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Robert Asa Crook

Special Counsel

818-243-5200 phone

818-243-5266 fax

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Robert A. Crook has extensive experience in the courtroom, successfully trying numerous jury and bench trials over the last two decades. He currently draws upon a variety of experience in civil liability litigation, including complex litigation, business and commercial disputes, construction defect, medical malpractice, and products liability matters.  He has published numerous appellate cases as well as authoring several 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
  • 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. He is also on the Board of Directors for the Pasadena Society of Artists.

Speaking Engagements

  • Mr. Crook is a regular speaker at the Pasadena Society of Artists.  His most recent talk was upon the topic of “The Nuts and Bolts of Copyright Protection.”

Publications and Press

Published Appellate Cases:

  • 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)

Other legal publications include:

  • 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


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

Bar Admission

  • State Bar of California


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

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