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B. Robert Allard

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in San Jose, CA

Corsiglia McMahon & Allard LLP
96 North 3rd Street, Suite 620
San Jose, CA 95112
Phone: 408-289-1417
Fax: 408-289-8127
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2022
Licensed in California Since: 1995
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
Attorney Profile

With nearly two decades of experience in California, B. Robert Allard provides aggressive and intelligent representation to clients in the Bay Area and Northern California from the San Jose-based firm Corsiglia McMahon & Allard, L.L.P., in personal injury and wrongful death cases as well as cases involving product liability and medical malpractice. As the father of four children, Mr. Allard has a distinct passion for securing justice for children who have endured sexual abuse, and he has worked tirelessly with state legislators to strengthen mandatory child molestation laws that target and penalize predators.

An accomplished litigator who has successfully tried hundreds of cases, Mr. Allard has secured a number of landmark verdicts. He was instrumental in exposing the USA Swimming molestation scandal, the largest sexual abuse scandal in the history of amateur athletics, and he successfully defeated lawyers from eight different firms appointed by USA Swimming. His victory led to the U.S. Olympic Committee standardizing background checks in all sports, and his vital work in the case drew the attention of national broadcasters such as ABC, which featured him on its "20/20" program.

After he obtained his law degree from the University of San Francisco, Mr. Allard was admitted to the California Bar in 1995. He was recognized as the Santa Clara County Trial Lawyer of the Year in 2007 and again in 2009. The National Trial Lawyers Association has also honored him yearly since 2010 as one of California's Top 100 Trial Lawyers. Mr. Allard is a long-standing member of the Santa Clara County Trial Lawyers Association and currently serves as its president. He has also been a member of the Consumer Advocates of California since 2006.

Dedicated to bettering his community, Mr. Allard was honored as the California Lawyer of the Year in the field of Public Justice in 2012 for helping children and their families recover from the evils of sex abuse, and he has been a key figure in San Jose's Pro Bono Project since 1996. He has been honored with an AV-Preeminent rating* from Martindale-Hubbell by his peers as a testament to his professional ability and integrity.

*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 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
  • 100%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents

Selections

14 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2022

Articles about B. Robert Allard appearing in Super Lawyers

About B. Robert Allard

First Admitted: 1995, California

Professional Webpage: https://www.cmalaw.net/b-robert-allard.html

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Lecturer, Civil Litigation
  • Lecturer, How to Litigate Your First Civil Trial in California
  • Lecturer, Personal Injury Settlements in California
  • Lecturer, How to Effectively Introduce Expert Witness Testimony into Evidence at Trial

Verdicts/Settlements

  • Multiple Seven Figure Settlements, including two for $1.5 million apiece for familes who lost a child due to separate drowning incidents
  • $3.1 million jury verdict in Ventura County in 2007 ($368,000 offered in settlement)
  • $1 million jury verdict, reduced to $900,000 due to comparative negligence in San Francisco in 2008 ($468,000 offered in settlement)
  • $1.85 jury verdict in Santa Clara County in January of 2009 ($100,000 offered in settlement)

Honors/Awards

  • "For Fighting against Injustice by Providing Outstanding Legal Representation and Service on Behalf of your Client", Consumer Advocates of California, 2007
  • Santa Clara County Trial Lawyers Association Trial Attorney of the Year, 2009
  • Santa Clara County Trial Lawyers Association Trial Attorney of the Year, 2007
  • Top 100 Irish American Attorneys in U.S., 2010 - Present
  • TOP 100 Trial Lawyers California, American Association for Justice
  • AV Peer Review Ratied (highest level of excellence which can be achieved for a lawyer), Marindale-Hubbell, 2007
  • Award of Meritorious Service, Consumer Attorneys of California, 2007
  • Perfect 10/10 rating for attorney competance., AVVO.com, 2008

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Pro Bono Project, San Jose, California, 1996 - Present

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Member, Consumer Advocates of California, 2006 - Present
  • Member, Santa Clara County Trial Lawyers Association, 1996 - Present
  • Board of Governors, Santa Clara County Trial Lawyers Association, 2001 - 2005
  • President, Santa Clara County Trial Lawyers Association, 2006 - Present
  • California, 1995

Educational Background

  • B.A., University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN, 1991
  • J.D., University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, 1994

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • Board of Governors, Santa Clara County Trial Lawyers Association, 2001
  • President, Santa Clara County Trial Lawyers Association, 2006
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Office Location for B. Robert Allard

96 North 3rd Street
Suite 620
San Jose, CA 95112

Phone: 408-289-1417

Fax: 408-289-8127

Last Updated: 4/27/2020

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