LAW.COM — E. Robert Wallach, a long-time Bay Area litigator who lived colorfully and sometimes controversially, died on Sunday. He was 88. The Bronx native, who grew up in Los Angeles and specialized in personal injury matters, tried 283 cases to verdict, losing just 14 of them, according to information provided by his former firm, Rains Lucia Stern St. Phalle & Silver. He loved trial work, stylish suits, politics and personal causes.