Robert Grasso, Jr.
Top Rated Civil Litigation Attorney in Chandler, AZ
Mr. Grasso has substantial experience representing a wide range of clients – including licensed professionals, governmental entities, quasi-governmental entities, individuals, partnerships, corporations and other business entities – in high-profile and complex litigation matters.
Mr. Grasso also has over twenty years of jury trial experience, having secured numerous successful verdicts in difficult cases with multi-million dollar exposure.
About Robert Grasso, Jr.
First Admitted: 1993, Arizona
Professional Webpage: http://www.grassolawfirm.com/robert-grasso-jr/
- In March 2018, Mr. Grasso served as lead defense counsel in a wrongful death/road design case where the plaintiff sought $3 million against a local municipality. Days before the commencement of the jury trial, the plaintiff stipulated (agreed) to the entry of a Judgment in favor of the Firm’s client. In December 2016, Mr. Grasso served as lead defense counsel in a catastrophic injury/road design case. As a result of his accident-related injuries, the plaintiff sought almost $20 million in total damages. After a multi-week jury trial, the jury returned a defense verdict in favor of Mr. Grasso’s client (a local governmental entity). In 2015, Mr. Grasso served as lead counsel in a difficult police excessive force/wrongful death case. At trial, the plaintiffs asked the jury to award almost $4 million against a local governmental entity. The case was tried in federal court and after a jury trial, Mr. Grasso and his team secured a unanimous defense verdict. As a result of this defense verdict, Mr. Grasso was honored for securing one of the State’s top/significant defense verdicts for 2015. Mr. Grasso achieved two of the top ten Arizona defense verdicts for 2009, as reported in the June 2010 issue of the State Bar of Arizona’s Arizona Attorney magazine. (1) Plass v. Evans ($11 million). This $11 million legal malpractice claim was brought by the children of their deceased mother. They alleged that they had retained attorney Evans to bring claims against a hospital for claims of elder abuse, neglect and wrongful death. Mr. Grasso successfully argued that Evans declined to pursue the claims and had informed the plaintiffs of his decision. He further argued that the plaintiffs would not have successfully prosecuted a medical malpractice claim, and presented evidence regarding the medical standard of care and causation. The jury returned a defense verdict. (Maricopa County Superior Court, CV-2006-019533). (2) Linneen v. City of Chandler ($6.6 million) This successful defense of a $6.6 million wrongful death claim against the City of Chandler. The plaintiffs argued that the auto accident deaths of two high school students and the injuries suffered by a third student were caused by (a) the City's failure to remove a tree stump from a street median and (b) the unsafe design of the street and median. Mr. Grasso successfully argued that the road design was reasonably safe and that the City's maintenance of the median complied with the standard of care. He further argued that the collision that caused the deaths and injuries would likely have caused fatal and serious injuries even if the stump had not been in the median. (Maricopa County Superior Court, CV-2005-011881).
- J.D., magna cum laude, Arizona State University; B.S., magna cum laude, Arizona State University
- Order of the Coif, Pedrick Scholar for Academic Excellence, Best Oral Advocate, and International Academy of Trial Lawyers Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy
Last Updated: 5/15/2022