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When you choose NordstrandBlack for your personal injury attorney, we’re always by your side to guide you and assert your rights every step of the way. With over 80 years of combined legal experience, our team knows how to take on the big insurance companies and win. We will investigate every detail of your case, maximize the value of your case, calculate the true value of your losses, and fight to get you a fair resolution to cover the cost of your bills, losses, expenses, and calculate the value of your pain and suffering.

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There’s No Substitute for Experience

We protect the rights of people who have been hurt by the wrongful and negligent actions of others. Since 1989, NordstrandBlack PC has been helping accident victims get the compensation they need to put their lives back together. People who have suffered a tragic event through no fault of their own deserve to have a skilled and compassionate friend who will fight to bring you full justice. That’s who we are.

We have the resources to pursue your case to the end, no matter how much resistance we get.

At NordstrandBlack, no case is too complicated for us to handle. We know how the system works, and we have developed professional relationships with doctors, medical providers, jurists, and investigators that allow us to build the strongest case and see it through to the end. Wherever you are in California, we have what it takes to win your case.

We Treat People Right

At NordstrandBlack, we treat people with compassion and respect. We understand that after an injury people are suffering and going through a very difficult time in their life. Every client we represent deserves the best we have to offer. That’s why you will always be represented by a senior member of our team. Our attorneys make themselves available to answer your questions, and we respond to your calls within 24 hours.

We want to have a relationship with our clients, to know our clients and what they have been through. We take the time to listen because every client and situation is unique and when we know and understand our clients, we can effectively tell their story.

Experience You Can Trust

Attorney Renée J Nordstrand-Black, Doug Black, and our whole team at NordstrandBlack work together to get justice for our clients. We have the resources to take on anybody, including insurance companies, big corporations, and government agencies. We are a family-owned firm, and we will always give you our full attention. Our personal injury attorneys represent clients who have been unjustly hurt by others, including those suffering from:

  • Car/Truck/Motorcycle/Bicycle Accidents
  • Scooter/Skateboard/Pedestrian Accidents
  • Dangerous Property Conditions
  • Defective Products
  • Dog Bites
  • Dog and Animal Attacks
  • Trip/Slip and Fall Incidents
  • Wrongful Death

We Do the Heavy Lifting

If you were injured in a motor vehicle accident, tripped and fell, were bitten by a dog, or injured in any type of accident that was caused by another person’s negligence, we may be able to get you money to pay for your medical care and other costs resulting from your injury.

In California, all people have a duty of care to make a reasonable effort to avoid behavior that may hurt others. A drunk driver who injures your family member or a business owner who neglected to fix a hazard on their premises when they knew or should have known that that condition could hurt someone are two examples of people who violated the standard of care. In these cases, you have the right to pursue compensate for hardship caused by the negligence.

From the moment we take on your personal injury case, our team springs into action. We will take care of all aspects of your case from conducting investigations to filing paperwork and dealing with the insurance adjusters. We protect you from having to deal any adverse insurance adjusters, who may try to distort your truth. This will allow you to concentrate on getting well and resume your former lifestyle. We can also help you make arrangements to ensure that you are getting the best possible care from specialty medical providers.

We Get Results

We thoroughly prepare every personal injury case as if we will take it to trial. We do this so that the insurance companies know we mean business. We prepare your case by getting all evidence we need to win, which is why our clients generally get excellent settlements, without going to court.

Here are some examples of cases we have won for our clients:

$1,200,000.00 Settlement - Motorcycle v. Automobile

Our client was riding his motorcycle when a woman, intending to turn left, drove her vehicle in front of him. Client laid down his motorcycle to avoid impact and fractured his wrist. Woman driving the car yelled at client at the scene while he was on the ground that the accident was his fault and he would not get a penny from her.

$1,000,000.00 Settlement - Auto vs. Pedestrian

Our client is a developmentally disabled man who was legally crossing the street in a crosswalk with a green light when a Santa Barbara City employee in a city vehicle clipped him and caused him to fall backward and fall, fracturing his hip.

$438,500.00 Global Settlement - Premises Liability

A 62-year-old man took his elderly mother to the hospital. While he was filling out paperwork on her behalf, the chair he was sitting in collapsed underneath him. As he fell, he hit his knee, tore the rotator cuff in his shoulder, and twisted his back. He required three separate surgeries to each injured body part.

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Meet the Team That Will Fight for You

At NordstrandBlack, our team consistently delivers winning results. That’s why we have been recognized by clients and peers for the outstanding service we provide. We have strong ties to the local community, providing scholarships, and giving assistance to homeless families in the Santa Barbara area.

Accomplishments and Honors:

  • Recipient: Attorney of the Year Award
  • Recipient: Clients Choice Award from Avvo
  • Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell
  • Premium Rating from Lawyer.com
  • Chair of the Board: Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation
  • President: Homeowners Association
  • Former President: Santa Barbara Women Lawyers
  • Former Court Appointed Judge Pro Tem: Santa Barbara Superior Court
  • Member: State Bar of California
  • Member: California Women Lawyers
  • Member: Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Member: Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles
  • Member: Santa Barbara County Bar Association
  • Member: Santa Barbara Downtown Association
  • Member: AAJ

Our lawyers also give back to the community by volunteering to assist charitable organizations, including Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation, and the Montecito Association. One of our lawyers serves as a Girl Scout troop leader, Chair of a SBWL mentoring group and was a child’s advocate through Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA). We are contributing members of organizations that protect and promote the rights and safety of California Consumers.

Client Testimonials

I had just moved to Santa Barbara when I was involved in a hit and run. I had no clue where to start as I knew no one to ask for lawyer recommendations. I did a google search and had a good feeling about Nordstrand and Black. They definitely didn't disappoint. Everyone is so knowledgeable and I felt that I was in great hands because they have so much experience in cases like mine. I don't know much about law; I felt very comfortable with their guidance in to how to proceed in my case. I am very fortunate I blindly found them and could not be happier with my choice!

- C.G.


I got in a car accident and hired NordstrandBlack after a few weeks when the responsible insurance company said I was at fault. Good thing I hired them soon after the accident because Renee and her team did amazing investigation to prove it was the other party’s fault, steered me toward excellent doctors and made sure I got excellent care and treatment, and guided me through the process. When the insurance company made a low ball offer they were relentless in negotiating an amazing policy limit settlement well beyond my expectations! Don’t waste your time going to anyone you see on TV. NordstrandBlack is awesome!

- K.R.


NordstrandBlack represented my husband for a Personal Injury case. The entire team at NB is professional and extremely pleasant to deal with. The internal communication within the team itself is remarkable, no matter who takes your call, everyone is consistent about responding promptly and with precision. What I never thought I would hear myself say about a law office is that compassion and candid exchanges were always at the heart of any dealings. My impression until now had been that there are few attorneys out there who can provide results while also not losing sight of their client’s emotional needs. My experience with Doug, Renée, Daniel and Ann has helped to change my perspective in thinking that all attorneys only look after their own pocket. What struck me most is that the human approach component could be felt at any given time. It is without hesitation that I favourably recommend NordstrandBlack for anyone in need of a fair legal representation.

- G.T.

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