Robert Francavilla

Robert was voted the 2016 Trial Lawyer of the Year by the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego for — among other cases — the recent work he did on a complex product liability case. The litigation arose from a 2014 incident, when a defective power assist wheelchair failed — seriously injuring the plaintiff, an incomplete quadriplegic at the time of the incident, who was descending the ramp from his van in the wheelchair. Without warning the wheelchair’s power assist mechanism failed, sending the plaintiff crashing into an adjacent vehicle causing him to break his tibia and fibula. Although the plaintiff did not require surgery for his injuries, he now experiences chronic permanent pain. Following the trial, the jury returned a $7.6 million verdict for Robert’s client.