Robert H. Tourtelot, Esq.
Robert H. Tourtelot is a graduate of the University of Santa Clara and a cum laude graduate of Hastings College of Law where he served as Issue Editor majoring in Business, of the Hastings Law Journal, was a member of the prestigious Order of the Coif an scholastic society and of the Thurston Honor Society.
He began his career in entertainment law at the Los Angeles firm of O’Melveny & Myers, where he worked with major newspapers, radio stations, motion picture studios and producers, cable television operators and the Los Angeles Dodgers.
In 1971, he segued into litigation, opening his own practice on the Westside of Los Angeles, representing plaintiffs in personal injury, real estate and contract litigation. His real estate clients have included individual landowners, land developers, nation-wide affordable housing developers, and geothermal energy producers and lease holders. His business and financial sector clientele included a lumber company, a national travel agency, a farm implement dealer, a home building center, a stock brokerage, an escrow company and a bank. At one time he represented the Los Angeles Dodgers.
In the over-forty years his practice has been concentrated on litigation. Bob has won numerous seven-figure settlements, judgments and verdicts. In 2008, a jury in Chatsworth, California awarded his client nearly $16 million in a major personal injury case against the driver of a dump truck working for the City of Los Angeles, a case garnering world-wide media attention. Bob is a proud, active member of Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA), the Los Angeles County Bar Associates and the Beverly Hills Bar Association.
Bob has been involved in state and local government for many years. In 1991, Governor Pete Wilson appointed him to his Judicial Selection Advisory Board, where he served the State of California for eight years assisting Governor Wilson in appointing Judges in Los Angeles County. From 1993-2001, Bob sat as a Commissioner on the California Horse Racing Board where, in 1999, he was elected Chairman of the Board. He has also been active within the Los Angeles Police Department as a special reserve police officer and as an officer and a director of LAPD Reserve Foundation. Bob is licensed to practice law in California and Hawaii.
Bob has an AV (5.0 out of 5) Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell. The Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings are an objective indicator of a lawyer’s high ethical standards and professional ability, generated from evaluations of lawyers by other members of the bar and the judiciary in California.