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Robert Pourvali, Of Counsel

Meet Robert Pourvali, Of Counsel

Robert Pourvali

Robert H. Pourvali has been practicing since 1993 and dedicates a good part of his practice to appeals throughout Southern California, including Los Angeles, Orange County, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Ventura, and all surrounding counties. He has been involved in many published cases, making his mark on the law and influencing future decisions with his considerable legal talent. He is admitted in California and the Central and Eastern Districts of the U.S. District Court of California.

Academic Achievements

A graduate of Southwestern University School of Law, Mr. Pourvali exhibited his intellectual approach from the start of his legal career. During law school, he earned the American Jurisprudence Awards in Legal Research and Writing and participated in the Moot Court Honors Program. He has also obtained an Exceptional Achievement Award in Business Planning. Mr. Pourvali did his undergraduate work at the University of California in San Diego and finished with a Bachelor of Arts from California State University at Northridge.


Areas of Practice

  • Civil Appeals
  • Writ Petitions
  • Law and Motion
  • Legal Research
  • Litigation Support

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1993
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1993
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, 1993


  • Southwestern University School of Law, Los Angeles, California, 1993 J.D.
    • Honors: Moot Court Honors Programs
    • Honors: Recipient; American Jurisprudence Awards in Legal Research & Writing.
    • Honors: Exceptional Achievement Award in Business Planning
  • California State University at Northridge, San Diego, 1989 B.A.
    • Honors: Dean’s List, 1989-1990
  • University of California, San Diego, California

Representative Cases

  • Cook v. Cook (2009) 177 Cal.App.4th 1436
  • People v. Singleton (2007) 155 Cal.App.4th 1332
  • People v. Cardenas (2007) 155 Cal.App.4th 1468
  • Ross v. Kish (2006) 145 Cal.App.4th 188
  • McKown v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (2002) 27 Cal.4th 219
  • New Plumbing Contractors v. Edwards, Sooy & Byron (2002) 99 Cal.App.4th 799
  • Hughes Aircraft Co. v. Superior Court (1996) 44 Cal.App.4th 1790
  • International Engine Parts, Inc. v. Feddersen & Co. (1998) 64 Cal.App.4th 345
  • Castaneda v. Bornstein (1995) 36 Cal.App.4th 1818
  • Cotran v. Rollins Hudig Hall Intern., Inc. (1998) 17 Cal.4th 93
  • Scofield v. Critical Air Medicine, Inc. (1996) 45 Cal.App.4th 990
  • Nguyen v. Los Angeles County Harbor/UCLA Med. Ctr. (1995) 40 Cal.App.4th 1433
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