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Robert Mansell

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Los Angeles, CA

Mansell Mansell Ayala + Villaneda
1645 N. Vine Street, Suite 306
Los Angeles, CA 90028-8805
Phone: 323-466-4900
Fax: 323-466-4999
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2023
Licensed in California Since: 1987
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Insurance Coverage, Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile

Robert Mansell is the founder and principal attorney of Mansell & Mansell, A.P.C., a Los Angeles, California, law firm dedicated solely to representing victims of personal injury and other civil wrongs. Since 1985, Mr. Mansell has handled many different types of cases, including plaintiff's claims that have involved automobile accidents, property owner negligence (premises liability law), defective products (product liability law), workplace and industrial accidents, insurance bad faith and civil fraud. He has also won a number of significant jury verdicts, including the first plaintiff's verdict in an air bag-induced injury case against an auto manufacturer, Bresnahan vs. Chrysler, (1995) 32 Cal.App.4th 1559, and 65 Cal.App.4th 1149.

Mr. Mansell graduated from the University of Oklahoma's College of Law in 1985, where he was on law review, and in 1987 he moved his law practice to Los Angeles. He remains licensed to practice law in both Oklahoma and California, and he has successfully tried numerous cases in both jurisdictions. Lastly, Mr. Mansell holds an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale Hubbell and is an active member of several professional organizations, including the American Association for Justice, the Consumer Attorneys of California and the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles.

*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 anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell peer review ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 60%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 20%Insurance Coverage
  • 20%Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Insurance, Bad Faith Insurance, Motor Vehicle Defects


12 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2023

About Robert Mansell

First Admitted: 1985, Oklahoma

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Educational Background

  • Bachelor of Science in Business and Finance from Cameron University in Lawton, Oklahoma, 1982

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Member of the Oklahoma Bar Association, 1985
  • Member, The Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, 1987
  • Member, State Bar of California, 1987
  • Member, American Association for Justice, 1987
  • Member, The Consumer Attorneys of California, 1994


  • Awarded a rating of AV for the highest rating for Legal Ability and Ethical Standards.  Have received an AV rating for 22 years straight., AV Rating, Martindale Hubbell, 1997
  • Law Review, University of Oklahoma, 1983

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • This article explored different issues regarding injuries which were caused by the deployment of air bags and the legal precedent which was established by Bresnahan v. Chrysler contrasted with the opposing case of Pruitt v. General Motors.  The article addressed practical theories for pursuing various air bag cases., Author, Air Bag Litigation: Theories of Recovery for Injuries to Air Bag Deployments, Forum Magazine (Vol 30, No. 5), Consumer Attorneys Of California, 2000

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • Received AV Preeminent rating 8 years in a row - 2011 to present.  This is the highest possible rating from the oldest and most prestigious rating service., 2011
  • AV rating awarded by Martindale Hubbell for 22 years straight - from 1997 to present.  This is the highest rating in both legal ability and ethical standards., 1997

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Helped organize tree planitings in local parks with the Tree People, 2017
  • AYSO Soccer coach for girls soccer teams, 2004
  • Formed Citizens Preserving Runyon to stop planned commercialization of Runyon Canyon park located in Los Angeles.  We organized the neighborhood, filed suite against the City of Los Angeles and successfully stopped the project and protected the park., 2016


  • Jury verdict for $9,254,397 for TBI caused when bouncer punched out a patron in a bar.  This was the largest assault and battery verdict for 2017., 2017
  • $1,950,000 recovered for the wrongful death of a 80 year old man survived by his wife and two adult sons who was killed while crossing in an unmarked crosswalk., 2007
  • $875,000 recovered for a pedestrian who was struck while J-walking on a poorly lit street at night.  The 72 year old plaintiff suffered a back injury which caused him to use a cane while walking after the accident., 2009
  • $1,000,000 settlement.  Wrongful death of 29 year old single woman which was rear-ended by a truck on the freeway., 2010
  • $641,000 recovered including 998 costs.  $565,000 jury verdict for the wrongful death of a 79 year old man survived only by his adult son.  The defendant was driving a produce delivery truck and denied that his truck struck the decedent.  Plaintiff had demanded $350,000 via a statutory offer and therefore  recovered prejudgment interest and additional costs totaling another $76,000., 1995
  • $1,275,000 jury verdict arising from a crane accident where a 9,000 load dropped onto a worker's heal.  The crane operator claimed that Plaintiff did not properly secure the load and that the accident was his own fault.  Defendant offered $150,000 and Plaintiff's emand was $1,000,000, 1998
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Office Location for Robert Mansell

1645 N. Vine Street
Suite 306
Los Angeles, CA 90028-8805

Phone: 323-466-4900

Fax: 323-466-4999

Last Updated: 6/9/2022

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