Philip M Tobin

Philip M Tobin

San Jose, California
408-298-5200 (Local)
877-220-4230 (Toll Free)

For the majority of my professional life, I have successfully represented thousands of clients and their families who have been injured or killed by traffic collisions, defective products and other types of negligence. Our clients are from all over California and the United States. They are from all walks of life, and each client presents a unique situation and is treated as such.

We handle all types of negligence, including wrongful death and catastrophic injuries, whether the result of an automobile, motorcycle, bicycle, pedestrian, defective products or construction incident. We also help people who suffer disfiguring injuries due to attacks by animals and injuries occurring at someone's home or place of business whether by slipping/tripping or by falling objects. See our settlements page for a list of our recent case recoveries.

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1975


  • California Western School of Law, San Diego, California
    • J.D. - 1974
  • University of California, Los Angeles, California
    • B.A. - 1971

Published Works

  • Absenteeism & Incompetence: A Union's Perspective 35th Annual NYU Conference On Labor (Published Annually), 1982

Representative Clients

  • Communications Workers of America, AFL-CIO, Local 306, Projectionists
  • Bakery Drivers Local 550, IBT
  • Local 550 & 306 Pension and Welfare Funds


  • Sol Bogen, Esq.
  • Robert A. Goldstein, Esq.
  • Judge Roger Hayes
  • Roy N. Watanabe

Honors and Awards

  • Humanitarian Award, Westchester Community Opportunity Program, 1983
  • Top Attorneys in Northern California, San Francisco Magazine's Super Lawyer Section, 2010 - Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Santa Clara County Trial Lawyers Association, Member

Pro Bono Activities

  • Village of Tuckahoe, Mayor, 1983 - 1987
  • Village of Tuckahoe, Trustee, 1982 - 1983
  • Village Officials Association, Westchester, Vice President, 1985 - 1987
  • Westchester Civil Liberties Union, 1977 - 1982
  • Eastchester Community Action Program, 1971 - 1988
  • Westchester Community Opportunity Program, 1977 - 1987


  • English
  • Spanish