Robert Crockett


Bob Crockett was a partner in the international law firm of Latham & Watkins until December 31, 2014. He had practiced there since 1982, became a partner in 1990 and is a trial lawyer.

Mr. Crockett has extensive jury trial and appellate experience. He has handled many types of business and real estate matters in litigation.

In 2014, the State Bar’s California Lawyer magazine named him, along with 61 others, “Lawyer of the Year” for work he did on behalf of the ACLU in an education matter.

Thompson Reuters has named him a “Los Angeles Super Lawyer” in 2005, 2010, 2017 and 2018. He served as an editor of the County Bar’s Los Angeles Lawyer magazine for several years in the 1980s.

Mr. Crockett has been a panelist on MCLE presentations relating to expert witnesses, trial techniques and environmental issues.

Mr. Crockett has published Robert D. Crockett, “Religious Free Speech and Somebody Else’s Civil Rights, etc.,” Rutgers Journal of Law & Religion (2012) 13:364; Robert D. Crockett & Jonathan Jenkins, “Taking it to the Bank: A Recent Survey of Jury Verdicts in Los Angeles, etc.”, L.A. Law., Sep. 2001, at 47. He also published two tax-related notes as a law review member and has published two articles in 2003-04 on nineteenth-century criminal jurisprudence.

While a member of his firm’s Technology Committee circa 1990, he helped guide Latham & Watkins to networking, email, document management and litigation support platforms.

Mr. Crockett graduated magna cum laude and Order of the Coif with a J.D. from Brigham Young University in 1982. He was a member and editor of the B.Y.U. Law Review and winner of the Welch Third Year Writing Award. Mr. Crockett graduated from Brigham Young University in 1978 with a B.S. cum laude in Economics and minors in Finance and Computer Science. He worked his way through the university and law school as an academic and scientific computer programmer.

Mr. Crockett was an economics professor for a Los Angeles County junior college in the 1980s. In 1979 he worked as an engineer for Boeing Computer Services on the Air-Launched Cruise Missile competition with General Dynamics.

Mr. Crockett competes in marathons, ultrathons and bicycle centuries, placing as high as fourth overall in one 100 mile ultrarun event. He has run the Boston Marathon and is qualified to run for 2018. Bob is the father of eleven children.