Robert Hutchinson heads up the Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy Los Angeles office. Mr. Hutchinson is a veteran trial lawyer having tried over 30 jury trials in Federal and State courts and numerous complex arbitrations and court trials. In 2000 he won a $ 4.9 million verdict for a client who lost his right leg above the knee, believed to be the largest verdict to that time for that type of injury in the State of California.
Mr. Hutchinson successfully argued the case of Vanhorn v. Torti (2008) 45 Cal 4th 322 before the California Supreme Court and secured a multi-million dollar settlement for client.
Mr. Hutchinson specializes in Personal Injury trial practice, emphasis in product liability, Consumer Protection, Securities Fraud and Consumer Class Actions.
Mr. Hutchinson previously served as Vice President of the California Trial Lawyers Association, now known as Consumer Attorneys of California. Mr. Hutchinson also served for ten years on the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Association now known as the Consumer Attorneys Of Los Angeles.
He has been a frequent lecturer on Product Liability law and basic advocacy principles.
Mr. Hutchinson was admitted to the American Board of Trial Lawyers in 1999.
He is currently a member of the American Association For Justice, Consumer Attorneys of California, Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles and the Beverly Hills Bar Association.
- The Center for Investigative Reporting, 03.09.2015
- Lawsuits Filed on Behalf of Individuals Who Had Counterfeit, Non-FDA-Approved Medical Devices Implanted
- Standing to Sue in Public Interest LitigationLincoln Law Review, Vol. VII Number 1, December 1, 1971
- Daily Journal, 08.20.2014
- Advocates for Justice, 07.09.2015
- Advocates for Justice, 03.09.2015
Honors & Awards
Honors & Recognitions
AV Preeminent Rated
University of Illinois, BSBA (1966)
Hastings College of the Law, JD (1969)
Thurston Honor Society 1968
Hastings Law Journal 1967-69
- Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
- Federal District Court (Northern, Eastern, Central and Southern)
- Supreme Court of the United States