Robert Garrett

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Professional Liability Attorney in Pasadena, CA

Garrett & Tully
 | 225 South Lake Avenue, Suite 1400
Pasadena, CA 91101
Phone: 626-577-9500
Fax: 626-577-0813
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1975
Practice Areas:
  • Professional Liability: Defense (40%),
  • Real Estate (40%),
  • Insurance Coverage (20%)
Attorney Profile

As a shareholder at Pasadena, California, office of the firm Garrett & Tully, Robert Garrett has represented a broad base of clients throughout California and nationwide during his career spanning more than 35 years. He concentrates his practice primarily on business and real estate litigation, including matters involving unfair competition, escrow negligence and title insurance coverage, in addition to providing a robust defense to accountants, auditors and other professionals in professional liability cases. Martindale-Hubbell has awarded him its AV-Preeminent* peer-reviewed rating.

Mr. Garrett's comprehensive knowledge and incisive approach have saved his clients tens of millions of dollars. In a professional liability case, he and a partner at the firm defended clients against a claim seeking in excess of $30 million in damages, and the plaintiffs' award was reduced to a nominal amount. Another two cases involving $35 million in punitive damages were dismissed entirely after Mr. Garrett and a partner mounted a vigorous defense on behalf of the escrow companies involved.

A member of the litigation section of the American Bar Association and the litigation and real property sections of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, Mr. Garrett is a founding member of the State Bar of California's title insurance roundtable. He is also a member of the California Land Title Association and the Association of Southern California Defense Counsel.

Mr. Garrett practices before all state and district courts in California. Additionally, he has appeared before the United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States. Mr. Garrett earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Southern California in 1972 and his Juris Doctor from the University of California at Los Angeles School of Law in 1975. He is involved in many community-based organizations, including programs that offer youth mentoring in Southern California.

*AV-Preeminent is a certification mark 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
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Professional Liability (40%)

Real Estate (40%)

Insurance Coverage (20%)


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Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2020

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About Robert Garrett

Admitted: 1975, California

Professional Webpage:


  • AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Association of Southern California Defense Counsel
  • California Land Title Association
  • Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association, Steering Committee of the Title Insurance Sub-Section
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Litigation and Real Property Sections
  • Founding Member, State Bar of California, Title Insurance Round Table
  • American Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • California

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • "Case Presentations Concerning Admissibility of Expert Testimony"
  • "Can You Protect the 'Research Expert?"
  • "Scientific Research in the Courtroom"
  • "Protection of Experts Against Compelled Disclosure of Research Data and Financial Information"
  • "The Art of Negotiation"

Educational Background:

  • University of Southern California, B.A., Cum Laude, 1972

Industry Groups

  • Accountants
  • Attorneys
  • Escrows
  • Title Insurers
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Office Location for Robert Garrett

225 South Lake Avenue
Suite 1400
Pasadena, CA 91101

Phone: 626-577-9500

Fax: 626-577-0813

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Last Updated: 5/23/2019

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