B. Robert Allard

Top rated personal injury attorney in San Jose, California

Corsiglia McMahon & Allard LLP
B. Robert Allard
Corsiglia McMahon & Allard LLP

Practice Areas: Personal injury; view more

Licensed in California since: 1995

Education: University of San Francisco School of Law

Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2023

Corsiglia McMahon & Allard LLP

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


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

Personal injury - general: plaintiff

Focus areas

Sexual abuse - plaintiff, Trucking accidents

  • 100% Personal injury - general: plaintiff

First Admitted: 1995, California

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

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Lecturer, Personal Injury Settlements in California
  • Lecturer, Civil Litigation
  • Lecturer, How to Litigate Your First Civil Trial in California
  • Lecturer, How to Effectively Introduce Expert Witness Testimony into Evidence at Trial
  • Top 100 Irish American Attorneys in U.S., 2010 - Present
  • Award of Meritorious Service, Consumer Attorneys of California, 2007
  • AV Peer Review Ratied (highest level of excellence which can be achieved for a lawyer), Marindale-Hubbell, 2007
  • Perfect 10/10 rating for attorney competance., AVVO.com, 2008
  • Santa Clara County Trial Lawyers Association Trial Attorney of the Year, 2007
  • TOP 100 Trial Lawyers California, American Association for Justice
  • Santa Clara County Trial Lawyers Association Trial Attorney of the Year, 2009
  • "For Fighting against Injustice by Providing Outstanding Legal Representation and Service on Behalf of your Client", Consumer Advocates of California, 2007
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Pro Bono Project, San Jose, California, 1996 - Present
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • California, 1995
  • President, Santa Clara County Trial Lawyers Association, 2006 - Present
  • Board of Governors, Santa Clara County Trial Lawyers Association, 2001 - 2005
  • Member, Santa Clara County Trial Lawyers Association, 1996 - Present
  • Member, Consumer Advocates of California, 2006 - Present
  • $1.85 jury verdict in Santa Clara County in January of 2009 ($100,000 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)
  • $3.1 million jury verdict in Ventura County in 2007 ($368,000 offered in settlement)
  • Multiple Seven Figure Settlements, including two for $1.5 million apiece for familes who lost a child due to separate drowning incidents
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:
  • President, Santa Clara County Trial Lawyers Association, 2006
  • Board of Governors, Santa Clara County Trial Lawyers Association, 2001

Office location for B. Robert Allard

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

Phone: 408-289-1417


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