Ilya D. FrangosPartner
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
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
- 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.
- Strategizing Your Personal Injury Case Pre/Post Bankruptcy, Forum Magazine, September/October 2016, Vol. 46 No. 5
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