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Robert Steven May

Car accident Attorney at San Luis Obispo, CA

5.0   7 reviews

also known as Robert May

  • Licensed for 16 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2007
    Active Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2015

About Robert

Learn Robert’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Car accident
    I handle numerous auto accident cases and have handled hundreds of them in my career. Each case is different and requires a level of skill and understanding that only comes through experience. The injuries car accident victims suffer can be devastating and some result in death. It is important to find an attorney with experience representing victims of auto accidents.

    17 years, 750 cases

  2. Personal injury
    My practice is focused solely on personal injury cases: Car Accidents, Wrongful Death, Trucking Accidents, Dog Bite Injuries, Accident Injury Claims and all other catastrophic injury cases.

    17 years, 1,000 cases

  3. Wrongful death
    Wrongful death cases are often the most difficult because the client(s) are dealing with something so painful and so deeply personal. My responsibility is to find the truth, conduct a thorough investigation and seek justice for my clients. I take great pride in handling these cases.

    17 years, 50 cases

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 as a personal injury attorney in Oceanside, CA. 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.

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The May Firm
297 Santa Rosa Street
San Luis Obispo, CA, 93405
The May Firm
2530 Professional Parkway
Suite A
Santa Maria, CA, 93455
The May Firm
1775 Fulton Street
Fresno, CA, 93721
The May Firm
310 3rd Ave B24
Chula Vista, CA, 91910
The May Firm
853 Atlantic Avenue
Suite #201
Long Beach, CA, 90813
The May Firm
629 State Street #228
Santa Barbara, CA, 93101
The May Firm
5500 Ming Avenue
Suite 390
Bakersfield, CA, 93309
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Posted by Toni | January 24, 2013
Great Personal Injury Attorney
I had a really bad motorcycle accident and other attorneys would not take my case. Robert May and his firm took my case and investigated the case and found a witness that was able to substantiate my version of the accident. The case settled for the entire amount of insurance available. I am very glad I found Robert. I would recommend his services to anyone in a motorcycle accident.
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Posted by Denise | April 20, 2012
Denise Martinez
I found the May Firm to be exceptional attorneys. Robert and Garrett are professional, well versed in their league and extremely caring. I was involved in an auto accident, I was rear ended and in need of medical attention, I called them after I received a reference from a friend about them. I am so glad I did! Now I highly recommend The May Firm! Thank you Robert and Garrett! Signed, Denise Martinez
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Posted by anonymous | December 29, 2010
A Caring Lawyer
Robert worked tirelessly on my case and I felt like he was highly invested in my success. I appreciate all of his hard work and would recommend him to anyone in need of a car accident attorney. Thank you Rob!
Posted by anonymous | November 3, 2010
Accident Injury Legal Advice
Really nice and very helpful. Needed legal advice regarding dog bite from neighbors dog. I received all of the information I needed to motivate neighbors to keeping dog on leash as I did not want to have to take legal action against them. The injury was not life threatening, but I also did not what it happening to someone else. There is a fee of course, but was worth it.
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Posted by anonymous | October 19, 2010
Robert May is an outstanding lawyer
Several months ago I was in a car accident where I was rear-ended by a large work truck. I was in severe pain, buried in medical bills and scared my life would never be back to normal. Rob made sure I got the treatment I needed and recovered a very generous settlement that paid all my medical bills and compensated me for the enormous inconvenience and disruption the accident was in my life, Rob's dedication and expertise made this possible.
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Posted by Jacob | October 19, 2010
Excellent Lawyer
We were in a terrible car accident and Rob May was there to help us every step of the way. He was always available and extremely helpful as he helped us through the process. I recommend him to all my friends who have been in accidents.
Posted by Tiffany B. | October 12, 2010
My family and I were in a horrible car collision on our way home from Christmas vacation in Northern California. It was late and my children were sleeping and we were on a dark highway when we collided with a stalled vehicle in the middle of the highway. The police came to the scene and without conducting a proper investigation made the decision that the collision was our fault. We knew the officer made a mistake and that the insurance companies would use the report to deny justice. To make matters worse, my family was injured and we had medical bills that we had no way to pay for. Upon a referral from a former client, we called Robert's office and told them our story. They believed in us when nobody else did. In the end, we prevailed and the truth was uncovered fairness prevailed. I would recommend Robert May and his firm to anyone that is in need of the best legal representation available.
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Contingency 100%-100%


AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2015.

Public reproval with/duties issued in CA, 2015
updated on 01/02/2015

A censure or reprimand issued by the Supreme Court or the State Bar Court that is not a matter of public record unless imposed after the initiation of formal disciplinary proceedings. No period of suspension is imposed. The reproval may be imposed with duties or conditions.

Work Experience

  • Managing Attorney
  • The May Firm
  • 2011 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Harris Personal Injury Lawyers
  • 2005 - 2011


  • California Western School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2003

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Confidental Settement
  • Confidential Settlemement
  • $700,000 - Auto Accident - Rear Ended
  • Settlement: $700,000.00
  • $950,000 Mediated Settlement for our client
  • $950,000 Mediated Settlement for our client
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  • 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
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Inns of Court
  • Associate
  • 2009 - Present
  • Consumer Attorneys of San Diego
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocate
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2017
  • Million Dollar Advocate
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 40 Lawyers Under 40
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2015
  • Top 40 under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Top 10 Attorney Award
  • National Academy Of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2013
  • Million Dollar Advocate
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2010
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  • The Los Angeles Daily Journal
  • Gibbs, Davis v. Garcia, SDG&E
  • 2010
  • Verdictsearch publication
  • Gibbs & Davis v. Garcia, SDG&E
  • 2010
  • Los Angeles Daily Journal
  • Cortez v. Tavasi
  • 2009
  • Verdict Search
  • Cortez v. Tavasci
  • 2009
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Speaking Engagements

  • San Luis Obispo Bike Club
  • Bicycle Laws
  • N/A

Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (18)
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Unknown Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Co-worker
"Robert May is an excellent attorney and experienced litigator. I endorse him without reservation. ."
Personal injury Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Robert. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Car accident Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Rob is an outstanding lawyer that has secured glowing results for his clients. I highly recommend and endorse him as a lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. May's knowledge and expertise is evident by his numerous thoughtful, helpful and accurate Avvo answers. I endorse and recommend this attorney, without reservation."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Robert is an outstanding attorney and skilled litigator. He tirelessly fights for his clients as evidenced by his accomplishments and accolades."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Brain injury Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Rob May is a highly skilled and reputable attorney. His dedication and compassion for his clients is unmatched."
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San Luis Obispo Car accident Lawyer Robert Steven May
Robert Steven May
Car accident Attorney
San Luis Obispo, CA
Licensed for 16 years
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This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2015. See details

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