Robert May was raised the oldest of five siblings in a blue-collar family on the Central Coast of California. Robert spent his teenage years working after school and each summer at the local cement plant where he would shovel an endless supply of sand and repair cement trucks. Robert soon decided that he would attend college and become the first member of his family to obtain a college degree. His dream was to attend Cal Poly SLO after his grandfather, Bob May, who worked at the San Luis Mill for more than thirty years, took Robert to the campus.
After graduating from Righetti High School, Robert fulfilled his dream when he attended and graduated from Cal Poly SLO with a degree in Business Administration and an emphasis in Finance. After college, Robert and his wife moved to San Diego County so Robert could attend law school at California Western School of Law.
Upon graduation from law school, Robert began his legal career with Harris Personal Injury Lawyers. There, because of his knack for litigation, he became the lead litigation attorney, handling only high value cases. As a result, Robert obtained extensive experience in litigating complex, high value personal injury cases. Robert has separated himself from other attorneys by focusing on the specific needs of each client, as his motto has always been to treat clients like family.
During the course of his career, Robert has resolved numerous six and seven figure cases. Recently, Robert resolved multiple million dollar cases for his clients. Robert is admitted to practice in the State of California, is a member of the State Bar of California, the San Luis Obispo Bar Association, The American Inns of Court, and the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the prestigious Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.
The May Firm is a law firm dedicated to handling only personal injury cases on behalf of injured individuals and their loved ones. The May Firm is the realization of Robert’s goal to return to his roots on the Central Coast to practice law and raise his family. Today, Robert is proud to consider himself a Santa Maria Injury Attorney.
Outside of the practice of law, Robert enjoys spending time with family, traveling and surfing around the worlk.
Languages spoken: Spanish, English
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top 40 under 40||National Trial Lawyers Association||2013|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2013|
|Multi-Million Dollar Advocate||Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum||2011|
|Membership||Million Dollar Advocates Forum||2010|
|Managing Attorney||The May Firm||2009 - 2012|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum||Member||2011 - Present|
|Million Dollar Advocates Forum||Member||2010 - Present|
|Ventura County Bar Association||Member||2010 - Present|
|San Luis Obispo County Bar Association||Officer||2010 - Present|
|Inns of Court||Associate||2009 - Present|
|Consumer Attorneys of San Diego||Member||2007 - Present|
|$500,000 - Motorcycle Accident and Truck Collision||Mediated Settlement awarded $500,000.|
|$950,000 Mediated Settlement for our client||$950,000 Mediated Settlement for our client|
|$2,300,000.00 - Mediated Settlement: Rear End Collision||$2,300,000.00|
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|Verdictsearch publication||Gibbs & Davis v. Garcia, SDG&E||2010|
|The Los Angeles Daily Journal||Gibbs, Davis v. Garcia, SDG&E||2010|
|Verdict Search||Cortez v. Tavasci||2009|
|Los Angeles Daily Journal||Cortez v. Tavasi||2009|
|California Western School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2006|
|California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo||N/A||Other - Bachelors||2003|
|San Luis Obispo Bike Club||Bicycle Laws||N/A|