Seema Bhatt is a Senior Associate in Minami Tamaki’s Personal Injury Group.
Ms. Bhatt has practiced personal injury law since 2011, representing those who have been injured through the negligence of others in auto accidents, slips and falls, pedestrian accidents, as a result of defective products and medical malpractice, and in other unfortunate situations.
Prior to Minami Tamaki, Ms. Bhatt worked at a personal injury firm in Los Angeles where she was lead counsel on two jury trials and second counsel on two others. She also achieved and assisted in the negotiation of large settlements for her clients, including a three-million-dollar settlement with the City of Manhattan Beach involving a woman blinded by a flying disc golf.
She was selected as a Northern California Super Lawyer Rising Star from 2017 to 2022. Fewer than 2.5 percent of lawyers in the region are named to this Rising Stars list. Ms. Bhatt was also named to the Best Lawyers: Ones To Watch list in 2021 and 2022. Several of her cases were recognized by Top Verdict’s Top 100 Settlements in California in 2016 and by Leaders in the Law in its 2017 “Northern California’s Leading Lawyers” publication.
Ms. Bhatt was born and raised in Raleigh, North Carolina, and spent her high school and college years in Northern California. She majored in Psychology with a minor in Biological Sciences from U.C. Davis, and attended law school at Wake Forest in Winston-Salem, North Carolina where she graduated cum laude in May, 2010. In law school, Ms. Bhatt was a member of Law Review and the Intellectual Property Law Journal and received the Cali Excellence for the Future Awards for the highest grades in several courses.
After graduating from law school, Ms. Bhatt volunteered full-time with a nonprofit in San Francisco working with domestic violence victims on issues involving family, immigration, elder, and tax law. She subsequently moved to Southern California where she practiced personal injury law exclusively. Ms. Bhatt is on the board of the South Asian Bar Association of Northern California and is currently a member of the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, the Asian American Bar Association, and the Consumer Attorneys of California.
Through her diverse legal experiences, Ms. Bhatt has worked with clients from many different cultural communities. Additionally, she speaks several Indian languages including Hindi and Gujarati.
Ms. Bhatt is passionate about the case of each client she serves, however big or small. Most importantly, she strives to keep clients informed and aware regarding their case. Graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology has helped Ms. Bhatt put herself in the shoes of her clients to understand not only the legal aspects of their case but the psychological toll that their injuries have taken on them.