Bob Crockett has been a trial and appellate lawyer at Latham & Watkins for 32 years, and an equity partner for 25 of those years. Mr. Crockett serves as a board member of the Mormon Studies program, sponsorered by the Howard Hunter Foundation, at the Department of Theology at Claremont College. He provides litigation support for the ACLU.
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. Bob is a published legal historian, specializing in the 1857 Mountain Meadows Massacre near Cedar City, Utah, and issues of free speech for religious groups in political debate. He is the father of eleven children.
Bob runs 100-mile ultraruns, coming in 8th overall in his last run. While in his 50s (he’s still there) he twice ran the Grand Canyon from rim-to-rim-to-rim in less than 14 hours.
Bob has enjoyed representing successful entrepreneurs who have owned large agricultural interests, television stations and real estate developments. He has represented individuals in probate disputes, eminent domain, shareholders’ rights and general business advice.
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.
Mr. Crockett graduated magna cum laude and Order of the Coif with a J.D. from Brigham Young University in 1982. Bob worked his way through law school often employed nearly full-time as an academic and scientific research computer programmer. He was a member and editor of the B.Y.U. Law Review. Mr. Crockett graduated from Brigham Young University in 1978 with a B.S. cum laude in Economics and minors in Finance and Computer Science.
Politically, he is a social libertarian. Liberty and freedom for all, so long as the bad guys are made to pay the cost of their badness (carbon producers, landfill fillers, employee abusers) and there is equal access to markets and government.