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Robert J. Drakulich

Personal injury Attorney at Reno, NV

5.0   3 reviews

also known as Bob

  • State Years
    Minnesota - MN 10 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 10 years
    California - CA 12 years
    Nevada - NV 13 years
  • Licensed for 10 years
    State MN
    Acquired 2014
    Status
    Authorized to Practice No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 10 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2014
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2011
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State NV
    Acquired 2010
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Robert

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Robert J. Drakulich is a trial lawyer and partner at THE DRAKULICH FIRM, APLC, with offices in San Diego, California and Reno, Nevada. Mr. Drakulich’s primary practice is in the areas of product liability, personal injury, medical device / pharmaceutical drug mass torts, class actions, nursing home abuse, airplane/helicopter crash, business litigation, and mesothelioma/asbestos cases. Mr. Drakulich is licensed to practice law in California, Nevada, Minnesota, and Washington D.C. and has an appellate practice in the Ninth and Second Circuit.

Mr. Drakulich has actively participated as a member of the trial team on several multi-million-dollar cases. Together with his father, Mr. Drakulich has helped attain hundreds of millions of dollars for the firm’s mass tort clients. In addition to his work on the firm’s mass tort practice, Mr. Drakulich has also helped secure substantial verdicts and settlements on behalf of the firm’s single event cases, collectively resulting in over 40 million dollars.

Mr. Drakulich has been honored to be an invited speaker at over twenty legal seminars across the country, including the last five years at the prestigious Annual Class Action / Complex Litigation Symposium held in New Orleans, Louisiana regarding the topics of federal preemption, the intersection of science and law, and the new standards for personal jurisdiction. Mr. Drakulich has also been an invited speaker at numerous HarrisMartin MDL Conferences, including in San Diego, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Napa, Chicago, Seattle, St. Louis, New York, and Washington D.C., speaking on emerging tort litigation and other specialized topics in complex litigation.

Mr. Drakulich is grateful for the awards and distinctions that he has received throughout his career, including: the National Trial Lawyers Top 40 under 40, Super Lawyers Rising Star in both California and Nevada, AVVO’s highest rating of “Superb” (10.0 out of 10), and America’s Top 100 Attorneys Lifetime Achievement Award.

Mr. Drakulich graduated (cum laude) from the University of San Diego School of Law. Before entering law school, Mr. Drakulich was a high school teacher, tennis coach and a working artist. He graduated (cum laude) with a B.A. degree from the College of Creative Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Mr. Drakulich endeavors to employ his creative skills and teaching background in law. Much like art, when handling a client’s case, Mr. Drakulich looks at it from every angle, reduces it to the simplest form and tries to think of the most compelling method to convey it to an audience.

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THE DRAKULICH FIRM, APLC
245 E Liberty St Ste 510
Reno, NV, 89501-2256
THE DRAKULICH FIRM, APLC
2727 Camino Del Rio S., Ste. 322
San Diego, CA, 92108
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Posted by anonymous | May 16, 2016
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| Consulted Attorney
Smart guy and good at translating legal language
Mr. Drakulich recently reviewed a contract I wanted to sign. He pointed out some liabilities that were not obvious to me (a layperson) and then very clearly explained them point-by-point in language I could understand. He then suggested how to fix them. I really appreciated his patience and willingness to help me understand. I will definitely recommend him to friends and family.
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Posted by Isaac | September 24, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
His calm council gave me confidence and peace-of-mind
Bob Drakulich was a godsend when I ran into legal questions regarding a contract. I am an independent artist and was approached by a major magazine that wanted to publish some of my images. I had no experience working with a large corporation and when contract and copyright issues arose I turned to Bob for help. I was lucky to know Bob. He and I met in college long before he became a lawyer. I’ve known him for years, and he has always been a man of integrity and dedication. When I brought my contract problem to Bob he was patient and professional. Bob spent the time to carefully explain the dense legalese of the contract in terms I could easily grasp. He helped me to understand its language and the implications. Bob was able to show me clearly how the contract kept me at a distinct disadvantage and he laid out several options for me to decide how to proceed. Ultimately Bob helped me re-draft the contract. After speaking with me to be sure he understood my work, and my concerns bob drafted a new contract that put the Magazine and I on equal footing. Thanks to Bob I was able to return to the negotiating table with a new contract, and newfound confidence. Bob was at my side every step of the negotiation, and knowing I could call on his experience and expertise gave me peace of mind during the entire process. Finally I was able to come to amicable terms with the Magazine, getting exactly what I wanted for my work, and it was entirely thanks to Bob Drakulich. Without his help I would never have resolved my contract problems. Because of Bob they were resolved quickly and painlessly leaving me with the time and peace of mind to continue my work. I give Bob Drakulich my highest recommendation.
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Posted by anonymous | August 2, 2015
Highly Recommend
Mr. Drakulich helped me recently with an issue I had. He was very responsive and answered my questions thoroughly. He was extremely professional and knowledgeable. I highly recommend his services.

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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • THE DRAKULICH FIRM, A Professional Law Corporation
  • 2018 - Present
  • Junior Partner
  • THE DRAKULICH FIRM, A Professional Law Corporation
  • 2014 - 2018
  • Senior Associate
  • THE DRAKULICH FIRM, A Professional Law Corporation
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Associate
  • THE DRAKULICH FIRM, A Professional Law Corporation
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Law Clerk
  • THE DRAKULICH FIRM, A Professional Law Corporation
  • 2004 - 2010
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Education

  • University of San Diego School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor (cum laude)
  • 2010
  • University of California - Santa Barbara
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts (cum laude)
  • 2004

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Doe v. Doe Corp., an out-patient endoscopy center
  • This case reached a confidential settlement.
  • Doe v. Doe Corp., a prominent luxury hotel
  • The case settled for a confidential amount prior to the filing of the action.
  • The Estate of Doe, et al. v. Doe Power Co.
  • On the eve of trial, this case reached a confidential settlement.
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Associations

  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Nevada Justice Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Lifetime Achievement Award
  • America's Top 100 Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Certificate of Achievement
  • TIPS/ABOTA National Trial Academy
  • 2015
  • Outstanding Contributor
  • The California Regulatory Law Reporter
  • 2010
  • ART LAW
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Awards
  • 2009
  • EVIDENCE
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Awards
  • 2008
  • TORTS
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Awards
  • 2007
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Publications

  • The California Regulatory Law Reporter
  • Board of Pharmacy
  • 2010
  • The California Regulatory Law Reporter
  • Board of Pediatric Medicine
  • 2010
  • The California Regulatory Law Reporter
  • Respiratory Care Board
  • 2010

Speaking Engagements

  • HarrisMartin’s MDL Conference: ‘Bet-the-Company’ Mass Tort Litigation, San Francisco, CA (postponed due to COVID-19)
  • Current Activity and Developing Trends in Mass Tort Litigation
  • 2020
  • HarrisMartin’s MDL Conference: The Significance of Proposed Rule Changes in MDL Procedures & Valsartan – Miami, FL
  • Rule 30(b)(6) Proposed Changes as well as a panel regarding Personal Jurisdiction in the Post-BMS World
  • 2019
  • HarrisMartin’s MDL Conference: Critical Developments in Mass Torts, MDLs, and Game-Changing Jurisprudence – New Orleans, LA
  • Instructive Guidance for Navigating Today’s Mass Tort Landscape II, including ESI (Artificial Intelligence/Predictive Coding, Digital Production, Litigation Funding, Proposed Disclosure Requirements and Ethical Rules
  • 2019
  • HarrisMartin’s MDL Conference: An Analysis of Today’s Mass Tort Landscape – Washington D.C.
  • Bellwether Selection Process, Mock Trials and Focus Groups
  • 2019
  • 19th Annual Class Action/Complex Litigation Symposium – New Orleans, LA
  • On a panel discussing the topic of Game Changing Rules as well as a panel discussing the topic of Managing MDLs and Mass Torts with the Assistance of Special Masters
  • 2019
  • HarrisMartin’s MDL Conference: ‘Bet-the-Company’ Mass Tort Litigation – Chicago, IL
  • Ethics Associated with Complex Litigation, including Aggregate Settlements, Competing Allegiances, Loyalties Owed to the Court, and Developing Social Media Rules
  • 2018
  • HarrisMartin’s MDL Conference: The Mass Tort Litigation Landscape – A Critical Analysis – Napa, CA
  • Ethical Conundrums, including Aggregate Settlements, Technology Skills, Reasonable Cyber Security Steps, Social Media, Litigating Outside the Court, the Chilling Impacts of Blogs and Identification of Alleged “Judicial Hell Holes”
  • 2018
  • HarrisMartin’s MDL Conference: Current Mass Torts from E-Discovery Through Exit Strategies – New York, NY
  • Recent Developments in Game Changing Dynamics including Jurisdiction, Preemption, Daubert as well as presenting on Interacting with Special Masters & Complex Litigation: Ethical Conundrums
  • 2018
  • 18th Annual Class Action/Complex Litigation Symposium – New Orleans, LA
  • Vanishing MDLs and Procedural Modifications
  • 2018
  • HarrisMartin’s MDL Conference: Personal Jurisdiction and PPI Litigation – Marina Del Rey – Los Angeles, CA
  • BMS – Personal Jurisdiction: How Did We Get Here, Where Are We Now and What Do We Do Next? With Plaintiff and Defense Perspectives
  • 2017
  • HarrisMartin’s MDL Conference: Opioid, Equifax & Talcum Powder – St. Louis, MO
  • The Jurisdictional Landscape Post-SCOTUS Bristol-Myers Decision
  • 2017
  • 17th Annual Class Action/Complex Litigation Symposium – New Orleans, LA
  • Recent Preemption Activity; Drugs, Devices, & Generics
  • 2017
  • HarrisMartin's MDL Conference: 'Bet-the-Company' Mass Tort Litigation - Chicago, IL
  • Complex Litigation Gumbo, including: Preemption, Deposing CEOs and Addressing Apex Defenses, Spoliation, Satellite Testimony at Trial, and Confidentiality and the Associated De-Designation of Documents
  • 2016
  • HarrisMartin's MDL Conference - Seattle, WA
  • State of Preemption in Drug Cases: Levine, Mensing and Beyond
  • 2016
  • 16th Annual Class Action/Complex Litigation Symposium - New Orleans, LA
  • Bellwether Selection Process, Multi-Plaintiff Trials, Apex Depositions, and Satellite Testimony
  • 2016
  • HarrisMartin's MDL Conference: Zofran, Bard IVC and Zimmer Persona Knee Litigation - San Francisco, CA
  • Medtronic Infuse Litigation Update
  • 2015
  • HarrisMartin's MDL Conference: Xarelto, Morcellators and Emerging Torts - San Diego, CA
  • INFUSE Bone Graft
  • 2015
  • HarrisMartin's MDL Conference: Morcellator, Flroroquinolone (FLQ) and Invokana Litigation - New York NY
  • INFUSE
  • 2015
  • 15th Annual Class Action/Complex Litigation Symposium - New Orleans, LA
  • The Intersection of Science and the Law
  • 2015
  • 14th Annual Class Action/Complex Litigation Symposium - New Orleans, LA
  • Recent Preemption Activity; Drugs, Devices, & Generics
  • 2014
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Defective and dangerous products Attorney | Jul 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Bob is one of the most noble and sophisticated lawyers I have met in my practice. He and I worked on a series of depositions, including a chief medical officer of a major corporate entity. Bob was a vital member of the team and unafraid of working long hours to get the job done."
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Defective and dangerous products
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Defective and dangerous products
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Reno Personal injury Lawyer Robert J. Drakulich
Robert J. Drakulich
Personal injury Attorney
Reno, NV
Licensed for 13 years