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Ryan J. Vlasak

Areas of Practice


Bracamontes & Vlasak, P.C.

San Francisco Office
220 Montgomery Street
Suite 2100
San Francisco, CA 94104

Oakland Office
1901 Harrison Street
Suite 1590
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: 415.835.6777
San Francisco Personal Injury



Location: San Francisco, California
Phone: 415.835.6777
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Mr. Vlasak focuses his practice on catastrophic injury, wrongful death, tenant, employment, and corporate unfair business practices litigation, always for plaintiffs. In the past 15 years, Ryan has achieved numerous 7 and 8 figure results for California plaintiffs in cases against large corporations and insurance companies involving fire, brain injury, lead and CO poisoning, wrongful eviction, and wrongful termination.

Always looking for a new challenge, Mr. Vlasak takes each case on its own terms and enjoys working closely with clients, experts, and juries to achieve superior results.

In his spare time, Ryan is an avid mountaineer and alpinist. He has climbed all 15 mountains above 14,000 ft in California.

Areas of Practice

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2006
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 2006
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, 2009
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 2006


  • Negotiation and Leadership, Executive Program, Harvard University, 2016
  • Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law, J.D. – 2005
  • University of Pennsylvania, M.A. – 2001
  • Claremont Graduate University, M.A. – 1999

Published Works

  • “New Bridge Tolls Create New Carpool Driver Liability”, Oakland Tribune, My Word, August 21, 2010
  • “A Decision Procedure for Making and Evaluating CCP section 998 Offers to Compromise”, Forum, Consumer Attorneys of California, January/February, 2011
  • “The Constitutionality of Proposition M: Larson v. City and County of San Francisco”, Big News for Smaller Firms: The Magazine of the Solo and Small Firm Section of the State Bar of California, Volume 17, Issue 2, 2011
  • Contributor: “Working While Muslim: Religious Discrimination in the Workplace”, Plaintiff magazine, April, 2012
  • “Harris v. City of Santa Monica: Mixed Motives in Wrongful Termination Cases”, San Francisco Attorney, Fall, 2013
  • “Defining Supervisor Control and Causation in Wrongful Discharge Litigation”, Inside the Minds: Wrongful Discharge Litigation Strategies, Aspatore (Thomas Reuters), 2013
  • “Multiple Occurrence Policy Limits Demands”, Advocate, Journal of Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, September 2018

Representative Cases

  • Boswell, et al. v. Davis Paul Management Group, et al. (SFSC, CGC-09-484986)
  • Dibella v. Cose, et al. (ACSC, RG-11-604471)
  • Robinson v. Liu, et al. (ACSC, RG-11-564923)
  • Sims v. Bridge West Oakland Housing Inc., et al. (ACSC, RG-12-635936)
  • Kamara v. Obegolu and Eden Medical Center (ACSC, RG-15-756253)
  • Bueno, et al. v. Lou, et al. (Mission Market fire) (SFSC, CGC-15-546213)
  • Garay v. Penthouse Club, et al. (SFSC, CGC-15-545795)
  • Dews, et al. v. Driftwood Healthcare Center (ACSC, RG-15-767945)
  • Artiga v. Lou, et al. (Mission Market fire) (SFSC, CGC-16-555295)
  • Maxwell v. PG&E, City of Oakland, et al. (Ghost Ship warehouse fire) (ACSC, RG-17-853077)
  • Torres v. CA Employment Development Department, et al. (SFSC, CGC-17-560478)
  • McGlynn, et al. v. Veritas Investments, et al. (SFSC, CGC-18-566137)
  • Stoops, et al. v. Veritas Investments, et al. (SFSC, CGC-18-566646)
  • Evander, et al. v. Veritas Investments, et al. (SFSC, CGC-18-570435)

Classes/Seminars Taught

  • “Topics in Jury Selection,” San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association CLE, January 28, 2023
  • “Practicing Plaintiff’s Litigation”, UC Hastings College of the Law , October 27, 2010
  • “Employment Discrimination Claims Under FEHA”, AIDS Legal Referral Panel MCLE, November 16, 2011
  • “Preventing Catastrophic Tenant Injuries”, San Francisco Apartment Association, July 21, 2014
  • “San Francisco Fire Alarm Certification Requirements”, San Francisco Apartment Association, April 16, 2018

Honors and Awards

  • Northern California Super Lawyer, 2014 to 2024
  • 2010 Attorney of the Year, ALRP
  • Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition from Nancy Pelosi, 2010
  • Member, Top 40 Under 40, National Trial Lawyers
  • Best Attorneys of America, Lifetime Charter Member
  • America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators, Member

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Alameda-Contra Costa Trial Lawyers (ACCTLA), Board of Governors – 2024 to present
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • AIDS Legal Referral Panel, San Francisco, Panel Attorney
  • Consumer Attorneys of California, Member
  • Brain Injury Association of California , Member
  • Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group, AAJ, Member
  • Brain Injury Association of America, Preferred Attorneys Member
  • Alameda-Contra Costa Trial Lawyers Association, Member
Avvo Rating
The National Top 40 Under 40 Trail Lawyers
Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Best Attorney of America
Super Lawyers
The Bar Association of San Francisco
American Association For Justice
San Francisco Trail Lawyers Association
Consumer Attorneys of California

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