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Professional and Dedicated San Luis Obispo County Personal Injury & Criminal Defense Attorney

California’s premier personal injury law firm, Earl E. Conaway, III, A Professional Law Corporation, offers a personal approach to every case. We are aggressive advocates for those who have suffered serious injuries or sustained significant losses through no fault of their own. Through our dedicated, results-oriented litigation approach, we are able to help injured victims pursue the maximum compensation for each case. We also assist those who have been charged with crimes and we ensure that the rights of our clients are protected.

When Earl E. Conaway, III, founded the firm over 15 years ago, he did so with a goal to focus on providing personalized legal representation. As accident lawyers, we treat every injured victim like they are a member of the family. Our San Luis Obispo County personal injury attorney has spent his entire legal career on California’s Central Coast as a real trial attorney. We recognize that our clients are our neighbors, and we treat every case with supportive advocacy. We also recognize that everyone is entitled to aggressive representation and respect. With our office centrally located in the county, we help residents of San Luis Obispo, Morro Bay, Atascadero and more.

Practice Areas

At Earl E. Conaway, III, A Professional Law Corporation, we are dedicated to representing injury victims and their families. We are here to help the residents of our San Luis Obispo community get through traumatic and life-changing accidents and injuries. 

Criminal Defense


Student Related Crimes

Domestic Violence


Personal Injury

Car Accidents

Truck Accidents

Motorcycle Accidents

Pedestrian Accidents

Dog Bites

Premises Liability

Bicycle Accidents

Serious Injuries

Wrongful Death

Intentional Harm

Making a Difference in Your Case


You Shouldn’t Face Your Future Alone After an Accident in San Luis Obispo County

When you’ve been seriously injured in an accident, your ability to work, take care of your family, and pay your bills hangs in the balance. You will also likely experience immense pain and suffering as each day passes. But even with so many concerns, you should be focused on getting better. The good news is that an experienced San Luis Obispo accident lawyer can help you get the compensation you need.

Unfortunately, many people are reluctant to speak with a personal injury attorney. They’re worried about the potential expense or may be intimidated by the prospect of going to court. However, you should be aware that without a skilled lawyer by your side, you are not on a level playing field.

The insurance company is not on your side. Insurance companies increase their profitability by reducing the amount they pay on claims. As a result, they are often reluctant to pay the full value of injury claims. Lowball settlement offers are common, and many people accept them, only to later discover that it won’t cover all of their losses.

You will have to prove your claim. Even if you don’t go to court, you will have to prove that the other party was responsible for your accident, as well as the extent of your injuries. This can be quite difficult and far more complicated than many people assume. In addition, the insurance company won’t help you gather the evidence you need to support your claim.

The legal system is complicated. If you can’t settle your claim with the insurance company, your only option is to go to court. Unfortunately, this is where many non-lawyers lose their case. Even a minor error, such as filing late or not filing the correct form, can do irreparable harm to your claim and result in the loss of your rights.

How a San Luis Obispo County Accident Lawyer Can Help

A dedicated and skilled accident lawyer can do far more for you than simply file a lawsuit. At Earl E. Conaway, III, a Professional Law Corporation, we work with you every step of the way until you receive the compensation you need to recover from your accident and rebuild your life.

Claim preparation. We help you gather all the information you need to assert your claim: medical records, accident reports, witness statements, and any other documentation you will need. We review the documentation to ensure that it is free from errors and that it clearly supports your case. We also keep your documentation organized and safe. Your San Luis Obispo County personal injury attorney does all of the heavy lifting so that you can focus on your recovery.

Negotiation. While it’s true that some cases never go to court, that doesn’t mean that the insurance company will pay the full value of your claim. You need a skilled negotiator to make sure they pay you fair compensation.

Professional advice. If you have been injured in an accident, there will be many opportunities to reach a settlement. It is important that you do not take a “lowball” offer, however, as doing so can leave you uncompensated for future medical bills and lost wages. Our attorneys will provide you with experienced and professional advice as to whether settlement offers should be accepted or rejected.

Litigation. San Luis Obispo accident lawyer Earl E. C onaway, III has extensive litigation experience. He knows how to navigate the legal system and how the law will apply to your case. He uses this knowledge and experience to aggressively protect your rights and pursue the compensation you deserve.

What to Expect After a San Luis Obispo Accident

The first step after any injury is to seek immediate medical care. Seeking care immediately can protect a victim against claims that they were injured through an intervening event other than the accident. Once you retain an attorney, they will inform the defendant’s insurance company of the representation. Your counsel will stay in contact with the insurer while you treat your injuries. Once your long-term prognosis and damages can be reasonably determined, your lawyer will send a “demand letter” to the insurance company. This is a statement of the amount which you are requesting as a settlement and your basis for requesting that amount. The insurance company may then attempt to deny liability altogether or they may offer only a small amount of compensation for your injuries. Your lawyer will engage in back-and-forth negotiations with the insurer. If a settlement cannot be reached, your lawyer will file a lawsuit on your behalf.

If you have been involved in a San Luis Obispo accident, it is important that you do not attempt to go through this process alone. It is commonplace for insurance adjusters to contact victims immediately after an accident in an effort to reach a “quick” settlement. These adjusters will often tell victims that they do not need to retain a lawyer. It must be remembered that the insurance companies are interested in protecting the corporation they work for and they are not concerned with your well-being. Our personal injury lawyers believe in protecting the rights of individuals as opposed to those of corporations. If you have been injured due to the fault of another, contact us today to schedule an initial consultation.

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San Luis Obispo Criminal Defense Attorney Providing Quality Legal Representation

When you have been charged with a crime then it is vital that you take immediate steps to protect yourself. Failing to do so can mean that you receive more severe penalties than were necessary or, worse, that you receive a wrongful conviction on your record. Retaining a lawyer is the first step in ensuring that your case is handled correctly from beginning to end. If you or a family member have been arrested or charged with a crime, then contact us today to speak with a San Luis Obispo criminal defense attorney.

The Potential Consequences of Being Convicted of a Crime in California

Being convicted of any crime can have a serious impact on your future. This is true whether you are charged with a felony or a misdemeanor. First and foremost, any criminal charge raises the possibility that you will lose your freedom for a period of time. Furthermore, even if incarceration appears unlikely, a conviction means that you will be saddled with a criminal record. Such records can appear on background checks and, as a result, you may find yourself disqualified during job interviews, unable to obtain professional licenses, and more.

Counsel will help you understand the potential consequences of any charge you are facing. This can include the possibility of counts being run concurrently, whether you may be eligible for probation, etc. This understanding of your situation will, in turn, assist you with informing your lawyer how you wish to proceed.

How a San Luis Obispo Defense Lawyer Can Be of Assistance

An experienced attorney understands that criminal matters move through the system very quickly. There are many ways in which counsel can ensure that you are protected while the case proceeds.

Determining the relevant facts. Your attorney’s early steps will include, but not be limited to, gaining all available evidence from the prosecution, launching an investigation and, importantly, hearing your side of the story. Unfortunately, many defendants accept a guilty plea without being able to present their side of the story.

Identifying possible defenses. How to best defend a case will depend on the nature of the charges. Your counsel will review the evidence to determine if your matter involves search and seizure issues, mistaken identity, or other facts which may give you a possible defense.

Providing honest advice on how to proceed. There may be instances in which an agreed upon resolution is the best way to resolve your case. The overwhelming majority of criminal cases do not go to trial. If you have a viable defense then, quite often, the prosecution may be willing to offer a favorable resolution to resolve the matter.


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