Balamuth Harrington, LLP
Our firm has the highest rating in Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory for integrity, achievement and reputation. This is an independent company that evaluates law firms throughout the country and gives its highest rating to only the top 5 percent of law firms.
We represent only people injured in California. We specialize in the areas of personal injury and wrongful death (such as auto and construction accidents), products liability (such as when a defective product causes injury), medical malpractice, legal malpractice, and other professional negligence causes of action (such as accounting malpractice).
We are not paid unless we are successful. We represent our clients on a contingency fee basis. This means we are paid for our services only if, and when, there is a recovery. We thoroughly investigate all potential actions before pursuing a lawsuit and do not pursue any frivolous actions. Because our payment is dependent upon obtaining successful results, we carefully assess all claims.
Balamuth Harrington has a reputation for quality and excellence with a commitment to the individual needs of its clients.
We will help you if we can. In order to determine whether you have a case that we can accept, please call our office at 1 (888) 254-1234.
Although we receive inquiries from many more people than we can accept as clients, we welcome each and every inquiry. If we are unable to provide the representation you seek, we will attempt to provide you with a referral.
Barry has been practicing law in California since 1971. A native of Berkeley, he received an undergraduate degree in Business from the University of California at Berkeley in 1967 and a law degree from Hastings College of Law in San Francisco in 1971.
Barry devoted his practice of law to recovering for the injured and civilly wronged in the early 70's and has been fighting for them ever since. With over 30 years of experience as a plaintiff’s personal injury attorney, Barry has helped countless victims obtain justice. He guides the firm that he started in 1991 with his insight, experience, and passion.
Barry's daughter and law partner, Kelly, was born and raised in the Bay Area. She graduated from Miramonte High School in Orinda in 1987. In 1991, she received her undergraduate degree in English from the University of California at Davis.
Kelly was inspired to go to law school by her father, who has practiced law on behalf of the injured and civilly wronged for over 30 years. She graduated from the Martin Luther King School of Law at the University of California at Davis in 1994, where she served as a Research Editor on the Davis Law Review.
Kelly was admitted to the California Bar in 1994 and has practiced personal injury and malpractice law on behalf of plaintiffs ever since. She represents plaintiffs in general civil litigation matters with an emphasis in serious personal injury cases. She represents these plaintiffs in the recovery of damages arising from auto collision, dangerous premises, defective products, industrial accidents, and professional negligence.
Kelly has sat on the Board of Governors of the Alameda Contra Costa Trial Lawyers Association since 1996. In 2002, she served as President of the Alameda Contra Costa Trial Lawyers Association. She is also a member of the Consumer Attorneys of California and American Trial Lawyers Association.
MOLLY C. HARRINGTON
A California native, Molly, was raised in Los Angeles and permanently moved to the Bay Area after law school. As far back as she can remember, Molly wanted to be a trial lawyer. After college, she worked in a large San Francisco law firm for two years before starting law school. Molly worked throughout law school, both in pre-eminent plaintiffs’ law firms in Los Angeles as well as the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office where she honed her courtroom skills.
Molly was admitted to the California bar in 1996 and has practiced exclusively on behalf of plaintiffs. She is a skilled trial attorney who is driven by her belief that her clients are entitled to fair compensation for their injuries. She has extensive experience in personal injury matters, professional negligence, products liability as well as employment law, including sexual harassment and discrimination.
Molly received her Bachelor of Arts in history from Georgetown University, Washington D.C. She attended law school at the University of Southern California Law Center where she graduated in the top one-fifth of her class.
Molly sits on the Board of Governors of Consumer Attorneys of California (formerly the California Trial Lawyers Association). She is also on the executive committee and a board member of the Alameda Contra Costa Trial Lawyers Association. She is a member of the Alameda County Bar Association and Trial Lawyers for Public Justice.
Molly also serves as a Judge Pro Tem for Alameda County, presiding over the small claims court calendar.
JIM W. YU
Jim was born in Japan and lived in Taiwan until age eight. He then immigrated to the United States and spent the rest of his childhood in southern California. He attended college at the University of California at Berkeley. Jim served his community and worked his way through college by working for the campus police department. He had a variety of duties there, from patrolling the campus to giving safety presentations to incoming students. Jim graduated with high honors in Latin American Studies in 1995.
After college, Jim wanted a career in which he could obtain justice for those who have been wronged. He decided to study law and attended Georgetown University in Washington, DC. Within the first week of law school, he knew that he was going to practice personal injury and professional negligence law and represent only plaintiffs. He proceeded to enroll in every class Georgetown offered on negligence law. He supplemented his education with real world experience by clerking all three years of law school.
Since graduating from law school in 1999, Jim has represented only plaintiffs in automobile collision, premises liability, construction injury, and product defect cases. Jim has also represented victims of medical, attorney, and accountant malpractice.
Jim sits on the Board of Governors of the Alameda Contra Costa Trial Lawyers Association. He is also a member of the Consumer Attorneys of California, the Contra Costa County Bar Association, and the Asian-American Bar Association.