Robert F. Vaage is the founding attorney of the Law Offices of Robert Vaage in San Diego, California. While Mr. Vaage has developed a considerable presence in the San Diego area as a formidable medical malpractice attorney, he has also expanded his practice to encompass a wide variety of civil trial matters, including serious personal injury, product liability, wrongful death, employment discrimination and elder abuse. Before forming his own practice, he worked at both a litigation defense firm and a personal injury litigation firm, gleaning experience on both sides of the docket and honing his skills as a personal injury trial attorney.
A dedicated attorney who takes great pride in representing individuals and families throughout California with integrity and a results-minded approach, Mr. Vaage has an impressive record of successfully trying cases to verdict and obtaining arbitration awards. His firm has never lost a Kaiser arbitration. His successes include an $8.9 million settlement for a bariatric patient with undiagnosed complications, a $15 million settlement for an engineer who was burned from a burst steam pipe, a $5 million arbitration award against Kaiser for failing to timely identify and treat a developing stroke, a $3 million verdict against a medical device manufacturer for conspiring to commit fraud, and a $3 million settlement for a physician injured in an automobile accident.
Mr. Vaage has been honored with Martindale-Hubbell's AV-Preeminent* rating. He is admitted to practice before all state courts in California as well as the U.S. District Court for all Districts of California and the 4th District Court of Appeal. Mr. Vaage is a member of the Consumer Attorneys of California, the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego, the American Association for Justice, the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, the San Diego Trial Lawyers Association, and Super Lawyers. He is a Senior Life Fellow with the American Board of Trial Advocates, an elite organization of trial lawyers with stringent criteria for membership. He has received the Trial Lawyer of the Year, Outstanding Advocate, and Outstanding Trial Lawyer awards from the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego.
*AV-Preeminent and BV-Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.
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Last Updated: 9/1/2016