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Gary C. Robb
Gary C. Robb is a Cum Laude graduate of The University of Michigan School of Law and has a Masters Degree in Economics. In addition to his many trial successes, Mr. Robb is extremely active in professional legal organizations and is a sought-after speaker and prolific author.
Mr. Robb is one of only a handful of Plaintiffs' trial lawyers nationwide to have obtained at least five (5) jury verdicts and five (5) settlements in personal injury or wrongful death cases in excess of $20 million.
Mr. Robb has obtained numerous record-breaking results on behalf of past clients, including the two highest jury verdicts in U.S. history for helicopter crash wrongful death, $350 million and $70 million, and the largest pre-trial settlement for an injury in a helicopter crash, $38 million.
Mr. Robb is past President of the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys (MATA). Mr. Robb has been selected by his peers as one of "The Best Lawyers In America," which has come to be regarded by both the legal profession and the public as the definitive guide to legal excellence in the United States. He has been a Board-Certified Civil Trial Lawyer since 1994.
He has served as Co-Chair of the Aviation Litigation Committee of the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Litigation, and is Past Chair of the Aviation Section of the American Association for Justice (AAJ) (formerly ATLA). He has also served as Chair of AAJ's Product Liability Section and of the Trial Evidence Committee of the ABA's Section of Litigation. Mr. Robb serves on the AAJ Board of Governors.
In 2010, Mr. Robb authored the book, Helicopter Crash Litigation, published by Lawyers & Judges Publishing Company. The Second Edition of this acclaimed book has just been published in 2015. In 2009, Forbes Magazine referred to Mr. Robb as "by far the most successful helicopter crash trial lawyer in the country."
Mr. Robb has authorized numerous articles on trial technique, products liability, and aviation matters published in Trial Magazine Journal of Products Liability, National Law Journal, Journal of The Missouri Bar, Northwestern University Law Review, and has been General Editor of the Missouri Products Liability Handbook since 1984. His writings have been cited by a number of courts and legal scholars throughout the United States.
Mr. Robb has received numerous honors and awards. Most recently in 2014 Mr. Robb received the “Influential Appellate Advocate” award in the state of Missouri for his work on the successful appeal of a $52.5 million plane crash case. In 2014 Mr. Robb was also the recipient of the Thomas G. Strong Trial Attorney Award for the Missouri attorney “who most exemplifies the qualities of Professionalism, Ethics, Character, and Courtroom Success.”
Gary C. Robb
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Verdicts & Settlements
$350 million jury verdict for a deceased pilot (United States record).
$70 million jury verdict for a passenger killed in a Life Flight helicopter.
$52.5 million settlement for fatal DHC-6 Twin Otter plane crash.
$48 million jury verdict including compensatory and punitive damages for wrongful death from crash of DeHavilland plane
$38 million settlement for a passenger with severe burn injuries in a helicopter crash at the Grand Canyon (United States record for helicopter crash injury settlement)
$27.5 million settlement for a small plane crash (United States record).
$26 million settlement for the death of a husband and wife in a North Carolina plane crash (United States record for aviation wrongful death settlement involving husband and wife).