Robert Hanff is a partner at Vanderford & Ruiz, LLP. He has over 10 years of experience representing clients in civil matters with a focus on third party personal injury and property damage cases. He has handled hundreds of tort cases for individual clients and insurance companies.
Mr. Hanff’s practice is devoted to defending individuals, through their insurance companies, that are involved in all manner of personal injury cases, with an emphasis on automobile accidents. He has secured dismissals of several clients being sued for wrongful death resulting from automobile accidents. He also regularly advises insurance companies in civil matters and provides annual training and certification on the Fair Claims Settlement Practices to insurance companies. Mr. Hanff has handled dozens of first party claims and defended them through binding arbitration with excellent results for the client. He has conducted dozens of Examinations Under Oath on suspected fraud claims. Mr. Hanff has also dedicated a substantial portion of his practice to property and construction defect litigation. Mr. Hanff successfully argued a motion for nonsuit in a complicated construction defect trial involving multiple parties. Further, he has successfully defended numerous property owners from massive landslide claims.
Prior to practicing law, Mr. Hanff was appointed by the Governor of California to serve on the California Post-Secondary Education Commission, which helps shape policy for California’s publicly funded universities.
Mr. Hanff earned his J.D. degree from UCLA School of Law in 2004. He received a bachelor’s degree from California State University, Northridge, graduating with honors and receiving the Outstanding Graduating Senior Award in 2001. He was the student body president for two terms – the only student to accomplish that feat in the history of the University.
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