Robert R. Yap


Robert R. Yap is a trial attorney in the firm’s Pasadena office.  He is a member of the firm’s appellate practice group, employment practice group, public entity practice group, and real estate claims and transactions practice group.  His practice focuses on business/commercial litigation, general liability defense, labor and employment litigation, public entity defense, and professional liability defense.  Mr. Yap defends private and public employers against wrongful termination, discrimination (age, disability, gender, national origin and race), harassment including sexual harassment, retaliation, and wage and hour claims.  He also defends private and public entities in bodily injury and tort litigation including high exposure, catastrophic personal injury, wrongful death, dangerous condition/premises liability, motor vehicle, products liability, and toxic tort matters.  He has represented various parties in business disputes, business torts, breach of contract/fiduciary duty, and partnership disputes.    He represents public entities in other civil litigation matters such as in civil rights, Constitutional, and tax-related lawsuits.  He represents architects, engineers, and attorneys in professional liability matters.  

Before joining the firm, Mr. Yap was a litigator for an AM Law 200 firm.  He has litigated multiple cases to trial and binding arbitration, and successfully argued before the California Court of Appeal and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.  He was selected to Super Lawyers Rising Stars for Civil Litigation Defense from 2015 – 2019.

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