HarrisMartin’s Allergan Breast Implant Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma Litigation Conference Faculty
Mark P. Robinson, Jr. is the founder, senior partner and sole shareholder of Robinson Calcagnie, Inc., based in Newport Beach, California. 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 worked on thousands of products liability cases, including the landmark Ford Pinto case, Grimshaw v. Ford Motor Company, where a jury in Orange County, California, awarded $128 million in compensatory and punitive damages. The 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’s other significant trials include: Anderson v. General Motors, where a Los Angeles jury awarded $4.9 billion to burn victims in an automobile crash; Barnett v. Merck, a $51 million verdict in New Orleans federal court against the manufacturer of the prescription drug Vioxx; Ketchum vs. Hyundai, where a Los Angeles County jury awarded $15 million to a young boy paralyzed by a defective seat belt during a collision; Oliver vs. Nissan, where a jury returned a $9 million verdict in a product liability action in Los Angeles County; Siu v. General Motors, a $9 million judgment in a product liability action in San Diego; and Fair v. Ford, a $12 million award in a wrongful death action in Kentucky arising from a post-collision fire involving a school bus.
Mr. Robinson was the 2014 National President of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), a national association of experienced trial lawyers and judges with chapters in all 50 states. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, a highly selective professional society of trial lawyers and judges (including the justices of the United States Supreme Court) whose members are selected only by invitation. He is a past 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.
Jennifer is the founding partner of Lenze Lawyers, PLC. Jennifer studied at the University of San Diego receiving her B.A. in 2002 and Juris Doctorate in 2006. During her time in law school she studied abroad at the Institute on International and Comparative Law, University of Barcelona, Spain and Trinity College, Ireland and was a member of the Phi Alpha Delta legal fraternity.
After law school she began her legal career at the Los Angeles based Plaintiff firm of Girardi & Keese where she worked on large mass tort cases such as Vioxx, Bextra/Celebrex, and Avandia, as well as personal injury cases, environmental suits, and class actions. At GK, Jennifer was honored to receive the distinction of lawyer of the year. In 2009 Jennifer helped start the Sizemore Taylor firm with a focus on pharmaceutical mass torts and offices in both Alabama and California. Eventually Jennifer branched out to form her own firm, Lenze Law, PLC out of Manhattan Beach, California where she currently resides.
Dena Young, Ross Feller Casey, LLP, Philadelphia