William Flahavan was born in San Francisco, California. He attended Saint Mary’s College and received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics in 1968. He later received his Juris Doctor degree from Hastings College of Law in 1971 where he was the Note and Comment editor for the Hastings Law Journal, a member of the Thruston Honor Society and graduated Order of the Coif. Mr. Flahavan was admitted to the Bar of the State of California in January, 1972.
Mr. Flahavan was managing partner of the firm of Jones & Wilson from 1978 through 1984 and thereafter was managing and senior partner of Flahavan, Hudson & Francis from its inception in 1984. Mr. Flahavan’s practice specializes in Personal Injury Litigation and he has extensive mediation, arbitration and trial experience in his area of specialization. Mr. Flahavan has also served as a member of the faculty of Ventura/Santa Barbara Colleges of Law.
Mr. Flahavan has authored numerous educational works regarding pre-trial resolution of personal injury claims including “Smarter Settlements In L.A. Superior Court”.
Mr. Flahavan has lectured extensively at the request of The Rutter Group, the Continuing Education of the Bar, the California Trial Lawyers Association, Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Association, the Southern California Defense Counsel, the Los Angeles County Bar Association, the San Francisco Bar Association, the San Diego County Bar Association, the Orange County Bar Association and Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company on virtually all facets of personal injury litigation.
Highest Attorney Rating
Mr. Flahavan maintains the personal “AV” rating, the highest rating conferred by the Martindle-Hubbell Law Directory. Mr. Flahavan received the “Top Rated Trial Lawyer” award by Martindle-Hubbell in 1984 and has maintained that rating for over 30 years.
Kevin Flahavan’s resolve and dedication has resulted in millions of dollars recovered on behalf of his clients. Most notably, in January, 2016, he was our lead attorney in a premises liability action that resulted in a settlement for over 3.3 million dollars. Kevin has a strong passion for the profession and a genuine care for his clients. He has also been a contributor to the Personal Injury Practice Guide since 2014.
Kevin is active in several professional organizations and is currently on the Board of The Ventura County Trial Lawyers Association. He is also a member of The Los Angeles County Bar Association; The Ventura County Bar Association; and The Ventura County Inns of Court. He is also involved in several charitable endeavors aimed at improving the Ventura community.
2017 – Southern California’s Rising Stars List by SuperLawyers
Award reserved for the top 2.5% personal injury attorneys in Southern California for excellence in their practice and their results.
2017 – Top 10% in the US by Lawyers of Distinction
Awarded only to those personal injury attorneys that are in the top 10% in the country.
Professional Associations & Memberships
Board Member: Ventura County Trial Lawyers Association 2017-present
Member: Los Angeles County Bar Association, 2014- Present
Member: Ventura County Bar Association, 2014- Present
Member: Ventura County Inns of Court 2014 – Present
Paul Cummins has over 40 years of litigation experience. He specializes in personal injury, workers’ compensation and criminal defense. Paul has spent nearly 10 years representing individuals, including police officers and firefighters, in civil cases regarding on and off the job injuries and at commission hearings. He spent 34 years at the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office, where he tried over 200 jury trials, more than 50 of those were murder and arson cases.