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Personal Profile

Robert E. Vanderhorst attended law school at Southwestern University School of Law in Los Angeles from 1981 through 1984. He successfully completed and passed the California Bar Exam and was admitted to practice law in December of 1984.

Mr. Vanderhorst worked as a law clerk and then as an associate attorney in the Law Office of Richard Rossen in the Century City area of Los Angeles. Mr. Rossen's practice was primarily personal injury, criminal defense, and civil litigation. Mr. Vanderhorst learned very much from his friend and mentor and from his ten years of association with Mr. Rossen.

In 1993, Mr. Vanderhorst moved to Porterville, his wife's hometown. He was first associated with local criminal defense attorney James Heusdens. After one year, Mr. Vanderhorst opened his own office at its current location, 288 North "D" Street.

Mr. Vanderhorst's law practice continues to emphasize representation of personal injury victims including automobile accidents, motorcycle accidents, slip and fall injuries, product injuries, and medical malpractice. He also represents criminal defendants for all misdemeanors and most felonies. He also represents various clients in civil litigation matters including the formation or dissolution of partnerships, landlord-tenant disputes, and real estate and probate matters.

Mr. Vanderhorst looks forward to your inquiry and an opportunity to assist you with your legal matters.

Please do not hesitate to call day or night,

(559) 781-0506 or (661) 725-0506.
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