Ilya D. FrangosPartner
Mr. Ilya Frangos is a Partner with Galine, Frye & Fitting 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 through 2016, 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 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
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.
- Strategizing Your Personal Injury Case Pre/Post Bankruptcy, Forum Magazine, September/October 2016, Vol. 46 No. 5