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Ryan J. Vlasak

Areas of Practice


Bracamontes & Vlasak, P.C.

San Francisco Office
220 Montgomery Street
Suite 2100
San Francisco, CA 94104

Oakland Office
1901 Harrison Street
Suite 15900
Oakland, CA 94612
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San Francisco Personal Injury



Location: San Francisco, California
Phone: 415.835.6777
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Mr. Vlasak focuses his practice on civil litigation for plaintiffs, including personal injury, wrongful death, employment, tenant, real estate, and consumer actions. Many of his cases involve brain and neurological injuries and wrongful termination claims for individuals belonging to protected classes under the law. Mr. Vlasak has also successfully litigated several large fire cases.

Mr. Vlasak earned his Juris Doctor degree from Temple University Law School in Philadelphia, where he was Staff Editor of Temple International and Comparative Law Journal.

Prior to his career as an attorney, Mr. Vlasak was an Adjunct Professor and taught courses including philosophy, ethics, and logic. Before founding Bracamontes & Vlasak, P.C. in 2008 and practicing plaintiffs’ litigation, Mr. Vlasak gained experience at a Bay Area insurance defense firm.

As a litigator, Mr. Vlasak has achieved multi-million dollar results for plaintiffs in personal injury, tenant, and business matters.

Areas of Practice

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2006
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 2006
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, 2009
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 2006


  • Negotiation and Leadership, Executive Program, Harvard University, 2016
  • Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law, J.D. – 2005
  • University of Pennsylvania, M.A. – 2001
  • Claremont Graduate University, M.A. – 1999

Published Works

  • “Hanif/Nishihama Reductions After Greer v. Buzgheia” (Co-Author), ADC Defense Comment , Vol. 22, No. 2/Summer, 2007
  • “New Bridge Tolls Create New Carpool Driver Liability”, Oakland Tribune, My Word, August 21, 2010
  • “A Decision Procedure for Making and Evaluating CCP section 998 Offers to Compromise”, Forum, Consumer Attorneys of California, January/February, 2011
  • “The Constitutionality of Proposition M: Larson v. City and County of San Francisco”, Big News for Smaller Firms: The Magazine of the Solo and Small Firm Section of the State Bar of California, Volume 17, Issue 2, 2011
  • Contributor: “Working While Muslim: Religious Discrimination in the Workplace”, Plaintiff magazine, April, 2012
  • “Harris v. City of Santa Monica: Mixed Motives in Wrongful Termination Cases”, San Francisco Attorney, Fall, 2013
  • “Defining Supervisor Control and Causation in Wrongful Discharge Litigation”, Inside the Minds: Wrongful Discharge Litigation Strategies, Aspatore (Thomas Reuters), 2013
  • “Multiple Occurrence Policy Limits Demands”, Advocate, Journal of Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, September 2018

Representative Cases

  • Boswell, et al. v. Davis Paul Management Group, et al., CGC-09-484986 (SFSC)
  • Weisbrot v. Lewin Properties, Inc., CGC-09-488562 (SFSC)
  • Dibella v. Cose, et al., RG-11-604471 (ACSC)
  • Barnes v. Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corp., et al., CGC-11-513873 (SFSC)
  • Robinson v. Liu, et al., RG-11-564923 (ACSC)
  • Sims v. Bridge West Oakland Housing Inc., et al., RG-12-635936 (ACSC)
  • Deflores v. Sutter Delta Medical Center, et al., MSC-11-02803 (CCSC)
  • Kamara v. Obegolu and Eden Medical Center, RG-15-756253 (ACSC)
  • Bueno et al. v. Hawk Lou, Tom Jue, et al., CGC-15-546213 (SFSC)
  • Garay v. Penthouse Club, et al., CGC-15-545795 (SFSC)

Classes/Seminars Taught

  • “Practicing Plaintiff’s Litigation”, UC Hastings College of the Law , October 27, 2010
  • “Employment Discrimination Claims Under FEHA”, AIDS Legal Referral Panel MCLE, November 16, 2011
  • “Preventing Catastrophic Tenant Injuries”, San Francisco Apartment Association, July 21, 2014
  • “San Francisco Fire Alarm Certification Requirements”, San Francisco Apartment Association, April 16, 2018

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer, 2019, 2020
  • Northern California Super Lawyer, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • Super Lawyer Magazine Northern California Rising Star, 2014, 2015
  • 2010 Attorney of the Year, ALRP
  • Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition from Nancy Pelosi, 2010
  • Member, Top 40 Under 40, National Trial Lawyers
  • Best Attorneys of America, Lifetime Charter Member
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Member
  • American Academy of Trial Attorneys, Premier Practitioner Recognition, Personal Injury Trial Attorneys
  • America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators, Member

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Member
  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • Bar Association of San Francisco, Member
  • San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • AIDS Legal Referral Panel, San Francisco, Panel Attorney
  • Consumer Attorneys of California, Member
  • Brain Injury Association of California , Member, July 1, 2013 – Present
  • Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group, AAJ, Member , May 1, 2013 – Present
  • Brain Injury Association of America, Preferred Attorneys Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Bay Area Insurance Defense Firm

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