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Robert Jay Mandell

Brain injury Attorney at Woodland Hills, CA

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also known as Robert J. Mandell, Robert Mandell

  • Licensed for 36 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1987
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Practice areas
  1. Brain injury
    Serious injuries to the head, brain and spinal cord occur every day in the United States with over 1,000,000 injuries each year. These injuries can affect anyone from adults to teenagers, infants to the elderly. Brain, spinal cord and head injuries most commonly occur in traffic accidents but they can also result from falls, diving accidents, and sports injuries. Common types of brain, head, or spinal cord injuries include: Concussion, Brain contusion, Skull fracture, and Hematoma.

  2. Car accident
    According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2003, over 6.3 million traffic accidents were reported in the United States. Of those accidents, 42,643 were fatal crashes. For the same year, California reported 4,215 fatalities from traffic accidents. That's almost 10% of the national average! It is probably no surprise that over one third of these fatal traffic accidents were speed-related. If negligence is involved, an experienced personal injury lawyer can help.

  3. Defective and dangerous products
    As consumers, we deserve to know whether a product is harmful or defective. It is the responsibility of manufacturer to alert consumers if there are any dangers associated with the use of the product. Through recalls, many products are removed from the shelves because of injuries that have resulted while using the product. Warning labels are also used to make consumers aware of potential harm. If you have been injured by a defective or dangerous product, you may be entitled to monetary damages.

  4. Medical malpractice
    Undergoing surgery or hospitalization is a traumatic experience for the patient as well as his or her family and friends. Patients place their trust and health in the hands of doctors, nurses and all medical personnel involved in the services for their well-being. Unfortunately, this trust is violated when medical negligence causes serious injury and death. Delay in diagnosis, Anesthesia error, Improper consent before a medical procedure, and Surgical error are examples of medical malpractice.

  5. Personal injury
    The Mandell Law Firm represents individuals injured in a variety of accidents, including: Airplane Accidents, Auto Accidents, Bicycle Accidents, Birth Injuries, Boating Accidents, Brain & Head Injuries, Construction Site Accidents, Dog Bites & Animal Attacks, Swimming Pool Accidents, Elder & Nursing Home Abuse, Hit & Run Accidents, Job Injuries, Medical Malpractice and Dangerous Products, Slip and Fall Accidents, Unsafe Toys, and Trucking Accidents.

Robert J. Mandell is a partner in the The Mandell Law Firm, a tort litigation firm that has served Southern California for more than 30 years.


Mr. Mandell graduated Magna Cum Laude from Southwestern UniversitySchool of Law (first in his class in the rigorous SCALE program). He isan experienced trial lawyer,with several million-dollar plus awards to his credit. He has arguedand won several cases before the California Court of Appeal, includinga recent victory in the toxic tort arena, Environmental World Watch v.Cummins Engine, et al.


In 1999, Mr. Mandell won a formidable malpractice case against aworld renowned neurosurgeon whose trial expert literally wrote the bookon the procedure at issue in the case (Echecceria v. Regents ofUniversity of California - $1.8 million gross award). He is a member ofConsumer Attorneys of California, the Association of Trial Lawyers ofAmerica, the L.A. County and San Fernando Valley Bar Associations, aswell as a volunteer for Trial Lawyers Care, which provides freeassistance to the victims of September 11th.


Recently, Mr. Mandell and his team prevailed in two difficultproduct liability actions against General Motors, garnering substantialsettlements for victims of catastrophic injury. (Woodman v. GM -defective seatbelt in Chevrolet Corvette and Martinez v. GM - defectivebrake-shift interlock in GMC Suburban.)


Mr. Mandell limits his practice to personal and catastrophic injurycases, including auto and other accidents, defective products, medicalmalpractice, dog bites,environmental/toxic torts, and some business litigation. He maintains alimited caseload which he personally manages. Mr. Mandell handles casesthroughout Southern California and the western United States. Heaccepts case inquiries at his personal email:

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The Mandell Law Firm
5950 Canoga Avenue
Suite 605
Woodland Hills, CA, 91367

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Posted by Elizabeth | October 1, 2014
Biography details Robert Mandell's numerous accomplishments....
Robert has made an outstanding contribution to the field of law and has a reputation for being a person who cares about the community. He has managed to juggle family and a distinguished law career with an expert sense of balance. As a satisfied client, I wholeheartedly recommend Robert Mandell and his wonderful staff.
Posted by Jackie & George | October 30, 2013
Superb. Excellent. Trustworthy. A lawyer who actually sincerely cares!
We have used Rob Mandell over the years for three separate cases. Each and every single time, without fail, Rob diligently fought for us. He got us maximum settlements. On top of that, he's an all-around nice guy who really does actually care about his clients. He is highly response. Highly personable. Rob is brilliant yet, when you meet with him, you have a sense you are speaking with a friend. He has no airs as with many lawyers these days. I can't say enough wonderful things about him. We have also recommended Rob to friends and colleagues and, in each case, they have come back happy and with great trust and respect for Rob. They are grateful to us for the referral. Not hiring Rob Mandell would absolutely be your loss.
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Work Experience

  • Partner
  • The Mandell Law Firm
  • 1987 - Present


  • Southwestern University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1987
  • California State University, Humboldt State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Echeverria v. Regents of UCLA
  • $1.82 Million awarded for Medical Malpractice
  • Cubbison v. County of Los Angeles
  • $1.7 Million Awarded For Prison Guard Negligence
  • Leyva v. Holy Cross Hospital, et al.
  • $650,000 Awarded for Surgery Complication
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  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Member
  • 1987 - Present
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Member
  • 1987 - Present
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1987 - Present
  • San Fernando Valley Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1987 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 1987 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Central District of California
  • Member
  • 1987 - Present
  • United States Court of Appeals For the Ninth Circuit
  • Member
  • 1987 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • BV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • AV Peememinent Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Lead Counsel Rated
  • Lead Counsel
  • 2017
  • Invited ABOTA Member
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • 2017
  • California Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2017
  • California Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2016
  • California Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2015
  • California Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2014
  • California Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2013
  • California's Top 1% Medical Malpractice Lawyers – Plaintiffs
  • Medical Malpractice Lawyers
  • 2012
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Woodland Hills Brain injury Lawyer Robert Jay Mandell
Robert Jay Mandell
Brain injury Attorney
Woodland Hills, CA
Licensed for 36 years

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