attorney_Brett A Borah

Brett A Borah

Law Office of Borah and Shaffer

Attorney Brett Borah is a Partner of Law Office of Borah and Shaffer, a law firm in Cupertino, CA. As a lawyer in Cupertino, California, attorney Borah serves Santa Clara County, as well as clients throughout California.

Contact Information
: 4089968650
Fax : 4089968654
Areas of Practice
  • Arbitration and Mediation
  • Auto Accident
  • Employment Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Social Security Disability
  • Workers' Compensation
Admitted to Practice Law
  • 1980, California
  • 1980, United States District Court for Northern California
  • 1983, United States Supreme Court Bar
: University of California, Berkeley, AB, 1972
Law School : University of California, Hastings College of the Law, JD, 1979
Graduated : 1979
Professional Memberships
    • Sunnyvale-Cupertino Bar Association 1980 - present
    • President 1986
    • Santa Clara County Bar Association 1980 - present
    • Director 1986, 1995, 1996
    • Chair, State Bar of California, Workers Compensation Section 1995-1996
    • Consumer Attorneys of California
    • The Association of Trial Lawyers of America
    • California Applicants' Attorneys Association (CAAA) 1980 - present
    • Director 1995 - present
    • Santa Clara County Trial Lawyers
    • Chair, State Bar of California, Committee on Specialization for Workers' Compensation Law 1989 - 1992
    • Chair, Santa Clara County Compensation Attorneys 2010 - present
    • Chair, Membership Committee, C.A.A.A. 2011 - present
    • Bar Association of San Francisco 2007 - present
    • Chair, Management Committee, C.A.A.A. 2008 - 2010
    • Chair, Membership Committee, C.A.A.A. 1999 - 2008
Biographical Information


  • Co-Author: "C.E.B. Guide to California Workers' Comp. Practice," 4th Edition.
  • Report from the Chair, State Bar of California, Workers' Compensation Quarterly
  • Annual Report of the State Bar of Califoria, Workers' Compensation Section

Speaking Engagements:

  • Law Office Management CAAA Seminar 2011
  • What You Need to Know about Your Workers' Comp. Claim, Community Forum, 2010
  • Workers' Comp Law for Dentists, A.D.A 2009
  • Labor Code 4062.2 CAAA Convention 2007
  • Para-Legal Seminar CAAA Seminar 2006
  • Para-Legal Seminar CAAA Seminar 2005
  • Para-Legal Seminar CAAA Seminar 2004
  • Hidden Workers' Comp. Issues in your Caseload Sunnyvale-Cupertino Bar Association 2002
  • Tenet vs.W.C.A.B. CAAA Convention 2002


  • Foreman, Santa Clara County Grand Jury 1987-1988
  • President, Sunnyvale Chamber of Commerce 1985-1986
  • Chair, Sunnyvale Parking Advisory Commission 1981-1984
  • Chair, Saratoga Public Safety Commission 1986-1990
  • Chair, Santa Clara County Ad Hoc Committee

Commendations & Honors:

  • Best Lawyers in America, U.S. News 2011
  • Top Attorneys of 2011, S.F. Chronicle 2011
  • Best Lawyers in America, U.S. News 2010
  • Super Lawyer 2010
  • Super Lawyer 2009
  • Super Lawyer 2008
  • Super Lawyer 2007
  • Super Lawyer 2006
  • Super Lawyer 2005
  • Super Lawyer 2004
  • Wiley Manuel Pro Bono Award, State Bar of California 1997
  • Certified Specialist in Workers' Comp. Law 1994-present
  • Certificate of Appreciation, Santa Clara County Bar 1990
  • Certificate of Appreication, Santa Clara County Bar 1989
  • Certificate of Appreication, Santa Clara County Bar 1988
  • Certificate of Appreciation, City of Saratoga 1989
  • Certificate of Appreciation, City of Sunnyvale 1984
  • Certificate of Appreciation, County of Santa Clara 1986
  • Certificate of Appreciation, Superior Court 1988
  • 10/10 Superb rating:
  • 5/5pre-eminate rating:
  • A-V rating: Martindale-Hubbel

Law Office of Borah and Shaffer
Contact Information
: 408-996-8650
Fax : 408-996-8654
Office Location

20111 Stevens Creek Blvd Ste 230
Cupertino, California 95014

Firm Overview

Law Office of Borah and Shaffer was founded in 2007. Law Office of Borah and Shaffer is located in Santa Clara County California.

Practice Areas:
Workers Compensation, Social Security Disability, Personal Injury, Employment Litigation, Arbitration.

$200,000 Settlement - Workers' Compensation

100% permanent disability settlement against the Subsequent Injuries Fund will give my client $490 per week from 1999 and continuing for life. No court appearance needed for my client.

$133,333 Settlement - Workers' Compensation

I represented the minor child of a worker who died in a work related auto accident. Defendant denied it was work related. We settled for $133,333,33 for the minor child. This will get her through college.

$125,000 Verdict - Social Security

Case was denied twice by Social Security before trial. We tried the case and lost so we appealed the decision. The case was retried and we won the second trial. My client got over 4 years of retroactive benefits plus Medi-Cal benefits.

$120,000 Settlement - Workers' Compensation

I took on a denied liability case and wound up settling it for over $120,000.00 plus payment of self-procured medical treatment.

$100,000 Verdict - Social Security

Claimant was denied twice before we got the case to trial. Presented our evidence to the Administrative Law Judge who gave us a favorable bench decision. Bench decisions are very unusual but the evidence presented was overwhelming.

$50,000 Settlement - Workers' Compensation

Employer had no workers' comp. insurance and denied that my client even worked for him. I joined the Uninsured Employers Fund and settled the case for over $50,000.00

$45,000 Verdict - Workers' Compensation

Dispute over whether new legal theory of Ogilvie applied to this case. We tried the case and increased the value from a 12% Award to a 45% Award. Trial Judge has cited this case as a prime example of how to try an Ogilvie case.

$35,000 Verdict - Labor & Employment

Employer failed to make final payroll payments to my client. We tried the case before the Labor Commission and got back wages, vacation pay and penalties for my client.

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