TORRANCE, CA – AgnewBrusavich, a Torrance-based serious personal injury law firm, welcomes seasoned litigator Robert Stone as Of Counsel. Having tried more than 100 cases in both state and federal courts, Mr. Stone specializes in personal injury and wrongful death, including motor accidents, aviation crashes, elder abuse, medical malpractice and defective products.
His most notable trial includes the first California jury trial involving the application of Proposition 51, which limited the liability of who must pay non-economic damages assessed in lawsuits. Mr. Stone also tried the first Federal Court wrongful death damage case which stemmed from the Cerritos aviation crash in 1986.
“Having tried a vast range of cases, Bob’s reputation as a trial lawyer and a gentleman is unmatched,” says Partner Gerald Agnew. “The caliber of the results he has achieved over the years is impressive, and we’re pleased to have him as part of the team.”
Outside of the courtroom, Mr. Stone holds numerous leadership positions, including Past National President of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA); Past President of the Los Angeles Chapter of Cal-ABOTA; Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers; and Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Attorneys.
“Through my five decades of being a trial lawyer, I take great pride in the fact that defense lawyers, physicians and members of the bench have personally retained me or have referred their family members or friends to me,” says Mr. Stone. “Gerry and Bruce have been colleagues of mine for some time now, who I have always admired. I look forward to contributing my experience to help the clients of AgnewBrusavich while working with some great trial lawyers.”
Mr. Stone obtained his Juris Doctor from Boalt Hall School of Law at UC Berkeley and his Masters of Law in Tort Law from the University of Southern California Law School.