Sacramento Personal Injury Lawyer S. David Rosenthal

S. David Rosenthal

Founding Attorney

I’m David Rosenthal. For over 27 years, I have dedicated my career exclusively to fighting for clients to recover damages for the human and economic losses that occur after traumatic injuries are caused by someone else’s carelessness, inattention, recklessness or malicious intent. I have handled thousands of personal injury cases in Sacramento, simple and complex, including car accidents, big rig truck accidents, bicycle accidents, motorcycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, boating accidents, defective vehicles and other defective products, dangerous conditions on property, dog bites and other types of negligence. Many cases have successfully resolved only after long drawn out battles in litigation or jury trials defended by insurance companies, corporations, government agencies, or other defendants.

My interest in helping individuals versus powerful opposition started in college when I studied the development of individual rights in constitutional law. In the era of civil rights, the Supreme Court of the United States issued many decisions that granted rights to the little guy over corporations or the government. It was a time when the scales of justice tilted in favor of the underdog. It reaffirmed that each person has valuable rights and that our justice system provides a method of redressing wrongs.

My goal is to get justice for every client in every case. For me, the formula for success in representing each client is includes getting to know the client on a personal level, having empathy for their loss, and having the determination to do whatever it takes from a legal standpoint to get true justice.

Over the years, I have continued to improve my litigation skills through practice and educating myself on cutting edge litigation theories and techniques. I have stayed active and given presentations in trial lawyer organizations like Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC), the Capital City Trial Lawyers Association (CCTLA), and the American Association of Justice (AAJ). I currently serve as a vice president for the Capital City Trial Lawyers Association, the professional association for plaintiff trial attorneys in the Sacramento region.

I’m rated 10/10 by AVVO and “AV Preeminent” by Martindale Hubbel, the highest possible rating for legal ability and ethical standards. I’m also a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forums.

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1992
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, 1992

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury — Plaintiff
  • Car Accidents — Plaintiff
  • Products Liability Law
  • Drugs & Medical Devices
  • Auto Accidents
  • Torts
  • Accidents
  • Animal Attacks
  • Aquatic Injuries
  • Automobile Accidents and Injuries
  • Bicycle Accidents
  • Automobile Negligence
  • Boating Accidents
  • Bodily Injury
  • Brain Injury
  • Bus Accidents
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Catastrophic Injury
  • Personal Injury Defense
  • Personal Injury Mediation
  • Power Line Contact Injury
  • Psychological Injury
  • Rental Vehicle Litigation
  • Repetitive Stress Injury
  • School Bus Accidents
  • Severe Burns
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Slip and Fall
  • Spinal Injury
  • Third-Party Wrongful Death
  • Tourist Injuries
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Unintended Acceleration
  • Whiplash
  • Wrongful Death
  • Airbag Injury
  • Commercial Vehicle Liability
  • Cruise Ship Injuries
  • Cumulative Trauma
  • Dog Bites
  • Electromagnetic Field Litigation
  • Head Injury
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Neurolaw
  • Personal Injury Appeals
  • Personal Injury Arbitration


  • McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, Sacramento, California – J.D. – 1992
  • California State University, Long Beach, California – B.A. – 1989

Honors and Awards

  • International Moot Court Competition, Finalist
  • AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®

Professional Associations And Memberships

  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Capital City Trial Lawyers Association, Vice President