Robert Throckmorton

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Top Rated Construction Litigation Attorney in Irvine, CA

Tomassian, Throckmorton & Inouye LLP
 | 2 Corporate Park, Suite 210
Irvine, CA 92606
Phone: 949-955-2280
Fax: 949-476-8081
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1995
Practice Areas:
  • Construction Litigation: Business (70%),
  • Real Estate: Business (20%),
  • Business Litigation (10%)
Attorney Profile

Robert S. Throckmorton is a partner at Tomassian, Throckmorton & Inouye LLP, an Irvine, California, law firm. Mr. Throckmorton is a trial attorney, having achieved proven results on behalf of his clients.  He has extensive experience litigating construction claims and defects, mechanic's liens, real estate and business disputes and appellate matters.

Of the many favorable results, Mr. Throckmorton and Serge Tomassian recently obtained a net $1,245,000 judgment in favor of their client, a general engineering contractor.  Their client claimed damages for the unpaid balance of $239,053 on a public works project, along with prompt payment penalties, prejudgment interest, costs and attorneys fees. Their client also had to defend against $500,000 in unwarranted back-charges, and a claim that it was an unlicensed contractor. (The client is a licensed engineering and general building contractor). The trial court entered judgment in favor of the client, and the judgment was upheld on appeal.

Mr. Throckmorton also protected a judgment for his client in a published appellate decision at Mesa Forest Products, Inc. v. St. Paul Mercury Insurance Company (1999) 72 Cal.App.4th 324, 86 Cal.Rptr.2d 398.  The case involved a Civil Code section 998 settlement offer and the defendant's post-offer payments.

Mr. Throckmorton is in receipt of Martindale-Hubbell's AV Peer Review Rating, a testament to the fact that a lawyer's peers rank him at the highest level of professional excellence and ethics.  Over the last two years Mr. Throckmorton has been selected to Super Lawyers (2013-2014), which is a rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.  He also has been recognized with an Avvo Rating of 10.0.

Mr. Throckmorton graduated in 1995 from the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University. He had previously received a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and Political Science in 1992, also from Brigham Young University. Between 1991 to 1992, Mr. Throckmorton served as a legislative correspondent to United States Senator Orrin Hatch.

Mr. Throckmorton was admitted to the State Bar of California in 1995 and the United States District Court for the Central District of California in 1996. He is a member of the Business Litigation and Construction Law Sections of the Orange County Bar Association (OCBA). He chaired the Construction Law Section of the OCBA in 2008.

Practice Areas
  • 70%Construction Litigation
  • 20%Real Estate
  • 10%Business Litigation
Focus Areas

Construction Defects


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Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2020

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About Robert Throckmorton

Admitted: 1995, California

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Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Legislative Correspondent to U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch, 1991-1992
  • Member, California State Bar Association
  • Board of Directors, Past Member, J. Reuben Clark Law Society, Orange County Chapter
  • Member, Business Litigation and Construction Law Sections, Orange County Bar Association
  • Chair, Construction Law Section, Orange County Bar Association, 2008
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California, 1996

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Mesa Forest Products, Inc. v. St. Paul Mercury Ins. Co. (1999) 73 Cal.App.4th 324, 86 Cal.Rptr.2d 398

Educational Background:

  • Brigham Young University, B.A., 1992
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Office Location for Robert Throckmorton

2 Corporate Park
Suite 210
Irvine, CA 92606

Phone: 949-955-2280

Fax: 949-476-8081

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Last Updated: 9/18/2019

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