Robert H. Wright
Public utilities and large and middle-market corporations leverage Robert Wright’s expertise in handling appeals and writs in matters of tort liability and damages, and products liability. He also has significant experience in employment issues and assumption of risk. Robert has presented over 30 arguments before the state and federal appellate courts, including arguments before the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and each of the districts of the California Court of Appeal.
Robert is a partner at the firm, where he has been practicing since 1999. He is one of the firm’s managing partners. He is also a California State Bar Certified Appellate Specialist.
Robert has been counsel of record in closely-watched cases raising issues of statewide importance, including recent cases addressing the application of California’s recreational use immunity statute to utilities (Pacific Gas and Electric Co. v. Superior Court (2017) 10 Cal.App.5th 563) and the admissibility of expert opinion testimony based on the “every exposure” theory in asbestos cases (Davis v. Honeywell International Inc. (2016) 245 Cal.App.4th 477.
Before joining the firm, Robert was a litigation associate with Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, where he handled civil litigation, antitrust counseling, and appeals. Robert is a frequent contributor to state and national legal publications and a featured contributor to the Washington Legal Foundation on the issue of Mass Torts-Asbestos.