B. Robert Allard

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in San Jose, CA

Corsiglia McMahon & Allard LLP
 | 96 North 3rd Street, Suite 620
San Jose, CA 95112
Phone: 408-289-1417
Fax: 408-289-8127
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1995
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
    Attorney Profile

    With nearly two decades of experience in California, B. Robert Allard provides aggressive and intelligent representation to clients in the Bay Area and Northern California from the San Jose-based firm Corsiglia McMahon & Allard, L.L.P., in personal injury and wrongful death cases as well as cases involving product liability and medical malpractice. As the father of four children, Mr. Allard has a distinct passion for securing justice for children who have endured sexual abuse, and he has worked tirelessly with state legislators to strengthen mandatory child molestation laws that target and penalize predators.

    An accomplished litigator who has successfully tried hundreds of cases, Mr. Allard has secured a number of landmark verdicts. He was instrumental in exposing the USA Swimming molestation scandal, the largest sexual abuse scandal in the history of amateur athletics, and he successfully defeated lawyers from eight different firms appointed by USA Swimming. His victory led to the U.S. Olympic Committee standardizing background checks in all sports, and his vital work in the case drew the attention of national broadcasters such as ABC, which featured him on its "20/20" program.

    After he obtained his law degree from the University of San Francisco, Mr. Allard was admitted to the California Bar in 1995. He was recognized as the Santa Clara County Trial Lawyer of the Year in 2007 and again in 2009. The National Trial Lawyers Association has also honored him yearly since 2010 as one of California's Top 100 Trial Lawyers. Mr. Allard is a long-standing member of the Santa Clara County Trial Lawyers Association and currently serves as its president. He has also been a member of the Consumer Advocates of California since 2006.

    Dedicated to bettering his community, Mr. Allard was honored as the California Lawyer of the Year in the field of Public Justice in 2012 for helping children and their families recover from the evils of sex abuse, and he has been a key figure in San Jose's Pro Bono Project since 1996. He has been honored with an AV-Preeminent rating* from Martindale-Hubbell by his peers as a testament to his professional ability and integrity.

    *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.

    Practice Areas
    • 100%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    Focus Areas

    Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents


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    Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2021

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    About Robert Allard

    Admitted: 1995, California

    Professional Webpage: https://www.cmalaw.net/b-robert-allard.html


    • Perfect 10/10 rating for attorney competance., AVVO.com, 2008
    • AV Peer Review Ratied (highest level of excellence which can be achieved for a lawyer), Marindale-Hubbell, 2007
    • Award of Meritorious Service, Consumer Attorneys of California, 2007
    • "For Fighting against Injustice by Providing Outstanding Legal Representation and Service on Behalf of your Client", Consumer Advocates of California, 2007
    • Santa Clara County Trial Lawyers Association Trial Attorney of the Year, 2009
    • Santa Clara County Trial Lawyers Association Trial Attorney of the Year, 2007
    • Top 100 Irish American Attorneys in U.S., 2010 - Present
    • TOP 100 Trial Lawyers California, American Association for Justice

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Member, Consumer Advocates of California, 2006 - Present
    • Member, Santa Clara County Trial Lawyers Association, 1996 - Present
    • Board of Governors, Santa Clara County Trial Lawyers Association, 2001 - 2005
    • President, Santa Clara County Trial Lawyers Association, 2006 - Present
    • California, 1995

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Pro Bono Project, San Jose, California, 1996 - Present

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Lecturer, Civil Litigation
    • Lecturer, How to Litigate Your First Civil Trial in California
    • Lecturer, Personal Injury Settlements in California
    • Lecturer, How to Effectively Introduce Expert Witness Testimony into Evidence at Trial


    • $1.85 jury verdict in Santa Clara County in January of 2009 ($100,000 offered in settlement)
    • Multiple Seven Figure Settlements, including two for $1.5 million apiece for familes who lost a child due to separate drowning incidents
    • $3.1 million jury verdict in Ventura County in 2007 ($368,000 offered in settlement)
    • $1 million jury verdict, reduced to $900,000 due to comparative negligence in San Francisco in 2008 ($468,000 offered in settlement)

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • President, Santa Clara County Trial Lawyers Association, 2006
    • Board of Governors, Santa Clara County Trial Lawyers Association, 2001

    Educational Background:

    • J.D., University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, 1994
    • B.A., University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN, 1991
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    Office Location for B. Robert Allard

    96 North 3rd Street
    Suite 620
    San Jose, CA 95112

    Phone: 408-289-1417

    Fax: 408-289-8127

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