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Pete Clancy

Clancy & Diaz, LLP


Pete started Clancy & Diaz with his wife, Precilla Diaz, in 2007. Prior to this, Pete worked at a small firm in Las Vegas and, later, at Bullivant Houser Bailey in San Francisco and Las Vegas. After leaving Bullivant, Pete went to work at Wolfsburg, Reese, Colvig & Firstman in Oakland where he practiced complex commercial litigation.

Pete Clancy is recognized among his peers as an outstanding and hard-working personal injury attorney. It is quite common to find him at the office working after everyone else has gone home, and he is proud to say that he has known the late-night custodians at every building where he has worked as a lawyer. This hard work has been rewarded by membership in very exclusive professional organizations and by public recognition.

Pete’s family has been practicing law (without skipping a generation) for more than 100 years in California and Illinois. Family legend is that the first Clancy to become an attorney was a man who had to defend himself against a court-martial charge in the Civil War (for stealing an officer's horse). That ancestor won and he was acquitted, starting a family tradition.

Outside of the office, Pete is a father, husband, a voracious reader, an avid ultramarathon runner and a Cub Scout den leader.

Selected Case Results

  • $2,617,566 - Auto Collision
  • $1,800,000 - Auto Collision
  • $1,497,406 - Pedestrian struck by big rig
  • $1,300,000 - Premises Liability (policy limits)
  • $950,000 - Wrongful Death
  • $700,000 - Child injured on dangerous school field
  • $590,000 - Auto Collision (policy limits)
  • $313,000 - Bicyclist Struck by Car
  • $280,000 - Child injured by dangerous school desk
  • $250,000 - Bus Passenger Injury
  • $250,000 - Bicyclist Struck by Car
  • $250,000 - Bicyclist Doored by Car
  • $250,000 - Pedestrian Struck by Car
  • $200,000 - Pedestrian Struck by Car
  • $199,999 - Motorcyclist injured by tow truck
  • $165,000 - Head-On Collision
  • $150,000 - Trip & Fall
  • $135,500 - Premises Liability

Honors & Distinctions

Super Lawyers Northern California Rising Star (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)

In 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 Pete was recognized as a Rising Star in the area of personal injury among Northern California personal injury lawyers. Only 2.5% of the attorneys in a given jurisdiction are given this award; even fewer receive the distinction for more than one year.

Million Dollar Advocates Forum (Life Member)

The Million Dollar Advocates Forum is recognized as one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States. Membership is limited to attorneys who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts, awards and settlements. The organization was founded in 1993 and there are approximately 3,000 members located throughout the country. Less than 1% of U.S. lawyers are members. Forum membership acknowledges excellence in advocacy, and provides members with a national network of experienced colleagues for professional referral and information exchange in major cases. Members must have acted as principal counsel in at least one case in which their client has received a verdict, award or settlement in the amount of one million dollars or more.

The National Trial Lawyers Association: Top 40 Under 40

The National Trial Lawyers Association: Top 40 under 40 is by invitation only and is extended exclusively to those individuals who exemplify superior qualifications, trial results, and leadership as a young lawyer under the age of 40. Selection is based on a thorough multi-phase process, which includes peer nominations combined with third-party research. The result is a credible, comprehensive and impressive list of young attorneys chosen to represent their state. The Top 40 under 40 is restricted to only 40 attorneys per state per year and each attorney must be under the age of 40 as of January 1, 2012. Attorneys must also specialize in the areas of civil plaintiff or criminal defense law. Each candidate must also be in good standing with the state licensing board and must never have been subject to disciplinary action.

The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers

The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers is an invitation-only organization composed of the premier trial lawyers from each state in the nation who meet stringent qualifications as civil plaintiff and/or criminal defense trial lawyers. Selection is based on a thorough multi-phase process which includes peer nominations combined with third-party research. Membership is extended solely to the select few of the most qualified attorneys from each state who demonstrate superior qualifications of leadership, reputation, influence, stature and public profile.

Speaker – How to Win HUGE Personal Injury Verdicts (July 2015)

Speaker at Bar Association of San Francisco CLE on trial strategies, jury selection, discovery, witness selection and overall case approach.


Pete earned his law degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, in San Francisco. UC Hastings College of the Law was founded in 1878 as the first law department of the University of California, and today is one of the top-rated law schools in the United States. Its alumni span the globe and are among the most respected lawyers, judges and business leaders today. Before attending Hastings, Pete earned his Bachelor's degree from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. Pete worked full-time during both his law school and undergraduate days.


Precilla Diaz

Education: JD, Hastings College of the Law (San Francisco), 2002 UNDERGRADUATE
Prior Employment: Catholic Charities (immigration attorney volunteer)
Bar Admission: Nevada (2003)


We help people injured in car accidents, bus accidents, truck accidents, dog attacks, pedestrians struck by cars, and other injured people throughout the Bay Area, including: Albany, Alameda, Alamo, American Canyon, Antioch, Berkeley, Campbell, Castro Valley, Clayton, Concord, Cupertino, El Cerrito, Emeryville, Fremont, Hayward, Lafayette, Livermore, Los Altos, Martinez, Milpitas, Morgan Hill, Napa, Newark, Oakland, Orinda, Piedmont, Pinole, Pittsburgh, Pleasant Hill, Pleasanton, San Francisco, San Jose, San Leandro, San Lorenzo, San Mateo, San Rafael, San Ramon, Santa Clara, Saratoga, South San Francisco, Sunnyvale, Union City, Walnut Creek. We have represented clients injured on city streets as well as highways 1, 4, 5, 80, 101, 238, 280, 580, 680, 780, 880 and 980.

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Clancy & Diaz, LLP - Berkeley Personal Injury Attorney
Located at 2946 Martin Luther King Way, #9, Berkeley, CA 94703.
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