In his 20 years of law practice, Al has handled more than 40 jury trials. This experience, combined with a commitment to ethics and integrity, has earned Al an excellent reputation throughout the San Francisco Bay Area legal community. He is the recipient of Martindale-Hubbell‘s “AV” peer rating, which signifies preeminent legal ability and ethical standards, and has been named a Northern California Super Lawyer every year since 2006. In 2009, Al was awarded the prestigious 2009 Civil Justice Award by the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, given to attorneys who show integrity, grit, tenacity, ethics, and great advocacy skills, and who contribute to the betterment of consumers and/or injured victims and their families.
Al is often invited to speak to other attorneys on a variety of topics. He has been asked to share his ideas on litigation by the National Institute for Trial Advocacy, Lorman Education, National Business Institute, the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, Consumer Attorneys of San Francisco, and the Bar Association of San Francisco. His book, Plaintiffs’ Lawyers Guide to Minor Impact Cervical and Lumbar Injury (Thomson West 2008-2009), now in its fourth edition, is a strategic guide used by lawyers throughout America to fight back against the automobile insurance company tactics of deny, delay, and defend.
In addition to his legal work, Al is committed to informing people about human resource compliance, accident prevention and safety. Outside his practice, he enjoys spending time with his family, golfing, reading, exercise, travel, and the outdoors.
- California, 1993
- J.D., Golden Gate University School of Law, 1992
- B.A., University of California at Santa Barbara, 1990
- State Bar of California
- Consumer Attorneys of California (Board Member, 1995-2009)
- San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association (Board Member, 1997 to present)
- The American Association for Justice
- Business Networking International Business Builders Chapter (Member since 2002, Past BNI President)
- Attorney Action Club
- Car, Motorcycle & Pedestrian Accident Injury Law: How To Overcome The Unfavorable Police Report
- Co-author, Plaintiff Lawyers Guide to Minor Impact Cervical and Lumbar Injuries, Second Edition (Litigation One 2003)
- May 2002 “Drawing a Line in the Sand: To Litigate or Settle the Auto Claim.” Consumer Attorneys of California Forum, Volume 32, Number 4, pages 22-24, 26.
- July 2001 “How to Economically Litigate the Small Auto Case: Seven Ways to Compete with Colossus.” Consumer Attorneys of California Forum, Volume 31, Number 6, pages 6-9: reprinted in Coffee-House, Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association, Fall 2002 Issue.
- April 2001 “How to Hammer Allstate in the Auto Case-Causation.” The Litigator, Sacramento Consumer Attorneys, Volume 2, Issue 3.
- June 2000 “The Defense Biomechanic Expert: How to Exclude the Opinion Testimony of the Automobile Insurance Industry’s Most Prolific Junk Scientist.” Consumer Attorneys of California Forum, Volume 30, Number 5, pages 22-25.
- November 1999 Legal Feature, “Does Inaccurate Information in a Policy Application Automatically Justify Rescission? An Insurance Bad Faith Case Study” – Paul Angelopulo and Albert G. Stoll, Jr.: Consumer Attorneys of California Forum, Volume 29, Number 9, page 27.
- May 1999 “7.5 Steps To Great Cross-Examination.” Consumer Attorneys of California Forum, Volume 29 Number 4, pages 28-31.
- November 1997 “Focus Groups for the Frugal.” Trials Digest.
- Summer 1997 “The Trial of the Low Impact Rear End Collision: Ten Common Myths,” The Verdict, Magazine of the Alameda/Contra Costa Trial Lawyer Association.