About Jack Vetter

We handle most types of personal injuries including vehicle and pedestrian accidents, falling injuries, and dog bites. For the past 22 years we have had a particular emphasis on Wrongful Employment Practice cases including harassment, discrimination, whistle blower cases and termination of employment situations.

We have considerable expertise in catastrophic cases including deaths, amputations, burn injuries, and serious disability events. We have been successful against cities, counties, and the state as well as large corporations.

EDUCATION

1976 JD Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
Graduated cum laude
Phi Alpha Delta, Legal Service Fraternity

1972 BA University of Illinois, Urbana, IL
Economics

LICENSES & POSITIONS

1976 - 1996 California State Bar - Number 73024
Sacramento County Bar
Admitted to practice in all state courts and the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California

1976 - 1985 Member, Association of Defense Counsel

1986 - Present Member, Consumer Attorneys of California,

1986 - Present Member, Capitol City Trial Lawyers (Sacramento Consumer Attorneys)
1994 - Present Board of Directors
1996-7 - Vice President
1998 - President

1990 - Present Settlement Conference Judge pro tempore, Sacramento County

1989 - Present Arbitrator, Sacramento Judicial Arbitration program

1998 - Present Arbitrator, El Dorado County Superior Court Judicial Arbitration program

2004 - Present Settlement Conference Judge pro tempore, Placer County
   
2013 Admitted to Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

EMPLOYMENT

1988 - Present Law Office of Jack Vetter, Sacramento, CA
Plaintiff's personal injury: automobile, employment law

1984 - 1988 Wilcoxen and Callahan, Sacramento, CA
Plaintiff's personal injury: automobile, medical malpractice, product liability

1980 - 1983 Ramsey, Morrison, and Keddy, Sacramento, CA
Insurance defense: auto, product liability, construction
Primary Clients: Employers of Wausau, Grange, Hartford

1976 - 1980 McDonald, Saeltzer, Morris and Caulfield, Sacramento, CA
Insurance defense: Public entity and automobile
Primary Clients: State Farm, AAA, Jefferson Ins

Be careful to allow extra time if you bring up sailing around Jack. It has been a passion of his for the past twenty five years. A veteran of nine races from San Francisco to Hawaii, he loves the time on the boat. During the winter his focus switches to racquetball, but strictly on a casual basis.

My practice centers around my office in Sacramento but we routinely handle matters in Placer, El Dorado, Yolo, Sutter, San Joaquin, Contra Costa, Solano, and Yuba Counties. In special cases I have traveled to Los Angeles, Siskiyou, San Francisco, Orange, San Bernardino, Modesto, San Rafael, and Amador Counties.


The Staff - Kris Daly:

    Kris has been an incredibly pleasant and knowledgeable addition to the office since 2011, joining me with over ten years of experience as a legal secretary and legal assistant. Her legal experience is complemented by a background in the medical field which is a great advantage to our clients. She has unique insight into all facets of personal injury cases. In my office she has come to familiarize herself with employment law as well. Please feel free to speak to Kris regarding any questions or concerns you may have about your case. Because of the depth of her experience in law office practices, Kris will in many instances be able to give you an immediate answer. If there are more complex legal issues involved or for other reasons you wish to have me address your issues personally, Kris will She will immediately forward those questions or concerns to me.

    During her time away from the office Kris enjoys hiking, recumbent tricycling, motorcycling, snowshoeing, traveling and scuba diving.

Referrals to :

    In many cases, there are firms that handle a large volume of one particular kind of case. These include dangerous prescription drug cases, asbestos injuries, civil rights matters (§1983), clergy abuse, workers compensation, cigarette injuries, Family Law/ Divorce, Criminal Matters, DMV hearings, appeals, medical malpractice, Wills and Living Trusts, and even adoptions. We provide a unique service by being your attorney advocate in your dealings with the other law firm. This work can almost always be arranged without any additional attorney fee. Our fee is negotiated with the main firm.

Fee arrangements:

    There is no charge for the initial consultation on most cases. It is a community service to evaluate cases and give that initial free advice. Only on Wrongful Employment Practice cases and a rare few others is there a charge because of the amount of information needed to evaluate those cases. Call in. Give a thumbnail to Kris and have an answer in most cases within a week.

    Except for employment cases, all matters are handled on a contingency fee basis. That means that your obligation to pay for attorney fees depends on whether that representation produces a recovery. If there is no recovery, there are no fees and you owe nothing.

    Because of the added risk and up front expense of employment cases, a cooperative custom agreement can usually be reached that includes some participation by the client and a part hourly and part contingent approach to the attorney fees.

Advertising:

    Our approach to advertising has always been low key. Almost all of our new cases come from satisfied past clients and referrals from other attorneys who recognize the expertise of the office and trust us to get exceptional results for their clients. The cost of a full page advertisement in the Yellow Pages runs $4-5,000 per month. You pay for that since the attorney must devote time to covering that additional expense—like a part time atty. Some offices do not have the patience to develop the case to its maximum potential but instead are tempted to settle for less to pay the ad bill and move on. Paying more to the phone company for advertising does not mean an attorney pays more attention to you.



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Law Office of Jack Vetter
1903 21st Street
Sacramento, CA 95811
(916) 441-4441
(916) 456-6698 (fax.)

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