FACES of Orange County 2018


The Face of Consumer Protection

Mark P. Robinson, Jr. has dedicated his legal career to protecting the rights of consumers – making people’s lives safer – whether they are working, driving, or taking medication. As the founding and senior partner of the Newport Beach law firm, Robinson Calcagnie, Inc., Robinson has devoted his life to obtaining justice for thousands of people injured by defective products, dangerous drugs, and negligence.

“It has always been important to me to help people fighting an uphill battle,” said Robinson. “Consumer rights are a vital part of our nation, our legal system, and even our economy. Helping real people get the justice they deserve is what really matters to me.”

Robinson’s work spans four decades, having obtained a $128M judgment in the 1978 Ford Pinto case, Grimshaw v. Ford Motor Company. The landmark verdict is recognized by the Association of Trial Lawyers of America as one of the ten most significant civil trials of the past millennium. Recent successes include a $417M verdict on behalf of a talc user and a $46M verdict on behalf of a man hit by a car.

Peer groups and legal publications have recognized Robinson with various accolades, to name a few: the National Trial Lawyers Trial Lawyer of the Year; the California Bar Association Litigation Section Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame; the American Association of Justice Lifetime Achievement Award; the Public Justice Champion of Justice Award; the California Lawyer magazine California Attorney of the Year (CLAY) Award; the Orange County Trial Lawyer Association Personal Injury Trial Lawyer of the Year. He has consistently been selected by the Los Angeles Daily Journal as one of the Top 100 Lawyers in California and Top Plaintiff Lawyers.

19 Corporate Plaza Drive | Newport Beach | p. 949.720.1288 f. 949.720.1292 | robinsonfirm.com

Photography by Jason Wallis Photography