Robert J.

Drakulich

Partner
The Drakulich Firm

Robert J. Drakulich is a trial lawyer and partner at THE DRAKULICH FIRM, APLC, with offices in San Diego, California and Reno, Nevada. Mr. Drakulich’s primary practice is in the areas of product liability, personal injury, wrongful death, and medical device/ pharmaceutical drug mass torts, class actions, nursing home abuse, airplane/helicopter crash, business litigation, and mesothelioma/asbestos cases. Mr. Drakulich is licensed to practice law in California, Nevada, Minnesota, and Washington D.C. and is admitted to practice before the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.

Mr. Drakulich has actively participated as a member of the trial team on several multi-million-dollar cases. Together with his father, Mr. Drakulich has helped attain hundreds of millions of dollars for the firm’s mass tort clients. In addition to his work on the firm’s mass tort practice, Mr. Drakulich has also helped secure substantial verdicts and settlements on behalf of the firm’s single event cases.

Mr. Drakulich was honored to be appointed to the Plaintiff Steering Committee (PSC) in In re: Elmiron (Pentosan Polysulfate Sodium) Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2973, by the Hon. Brian R. Martinotti of the United States District Court, District of New Jersey and has been a key team member re: the depositions in the case as well as the science and efficacy of the drug.

Mr. Drakulich has extensively worked in Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) settings in nationally prominent Multi-District Litigations (MDL’s) against the world’s largest pharmaceutical and medical device corporations. In addition to In re: Elmiron, Mr. Drakulich has worked at the direction and request of lead counsel in other MDL cases, including In Re: Actos (Pioglitazone) Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 11- 2299 (United States District Court, Western District of Louisiana) and In Re: Incretin Mimetics Product Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2452, (United States District Court, Southern District of California). Mr. Drakulich has also worked on various state court coordinated proceedings, including cases in St. Louis, Missouri and the California Judicial Council Coordination Proceedings (JCCP).

Mr. Drakulich is thankful to be an invited speaker at over twenty legal seminars across the country, including for years at the prestigious Annual Class Action / Complex Litigation Symposium held in New Orleans, Louisiana regarding the topics of federal preemption, the intersection of science and law, and the new standards for personal jurisdiction. Mr. Drakulich has also been an invited speaker at numerous HarrisMartin MDL Conferences, including in Chicago, Los Angeles, Napa, New York, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, St. Louis, Tucson, and Washington, D.C., speaking on emerging tort litigation and other specialized topics in complex litigation.

Mr. Drakulich is grateful for the awards and distinctions that he has received throughout his career, including: the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Lawyers in California as well as previously Top 40 under 40 by the National Trial Lawyers, Super Lawyers Rising Star in both California and Nevada, AVVO’s highest rating of “Superb” (10.0 out of 10), and the Top 100 Attorneys in the State of Nevada by America’s Top 100 Attorneys.

Mr. Drakulich graduated (cum laude) from the University of San Diego School of Law. Before entering law school, Mr. Drakulich was a high school teacher and working artist. He graduated (cum laude) with a B.A. degree from the College of Creative Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Mr. Drakulich endeavors to employ his creative skills and teaching background in law. Much like art, when handling a client’s case, Mr. Drakulich looks at it from every angle, reduces it to the simplest form and tries to think of the most compelling method to convey it to an audience.

May 1
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

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May 2
7:00-10:00pm

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May 2
9:00 am - 5:30pm

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May 1
9:00 am - 5:30pm

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May 1
12:45 PM – 1:30 PM

Luncheon with Keynote Speaker

May 2
12:15 PM – 12:45 PM

Luncheon with Keynote Speaker

Apr 30
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

VIP Private Event

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Apr 30
9:30 AM

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May 1
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Mets de Guaynabo Basketball Game

May 2
7:30 AM – 8:45 AM

Breakfast

May 1
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Evening Entertainment - Hosted by Legal Conversion Center

May 1
7:30 AM – 8:45 AM

Breakfast - Hosted by SGP Advisors

Apr 30
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Registration

Apr 30
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Welcome Cocktail Reception - Hosted by JBSL

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Dr. Charles
Bennett

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James
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Robby H.
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Tony
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Chris
Coffin

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Lori G.
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Jonathan
Cohen

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Greg
Coleman

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Amy
Collins

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Jayne
Conroy

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Mildred
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Erin
Copeland

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Katherine
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Jim
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Sharon
Desh

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John
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Patrick J.
Driscoll

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Paul
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Yvonne
Flaherty

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Fuller

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Robin
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Aaron
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Eric
Holland

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Bradley D.
Honnold

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Janush

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Ashley
Keller

Partner
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Rayna
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Gary
Klinger

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Douglass A.
Kreis

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Adam
Levitt

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Patrick
Luff

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Victoria
Maniatis

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Millrood

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Mike
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Marie
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Pintas

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Christopher M.
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Scott
Powell

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Rafferty

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Restaino, Jr.

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Rice

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Varney

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Wagstaff

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Partner, Andrus Wagstaff

Alexandra
Walsh

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R. Brent
Wisner

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Questions?

Call us at 939-318-0638
Se habla español.
May 04 - 06, 2022
May 04 - 06, 2022
San Juan, Puerto Rico

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