Kevin F. Calcagnie

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Products Liability Attorney in Newport Beach, CA

Robinson Calcagnie, Inc.
 | 19 Corporate Plaza, Newport Beach, CA 92660
Phone: 949-720-1288
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1983
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (90%),
  • Business Litigation (10%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Italian
Attorney Profile

As a partner at Robinson Calcagnie, Inc., Kevin F. Calcagnie has successfully litigated and negotiated cases on behalf of personal injury victims in California, Texas and New York. He has decades of experience in representing people facing issues such as product liability and mass torts.

For example, in one of his most notable cases, Mr. Calcagnie battled on behalf of Los Angeles County against tobacco manufacturers. The companies settled, agreeing to pay the county $3.3 billion over the course of 25 years. Mr. Calcagnie's achievements also extend into cases involving auto defects, airline accidents and defective medical devices.

Using a combination of professionalism and an unwavering commitment to clients, Mr. Calcagnie has obtained countless verdicts and settlements for those he represents. For these accomplishments, he has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America; California Lawyer magazine listed him as an Attorney of the Year; and The Trial Lawyer Magazine listed him as one of America's Most Influential Trial Lawyers.

Having a commitment to the legal industry as a whole, Mr. Calcagnie is a published author, delivering lectures to groups such as the American Association for Justice, the Western Trial Lawyers Association and the American Bar Association. He also serves as an adjunct professor at the University of California, Irvine School of Law.

After earning a Bachelor of Arts in business administration and finance from California State University, Fullerton, Mr. Calcagnie went on to receive a Juris Doctor from the Western State College of Law at Argosy University. During his time there, he served as a member of the school's law review. Today, he spends his free time with his wife and their two children.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - Products (90%): Medical Devices, Products Liability

Business Litigation (10%)

Focus Areas

Personal Injury - Products: Medical Devices, Products Liability

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 11 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2017

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About Kevin Calcagnie

Admitted: 1983, California

Professional Webpage: http://robinsonfirm.com/our-attorneys/kevin-calcagnie/

Honors and Awards:

  • “Lawyer of the Year” – OC Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions, Best Lawyers®, 2017
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2014
  • Inducted  into the Western State University College of Law Alumni Hall of Fame, 2011
  • California Lawyer Attorney of the Year Award, California Lawyer Magazine, 2010
  • CAOC’s Presidential Award of Merit in 1994‚ 1995‚ 1996 and 2000
  • “Best Lawyers in America” – Products Liability Litigation, Best Lawyers
  • “Top 100 Southern California,” Super Lawyers
  • “Top 50 Orange County,” Super Lawyers
  • “Attorney of the Year” – Appellate Law, California Lawyer Magazine
  • AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell
  • America’s Most Influential Trial Lawyers, Trial Lawyer Magazine
  • Editor-in-Chief of the Western State University Law Review, Western State University College of Law

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • California, 1983
  • Board of Governors of the Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC)
  • Founding Fellow of the Orange County Bar Foundation Society of Fellows
  • Executive Council of the Mihaylo College of Business and Economics at California State University
  • United States Courts of Appeals for the Fifth Circuits
  • United States Courts of Appeals for the Ninth Circuits
  • United States Supreme Court

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • “Overcoming Defenses of Alteration‚ Misuse and Superseding Causes‚” FORUM‚ California Trial Lawyers Association‚ April 1991
  • “Punitive Damages in Automobile Products Cases‚” Emerging Issues in Automobile Product Liability Litigation ‚ The American Bar Association‚ 1992
  • “Discovery Relating to Other Products‚ Complaints‚ Injuries and Subsequent Conduct‚ ” FORUM‚ California Trial Lawyers Association‚ 1992
  • “Discovery Relating to Other Products‚ Complaints‚ Injuries and Subsequent Conduct‚” Western State University Consumer Law Journal‚ 1993
  • “Breast Implant Litigation: Maintaining a Strict Liability Cause of Action‚” FORUM‚ California Trial Lawyers Association‚ 1993
  • “Occupant Restraint System Litigation‚” FORUM‚ California Trial Lawyers Association‚ October 1993
  • “Roadway Design Litigation: Essential Statutory and Decisional Law‚” FORUM‚ California Trial Lawyers Association‚ November 1994
  • “Selection of Experts in Auto Crashworthiness Cases‚” FORUM‚ California Trial Lawyers Association‚ September 1994
  • “Selection of Experts in Auto Crashworthiness Cases‚” TRIAL‚ Association of Trial Lawyers of America‚ May 1995
  • “Fuel System Litigation: The Crashworthiness Angle‚” TRIAL‚ Association of Trial Lawyers of America‚ November 1996
  • “Automotive Fuel System Crashworthiness Litigation‚” FORUM‚ Consumer Attorneys of California‚ January 1997
  • "The Case Against Nicotine‚" TRIAL‚ Association of Trial Lawyers of America‚ September 1997
  • “The Learned-Intermediary Doctrine in Fen-Phen Litigation‚” Fen-Phen Litigation Strategist‚ September 1998
  • “Rear-impact Collisions Expose Seat Defects‚” TRIAL‚ Association of Trial Lawyers of America‚ March 1999
  • “Defective Automobile Seats‚” FORUM‚ Consumer Attorneys of California‚ Jan./Feb.‚ 1999
  • “Dangerous and Defective Roof Structures: Why Most Cars Are Not Crashworthy in Rollover Accidents‚” FORUM‚ Consumer Attorneys of California‚ March 2000
  • “Vehicle Roof Crush Persists During Rollover Crashes‚” TRIAL‚ Association of Trial Lawyers of America‚ August 2000
  • “To Join an MDL. . . or Not‚” TRIAL‚ Association of Trial Lawyers of America‚ July 2001
  • “Pharmaceutical Litigation: Choosing Between MDL’s and Coordinated State Litigation‚” FORUM‚ Consumer Attorneys of California‚ November 2001
  • “The Buckman Defense: Evidence of a Defendant’s Misrepresentations to a Government Agency Is Admissible to Prove State Tort Claims‚” FORUM‚ Consumer Attorneys of California‚ July/August 2002
  • "Selection of Experts in Auto Crashworthiness Cases‚" THE BRIEF‚ American Bar Association‚ Summer 2002
  • “Post-sale Duties to Warn‚ Recall and Retrofit Defective Products‚” ADVOCATE‚ Journal of Consumer Attorneys Associations for Southern California‚ July 2003
  • "Inertial Unlatching of Defectively Designed Seat Belts‚" FORUM‚ Consumer Attorneys of California‚ October 2004
  • “Vioxx and the Learned Intermediary Defense‚” Drug Recall Litigation Reporter‚ Andrews Publications‚ February 2005
  • “The ABC’s of School Liability in California: A Primer for Lawyers‚ School Districts and Educators‚” FORUM‚ Consumer Attorneys of California‚ March 2006
  • “Prescription Drug Overpromotion: How Marketing‚ Sales and Profit Evidence Can Affect Critical Issues of Warnings and Causation‚” ADVOCATE‚ Journal of Consumer Attorneys Associations for Southern California‚ February 2007
  • “The Noerr-Pennington Doctrine: Defective Products and the First Amendment‚” FORUM‚ Consumer Attorneys of California‚ May 2008
  • “A Catalyst for Safety‚” TRIAL‚ Journal of the American Association for Justice‚ November 2009
  • “Catalyst for Change: How Products Liability Litigation Has Made Products Safer‚” ADVOCATE‚ Journal of Consumer Attorneys Associations for Southern California‚ March 2010
  • “Admissibility of Foreign Regulatory Activities in Pharmaceutical Litigation‚” FORUM‚ Consumer Attorneys of California‚ July 2011
  • “Relevance and Admissibility of Evidence of Other Incidents‚ Accidents and Product Failures in Products Liability Litigation‚” 42 Idaho Trial Lawyers Association Journal 1; FORUM‚ Consumer Attorneys of California‚ October 2012
  • “OSI Evidence In Products Liability Litigation‚” THE GAVEL‚ Orange County Trial Lawyers Association‚ Spring 2013
  • “Strengthen Your Case With Other Similar Incidents‚” TRIAL‚ Journal of the American Association for Justice‚ July 2013
  • “Roadway Design Litigation: A Legal Overview,” THE GAVEL, Orange County Trial Lawyers Association, Winter 2014
  • "Anticipating Daubert Challenges: Potential Attacks and Some Persuasive Authorities," FORUM, Consumer Attorneys of California, March/April 2015

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • Ketchum vs. Hyundai

Educational Background:

  • Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration and Finance from California State University at Fullerton
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Office Location for Kevin F. Calcagnie

19 Corporate Plaza
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Phone: 949-720-1288

 

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Last Updated: 10/7/2016

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