Robert S. Luft, Esq.

T: 408-288-2240
F: 408-295-5267
Personal Injury/Torts
Bob Luft has handled, tried, arbitrated or mediated hundreds of personal injury cases involving the following issues:

    Airplane, boat and train accidents
  • Assault and battery
  • Auto and truck accidents
  • Elder abuse
  • Industrial accidents
  • Legal malpractice
  • Lemon law
  • Libel/Slander
    Malicious prosecution
  • Medical malpractice
  • Premise liability
  • Public entity liability
  • Sexual misconduct
  • Workers compensation liens
  • Wrongful death

Representative Matters

  • Airplane Accident
    • Successfully mediated physical and psychological injury to airplane passenger from a rapid decompression and emergency descent and emergency landing of aircraft
  • Auto Accident
    • Successfully mediated a large tractor/trailer auto accident resulting in claim for wrongful death of two young adults
    • Successfully mediated numerous two car auto accidents with soft tissue injury claims
    • Successful mediation of very serious lower extremity injuries suffered by 47-year-old female when pinned between two cars
  • Construction Accident
    • Successful mediation of subcontractor employer who tripped and fell over exposed anchor studs and sued owner and general contractor for serious hand and wrist injury – large workers compensation lien
  • Medical Products/Malpractice
    • Successful mediation of air injection from power injector during performance of a cardiac catheterization
  • Premises Injury
    • Successfully mediated assault and battery and alleged outrageous conduct by race track employee to plaintiff who was a guest at track
    • Mediation and follow up of quadriplegic injury from fall from rope swing on public lake
  • Product Liability
    • Mediation and follow-up on claim of alleged mercury toxicity from nasal spray causing neurological injury to child

Honors, Memberships, and Professional Activities

  • Panelist and lecturer on healthcare law; relationships and liability risks between Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) and payers, subscribers and providers; Utilization Review
  • Panelist on Mediation Panel of Monterey County Superior Court
  • Northern California Super Lawyer, San Francisco Magazine, 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009
  • Listed in Best Lawyers of America and San Jose Magazine under Silicon Valley’s Best Medical Malpractice Lawyers and Northern California Super Lawyers
  • Appointed to the State Bar of California's Alternative Resolution Committee, 2006-2009
  • Elected to Fellow of the International Society of Barristers
  • Member of American Board of Trial Advocates, American Health Lawyers Association, California Medical-Legal Committee, The Mediation Society, California Society for Healthcare Attorneys, and American Bar Association

Background and Education

  • Attended over 140 hours of intermediate, advanced, and specialized mediation and arbitration training
  • Partner/Director, Ropers, Majeski, Kohn & Bentley, Redwood City and San Jose, CA, 1964-2004
  • L.L.B., Hastings College of Law, 1964; Associate Editor, Hastings Law Journal
  • B.A., History, University of South Carolina, 1958
  • Capt. USMCR, Active Duty 1958-1961; Reserves 1961-1966


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