Ryan Vlasak


Practice Areas


Phone: (800) 392-1427
Website: http://www.bvlawsf.com/The-Team/Ryan-J-Vlasak.shtml
Region: California

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Mr. Vlasak focuses his practice on civil litigation for plaintiffs, including personal injury, 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 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 and practicing plaintiffs’ litigation, Mr. Vlasak gained experience at a Bay Area insurance defense firm.

Mr. Vlasak’s significant achievements include million dollar results in personal injury and toxic tort cases for plaintiffs.

Areas of Practice

  • Plaintiff Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Employment
  • Landlord-Tenant
  • Consumer Protection
  • Civil Rights
  • Wrongful Termination
  • Breach of Contract
  • Unfair Business Practices
  • Bad Faith
  • Elder Abuse

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


  • Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • 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

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)


  • “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

Honors and Awards

  • 2010 Attorney of the Year, ALRP
  • Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition from Nancy Pelosi, 2010
  • Super Lawyer Magazine Northern California Rising Star, 2014
  • Member, Top 40 Under 40, National Trial Lawyers

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

Attorney Ryan Vlasak has been recognized by the AATA as a premier practitioner in the field of Personal Injury Trial Attorneys.

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