Mark Robinson
2020 Inductee

Mr. Robinson’s triumphs in the courtroom include victories against some of the largest and most powerful corporations in America.
The work of Mark Robinson has made an impact on the lives of American citizens for decades. Mark is the founder, senior partner and sole shareholder of Robinson Calcagnie. Mr. Robinson earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Stanford University and graduated cum laude from Loyola School of Law. He has established a prominent legal practice devoted to consumer safety and has worked on thousands of products liability cases, including the
landmark Ford Pinto case, Grimshaw v. Ford Motor Company, where a jury awarded $128 million in compensatory and punitive damages. The verdict was recognized by the Association of Trial Lawyers of America as one of the ten most significant civil trials of the past millennium.
Mr. Robinson’s triumphs in the courtroom include victories against some of the largest and most powerful corporations in America: Anderson v. General Motors, where a Los Angeles jury awarded $4.9 billion to burn victims in an automobile crash; Barnett v. Merck, a $51 million verdict in New Orleans federal court against the manufacturer of the prescription drug Vioxx; Ketchum vs. Hyundai, where a Los Angeles County jury awarded $15 million to a young boy paralyzed by a defective seat belt during a collision; Oliver vs. Nissan, where a jury returned a $9 million verdict in a product liability action in Los Angeles County; Siu v. General Motors, a $9 million judgment in a product liability action in San Diego; and Fair v. Ford, a $12 million award in a wrongful death action in Kentucky arising from a post-collision fire involving a school bus.
In June of 2013, Mr. Robinson received the Philip Burton Lifetime Legal Achievement Award from Consumer Watchdog, a national non-profit organization which advocates for taxpayer and consumer interests. In 2011, he was inducted by the California Bar Association Litigation Section into their Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame.
Mr. Robinson serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Foundation for Democracy and Justice, a partnership of leaders and community professionals dedicated to promoting the principles of democracy through education. He is an adjunct professor of law at the University of California, Irvine School of Law, where he has served on the Dean’s Advisory Committee. He is presently a member of the UC Irvine School of Law Board of Visitors, and has served as a board member of the UCI Foundation.
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