Robert Asa Crook graduated magna cum laude from UCLA in 1987 and obtained his juris doctorate at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in 1991.
While in law school, Mr. Crook was the Associate Articles Editor for COMMENT Hastings Communications and Entertainment Law Journal and an Extern Clerk for The Honorable Judge Cecil Poole of the United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit. Both positions provided him with an effective foundation in legal writing and analysis.
Upon graduation, Mr. Crook honed his practice in the courtroom, successfully trying numerous jury and bench trials. He currently draws upon a variety of experience in civil liability litigation, including complex litigation, business and commercial disputes, construction defect, medical malpractice and products liability matters.
Mr. Crook has extensive legal writing and appellate experience and his published appellate cases include Filipino Yellow Pages, Inc. v. Asian Journal Publs., Inc., 198 F.3d 1143 (9th Cir. 1999), Sarbaz v. Feldman, 227 B.R. 298 (1998), Cabral v. Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, 66 Cal. App. 4th 907 (1998) and Seo v. All-Makes Overhead Doors, 97 Cal. App. 4th 1193 (2002).
Mr. Crook is also the author of several legal articles published in a variety of publications, including the Wake Forest Law Review, COMMENT Hastings Communications and Entertainment Law Journal, the 1991 Entertainment Publishing and the Arts Handbook and the Beverly Hills Bar Association Journal.
As part of his commitment to provide quality legal services to the community, Mr. Crook volunteers his time as an arbitrator and judge pro tem for the Los Angeles Superior Court.