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Robert R. Clayton - Manhattan Beach, CA

1230 Rosecrans Ave.Suite 360 Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

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Updated: 09/24/2020

Manhattan Beach Wrongful Death Lawyer

Overview

Robert Clayton is a partner at Taylor & Ring. He has successfully represented clients in catastrophic personal injury actions in federal court and throughout the State of California...

Robert Clayton is a partner at Taylor & Ring. He has successfully represented clients in catastrophic personal injury actions in federal court and throughout the State of California. His practice areas include wrongful death, premises liability actions involving dangerous conditions on public and private property (including many structural failures), mass transit accidents involving trains and buses, products liability, vehicular accidents, scalding/burns, assault and battery of customers by security guards, and sexual abuse/assault cases.

Some of the verdicts and settlements that Robert has obtained include: $5 million for a 52-year old woman that was left paralyzed in a motorcycle accident; $4.5 million for a 65-year old man that was left paralyzed as a result of a defective manlift; $4.25 million from the County of Los Angeles for a 45-year old man whose foot was amputated by a train; $3.5 million from a trucking company and the State of California for the wrongful death of a motorcyclist after an intersection accident; $2.1 million for the wrongful death of a 79-year old woman who died after being scalded in her apartment shower; $1.75 million for an elderly woman who fractured her hip and ribs after being struck by a hit-and-run driver at a medical building; $1.5 million for a 51-year old man that fractured his hip in a motorcycle accident; $1.5 million for the wrongful death of a single, undocumented adult male who fell to his death at a condominium; $1.1 million for a 52-year old man who sustained a back injury when rear-ended in stop-and-go traffic; $1 million for the wrongful death of a single, adult male assaulted by a security guard who was only survived by his elderly mother; and $1 million for a 43-year old woman who fell at the home of choreographer/singer Paula Abdul.

Each year from 2006-2011, Robert was recognized by his peers as one of the top lawyers under the age of forty in Southern California as listed on the Rising Stars list by Southern California Super Lawyers. Each year since 2012, Robert has been named a Super Lawyer by Southern California Super Lawyers. This distinct honor is only bestowed on 2.5% of practicing attorneys.

Robert is a graduate of California State University, Northridge where he was the recipient of the Jenniellen Ferguson Memorial Award for academic excellence. He then went on to graduate from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles where he served as the Managing Editor of the Loyola Entertainment Law Journal.

Robert spent the first six years of his legal career working for insurance defense firms.This experience has proven invaluable to his clients because Robert uses his in-depth, behind-the-scenes understanding of how insurance companies evaluate personal injury and employment claims to the great benefit of his injured clients.

Robert is a member of the State Bar of California, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA), Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC), the American Association for Justice (AAJ), Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Charities (LATLC), and the American Bar Association (ABA).

About Robert R. Clayton

Practice Areas

  • Wrongful Death
  • Premises Liability
  • Dangerous Conditions on Public and Private Property
  • Mass Transit Accidents
  • Products Liability
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Vehicular Accidents
  • Uber and Lyft cases
  • Scalding/Burns
  • Assault and Battery cases

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner

Qualifications

Other Affiliations

  • State Bar of California (Member)
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA) (Member)
  • Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC) (Member)
  • American Association for Justice (AAJ) (Member)
  • Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Charities (LATLC) (Member)
  • American Bar Association (ABA) (Member)

Education

  • Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, California, 1999
    J.D.
    Law Journal: Loyola Entertainment Law Journal, Managing Editor
  • California State University, 1996
    B.A.
    Honors: Recipient of the Jenniellen Ferguson Memorial Award for Academic Excellence

Achievements

Other Sources of Feedback About Robert R. Clayton

Included on the 2024 Southern California list


Past Lists

  • 2023 Southern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2022 Southern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Southern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Southern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Southern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Southern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Southern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Southern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Southern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 Southern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 Southern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2012 Southern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2011 Southern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2010 Southern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2009 Southern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2008 Southern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2007 Southern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2006 Southern California Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Robert R. Clayton on Super Lawyers

Honors

  • Southern California Super Lawyers, 2012 - 2020
  • Rising Stars, Southern California Super Lawyers, 2006 - 2011
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2020 - Present
  • Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyer, 2020 - Present

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Address

1230 Rosecrans Ave.Suite 360 Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Publication

Articles

  • Expert Witnesses And Legal Support Staff; The Advocate, 2018
  • Cross-Examination of the Defendant and Its Experts; The Advocate, 2013
  • What Qualities Should I Consider When Searching For a Personal Injury Lawyer?; Super Lawyers Magazine - Rising Stars Edition, 2007

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