Alex “Trey” Robertson, IV
Alex “Trey” Robertson, IV
Overview And Experience
Alex specializes in commercial construction, multi-party construction defect, environmental, and real estate litigation. In his 30 years as a trial lawyer, he has recovered more than $351,000,000 for clients, which have included many celebrities and professional athletes, including: Erin Brockovich, Ed McMahon, Ted Nugent, and Vin Sully. Mr. Robertson also has extensive experience representing developers, HOA’s, high-rise hotels, gaming resorts, and engineers.
In the CityCenter litigation, Alex served as the lead trial counsel representing a joint venture between MGM Resorts International and Infinity World, a subsidiary of Dubai World, in the largest construction case ever tried in Nevada. The case involved defects arising from the construction of the $9B CityCenter project in Las Vegas, which is the largest privately-funded construction project in U.S. history. After seven weeks of jury selection, the parties announced a global settlement (of around $195 million dollars) on the day of opening statements.
Alex has also served as lead or co-lead counsel in Multi-District Litigation (MDL) class actions and mass torts across the country, including In Re Lumber Liquidators Chinese-Manufactured Flooring Durability Marketing And Sales Practices Litigation (E.D. Vir.), Smith Floor & Decor Outlets of America, Inc. (N.D.GA), In Re FieldTurf Artificial Turf Marketing And Sales Practices Litigation (Plaintiffs’ Steering Comittee), and Southern California Fire Cases, JCCP No. 4965 (Plaintiff’s Executive Committee).
Of importance for our clients, before becoming an attorney, Alex worked for a utility contractor putting lines underground for Southern California Edison. He moved up the ranks from foreman to superintendent to estimator and then general manager of a large utility construction company. His previous work experience provides him with a powerful perspective in understanding Southern California Edison’s operations and liability in fires involving them. He was the first to sue Southern California Edison for damages suffered in the 2017 Thomas Fire and the first to sue on behalf Woolsey Fire survivors. A long-time resident of Ventura County, Alex volunteers as an emergency medical technician and assisted the community during the Woolsey Fire itself, directing resources and providing emergency aid. The Woolsey Fire was personal for Alex, who used 500 feet of his own fire hose to save his neighbor’s home during the fire. Below are photos taken by neighbors of Alex fighting the fire in his neighborhood in Simi Valley on Friday, November 9, 2018.
Alex was also selected by Judge Highberger to be co-lead counsel for the Woolsey Fire case. Alex is in charge of coordinating the various firms, and parties, and determining the best strategy to prosecute and ultimately resolve these cases.