Mark Robinson is the founder, owner and senior partner of Robinson Calcagnie Robinson Shapiro Davis, Inc. (RCRSD) based in Newport Beach, California, with offices located in Los Angeles and the Inland Empire. Mr. Robinson earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Stanford University and graduated cum laude from Loyola School of Law. He has established a prominent legal practice devoted to consumer safety and has been counsel or co-counsel in cases in 46 states. He has worked on thousands of product liability cases, including the landmark Ford Pinto case, Grimshaw v. Ford Motor Company, where the jury awarded $128 million in compensatory and punitive damages. The Ford Pinto verdict was recognized by the Association of Trial Lawyers of America as one of the ten most significant civil trials of the past millennium.
Mr. Robinson is the current National Vice-President of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) and has been elected to serve in 2014 as the ABOTA National President. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, a highly selective professional society of trial lawyers and judges (including every member of the Supreme Court of the United States) whose limited members are selected only by invitation. He currently serves as the President of the Orange County Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates. In 2011, he was chosen to serve on the Judicial Council of California Court Case Management Internal Committee. In 2011, Mr. Robinson was inducted by the California Bar Association (Litigation Section) into their Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame. In 2010, as well as in 1999, Mr. Robinson received the California Attorney of the Year (CLAY) Award, presented annually by California Lawyer magazine. In 2008, Mr. Robinson was named California ABOTA Trial Lawyer of the Year for California. In 2008, he was also honored by the Anti-Defamation League (Orange County/Long Beach) with a Marcus Kaufman Jurisprudence Award. In 2007, he received the Champion of Justice Award from the Civil Justice Program in Southern California. In 2006, he was named “Mass Tort Trial Lawyer of the Year” by the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association. Mr. Robinson is also a Founding Member of the Orange County Bar Foundation, a non-profit charitable organization that offers programs and services aimed at helping youth, their families and the community.
Mr. Robinson has been selected to The Best Lawyers in America and has been consistently named as one of the Top 100 Lawyers in the State of California. He is one of the five founders of the Attorney Information Exchange Group (AIEG). He is past President of the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association, and, in 2001, he served as President of the Orange County Bar Association Charitable Fund. He has also served as Lawyer Representative to the 9th Circuit Judicial Conference (1999-2002).