Robert M. Partain

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Products Liability Attorney in Newport Beach, CA

Robinson Calcagnie, Inc.
 | 19 Corporate Plaza Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660
Phone: 949-720-1288
Fax: 949-720-1292
Selected To Rising Stars: 2005 - 2011, 2013
Licensed Since: 2002
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff (50%)
Attorney Profile

An attorney at Robinson Calcagnie, Inc., Robert M. Partain offers dedicated legal services to people throughout California. Focusing his practice on personal injury and product liability litigation, Mr. Partain aggressively advocates on behalf of those who have suffered serious injuries, substantial damages or economic losses due to the negligent actions of other parties.

When companies cut corners on safety and injuries result, Mr. Partain strives to hold them accountable. To this end, he works with a network of nationally recognized professional experts and utilizes other resources and technological tools in order to build strong cases that prove liability. Mr. Partain recognizes the challenges that personal injuries may present for his clients and their families, including undue medical expenses and lost wages. He is not easily intimidated by large companies or their legal teams, and stands up for his clients’ best interests throughout the duration of their case.

Before graduating cum laude with a Juris Doctor from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, Mr. Partain attended California State University, Sacramento. From there, he earned a Bachelor of Science in marketing, graduating cum laude. While attending law school, Mr. Partain served as the executive articles editor for the Hastings Law Journal.

Staying active in the legal community is a priority for Mr. Partain. He has shared his knowledge with other professionals, giving lectures and speeches before several organizations. Mr. Partain has also authored numerous articles. He generally handles cases involving issues such as auto accidents, trucking accidents, dangerous or defective products, unsafe property conditions, and dangerous drugs and medical devices.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - Products (50%): Products Liability

Class Action/Mass Torts (50%)

Focus Areas

Products Liability


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Rising Stars: 2005 - 2011, 2013

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About Robert Partain

Admitted: 2002, California

Professional Webpage:


  • Member, Thurston Honor Society

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • USCA‚ Ninth Circuit
  • USDC‚ Eastern District of California
  • USDC‚ Southern District of Indiana
  • USDC‚ Northern District of California
  • USDC‚ Central District of California
  • California Bar

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • "A Preamble to Preemption – The Effect of the FDA's Final Rule on Pharmaceutical Drug Litigation" Mealey's Teleconference: Preemption – The FDA & Pharmaceutical Drug Litigation (June 6‚ 2006)
  • "Preemption Issues in SSRI Litigation" Mealey's SSRI Teleconference (December 8‚ 2005)
  • "Discovery of FDA and Other Regulatory Agency Evidence‚" ATLA Education Reference Materials‚ ATLA 2006 Annual Convention
  • "The FDA‚ Drug Manufacturers‚ And SSRI Preemption: A Match Made In Heaven?" Mealey's Litigation Report Antidepressant Drugs (Nov. 2005)
  • "What Happened to the FDA?" Harris Martin's Columns: Drugs & Supplements (July 2005)
  • "Due Process‚ Rule 23 & Hybrid Classes: A Practical Solution‚" 53 Hast. L. J. 1359 (2002)
  • Executive Articles Editor, Hastings Law Journal


  • Zikis v. Pfizer‚ Inc.‚ 2005 WL 3274107 (N.D. Ill. 2005)
  • Witczak v. Pfizer‚ Inc.‚ 377 F.Supp.2d 726 (D. Minn. 2005)
  • Cartwright v. Pfizer‚ Inc.‚ 369 F.Supp.2d 876 (E.D. Tex. 2005)
  • Barton v. U.S. District Court for the Central District of California‚ 410 F.3d 1104 (9th Cir.2005)

Educational Background:

  • California State University‚ Sacramento, B.S. Marketing, Cum Laude, 1999
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Office Location for Robert M. Partain

19 Corporate Plaza Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Phone: 949-720-1288

Fax: 949-720-1292

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Last Updated: 9/11/2017

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