Wrongful Death Attorney

Joe Motta has helped many families who have lost a loved one in a wrongful death.  When a family member dies because of an accident, negligence, malice or malpractice, family and friends face a difficult grieving process, and going through the Court process can seem overwhelming . If your loved one died in a fatal accident, or by the negligence, malice or by any unlawful means, contact our law firm before you talk to the insurance company or any other persons who represent the wrongdoer. We can explain the laws involved and help you and your family through make decisions during a devastating time.

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Representing the Estate and the Family

At Joseph Motta Attorney at Law, PLC, we have worked closely with many families to resolve wrongful death claims.

  • Joe Motta has the empathy and the understanding to explain to an insurance company and to a jury who your loved one was and how much you have lost.
  • Our investigator will look into the circumstances of the wrongful death and make sure all the details are documented and properly investigated.
  • Using economic specialists, our attorneys will quantify the loss of wages and the loss of economic opportunity. We will also quantify as much as possible the value of lost companionship and services as well as the final pain and suffering of your relative.
  • Joe Motta will do all we can to help your family pick up the pieces and cope with the loss of life. While we cannot bring back your loved one, we can demonstrate how much you have lost and compensate you financially.
  • Whatever your relationship to your loved one — spouse, parent, child, sibling — we can offer you advice and counsel about a wrongful death claim.

Joe Motta is well known and respected throughout the legal community and among his former clients. His experience with wrongful death cases started as a prosecutor on the Homicide Team at the Contra Costa District Attorney’s office, where he successfully prosecuted several high profile homicide cases. Those experiences have given Joe and his clients the advantage in every wrongful death case he has since prosecuted, and he has successfully helped several families who have lost a loved one get through the process. If you have lost a loved one at the hands of or the negligence of others, please make sure you thoroughly interview your prospective attorney to make sure they have the level of experience and skills necessary to represent you through the process.

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    We settled my case on the first day of trial. The insurance company had made horrible offers up and until that point, and they fought Joe every step of the way. Joe was never deterred and was obviously in control of the case and the court proceedings. It was easy to see that he is well liked by the judges, court staff and other attorneys in the courthouse. Joe was attentive to me, he truly cared about me and my case and he made the experience painless and comfortable for me. My outcome was very good, and I am set for life. I highly recommend Joe.



    I tried to handle my claim with the insurance company for some time. I gave them all the information they wanted and in the end the made a very low, insulting offer. I was referred to Joe by a good friend who is a retired police officer, who told me Joe was a former prosecutor and a very good trial attorney. When we met, I liked him immediately. He isn’t the typical egotistical, flashy lawyer, he is modest and seemed to genuinely care about me and my case. In the end, the case resolved at several times the original offer given to me. The other thing that impressed me about Joe is that he has never collected more in attorney’s fees than his clients, which I know other attorneys cannot promise their clients.



    The jury gave me over two million dollars in a trucking accident that injured my neck and back. Joe is a very polished and effective trial attorney. His closing argument was incredible and the judge seemed to like it also. The jury loved him and the verdict reflected that.



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    A proven track record, well respected in and out of the courthouse, and the right attorney with all the tools needed to steer a victim and their family through the tough times that come after there has been a traumatic and life-altering injury or death. 

    My former clients will tell you that I sincerely treat every client as if they were my own family, which means my loyalty and my compassion for my clients cannot be equaled.  Combine that with decades of hard-fought trials, starting with crime victims, and now with injury victims, there is no firm, attorney, opponent or insurance company that I am afraid of or intimidates me. 

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