Robert Asa Crook

Special Counsel

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Robert A. Crook

Robert A. Crook has extensive experience in the courtroom, successfully trying numerous jury and bench trials for nearly three decades in both state and federal courts. He currently draws upon a broad range of experience in civil liability litigation, including complex litigation, business and commercial disputes, construction defect, medical malpractice, intellectual property, and products liability matters. Mr. Crook has published numerous appellate cases and has authored legal articles in a variety of publications.

Practice Areas

  • Premises Liability
  • Property Disputes
  • Public Entity
  • Construction Defect Litigation
  • General Civil Litigation
  • Business and Commercial Disputes
  • Breach of Contract
  • Copyright and Intellectual Property
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Products Liability

Professional & Community Affiliations

  • As part of his commitment to provide quality legal services to the community, Mr. Crook volunteers his time as an arbitrator and judge pro tem for the Los Angeles Superior Court.
  • Board of Directors for the Pasadena Society of Artists

Speaking Engagements

  • Crook is a regular speaker at the Pasadena Society of Artists. Topics have included “The Nuts and Bolts of Copyright Protection.”

Published Opinions

  • Filipino Yellow Pages, Inc. v. Asian Journal Publs., Inc., 198 F.3d 1143 (9th Cir. 1999)
  • Sarbaz v. Feldman, 227 B.R. 298 (1998)
  • Cabral v. Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, 66 Cal. App. 4th 907 (1998)
  • Seo v. All-Makes Overhead Doors, 97 Cal. App. 4th 1193 (2002)
  • Stoops v. Abbassi, 100 Cal. App. 4th 644 (2004)
  • Collins v. Union Pacific Railroad Co., 2007 Cal. App 4th 867 (2012)

Publications and Press

  • The Wake Forest Law Review, COMMENT
  • Hastings Communications and Entertainment Law Journal
  • The 1991 Entertainment, Publishing The Arts Handbook
  • The Beverly Hills Bar Association Journal

Education

  • J.D., University of California, Hastings College of the Law, 1991
  • B.A., University of California, Los Angeles, 1987, magna cum laude

Bar Admission

  • State Bar of California

Courts

  • State of California
  • United States District Court for the Eastern, Southern and Central Districts
  • United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

Hobbies

  • Self-taught artist working in ceramics
  • Amateur historian, including occasional lecturer on California art history