Robert N. Stone, Esq.
Bob is first and foremost a trial lawyer representing injured people and their families in a variety of personal injury and wrongful death cases, having personally tried over 100 cases involving Superior Court jury trials, Federal Court trials, and arbitrations. Some of the cases he has handled have involved motor vehicle accidents, defective highway design, air crashes, railroad crossing accidents, workplace injuries, defective products, explosions, water sports, medical and hospital malpractice and drug liability, to name a few. He and his longtime firm have garnered millions of dollars for their clients through the years both by settlement and by trials.
He received his Juris Doctor degree from Boalt Hall School of Law (U.C. Berkeley) and his Masters of Law (in tort law) from the U.S.C. Law School. He is admitted to practice before all of the Courts throughout the State of California as well as before the U.S. Supreme Court, the Ninth Circuit Court and the Federal District Court.
He has tried several landmark cases, to include the first damage case arising out of the Cerritos air crash disaster, as well as a case against the State of California interpreting the doctrine of comparative fault.
Bob has been honored by having been made a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers (limited to the top one percent of lawyers in the State), as well as a Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Attorneys (limited to 500 lawyers in the United States). He has been named a Super Lawyer by Los Angeles magazine and is listed in “The Best Lawyers in America”. He is past president of the Los Angeles Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) and has served as its California Chair person. He served honorably in the U.S. Army Staff Judge Advocates. He is a member of the American Trial Lawyers Association as well as the Consumer Lawyers Associations of both California and Los Angeles and is a past president of the Medicolegal Society of Southern California. Bob is currently serving as the National President of the prestigious American Board of Trial Advocates comprised of 6700 trial lawyers and judges, all dedicated to the preservation of the right to a civil jury trial as guaranteed by the 7th Amendment to the US Constitution and to the promotion of efficiency in the administration of justice.
Through the years he has devoted time from his trial practice to participate as a legal instructor at trial schools, has appeared several times in the ABOTA Masters In Trial programs in several states, and has served as a Judge Pro Tem and Settlement Officer for the Los Angeles County Superior Courts. He has lectured on personal injury and malpractice subjects to a number of groups, to include the Trial Advocacy program at the Hastings College of Law, students at the USC Law School, residents in pediatrics at the UCLA Medical School, American Academy of Dermatology, dermatology students at UCLA Medical School, the Southern California Defense Counsel (insurance attorneys) at their annual convention, the Insurance Underwriters of Southern California, the Southern California Hospital Risk Managers Association, the Southern California Society of Highway Engineers, as well as several programs sponsored by the California State Bar Association.
Above all, Bob brings his many years of knowledge and experience to the fore in representing his clients. He is both compassionate and caring and always puts their best interests first. He is well respected by his peers and by the Courts.
Charles I. Dolginer, Esq.
Charles Dolginer is a practicing attorney with a speciality in personal injury, product liability, and medical malpractice. He is ranked among the top attorneys in California having received the highest ratings by Martindale-Hubbell, a noted reference on attorney qualifications and competence. His extensive knowledge and proficiency is confirmed through 35 tears of practice with the firm of Stone & Dolginer. He is held in high regard by attorneys, judges and past clients, as well.
Mr. Dolginer is a skilled negotiator and highly respected for his ability to settle law suits before it becomes necessary to take them to trial. This aptitude has evolved into his secondary vocation as an active mediator and arbitrator, resolving an array of complex disputes since 1995.
He has been a prominent member of numerous bar associations and has maintained an enduring commitment to organizations that provide legal services to the economically disadvantaged.
Mr. Dolginer's dedication to the community is evidenced through his actions. He is a past president of the Amie Karen Cancer Fund; trustee emeritus of the Archer School for Girls; past trustee of the Harvard-Westlake School; a supporter of the Museum of Tolerance and theSouthern Poverty Law Center.
J.D., Hastings College of Law and the University of Colorado Law School.
B.A., University of California Berkeley
MEMBER and FORMER MEMBER:
California Trial Lawyers Association, Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Association, Wilshire and Los Angeles County Bar Associations, Phi Delta Phi, Director of Legal Aid Services at the University of Colorado Law School.