Robert A. Morgenstern
- Senior Partner
Robert Morgenstern is a founding principal of Maranga|Morgenstern. With more than 30 years of experience representing clients in catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases in the commercial trucking, products liability, and other casualty fields, Mr. Morgenstern is recognized as one of the most successful and accomplished trial attorneys in the industry.
After earning his bachelor's degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1977, Robert Morgenstern relocated with his family to Southern California. Adapting to his new home, Mr. Morgenstern enrolled in Southwestern University Law School, where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 1980 and met his close friend and future law firm partner, Kenneth Maranga.
Shortly after graduating from law school, Robert Morgenstern joined the firm of Yusim, Stein & Hanger as a law clerk and within a short period of time, he became a senior partner. He joined his current firm in 1993 when it was Garcia, Emmons, Maranga & Morgenstern. The firm eventually became Maranga|Morgenstern in 2002.
In recognition of his accomplishments, Mr. Morgenstern is an Advocate of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), where he has participated as a lecturer in their Masters in Trial programs. In 2019, Mr. Morgenstern began serving as the President of the Los Angeles Chapter of ABOTA and previously held the role of Vice President in 2018.
Mr. Morgenstern has been recognized by Loyola Law Schools Civil Justice Program as a Champion of Justice in 2017 and has continually named by SuperLawyer Magazine as being in the top 5 percent of attorneys in his field in since 2009. He has served as President of the California Defense Counsel in 2013; is a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers.
Mr. Morgenstern also served as President of the Association of Southern California Defense Counsel in 2009, and is former Chairman of the Board of Hathaway Children's and Family Services.
Married with two children, Robert Morgenstern currently resides in West Hills, Calif. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family and playing golf.
University of Pennsylvania (B.A. 1977); Southwestern University School of Law (J.D. 1980).
State Bar of California, California; United States District Court, Central, Northern and Southern Districts of California, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Fellow in American College of Trial Lawyers American Bar Association
American Board of Trial Advocates
Fellow in the Litigation Counsel of America
Association of Defense Trial Attorneys
2009 President of The Association of Southern President, California Defense Counsel
Trucking Industry Defense Association
Los Angeles County Bar Association
Los Angeles County Superior Court Arbitrator
Southwestern University School of Law, Deans Circle
Lawyers of Distinciton
Southern Law School Outstanding Litigator in 2017
2019 President of LOS ANGELES Chapter of ABOTA