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Ilya D. Frangos

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Phone: (650) 345-8484
Fax: (650) 345-9875

411 Borel Ave. #500
San Mateo, California 94402

Mr. Ilya Frangos is a Partner with Galine, Frye, Fitting & Frangos and has served as lead trial counsel litigating cases in both state and federal court in the State of California. Mr. Frangos regularly represents clients whose lives have been forever changed because they have suffered serious, life changing, and catastrophic injuries as a result of another person’s or entities’ negligence in cases involving automobile collisions, industrial incidents from failures to follow proper safety guidelines and procedures, and premises liability cases. Mr. Frangos also practices in the area of professional malpractice, where he holds professionals responsible for their failure to meet the standard of care as professionals in the industry, protecting insureds when their insurance companies wrongfully deny insurance benefits in bad faith insurance cases, and business litigation cases. Mr. Frangos has successfully tried cases to verdict, obtained multiple six to seven figure settlements, judgments, and arbitration awards, and has argued before the First District Court of Appeal.

Mr. Frangos’ work ethic and reputation have also been recognized by his peers in the legal community. He previously served as the President of the San Mateo County Trial Lawyers’ Association (2016-2017 Term) and remains an active member of their Board of Directors, is a member of the At Large Board of Governors for the Consumer Attorneys of California, serves as co-founder/Treasurer for the Veteran Lawyers of San Mateo County, and is a past member of the Hellenic Law Society. Mr. Frangos is frequently asked to speak at seminars for his colleagues on relevant legal issues. In addition, every year since 2013, Ilya has been nominated by his colleagues as a Northern California Super Lawyers Rising Star, an honor reserved for only 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state. From 2010-2015, Mr. Frangos also served as a JAG Captain in the California State Military Reserve. His duties involved serving as legal counsel to National Guard soldiers regarding domestic legal matters prior to and following their deployment, and other matters related to military law.

In addition to representing his clients, Mr. Frangos is also involved in his local community and dedicates his time to philanthropic endeavors. He and his firm regularly donate their time to local charities such as the Samaritan House, a local non-profit dedicated to providing services and resources to low-income and homeless residents in need, supports the local county bar association by serving as part of their Lawyer Referral Program, where county residents can pay a nominal fee to receive advice and counsel from an attorney, and his firm thrives on pro bono clients in need who have nowhere else to turn. His belief is that by working in the community, his firm has a responsibility to help those in need who cannot help themselves. Lastly, he has served as a mentor for his alma mater Woodside High School in their Business Academy Mentoring program mentoring high school students, and routinely lectures at local colleges in the areas of Business Law, Torts, and Legal Writing and Research.

Mr. Frangos received his Juris Doctorate Degree from UC Hastings College of the Law with an emphasis in Criminal Law and received his Bachelor’s Degree from UC Berkeley in Rhetoric. Prior to joining the Law Office of Galine, Frye, Fitting & Frangos as an attorney, Mr. Frangos worked with the District Attorneys’ office in San Mateo and San Francisco appearing frequently in court to prosecute criminals, and practiced general civil litigation in the areas of real estate, contract disputes, and personal injury.

When he is not practicing law or being active in his community, Mr. Frangos enjoys spending time with his family and friends, playing and watching basketball, swimming, and listening to and playing music.


J.D., University of California, Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco, California

B.A., University of California, Berkeley, California
Major: Rhetoric

Bar Admissions California, 2009

Professional Associations and Memberships

California State Military Reserve
Captain / JAG Officer

San Mateo Trial Lawyers Association
President (2016-2017 Term)

Veteran Lawyers of San Mateo County

Consumer Attorneys of California
At Large Board of Governors

San Mateo County Bar Association
Business Law Committee

Woodside High School Mentor Program

The Hellenic Law Society

Honors and Awards

  • Witkin Award for Academic Excellence in Trial Advocacy, 2009
  • Best Brief in Appellate Advocacy Class
  • Nominated as a Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019.


  • Greek
  • Spanish


Speaking Engagements

CAOC – Donald L. Galine Seminar – Hawaii Seminar Course and Scope of Employment 2019

CAOC – Donald L. Galine Seminar – Hawaii Seminar Preparing the Plaintiff for Deposition 2019

CAOC – Donald L. Galine – Sonoma Seminar Avoiding Trial Pitfalls with Effective Preparation 2018

CAOC – Donald L. Galine Seminar – Hawaii 2017 Tips and Tricks for Bicycle Accident Cases 2017

Canada College Business Law Class Tort and Business Law 2015

California State Military Reserve USERRA and SCRA Protections for Soldiers 2015

Canada College Business Law Class Torts and Business Law 2014

Client Reviews

    I retained Ilya Frangos of Galine, Frye, Fitting & Frangos on a business litigation matter involving a frivolous lawsuit filed in federal court. Ilya guided me through the case and helped make sure that I understood the process… He always took the time to answer all my questions and helped put my mind at ease. I would highly recommend him and this firm!


    I called Mr Frye after my wife had passed away… John listened to my case over the phone, after aggreeing to represent me, handled everything from there… I have already recommended Mr Frye to a friend for help with a similiar case and would without reserve recommend him to anybody. He came highly recommended as an expert in these type cases, and I believe he demonstrated this personally.


    Chantel Fitting is as good as it gets. If you have been injured, need help and cant get what you know you deserve from one of the big insurance companies, then you have got to call Chantel. She will fight for you like it was her that was hurt… She cares. Call her. You wont be sorry you did.

    Cindy C.

    A great experience. Excellent law firm which treats their client’s with the utmost respect. Very knowledgeable and made me fell extremely secure when handling my personal injury claim. Would highly recommend Galine, Frye, Fitting & Frangos to handle your next case.

    Lisa D.

    I was fortunate enough to have been represented and retained by this law firm for my injuries sustained by an under insured motorist. I must say Chantel Fitting and Illya Frangos went above and beyond trying to resolve my case… I would highly recommend this law firm and stop shopping around if you are looking for the best, as this is as good as it gets.

    Joanna K.

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