About Francesca M. Bannerman

Francesca’s insight and tenacity, coupled with decades of riding and litigation experience, gives cyclists the advantage they need when fighting insurance companies or corporate defendants.

As a girl, Francesca Bannerman treasured her Bottechia 10-speed.  On it, she flew down the once-grand avenues of her native Buffalo, New York to the crumbling industrial waterfront and over the arching bridge to Canada.

That simple joy – riding a bicycle – has been a constant in her life.  Nowadays, she rides the neighborhoods and shoreline of San Francisco, with occasional forays to Marin.  She commutes by bike between home and office.  She remains an enthusiastic cyclist because it is stimulating and fun.

But in our car-centric society, it takes persistence and a certain contrariness to hold onto that simple joy.  And it takes experience and skill to represent cyclists who have been injured on the streets.  A police report may blame the cyclist, literally adding insult to injury.  Careful investigation of the mechanics of the collision often tells a different story.  Francesca’s insight and tenacity gives her clients the support they need to succeed.

If you or a loved one has been involved in a cycling incident and want input on how to proceed, please call at 866-VELOLAW (866-835-6529) or email to info@bicyclelaw.com for a free consultation.

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Emison Cooper & Cooper LLP, 1005 Sansome Street, Suite 330, San Francisco, CA  94111

Emison Cooper & Cooper did an excellent job representing me for a wrong perpetrated on me by another party. I was run into by the defendant while riding my bike and the highway patrol completely screwed up the accident report and blamed me. I suffered extensive personal injury and destruction of my very expensive bicycle. Emison Cooper & Cooper’s hard work, experience and extensive network of contacts allowed them to shine the light on the truth of what happened, completely refuting the defendant’s false story and the highway patrol’s bad investigation. Without Emison Cooper & Cooper, I would have recovered nothing. I would highly recommend Emison Cooper & Cooper to anyone seeking counsel.

Russ S.hit by car in bike crossing while commuting from Sausalito to work

Emison Cooper & Cooper represented me in an injury case in which I was hit by a water truck while riding my bicycle. Their representation was the difference between fair and unfair compensation. They were very thorough in determining my injuries and persistent in obtaining any information pertinent to my case. Theo (who handled my case) was always available for questions and responded in a timely manner. He and his staff were highly approachable, efficient and informative about the process at hand. He was a great advisor and I would highly recommend him and his office for anybody seeking legal assistance for injury.

Leah S.Hit from behind by a water delivery truck while riding her bike

It was bad and unlucky to get involved in a car accident and lose several teeth, but it is lucky that I decided to invite Theo and his office to represent me. They are very nice, considerate, professional and efficient. All I needed to do was to give them the case details, and then they just sorted everything out. Of course during the whole process, Theo would respond to any questions I had promptly, and would give full consideration of my situation. The case was solved in an efficient manner with a favorable outcome. The large bills got covered and my sufferings got reimbursed. I would highly recommend Theo and his office to anyone who might need help in personal injury cases.

Ying Z.Doored by parked car while riding her bike home from work

Emison Cooper & Cooper took it on with no problems and walked me through everything I needed to know. They worked closely with my family and me to work out each and every issue. Theo and his team had spectacular communication, they could be reached by email or phone at almost all times to answer any questions.

Samantha M.

Best of all, the high measure of professionalism of Theo and his staff insured that I never had to think about any of the details and was able to get on with my life. Theo is fantastic and I highly recommend him and his services to anyone in need.

Colin D.

The conference calls and written communique that you made available not only kept us abreast of the litigation proceedings, but more importantly, provided a great deal of comfort knowing that our daughter was in the hands of an extremely competent and caring law office.

Dorothy and Paul R.

Theo's approach to his work is that of boundless dedication coupled with an expertise in his practice. The somewhat intimidating language was always delivered in a way that I was never left questioning. I have much gratitude and respect for Theo and highly recommend him in his field.

Taylor R.