ROBERT COMPTON practices in the areas of civil litigation and general business law with emphasis on oil and gas and construction law.
He was admitted to the bar in California and the United States District Court, Central District of California in 1962. He is also admitted to the United States District Court, Eastern Division of California, and to the United States Court of Federal Claims. He was admitted to the United States Supreme Court in 1981.
A member of the Ventura County and the State Bar of California, Mr. Compton was a member of the State Bar Committee, Rules and Procedures of Court, 1980-1982.
Mr. Compton worked as an engineer in oil production operations for a major oil company, and he has emphasized oil and gas matters in his legal practice. Since 1963, Mr. Compton has represented landowners and major and independent oil companies in litigation and in business transactions.
Mr. Compton served as a Director and Vice President of finance for the Ventura County United Fund (1968-1972). He was a Director and General Counsel for the Consortium for Advanced and Technical Education from 1983 to 1994. He served as a Director of the Conejo Future Foundation from 1985 to 1993, and as Vice-President in 1990. He is a Co-Trustee of the Harriet H. Samuelsson Foundation. Community participation includes membership in Rancheros Adolfo and the Ventura Yacht Club, of which he was Commodore in 1968.
Mr. Compton attended Oregon State University (B.S., mechanical engineering, 1953) and received his legal education from the University of California (L.L.B., Boalt Hall, 1961). He is the author of the "The Right to the Subjacent Support of Oil and Gas" (49 California Law Review 354, 1961).
Mr. Compton resides in Camarillo with his wife.