Robert A. von Esch IV (“Rob”) is a principal of the VON ESCH LAW GROUP and the chairman of the business, construction, and real estate department of the firm. Rob has obtained many multi-million dollar recoveries and defense results for his clients, and is a frequent author and lecturer on developments in the law and trial technique. He is AVVO rated 10/10 “Superb” and has been consistently recognized as being within the top 5% of attorneys in the State of California by the Super Lawyers peer group rating system.

Rob comes from a long line of attorneys, and members of his family have served the legal community with distinction since 1956. Rob’s wife, Amy, is a practicing attorney as well, and is a principal of the firm. Rob and Amy have a son and daughter and reside in Orange County.

Rob is an avid boater, angler, and surfer.  This passion has taken he and his family all over the world, including Fiji, Indonesia, Mexico, Caribbean, Central & South America, and Hawaii.

PRACTICE AREAS:
        • Business Litigation
        • General Counsel for Business Owners
        • Real Estate Law
        • Insurance Defense
        • Commericial Real Estate Disputes
        • Litigation
        • Landlord Tenant Litigation
        • Product Liability
        • Partnership & Corporate Dissolution
        • Americans with Disabilities Act (defense only)
        • Construction Disputes
        • Eminent Domain
        • Construction Defects
        • Trust Litigation
        • Homeowner Association Dispute
MEMBERSHIPS, ADMISSIONS & AWARDS:
    • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
    • California Bar Association
    • Claims & Litigation Management Alliance
    • Orange County Bar Association
    • Federal District Court
    • Community Associations Institute
    • Phi Sigma Kappa
    • Super Lawyers “Rising Star”
    • AVVO Rated 10/10 “Superb”
EDUCATION & LICENSES:
    • University of California, Santa Barbara, B.A.
    • California State Bar, License #226453
    • Western State College of Law, J.D.
NOTABLE CASES:
    • Dhillon v. FAST Semiconductor, Inc. – Defense Judgment, Plaintiff demand was in excess of $1,000,000.
    • OM Joshua LLC v. Charles Zarkas – Defense Judgment, Plaintiff demand was in excess of $650,000.
    • Shryock v. Gazich –Settled with Plaintiff paying Defendant’s attorney fees, Plaintiff demand was in excess of $50,000.
    • La Costa de Marbella v. City of Carlsbad – $12,500,000 settlement.
    • Tingzon v. City of Oceanside – $6,250,000 settlement.
    • Abad Foam Inc. v. Foam Empire Inc – $1,350,000 judgment.
ARTICLES AND PRESS FEATURING ROB:
    • Verdicts Search California, Vol 8, Issue 23, June 8, 2009.
    • Appearances on NBC, Fox, and other broadcast networks.
    • Trials Digest, Vol 12, No. 18, May 4, 2009.
    • Daily Journal, ” Verdicts & Settlements,” May 1, 2009.
    • Orange County Bar Association, Speaker 2012, “Developments In Real Estate Law”
    • La Jolla Light, ” Homeowners Seek Damages From the City,” September 25, 2007.
    • Orange County Bar Association, Article 2012, “Goodbye Deficiency Judgment, Hello SB 458″
    • Orange County Bar Association, Article 2012, “The Statute That Could Make or Break Your Construction Trial”
    • San Diego Union Tribune, “Fixes From Slide Almost Complete,” March 11, 2006.
    • National Association of Subrogation Professionals, Speaker 2012, “Effective Claims Investigation & Evidence Preservation”
    • North County Times, “ Homeowners Association Sues Carlsbad,” July 12, 2005.
    • California Association of Community Managers, Speaker 2012, “Construction Defect Claims”
    • Common Ground, ” Slip Sliding Away,”   January/February     2006.
    • Business Networking International, Speaker 2012, “Business Asset Protection Considerations”
    • Daily Journal, ” Verdicts & Settlements,” June 30, 2007.