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Robert James Guite

Practice areas:

Lawsuits & Disputes, Employee Benefits, Class Action, Construction & Development

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Licensed since 1995

  1. Lawsuits & Disputes: 50%
    20 years
  2. Class Action: 20%
    19 years
  3. Employee Benefits: 20%
    18 years
  4. Construction & Development: 10%
    17 years

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Contact Info

Sheppard Mullin Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton, LLP

Four Embarcadero Center
17th Floor
San Francisco, CA, 94111




Professional Misconduct

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Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2014
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2013
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2012
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
Super LawyerNorthern California Super Lawyers2011
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2008
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2007
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2006
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2005
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2005
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2004
Outstanding Editorial Board MemberN/A1995
Scribes Award for outstanding case note Scribes1994

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerSheppard Mullin Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton, LLP2013 - Present
PartnerSquire Sanders (US) LLP2007 - 2013
ShareholderLane Powell PC1996 - 2007
Judical ClerkSupreme Court of Montana1995 - 1996
Teaching AssistantUniversity of Montana School of Law1993 - 1995


Association NamePosition NameDuration
State Bar of CaliforniaMember2006 - Present
Defense Research InstituteMember1997 - Present
Washington Defense Trial LawyersMember1997 - 2007
Federal Bar Association (Western District of Washington chapter)Member1997 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1996 - Present
King County Bar AssociationMember1996 - 2007
State Bar of MontanaMember1995 - Present
Phi Delta PhiMember1994 - Present


Publication NameTitleDate
LexisNexis publicationWashington Contract Litigation2015
BNA publicationsDOL Final Fee Disclosure Rules May Have Consequences for Fiduciaries Beyond Fines—Could Result in Increased Litigation and Government Enforcement2012
Employee Relations Law JournalERISA Fiduciary Claims: Planning, Protecting and Preparing for Class Actions2005
Montana Law ReviewStratemeyer v. Lincoln County: Mental Injuries and Workers' Compensation Policy1994


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Montana School of LawLawJuris Doctor1995
Seattle UniversityHumanitiesBachelor of Arts1992

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Pacific Claim Executives Association 2014 Annual MeetingBad Faith and Significant Case Law Update: Recent Developments in California, Washington and Montana Insurance Law2014
Advocacy Traning SeriesKeyword Advertising Litigation: Theory and Practice2010
Annual Labor & Employment Law SeminarDepartment of Labor ERISA Compliance Audits2009
Labor & Employment Law SeminarERISA Developments and Litigation Trends2008
Washington State Bar AssociationEmployee Benefits: Introduction to ERISA Litigation2006
Life Health and DisabilityPost-Claim and Litigation Evidence2006
Annual MeetingAppellate Writing1995