About Us

About Us

A deep passion for justice and his Bay Area community.

Richard J. Baskin has deep roots in the Bay Area: he was born in Hayward and attended Hayward High School. He earned his undergraduate degree from UC Santa Barbara and his law degree from the University of San Francisco School of Law.

After law school, Richard served as Deputy District Attorney, where he tried numerous criminal cases to verdict. He then worked for ten years as an attorney at a prominent Bay Area Personal Injury law firm, where he litigated hundreds of cases. In 1998, Richard opened his own law office in Oakland, where he specializes in Personal Injury Law.

Richard’s successful personal injury practice takes him to courtrooms all over the Bay Area – from Oakland, San Leandro, and his hometown of Hayward to San Francisco, the Peninsula, Vallejo, Santa Rosa, Marin County, San Jose, Concord, Walnut Creek and Fremont.

When he’s not fighting for justice for his clients in the courtroom, Rick enjoys his hobby playing harmonica. Rick has played in bands for over 25 years and has shared the stage with legendary musicians including John Lee Hooker, Jules Broussard, Maria Muldaur, and Harvey Mandel. (Check him out in the “Rick Baskin Blues Band” on YouTube.)

As a fourth-generation East Bay native, Rick donates his time and musical talents to support nonprofit community organizations. Rick urges others to volunteer and give money to these worthy causes.


Meals on Wheels Association of America

Meals on Wheels is the oldest and largest organization in the U.S. providing free meals to people in need, including veterans and seniors. These programs provide well over one million meals each day.



CALICO provides a supportive environment for victims of child abuse, with services to interview children and facilitate a collaborative response in the legal arena.


Downtown Oakland Rotary Club

Rotary is a service club whose mission is to serve society, improve the quality of life in our communities, provide for the special needs of others and promote the highest ethical standards in business and the community at large.


Youth Uprising

Youth UpRising is an organization whose mission is to transform Alameda County into a healthy and economically-robust community by developing leadership skills for young people. Many of these 13- to24-year old youths face the disadvantages of poverty, disconnection from school, and the absence of positive role models, and may be in the justice or foster care systems. YU employs multiple strategies to stabilize their lives and help them pursue a brighter future.


supporting future growth

SFGEEP is a child-development agency serving lower-income families in Oakland and Hayward.


Legal Assistance for Seniors

LAS is the only legal services program in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties devoted exclusively to providing seniors with legal services that protect their legal rights, independence, and dignity. LAS Counseling, education, and advocacy programs serve more than 8,000 seniors each year, primarily in neighborhoods with high concentrations of seniors living in poverty.

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Richard J. Baskin

Attorney at law
For more than thirty years, the Law Offices of Richard J. Baskin has successfully obtained outstanding settlements, judgments and verdicts on behalf of his clients.