No one expects to be injured in an accident, especially one involving a dog bite attack. However, dog bites can have severe and permanent consequences, including long-term injuries, permanent physical scars, and emotional trauma.
You might be contemplating your legal options and seeking the assistance of a Salinas dog bite law firm. If you do, we have you covered.
At Silva Law, we compiled a list of six professional and seasoned Salinas dog bite lawyers. While we hope our team can help you, if we can’t, this list is an excellent place to start in your search for the right attorney.
6 of the Best Salinas Dog Bite Attorneys
1. Michael Joe Silva – Silva Injury Law
Michael Joe Silva of Silva Injury Law is a Salinas personal injury attorney specializing in dog bite injuries, motor vehicle accidents, and more.
He was admitted to the California Bar after earning his law degree from Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School, and his Bachelor of Arts in Theater Arts from Brigham Young University.
Michael Joe is the son of Portuguese immigrant parents and is fluent in Portuguese. He grew up in the Central Valley and is committed to providing compassionate yet aggressive legal representation to injured victims in and around Salinas, California.
Michael Joe has had great success for his clients, and it shows by the number of awards and accolades he has received, including the Best Lawyers Ones to Watch List, Super Lawyers Rising Stars list, The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40, and Best of 209 in 2020.
Michael Joe enjoys spending quality time with his wife and three daughters when he is not in the courtroom. He enjoys simple luxuries, including outdoor activities, wildlife, theater, and scary movies. Michael Joe is well respected among his colleagues and the legal community and is one of Salina’s most trusted dog bite attorneys.
2. Connell Dunnion – Dunnion Law
Connell Dunnion of Dunnion Law is a managing partner and second-generation personal injury lawyer, witnessing firsthand the challenges injured plaintiffs faced. He earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of San Diego School of Law and speaks Spanish fluently.
Connell has been recognized by the National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 and National Trial Lawyers Top 100, and earned the number two jury verdict in California in 2020 by Top Verdict.com.
3. Charles “Chuck” Piccuta – Piccuta Law Group, LLP
Chuck Piccuta is the founding partner of the Piccuta Law Group, LLP, and has over 40 years of experience.
After attending Northwestern University School of Law in Chicago, Chuck proudly joined the U.S. Navy on an academic scholarship, where he was commissioned as an officer in the Judge Advocate General’s (JAG) Corps.
There, he gained a wealth of experience trying cases. Before returning to private practice, he continued his public service with the San Luis Obispo County Superior Court as a civil law and motion department research attorney. Chuck earned a stellar reputation, leading to a full-time judge pro-tempore position for five years. He was later nominated by the Governor to a judgeship on the Superior Court.
Upon returning to private practice, Chuck continued representing clients in California state and federal courts. He enjoys representing clients in complex and challenging cases that other attorneys might turn down.
4. R. Christian Scott – Lavorato & Scott
R. Christian Scott of Lavorato & Scott comes from a long line of well-respected and successful lawyers.
He earned his law degree from Monterey College of Law and attended the University of California, Santa Barbara, for his Bachelor of Arts degree. R. Christian Scott is an injury attorney handling a variety of claims. Not only is he a skilled litigator, but also a knowledgeable legal scholar.
5. Bruce J. Kitchin – Law Offices of Bruce Julian Kitchin
Bruce J. Kitchin of the Law Offices of Bruce Julian Kitchin is one of the most experienced personal injury attorneys in the Salinas area, with over 45 years of experience. He has had numerous successful cases over the years, including several multi-million dollar settlements and verdicts.
Bruce’s law practice is located conveniently in Salinas, California. He is admitted to the California Bar and is a Monterey County Bar Association member.
6. Michael Rehm – The Law Office of Michael Rehm
Michael Rehm is licensed to practice in California and New York. He was born and raised in Sacramento and still has a significant practice there and in the San Diego area, including Salinas. Michael practices exclusively in personal injury law, including car accident and dog bite claims.
While attending law school at the University of the Pacific – McGeorge School of Law, Michael served as an intern at the Sacramento County and Yolo County Public Defender’s Office. Upon passing the bar, he accepted a position with the Legal Aid Society-Criminal Defense Division in Brooklyn, NY, to represent individuals who could not afford a private attorney.
Michael continues that same compassionate approach he had in serving the public sector in his private practice today. He offers free consultations on a contingent basis. Michael is a member of the Consumer Attorneys of California, Capital City Trial Lawyers Association, Consumer Attorneys of San Diego, and New York State Trial Lawyers Association.
Contact Our Salinas Dog Bite Lawyers
At Silva Injury Law, we operate on a contingency basis, meaning we only get paid once you do. If you or a loved one was recently attacked or bitten by a dog, seeking legal representation as soon as possible is essential to preserving your rights. Contact us today for a free initial consultation.