rwgRobert C. Ceccon
Robert C. CecconShareholderLos Angeles







Robert C. Ceccon is a shareholder in the Litigation Department at Richards, Watson & Gershon. Mr. Ceccon has tried more than 25 lawsuits, and has arbitrated dozens more. Mr. Ceccon's primary area of practice involves representing governmental entities in litigation. He has represented the following entities: Barstow, Beverly Hills, Brea, Buena Park, Calimesa, Carson, Compton, Hesperia, Indio, Lynwood, Malibu, Palmdale, Pasadena, Rancho Cucamonga, Redondo Beach, Rialto, Stanton, Temecula, Upland, West Hollywood and the County of Ventura. He represents public entities in lawsuits involving dangerous conditions of public property, police liability, and employment law. He has also represented private entities in litigation, including Hewlett Packard Company and DHL.

Mr. Ceccon acted as lead trial counsel for the County of Ventura in two lawsuits brought by more than 80 plaintiffs arising out of the La Conchita landslide of January 10, 2005, which resulted in 10 deaths and numerous claims for personal and property damage. Mr. Ceccon successfully defended the County against all claims.

Mr. Ceccon is an expert on the California Government Claims Act and is author of two books for the California Continuing Education of the Bar: Action Guide: Handling Claims Against Government Entities, and co-author of California Government Tort Liability Practice.

Mr. Ceccon was a member of the Moot Court Honors Program and the Federal Communications Law Journal while at UCLA School of Law.


B.A., Columbia University, 1981
J.D., University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law, 1984

Practice Areas

Business Litigation
Governmental Tort Liability Litigation
Police Practices
Public Agency and Municipal Law Litigation
Public Works, Construction and Contracting