About Us2018-11-27T15:13:07+00:00



With a proven track record in personal injury, business litigation, and employment law, Venardi Zurada, LLP is a leading Northern California Camp Fire law firm with offices in Oakland, Orinda, Chico, and Redding.

Founded by attorney Mark Venardi and then later joined by Martin Zurada, the Northern California law firm of Venardi Zurada capitalizes on the insight and experience our attorneys bring from past work both on behalf of and against Fortune 500 companies. Our ability to see both perspectives allows us to provide the kind of aggressive representation typically reserved for major corporations.

While we will negotiate and settle claims if that is in your best interest, we are a litigation firm that doesn’t hesitate to take matters to court when appropriate. That tenacity has resulted in:

  • The confidence to operate on a contingency fee basis in many instances — meaning if we do not make a recovery for you, we will not collect a fee
  • The trust of a long list of clients
  • The respect of our peers —  for example, Mark has received the highest Martindale-Hubbell review rating every year since 2004

There is no fee until we get paid.  We don’t collect a fee from the money voluntarily paid by your insurance company.  We only get paid from any additional money we are able to obtain for you.

We make a difference in everything we do because:

We have earned a leading reputation.  Our lawyers have earned top honors, including Northern California Superlawyers (top 5 percent), National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Attorneys, AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum (attorneys that have obtained multi-million dollar trial verdicts).

We care and we show it.  When you hire us you will get to know us, and we will get to know you.  We will learn your story and live your story so we can help decision makers (jurors, claims handlers, judges, and opposing counsel) feel your story.

We get results.  We have recovered in excess of a hundred million dollars for our clients and pride ourselves on leveraging our experience, reputation, case development, client story, and technology to get top results

Committed, Connected & Available

We’re also committed to being available to you to answer questions that help alleviate the stress of being part of a legal action. That includes:

  • Giving you your attorney’s direct dial office, cell, and home phone numbers
  • Meeting with you outside of normal business hours
  • Traveling to a location that’s convenient for you such as your home or the hospital

Mark left the corporate world to provide legal services to individuals and smaller companies in Oakland, and surrounding areas because he truly values making personal connections with our clients. Martin moved from Poland to Libya to Germany to the U.S. during his school years, and overcame language and other barriers every step of the way, so he identifies with people who face significant challenges. Both attorneys — and the teams that support them — are committed to providing outstanding legal representation to people who have been wronged.

“My wife and I needed a good attorney to help us in a personal injury. We met with Martin, felt very comfortable and he proved to be the best we could have hoped for in an attorney. ”
Mark N.

Get Help Now

In most cases, there is no fee until we get you paid. The sooner you speak to an attorney, the better your chances are of achieving the substantial recovery that you deserve. To speak with a highly qualified Camp Fire injury attorney about your personal injury, business, or employment law matter, call (530) 830-FIRE (3473)

We are ready to serve victims of the Camp Fire from our four offices.