Robert Tauler Los Angeles Litigation AttorneyRobert Tauler is a civil trial lawyer specializing in false advertising, privacy, intellectual property, and business fraud cases. Mr. Tauler has won several multi-million-dollar jury trials, including a recent $10.2 million jury verdict affirmed in all respects by the California Court of Appeal. 

Mr. Tauler founded Tauler Smith LLP in 2015 with his Harvard Law School classmate Matthew J. Smith. Since that time, the firm has served more than 100 clients in over a dozen different state and federal jurisdictions.


Robert Tauler obtained his J.D. from Harvard Law School in 2005. During his time at Harvard, he was a judicial clerk for the Honorable John Lim in the Intermediate Court of Appeals of Hawaii. Prior to attending Harvard Law, Mr. Tauler earned his B.A. in political science with honors from the University of California, Irvine. While at UCI, Mr. Tauler was honored as a Scholar-Athlete for the Big West Conference: he maintained a 4.0 GPA and competed for the University’s nationally ranked Division I volleyball team.

Bar Admissions

Robert Tauler is admitted to practice law in California and Texas. He is also licensed to practice before the U.S. District Court, in all federal courts in California, and in both the Northern and Eastern Districts of Texas. Additionally, Mr. Tauler has been admitted pro hac vice and litigated matters in many other states, including New York, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Georgia, Arizona, Nevada, Missouri, Arkansas, and Wisconsin.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Alkayali v. Boukhari, et al. (Riverside Superior Court Case No. RIC1309291)
    First chair for unanimous $10.2 million jury verdict for plaintiff in business ownership dispute after six-week jury trial.
  • Sedgh v. Serfin Capital, et al. (Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BC624167)
    First chair on seven-day jury trial successfully defending real estate holding corporation and several individual defendants. Obtained dismissal of 23 claims, including multiple claims during trial. (Case settled during jury deliberations.)
  • Defense Nutrition v. Julian Bakery, et al. (Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BC629719)
    First chair on seven-day jury trial related to series of business disputes arising from production of protein bars.
  • Cowboy National LLC v. Schallert, et al. (Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. 19CHCV00163)
    First chair in bench trial relating to easement on residential property. Complete defense judgment obtained.
  • Ohio Casualty v. Laughlin (Eastern District of Missouri Case No. 4:19-cv-2974-NCC)
    First chair in federal bench trial relating to insurance coverage dispute. Complete defense judgment obtained.
  • Wu v. Magnus, et al. (Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. GC045340)
    Second chair on five-week jury trial resulting in $2.1 million jury verdict for plaintiff.
  • Solmark v. Galvez (Central District of California Case No. 2:20-vs-04437 SB)
    Second chair for federal bench trial resulting in fraud judgment for plaintiff regarding PPE fraud.

Representative Clients

  • Paper Magazine, a national fashion and popular culture magazine.
  • The Industry Model Management, a national modeling agency.
  • Vetements, a Swiss luxury fashion house.
  • Lateral Link, a national legal recruiting firm.
  • Maceoo, a designer of men’s luxury clothing.
  • Central Coast Agriculture, a progressive farm dedicated to precision agriculture.