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Robins Cloud is comprised of expert attorneys and staff, dedicated to providing our clients with the very best legal representation possible. Our attorneys litigate across a wide and diverse range of cases and have the expertise and knowledge needed to help achieve a just outcome for you and your loved ones.

Bill Robins

Robins graduated first in his class from the University of Houston Law Center in 1991. Since graduating from law school, Robins has represented tens of thousands of Plaintiffs in pharmaceutical, medical device, and other product liability cases, and has acted as lead trial counsel and obtained favorable jury verdicts in a wide variety of major personal injury, wrongful death, toxic tort and commercial matters.

Ian P. Cloud

Ian is a graduate of the University of Houston Law Center and a founding partner of Robins Cloud LLP. He has been responsible for the asbestos docket since the firms founding in 1992; including litigation, settlement and management of the docket. Ian has tried over 100 plaintiffs’ claims to verdict. He also has represented over 20,000 victims of asbestos disease since 1992.

Alex Barlow

Alex Barlow has devoted his practice to complex litigation on behalf of victims. Alex considers himself fortunate to have tried and won cases on behalf of a diverse range of plaintiffs – ranging from workingmen stricken with occupational cancer all the way to Fortune 500 companies.

John M. Black

John is a trial lawyer whose practice focuses on helping those that have been harmed by individuals and corporations. His practice includes nationwide representation of those gravely injured by toxic substances, defective pharmaceuticals, medical devices or the negligence of others.

Robert Bryson

Robert graduated from the University of San Diego School of Law and is a partner at Robins Cloud LLP. His practice focuses upon catastrophic injuries, wrongful death, business litigation, construction defect, insurance bad faith, inverse condemnation, professional liability and public entity liability.

Lawrence G. Gettys

Lawrence G. Gettys is the managing partner of the Baton Rouge office. He has represented thousands of Louisiana clients with mesothelioma and other diseases caused by exposure to asbestos in parishes throughout the state. An accomplished trial lawyer, he has handled hundreds of hearings and served as counsel at trials that resulted in significant victories for his clients.

Sarah Bendon

Sarah Bendon is an associate at the firm’s Santa Monica office where she focuses her practice on litigating corporate wrongdoing by asbestos manufacturers on behalf of injured individuals.

Paloma Carrero

Paloma Carrero is an associate at the firm's Santa Monica office where she focuses her practice on litigating personal injury, wrongful death, products liability, and mass tort cases on behalf of injured individuals. Prior to joining Robins Cloud, LLP, Paloma worked at a defense firm in Santa Monica where she represented individuals and business entities in a wide-range of civil matters throughout the State.

Ari Friedman

Ari Friedman has nearly a decade of experience handling significant national litigation regarding corporate wrongdoing by asbestos manufacturers. His career spans work with many respected plaintiffs law firms throughout the country. Through this experience, Mr. Friedman discovered a particular passion for mesothelioma patients and their families.

Stephen Kelly

Stephen Kelly is an experienced trial lawyer in the Santa Monica office. Stephen's experience spans a broad array of subject matters, including intellectual property, product liability and consumer class actions and has managed all aspects of cases in litigation.

Saima Khan

Saima Khan focuses her practice on mass torts. Specifically, Saima concentrates her litigation practice on representing plaintiffs who have been injured by dangerous pharmaceutical drugs and medical devices.

Rebecca Phillips

Rebecca focuses her practice on mass torts. She believes in the power of the civil justice system to promote good corporate behavior and public safety. And she loves helping ordinary individuals utilize that power to seek justice.

Kevin Pollack

Kevin is a trial attorney in the firm’s Santa Monica office. He has a diverse background, having experience representing plaintiffs and defendants in civil litigation, and prosecuting criminal cases as a Deputy City Attorney for the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office. Kevin is known as a passionate litigator, for having strong tactical and technical skills at trial, and for being a good communicator.

Olga Viner

Olga Viner is an associate at the firm’s Santa Monica office and concentrates her practice on complex pharmaceutical and defective medical device litigations in state and federal courts nationwide, as well as catastrophic personal injury cases. Olga was born in the Ukraine and raised primarily in Los Angeles, California.

2015, Trial Lawyers Board of Regents Firm Award
2016, Rising Star, Ari Friedman