Robert S. Throckmorton is a partner at Tomassian, Throckmorton, Inouye & Grigorian LLP, an Irvine, California, law firm. Mr. Throckmorton is a trial attorney, having achieved proven results on behalf of his clients. He has extensive experience litigating construction claims and defects, mechanic's liens, real estate and business disputes and appellate matters.
Of the many favorable results, Mr. Throckmorton and Serge Tomassian recently obtained a net $1,245,000 judgment in favor of their client, a general engineering contractor. Their client claimed damages for the unpaid balance of $239,053 on a public works project, along with prompt payment penalties, prejudgment interest, costs and attorneys fees. Their client also had to defend against $500,000 in unwarranted back-charges, and a claim that it was an unlicensed contractor. (The client is a licensed engineering and general building contractor). The trial court entered judgment in favor of the client, and the judgment was upheld on appeal.
Mr. Throckmorton also protected a judgment for his client in a published appellate decision at Mesa Forest Products, Inc. v. St. Paul Mercury Insurance Company (1999) 72 Cal.App.4th 324, 86 Cal.Rptr.2d 398. The case involved a Civil Code section 998 settlement offer and the defendant's post-offer payments.
Mr. Throckmorton is in receipt of Martindale-Hubbell's AV Peer Review Rating, a testament to the fact that a lawyer's peers rank him at the highest level of professional excellence and ethics. Over the last two years Mr. Throckmorton has been selected to Super Lawyers (2013-2014), which is a rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. He also has been recognized with an Avvo Rating of 10.0.
Mr. Throckmorton graduated in 1995 from the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University. He had previously received a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and Political Science in 1992, also from Brigham Young University. Between 1991 to 1992, Mr. Throckmorton served as a legislative correspondent to United States Senator Orrin Hatch.
Mr. Throckmorton was admitted to the State Bar of California in 1995 and the United States District Court for the Central District of California in 1996. He is a member of the Business Litigation and Construction Law Sections of the Orange County Bar Association (OCBA). He chaired the Construction Law Section of the OCBA in 2008.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Super Lawyer||Southern California Super Lawyers||2018|
|Super Lawyer||Southern California Super Lawyers||2017|
|Super Lawyer||Southern California Super Lawyers||2016|
|Super Lawyer||Southern California Super Lawyers||2015|
|Super Lawyer||Southern California Super Lawyers||2014|
|AV Peer Review Rating||Martindale-Hubbell||2014|
|Super Lawyer||Southern California Super Lawyers||2013|
|Partner||Tomassian, Throckmorton, Inouye & Grigorian LLP||2009 - Present|
|Associate||Throckmorton, Beckstrom & Tomassian, LLP||1995 - 2009|
|Legislative Correspondent||United States Senator Orin Hatch||1991 - 1992|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Orange County Bar Association||Member||1997 - Present|
|Orange County Bar Association, Business Litigation Section||Member||1997 - Present|
|Orange County Bar Association, Construction Law Section||Member||1997 - Present|
|State Bar of California||Member||1995 - Present|
|Orange County Bar Association, Construction Law Section||Chairman||2008 - 2008|
|J. Reuben Clark Law Society (Orange County Chapter)||Board Member||2000 - 2001|
|Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School||JD - Juris Doctor||1995|
|Brigham Young University||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1992|
|FEWA - Orange County Chapter Dinner||“Expert Deposition Do’s and Don’ts”||2011|
|Lorman Seminar||"What to Do When Construction Projects Go Bad in California"||2006|
|G&W Builders, Inc. v. Bernards Bros., Inc.||The $1,245,000 net judgment in favor of our client, including a payment bond claim and prompt payment penalties, was upheld on appeal.|