Thórir S. Gröndal
Iceland’s Honorary Consul General in South Florida
Icelanders who run afoul of the law in the Bay area are in good hands when they contact their Honorary Consul, Robert E. Cartwright Jr.
He is a well-known San Francisco attorney, highly respected, having been elected by his peers to hold many important positions in the legal community.
Among them, in 2002 he was elected President of the 3000 member consumer attorneys of California.
Robert Cartwright and Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson
photo courtesy of Robert Cartwright
He has always dedicated his practice to the representation of plaintiffs, particularly those injured as a result of defective products. During his tenure as President, he spearheaded an effort to elect to the California State Assembly consumer friendly legislators, who successfully were able to affect changes to consumer legislation.
Mr. Cartwright was appointed an honorary consul for Iceland in 1997. At the same time his mother, Dorothy, now retired, was named vice consul. Together they hosted the President of Iceland, when he came to California in early 2000 to visit Icelandic companies that had sprouted up in those boom years. Robert E. Cartwright is married to Lois, and they have a son, Robert E. Cartwright III.