Robert R. Clayton

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Manhattan Beach, CA

Taylor & Ring
 | 1230 Rosecrans Ave, Suite 360
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Phone: 310-209-4100
Fax: 310-208-5052
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2021
Selected To Rising Stars: 2006 - 2011
Licensed Since: 1999
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (20%)
    Attorney Profile

    As a partner at Taylor & Ring, Robert R. Clayton is dedicated to representing clients in Los Angeles, California, and throughout the state of California. He focuses his practice on personal injury, generally handling cases that involve motorcycle and motor vehicle accidents, mass transit accidents, airplane accidents, scalding/burns, assault and battery of customers by security guards, products liability, dangerous conditions on public property, premises liability, and wrongful death. Mr. Clayton also handles cases involving sexual harassment and sexual abuse.

    As an undergraduate student at California State University, Northridge, Mr. Clayton was honored with the Jenniellen Ferguson Memorial Award for academic excellence. After he graduated with a Bachelors of Art in political science, he attended Loyola Law School, Los Angeles. While in law school, Mr. Clayton was the managing editor of the Loyola Entertainment Law Journal. He graduated in 1999 with a Juris Doctor.

    Mr. Clayton began his career defending companies and individuals from personal injury lawsuits, where he gained in-depth knowledge regarding how insurance companies evaluate claims. In his current practice, he draws on this valuable experience to help him passionately advocate for his clients and their rights. Understanding the impact that serious personal injuries can have on victims and their families, Mr. Clayton approaches each case with sensitivity. He strives to help his clients achieve the most favorable outcomes possible to their legal issues. Over the course of his career, Mr. Clayton has obtained several multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements on behalf of his clients. He has an Avvo "Superb" rating.

    Staying active in the legal community is a priority for Mr. Clayton. He is a member of the American Association for Justice, the American Bar Association, the Consumer Attorneys of California, the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Trial Lawyers' Charities.

     
    Practice Areas
    • 50%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    • 30%Civil Litigation: Plaintiff
    • 20%Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
    Focus Areas

    Animal Bites, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Products Liability

    Selections

    Selected to Super Lawyers for 10 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 6 years

    Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2021 Rising Stars: 2006 - 2011

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    About Robert Clayton

    Admitted: 1999, California

    Professional Webpage: http://www.taylorring.com/Attorneys/Robert-R-Clayton.shtml

    Honors/Awards:

    • , "Superb" Rating, AVVO.com, 2020
    • , Super Lawyer, Southern California Super Lawyers Magazine, 2020
    • , Super Lawyer, Southern California Super Lawyers Magazine, 2019
    • , Super Lawyer, Southern California Super Lawyers Magazine, 2018
    • , Super Lawyer, Southern Califonia Super Lawyers Magazine, 2017
    • , Super Lawyer, Southern California Super Lawyers Magazine, 2015
    • , Super Lawyer, Southern California Super Lawyers Magazine, 2016
    • , Super Lawyer, Southern California Super Lawyers Magazine, 2013
    • , Super Lawyer, Southern California Super LAwyers Magazine, 2014
    • , Rising Star, Southern California Super Lawyers Magazine, 2011
    • , Super Lawyer, Southern California Super Lawyers Magazine, 2012
    • , Rising Star, Southern California Super Lawyers Magazine, 2010
    • , Rising Star, Southern California Super Lawyers Magazine, 2009
    • , Rising Star, Southern Califonia Super Lawyers Magazine, 2007
    • , Named one of the "Best Lawyers in America", Best Lawyers in America Magazine, 2020
    • , Rising Star, Southern California Super LAwyers Magazine, 2008
    • , Rising Star, Southern California Super Lawyers Magazine, 2006
    • , Recipient of the Jenniellen Ferguson Memorial Award for Academic Excellence, California State University, Northridge, 1996
    • , Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyer, Lawdragon, 2020

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA), Member
    • Law Journal: Loyola Entertainment Law Journal, Managing Editor, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, California
    • State Bar of California, Member
    • American Association for Justice (AAJ), Member
    • American Bar Association (ABA), Member
    • Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC), Member
    • Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Charities (LATLC), Member

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Article discussed the key factors to consider when choosing a personal injury attorney., Author, What Qualities Should I Consider When Searching For a Personal Injury Attorney?, Super Lawyers Magazine - Rising Stars Edition, 2007
    • Article discussed the role of legal support staff in the retention of, and interactions with, expert witnesses., Author, Expert Witnesses and Legal Support Staff, The Advocate Magazine, 2018
    • Article discussed cross-examining defendants and their expert witnesses at trial., Author, Cross-Examination of the Defendant and Its Experts, The Advocate Magazine, 2013

    Verdicts/Settlements:

    • $1.1 million for four teenage boys who suffered burn injuries when a camping stove exploded
    • $1.25 million for a motorcyclist who suffered shoulder and head injuries when a vehicle made a left turn in front of him causing him to lay down his bike
    • $1.65 million for college students who suffered non-life threatening injuries when a balcony collapsed at a fraternity party
    • $6 million from a property owner for a child that suffered a brain injury after falling into an unguarded pool
    • $2 million for the daughter of a trucker who was killed when a concrete wall fell off his trailer taking his life
    • $2.2 million for a 10-year old boy who suffered burns to his hands after falling into a fire pit at a camp gound
    • $2.4 million for a woman who suffered head and shoulder injuries after being struck by an automobile in a crosswalk
    • $5 million from Metrolink for a woman who suffered knee and leg injuries after falling from a train 
    • $4.5 million for a 65-year old man who sustained injuries after he fell from a defective manlift
    • $2.1 million for the wrongful death of a 79-year old woman who died after being scalded in her apartment shower
    • $1.5 million for the wrongful death of a single, undocumented adult male who fell to his death at a condominium
    • $1 million for a 43-year old woman who fell at the home of choreographer/singer Paula Abdul
    • $5 million for a 52-year old woman that suffered a back injury in a motorcycle accident
    • $3.5 million from a trucking company and the State of California for the wrongful death of a motorcyclist after an intersection accident
    • $1.5 million for a 51-year old man that fractured his hip in a motorcycle accident
    • $1 million for the elderly mother of an adult son who died from injuries sustained during an altercation with a security guard at a hospital.
    • $4.25 million from the County of Los Angeles for a 45-year old man whose foot was amputated by a train
    • $1.75 million for an elderly woman who fractured her hip and ribs after being struck by a hit-and-run driver at a medical building
    • $1.1 million for a 52-year old man who sustained a back injury when rear-ended in stop-and-go traffic

    Educational Background:

    • California State University, Northridge, 1996

    Industry Groups

    • Consumer Attorneys Association Of Los Angeles (CAALA)
    • Consumer Attorneys Of California (CAOC)
    • Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Charities (LATLC)
    • State Bar Of California
    • The American Association For Justice (AAJ)
    • The American Bar Association
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    Office Location for Robert R. Clayton

    1230 Rosecrans Ave
    Suite 360
    Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

    Phone: 310-209-4100

    Fax: 310-208-5052

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