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B. Robert Allard
  • Personal Injury, Products Liability, Medical Malpractice
  • California
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Attorney Robert Allard is dedicated to helping victims and survivors of childhood sexual abuse. He heads up one of the only law firms in the country with a dedicated team of attorneys and experts working full-time for the best interests of child molestation victims. As a result, Mr. Allard and his sexual abuse legal team hold child molesters and their enablers accountable for their actions by making them pay fair compensation for the permanent harm caused.

Mr. Allard’s legal team has successfully litigated claims on behalf of child sex abuse victims against many school districts. These school districts include San Francisco, San Mateo, San Jose, Tracy, San Ramon, Union City, Fremont, Sunnyvale, Cupertino, Saratoga, Morgan Hill, Gilroy and Los Banos.

In a legal case involving four children sexually molested by their elementary school teacher at O.B. Whaley Elementary School, the landmark $15 million settlement resulted in the Evergreen School District completely revamping its child protection policies.

Another lawsuit involved three children from Paradise Valley Elementary School in Morgan Hill, sexually molested by their teacher in successive years. Much like in the O.B. Whaley case, this lawsuit involved a teacher sexually molesting students during recess and lunch periods in his classroom. As a condition of the $8.25 million settlement, the Morgan Hill Unified School District is required to implement mandatory predator identification training for all of its employees.

For his litigation and pro-bono advocacy results, Mr. Allard is a California Lawyer of the Year, and a five-time Trial Lawyer of the Year, as awarded by his Santa Clara County peers. However, his greatest honor is the trust survivors and their loved ones place in him.

Practice Areas
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Products Liability
    Drugs & Medical Devices, Motor Vehicle Defects, Toxic Torts
    Medical Malpractice
    Birth Injury, Medical Misdiagnosis, Pharmacy Errors, Surgical Errors
Additional Practice Area
  • Childhood Sexual Abuse
  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Free Consultation. 100% confidential.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Corsiglia McMahon & Allard, L.L.P.
University of San Francisco School of Law
J.D. (1994) | Law
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University of Notre Dame
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Santa Clara County Attorney of the Year, 2007, 2009, 2012, 2016
Santa Clara County
Top 100 Trial Lawyers
The National Trial Lawyers
Award of Meritorious Service, Consumer Attorneys of California, 2007
Consumer Attorneys of California
Professional Associations
American Association for Justice
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Santa Clara County Trial Lawyers Association
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Consumer Attorneys of California
Board of Governors
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Santa Clara County Bar Association
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Articles & Publications
Holding school districts accountable for sexual abuse of students
CAOC Forum Magazine, November/December 2019, Vol. 49 No. 6
Advances in advocating childhood sexual abuse cases
CAOC Forum Magazine, July/August 2018, Vol. 48 No. 4
Robert Allard: After Paterno — now what about USA Swimming’s child molestation scandal?
San Jose Mercury News
Speaking Engagements
Proving the Elements of Child Sex Abuse in Civil Litigation, Litigating Child Sex Abuse Civil Cases, Online
Interviewing the Potential Client. Mr. Allard discusses the issues that he sees when he first interviews victims and/or their parents.
Websites & Blogs
B. Robert Allard's Website Profile
Corsiglia McMahon & Allard, L.L.P. Website
Corsiglia, McMahon & Allard, L.L.P Sexual Abuse Attorneys Website
Contact & Map
Corsiglia McMahon & Allard, L.L.P.
Main Office
96 N 3rd St
San Jose, CA 95112
Telephone: (408) 289-1417
Corsiglia McMahon & Allard, L.L.P.
By Appointment Only
1233 Shell Ave
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
Telephone: (408) 298-7200