Robert D. Tobey, Jr.

Special Counsel

“I use my experience as a former prosecutor to scrutinize claims with refined analysis to minimize threats to my client’s bottom line.”

Robert D. Tobey, Jr.

Special Counsel

2033 North Main Street, Suite 800, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
T: 925.952.5553 F: 925.930.6620


When litigating matters, Robert D. Tobey, Jr. provides comprehensive case analysis and counsel to clients regarding defense and resolution strategies.

Defense Strategies for Success

Robert’s practice includes toxic tort litigation, product liability, construction defect and general insurance defense. He investigates allegations of liability and potential exposure, and uses several defense strategies including motions for summary judgment to resolve challenges in the early stages of litigation, minimizing costs.

Complex and Catastrophic Litigation

Supporting a wide range of clients, Robert’s representation includes government agencies and Fortune 500 companies in toxic tort and product liability matters. His experience includes matters stemming from catastrophic trucking accidents, fire loss, product liability claims, floods and landslides. Robert’s exhaustive, yet efficient, study of each case includes pre-trial discovery and depositions of medical experts, vocational experts, plaintiffs and third-party witnesses to strategize the best approach to a resolution.

Handling cases from initial case evaluation, dismissal, settlement and trial, Robert also collaborates with clients to achieve their overall objectives and to reduce the threat of future litigation.

Proven Success Rate

Prior to moving to California a decade ago, Robert worked as an Assistant City Attorney for the Flagstaff Attorney’s Office in Arizona, representing the city and victims in domestic violence prosecutions with a 98% success rate. Later, he worked as a Deputy County Attorney for the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office in Phoenix, where he excelled in representing the state in all stages of felony and misdemeanor prosecutions with a 99% success rate.

Overview

When litigating matters, Robert D. Tobey, Jr. provides comprehensive case analysis and counsel to clients regarding defense and resolution strategies.

Defense Strategies for Success

Robert’s practice includes toxic tort litigation, product liability, construction defect and general insurance defense. He investigates allegations of liability and potential exposure, and uses several defense strategies including motions for summary judgment to resolve challenges in the early stages of litigation, minimizing costs.

Complex and Catastrophic Litigation

Supporting a wide range of clients, Robert’s representation includes government agencies and Fortune 500 companies in toxic tort and product liability matters. His experience includes matters stemming from catastrophic trucking accidents, fire loss, product liability claims, floods and landslides. Robert’s exhaustive, yet efficient, study of each case includes pre-trial discovery and depositions of medical experts, vocational experts, plaintiffs and third-party witnesses to strategize the best approach to a resolution.

Handling cases from initial case evaluation, dismissal, settlement and trial, Robert also collaborates with clients to achieve their overall objectives and to reduce the threat of future litigation.

Proven Success Rate

Prior to moving to California a decade ago, Robert worked as an Assistant City Attorney for the Flagstaff Attorney’s Office in Arizona, representing the city and victims in domestic violence prosecutions with a 98% success rate. Later, he worked as a Deputy County Attorney for the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office in Phoenix, where he excelled in representing the state in all stages of felony and misdemeanor prosecutions with a 99% success rate.

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Education

University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, J.D., 1996

  • Extern for the Honorable John Roll, U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona
  • Recipient, Udall Foundation Fellowship
  • Dean’s Merit Award

University of Arizona, B.A., 1991

Admission

  • State Bar of California, 2003
  • State Bar of Arizona, 1998
  • United States District Court Northern District of California
  • United States District Court Eastern District of California
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania (Asbestos MDL)

Memberships

  • Coconino County Domestic Violence Response Team and the Domestic Violence STOP Committee
  • Habitat for Humanity