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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

Avvo Badge Ilya D. Frangos Super Lawyers Ilya D. Frangos Mr. Ilya Frangos is a Partner with Galine, Frye, Fitting & Frangos and has served as lead counsel litigating cases in both state and federal court. Ilya regularly represents clients in matters involving serious and catastrophic injuries from automobile, industrial, or premises liability cases, professional malpractice (including dental and medical malpractice), bad faith insurance, and business litigation. Ilya's experience litigating cases has resulted in favorable verdicts, settlements, arbitration awards, and judgments on behalf of his clients in cases involving complex issues of liability and damages.

Ilya's work ethic and reputation have also been recognized in the legal community. He previously has served as the President of the San Mateo County Trial Lawyers' Association (2016-2017 Term), 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 member of the Hellenic Law Society. 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. He is an ardent advocate for his clients' rights and stands up for those whose lives have been affected by the unfair treatment of insurance companies.

Ilya 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, Ilya 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 Ilya is not representing his clients, he is involved in the local community working as a mentor for Woodside High School students in their Business Academy Mentoring program and routinely lecturing at local colleges in the areas of Business Law, Torts, and Legal Writing and Research. He also enjoys spending time with 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.
  • 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! Agatha
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. Jerry
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.