Robert R. Clayton
Location: Los Angeles, California
Email: E-mail Me
Robert Clayton is a partner at Taylor & Ring. He represents clients in catastrophic personal injury actions in both federal and state courts throughout California. His practice areas include wrongful death; premises liability; dangerous conditions on public and private property (including roadway design issues and structural failures); mass transit accidents involving trains, planes and buses; products liability; motorcycle accidents; vehicular accidents; Uber and Lyft cases; scalding/burns; and assault and battery cases. Mr. Clayton also handles sexual assault and sexual abuse cases.
Some of the verdicts and settlements that Robert has obtained include:
- $6 million from a property owner for a child who suffered a brain injury after falling into an unguarded pool.
- $5 million from Metrolink for a woman who suffered knee and leg injuries after falling from a train that was departing a station.
- $5 million for a woman that suffered a back injury in a motorcycle accident.
- $4.5 million from a product manufacturer for a 65-year old man who sustained injuries after he fell from a defective manlift.
- $4.25 million from the County of Los Angeles for a 45-year old man who suffered a foot amputated when struck by a train at a Metro station.
- $3.5 million from a trucking company and the State of California for the family of a motorcyclist killed in an intersection accident.
- $2.4 million for a woman who suffered head and shoulder injuries after being struck by an automobile while she was crossing a residential street.
- $2.2 million from a governmental entity for a 10-year old boy who suffered burns to his hands when he tripped and fell into a fire pit at a camp ground.
- $2.1 million from a product manufacturer and a property owner for a 79-year old woman who sustained serious burns caused by a defective water heater at an apartment building.
- $2 million for the daughter of a trucker who was killed when a concrete wall he was unloading fell onto him.
- $1.75 million from a property owner for an elderly woman who suffered hip and rib fractures when struck by a hit-and-run driver at a medical building.
- $1.65 million from a property owner for college students who suffered non-life threatening injuries when a balcony collapsed at a fraternity party.
- $1.5 million for a 51-year old man that suffered a hip fractured in a motorcycle accident.
- $1.5 million for a college student who sustained head and shoulder injuries when the car she was riding in as a passenger rolled-over on the freeway.
- $1.5 million from a property owner for the family of a single, undocumented adult male who fell to his death at a condominium complex.
- $1.25 million for a motorcyclist who suffered shoulder and head injuries when a vehicle made an unsafe left-turn in front of him that caused him to lay down his bike.
- $1.2 million for a 52-year old man who suffered a lower back injury in a slow speed rear-ended accident on the 405 Freeway.
- $1.1 million from a product manufacturer for four teenage boys who suffered burns when a camping stove exploded.
- $1 million from a medical center for the elderly mother of an adult son who died from injuries he sustained during an altercation with a security guard over a parking dispute.
- $1 million for a 43-year old woman who fell and sustained a back injury at the home of choreographer/singer Paula Abdul.
Every 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. Prior to that, from 2006-2011, Robert was recognized by his peers as one of the top lawyers in Southern California under the age of forty as published by Southern California Super Lawyers in its list of “Rising Stars.”
Robert has been interviewed by many local television news channels regarding his cases and case results. He has also been an invited speaker at legal conferences to discuss legal developments in his practice areas.
Robert spent the first six years of his legal career working for insurance defense firms. That experience has proven invaluable to his clients because Robert uses his in-depth, behind-the-scenes understanding of how insurance companies evaluate injury claims to the great benefit of his injured clients.
- J.D., Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, California – 1999
- Managing Editor, Loyola Entertainment Law Journal
- B.A., California State University, Northridge - 1996
- Honors: Awarded the Jenniellen Ferguson Memorial Award for Academic Excellence
Honors and Awards
- Southern California Super Lawyers (2012 – present)
- Rising Stars, Southern California Super Lawyers (2006-2011)
- Best Lawyers in America (2020)
- Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyer (2020)
- Expert Witnesses And Legal Support Staff; The Advocate (October 2018)
- Cross-Examination of the Defendant and Its Experts; The Advocate (February 2013)
- What Qualities Should I Consider When Searching For a Personal Injury Lawyer?; Super Lawyers Magazine - Rising Stars Edition (July 2007)
Professional Associations and Memberships
- 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