Robert Clayton is a partner at Taylor & Ring. He has successfully represented clients in catastrophic personal injury actions in both state and federal court. His practice areas include serious personal injury, wrongful death, sexual abuse, products liability, motorcycle and motor vehicle accidents, scalding/burns, assault and battery of customers by security guards, and premises liability actions involving dangerous conditions on public and private property.
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 product; $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; $1.75 million for an elderly woman who was struck by a hit-and-run driver; $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 and whose parents lived in Mexico; $1 million for the wrongful death of a single, adult male assaulted by a security guard and 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. In 2012, Robert was 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 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).
Jenniellen Ferguson Memorial Award for Academic Excellence, 1996. "Rising Star," Southern California, Los Angeles Magazine, 2006-2009.