts or want to schedule your first consultation to start taking your life back, give Shea & Shea a call today.

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