The Team

Robins graduated first in his class from the University of Houston Law Center in 1991. Since graduating from law school, Robins has represented tens of thousands of Plaintiffs in pharmaceutical, medical device, and other product liability cases, and has acted as lead trial counsel and obtained favorable jury verdicts in a wide variety of major personal injury, wrongful death, toxic tort and commercial matters.

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Ian is a graduate of the University of Houston Law Center and a founding partner of Robins Cloud LLP. He has been responsible for the asbestos docket since the firms founding in 1992; including litigation, settlement and management of the docket. Ian has tried over 100 plaintiffs’ claims to verdict. He also has represented over 20,000 victims of asbestos disease since 1992.

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Paloma Carrero is an associate at the firm's Santa Monica office where she focuses her practice on litigating personal injury, wrongful death, products liability, and mass tort cases on behalf of injured individuals. Prior to joining Robins Cloud, LLP, Paloma worked at a defense firm in Santa Monica where she represented individuals and business entities in a wide-range of civil matters throughout the State.

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Ari Friedman has nearly a decade of experience handling significant national litigation regarding corporate wrongdoing by asbestos manufacturers. His career spans work with many respected plaintiffs law firms throughout the country. Through this experience, Mr. Friedman discovered a particular passion for mesothelioma patients and their families.

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Lawrence G. Gettys is the managing partner of the Baton Rouge office. He has represented thousands of Louisiana clients with mesothelioma and other diseases caused by exposure to asbestos in parishes throughout the state. An accomplished trial lawyer, he has handled hundreds of hearings and served as counsel at trials that resulted in significant victories for his clients.

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Anna Greenberg fulfilled her lifelong dream of helping injured people seek the justice they deserve when she joined Heard Robins as an associate. Anna’s practice focuses primarily on representing individuals and their families who have been injured by dangerous pharmaceutical drugs and devices, as well as those who have suffered catastrophic personal injury.

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Justin R. Kaufman is a partner and manages the Santa Fe, New Mexico office of Robins Cloud LLP. Mr. Kaufman received his B.A. from Cornell University’s College of Arts and Sciences in 1998. In 2004, he received his J.D., cum laude, from Temple University School of Law, where he served as an editor of the Temple Law Review. Mr. Kaufman also holds an M.B.A. from Temple University’s Fox School of Business.

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Stephen Kelly is an experienced trial lawyer in the Santa Monica office. Stephen’s experience spans a broad array of subject matters, including product liability and consumer class actions. Mr. Kelly has managed all aspects of cases of litigation from initial discovery, to first and second chair experience in trial throughout the state of California.

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After almost 14 years of practice, Jory has wide-ranging experience in litigating cases involving dangerous products. As Robins Cloud's lead trial lawyer for mesothelioma cases, Jory helps families who have lost a loved one due to asbestos-caused cancers. As co-lead of Robins Cloud's Food Safety team, Jory helps victims of food poisoning.

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