• Available in Northern California, All of California
  • Available for Mediation, Arbitration, and Private Judging assignments


In his 41-years as a practicing attorney, Robert Slattery, Esq., has successfully litigated over hundreds of cases as a criminal prosecutor and as a plaintiff and defense attorney. He has tried over 180 jury trials, arbitrated over 60 cases and has represented parties in mediations on over 100 occasions. He has served as a pro tem judge, as a mediator and as an arbitrator for the Contra Costa Superior Court. His areas of expertise include personal injury, medical malpractice, elder abuse, catastrophic injury, cases involving long-term care and wrongful death. With his extensive experience, courteous demeanor, hard work and preparedness, he has impressed both plaintiff and. defense attorneys with his objectivity, and ability to appropriately evaluate cases.

A named partner in a major defense firm said "Bob is well prepared, insightful, innovative, and astute at evaluating cases and has the background and skills to be an effective mediator."

A prominent plaintiff attorney recently stated "I highly recommend Mr. Slattery to other plaintiffs' attorneys. He is knowledgeable, well prepared and a great mediator."


Hobbies & Interests

Mr. Slattery enjoys spending time with his wife of 45 years, his 3 children and 4 grandchildren. He was a NCAA Varsity Baseball player in college and enjoys sports activities, golfing, and attending his grandchildren's events, as well as hiking and bike riding.

Experience Summary

Legal Career

  • Partner, McNamara, Ney, Beatty, Slattery, Borges & Ambacher, LLP (1984-2016)
  • Associate, McNamara, Lewis, Dodge, McClure & Ney (1979-1984)
  • Deputy District Attorney - Contra Costa County (1975-1979)
  • Associate, Feeney & Sparks (1974-1975)

Education & Professional Affiliations

  • J.D., University of San Francisco, CA (1974)
  • B.A., University of San Francisco, CA (1971)
  • Mediation Training - Steven Rosenberg Mediation Training (2014)
  • Member, Contra Costa County Bar Association (1978-Present)
  • Member, San Francisco Bar Association (2016)
  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers (2008-Present)
  • Member, American Board of Trial Advocates (1999-Present)
  • Member, Association of Defense Counsel (1979-Present)
  • President of Contra Costa County Bar Association (1997)
  • Member, Board of Directors, Contra Costa Bar Association (1988-1998)
  • California Super Lawyers (2005-2016)
  • Lifetime Achievement Award American Top 100 Attorneys (2016)

Legal Experience

  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury
  • Catastrophic Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Elder Abuse
  • Product Liability

Representative Case Information

Recent Representative Cases

Professional Malpractice

Medical Malpractice

  • Case in which patient claimed that a podiatrist misdiagnosed a traumatic ankle injury and performed inappropriate surgery and caused anon-union of the ankle.
  • This was a medical malpractice action involving an alleged delay in treating Cauda Equina Syndrome

Professional Malpractice Legal

  • Legal malpractice case in which The Estate claimed the attorney for the decedent failed to expedite the underlying medical malpractice case.


Catastrophic Injury

  • Two adult males died in a home from carbon monoxide poisoning as a result of a leak from a furnace whose exhaust pipes were disconnected and no carbon monoxide monitors were present in the premises.

Personal Injury

  • Elderly gentleman injured his shoulder and knee after tripping over a hand basket holder in a store.

PI Auto

  • Rear-end auto accident with personal injuries to driver and passenger.

Product Liability

  • Wrongful death of one individual and catastrophic injury of another individual as the result of a rear-end automobile collision in an allegedly defectively designed automobile.

Wrongful Death

  • Death case against multiple healthcare providers for failure to properly treat or transfer a man who had a dissecting aortic aneurysm which resulted in his death.

Downtown Los Angeles

601 S. Figueroa
Ste 4000
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Phone: 213.223.1113
Fax      : 213.223.1114

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West Los Angeles

11601 Wilshire Blvd
Ste 2040
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Phone: 310.442.2100
Fax      : 310.442.2125

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402 W. Broadway
Ste 2400
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: 619.814.1966
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Santa Ana

1851 East First Street
Ste 1600
Santa Ana, CA 92705
Phone: 714.834.1340
Fax      : 714.834.1344

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San Francisco

100 Pine Street
Ste 1950
San Francisco, CA 94111
Phone: 415.266.1242
Fax      : 415.266.1243

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980 9th Street
Suite 2200
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: 916.394.8490
Fax      : 916.394.8495

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