Case Results

These are examples of some of Scott Bonzell’s recent case outcomes.
 

Construction Defects

  • Mr. Bonzell recovered $750,000 in damages for the owners of a defectively constructed single family home in Alamo. He also negotiated settlements totaling $1.6 million for a small group of homeowners in American Canyon.

 

Workplace harassment and racial discrimination

  • Four employees of a construction company who were subjected to racial taunts and epithets by their supervisor received a $1.3 million settlement.

 

Premises liability

  • Mr. Bonzell negotiated a $1.95 million settlement on behalf of an individual who fell from a balcony.
  • A client who suffered a broken leg after tripping on uneven pavement recovered $325,000.
  • Mr. Bonzell recovered $230,000 for a client who broke his ankle after slipping at a bakery.
  • A client who injured her shoulder in a trip and fall accident recovered $450,000.

 

Wrongful eviction in violation of housing ordinance

  • Two women who were wrongfully evicted from their rent-controlled apartment recovered a $450,000 award.
  • Mr. Bonzell also recovered $250,000 for a couple who were victimized by a bogus “owner move-in” eviction.

 

Dangerous condition of public property

  • Mr. Bonzell negotiated a $250,000 settlement for a client who broke his leg after tripping on an uplifted section of sidewalk.

 

Bicycle accidents

  • A client who suffered facial fractures after riding into a pothole received a $225,000 settlement.
  • Another client recovered $270,000 after being knocked off his bicycle by the mirror of a passing car.

 

Public entity liability

  • Mr. Bonzell negotiated a $250,000 settlement for a client who fractured her foot while alighting from a bus which stopped too far from the curb.

 

Vicarious liability

  • On behalf of a client who lost her husband at the hands of a drunk driver, Mr. Bonzell recovered $250,000 from the driver’s employer.

 

Insurance bad faith

  • Mr. Bonzell prevailed at trial against an insurance company which wrongfully denied coverage for a client whose vehicle was damaged by a non-permissive user.
Mr. Bonzell showed real professionalism and genuine care for my personal injury case. He was very thorough in his work and communicated with me very well as the process went on, always answering my questions clearly. He is highly intelligent, and has a genuine sense of ethics. The case was settled successfully in my favor.
 
-Carole S.
"Thanks for all your help. You have been great. This is probably the best lawyer experience I've ever had. You were very easy to work with. Thanks!"
 
- Sunil N.
I was referred to Scott by a friend of mine who is an attorney and had a case against Scott. He told me that Scott Bonzell thoroughly trounced him and his client in court, and that Scott was extremely smart. I contacted Scott and we proceeded to spend plenty of quality time together preparing a construction defect case against an owner-builder defendant. I have been in the commercial construction industry for the past 20 years dealing with all sorts of claims and attorneys, and I can tell you that my interaction with Scott was BY FAR the best attorney/client relationship I have ever experienced. Not only is Scott Bonzell an extremely competent attorney, he is also personable, friendly and funny too. The outcome was that we prevailed in our case, and I have also made a friend for life.
 
- Stephen N.
"We really do thank you for all your consideration and your unfailing perseverance throughout this long ordeal. During my darkest days it helped to know that someone was fighting for me. Dealing with (defense counsel) has made us realize how lucky we are having you for our attorney. I hope you know how thankful we are for all the timely, courteous and professional assistance you have provided us. Thank you very much for everything."
 
- Joyce and Richard S.
Scott was a pleasure to work with from start to finish. He was respectful of my situation and my time. I always felt like I could trust him and he had my best interest at heart. He truly is a talented attorney and I always felt completely confident in his advice.
 
- Lauren P.
"I would highly recommend Scott Bonzell. He was honest, easy to deal with and was always in my corner. He was very open and clear about every aspect of my case. Scott did not inflate my expectations, but dignified me with realistic perspectives. He also went the extra mile with other related issues that came up as a result of my accident."
 
- Cassandra S.
"It had been months since the personal injury incident before I contacted Scott Bonzell. It was unfamiliar territory to me. His understanding, his professionalism and his patience in answering all of my questions were important factors in entering into an attorney-client relationship. I admired his calm demeanor, candor and integrity. He was able to secure a very positive outcome for me."
 
- Sylvia M.
"Working directly with Scott Bonzell was a pleasure. He did his job very professionally and it was as seamless as possible for me. Since I was going through difficult times and this process was new to me, he took the time to explain to me in person all the available options and the most probable outcomes. He continuously kept me informed throughout the entire process in a very friendly, personal and professional way. The final outcome was very positive and I am happy to recommend Scott Bonzell."
 
- Miguel G.
"I worked with Mr. Bonzell on a very complicated and difficult legal problem. He was the third attorney we hired as the first two found the complexity of the issues too much to handle. Mr. Bonzell helped us resolve this case through a thorough understanding of the law and a willingness to fight for us, even when the legal system and a less than scrupulous opposing counsel muddied the waters (an issue that made our two previous attorneys throw in the towel). I hope to never need his services again, but I have complete faith in his ability to help us should we need legal help in the future."
 
- Elizabeth S.
"Having known Scott as a law school classmate, law partner and co-counsel in a very difficult trial, I can say with experience and conviction that Scott is a great legal mind and a tireless advocate on behalf of his clients. I have and will continue to refer clients to Scott as I am confident they will be in good hands."
 
- Charles S. Custer
"I was referred to Scott Bonzell for a personal injury case and received an excellent result. He far exceeded my expectations by providing a personal and skillful representation. His competence, confidence and patience supported me when the going got rough, and I understood that he was on my side every step of the way. His sense of humor lightened the process, as did the mutual respect evident with other attorneys. I completely trust his skills and negotiating abilities, and am very grateful to him both personally and as my lawyer."
 
- Judith J.
"Scott A. Bonzell represented me in a person injury case. I found him to be a very ethical, caring and professional counselor. He negotiated a settlement that exceeded my expectations, while keeping his share and expenses at a minimum. I could not have been more pleased with the results and manner in which he handled every aspect of my case. Scott is a friend!"
 
- Earl W.
"Thanks to your skillful lawyering, I was able to pay cash for a new house!"
 
- Roberta B.
"Scott is a first rate attorney. I've seen Scott in action and I am always impressed with his skills. In addition, he truly cares about his clients and puts their interests first."
 
- Andrew R. Gillin
"Scott Bonzell is a consummate trial attorney who works assiduously for his clients to ensure they receive the best possible recovery for their claims. Having seen the attentive, personable and smart way in which he works with his clients and prepares to present their case at mediation or trial, I would not hesitate to recommend Scott Bonzell to anyone seeking legal representation."
 
- Morgan C. Smith, Esq., Cogent Legal
"I would highly recommend Scott Bonzell. He was honest, easy to deal with and was always in my corner. He was very open and clear about every aspect of my case. Scott did not inflate my expectations, but dignified me with realistic perspectives. He also went the extra mile with other related issues that came up as a result of my accident."
 
-Cassandra H.
I turned to Scott when other law firms didn’t want to take my case. From the beginning when I met with him I knew Scott was the right attorney for me. He made it clear that I had a good case and in the end he was right and exceeded my expectations! I highly recommend Scott for his dedication to his clients and making sure he’s always available for them.
 
- Michael W.
I worked with Scott Bonzell while he handled my personal injury case, and I would definitely recommend him. He is honest and ethical, works very hard and stays on top of your case, and most importantly is a good communicator. I have heard so many complaints from other people about their attorneys not returning their phone calls and e-mails, but I never had this problem. Scott always got back to me right away and answered all of my questions, and I was dealing with him directly each time, not with an assistant. It was a difficult situation with unpleasant circumstances and emotions running high, but I always felt that Scott and I were working together as a team on my case and that he was as determined to win as I was. And we did!
 
-Mary Beth Binder
Scott Bonzell handled my personal injury premise liability case, and I highly recommend him. His expertise and professionalism was proven time and time again. He is a master at negotiations, honest and a true pleasure to work. There is a reason Scott has made the SUPER LAWYERS list time and time again, he is the BEST! Scott is trustworthy, experienced and knowledgeable. He will work hard, be honest with clear communication along the way. You will not be disappointed if you hire him!

Karen L.
"Scott was a tremendous resource in a drawn out litigation. His ability to see through the perceived complexity, focus and communicate the real underlying issues to the defendant and their counsel was critical in achieving a positive outcome."
 
- Poojitha P.