Robert W. Thompson, Managing Partner
Mr. Thompson is a partner in the Orange County office and is the managing partner of the firm. He also heads up the firm's auto dealership practices group.
Mr. Thompson specializes in labor and employment law as well as consumer and business litigation. He represents employers in a wide range of industries throughout California. He provides advice to employers relating to labor and employment issues and has extensive experience in defending employers against claims of discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination and wage and hour violations. He also represents businesses in many areas with a special emphasis on complaints of consumer fraud and statutory violations. His business background and degrees including a Masters of Business Administration gives him an insight into the myriad of issues facing businesses to day so that he can provide solutions to prevent litigation or manage problems after they arise. He is a trial attorney who has had great success defending his clients in Court. Mr. Thompson has extensive experience in defending class actions in both the consumer fraud and wage and hour cases in the restaurant and hospitality industry as well as the automobile dealership industry. He has been successful in defeating many class action cases and is well versed in the various strategies available in handling class action cases.
M.B.A., University of Southern California
B.A. California State University at Fullerton
Institute on International & Comparative Law, Magadalen College, Oxford University, Oxford, England
Mexican Legal Studies Program, Universidad Panamericana, Mexico City, Mexico
Loverso v. Raceway Ford, filed in the Riverside County Superior Court, representing Raceway Ford in consumer class action;
Montano v. Carriage Motors, filed in the Riverside County Superior Court, representing Carriage Motors in a consumer class action and successful in defeating class certification;
Castenada v. Spreen Honda, filed in the San Bernardino Superior Court, representing Spreen Honda in consumer class action and successful in obtaining a Judgment on the Pleadings as to the class claims;
Pacific Inland Bank v. Charles Ainsworth (1995) 41 Cal. App. 4th 277;
Casey Parks v. Eastwood Insurance Services (2002) 235 F. Supp. 2d 1082;
H-D Michigan, Inc. v. Biker's Dream, Inc. (1998) 48 U.S.P.Q. 2d (BNA) 1108;
H-D Michigan, Inc. v. Biker's Dream, Inc. (1998) U.S. Dist. LEXIS 17266;
Testan v. Carlsen Motor Cars, Inc. (2002) WL 234737;
Perez v. RadioShack Corp. (2005) 386 F. Supp. 2d 979;
Sullivan v. Oracle (2008) WL 5147996;
Radillo v. Superior Automotive Group (2008) WL444439;
Stevens v. Superior Court (Star Ford) (1999) 75 Cal. App. 4th 594;
Wayne M. Minor v. Peter Pan Motors (1991) 227 Cal. App. 3d 1613.
"To the Prevailing Party Goes the Spoils; An Overview of an Emerging Tort in California", Western State University Law Review, Vol. 18, No. 1, Fall 1990;
"Reassessing Appraisal Liability", Orange County Lawyer, December, 1995;
“Attention to Detail Crucial in Mediating Class Action Disputes”, Orange County Lawyer, May, 2004;