Jeffrey A. Robinson

Partner
Mr. Robinson focuses on business litigation matters in state and federal courts. His work has covered a wide variety of clients, issues and industries, including: contract disputes, breach of warranty claims, fraud claims, commercial lease matters, eminent domain, receiverships, insurance disputes, regulatory challenges, partnership disputes, corporate governance issues, real property matters and many others. Mr. Robinson also assists clients with out-of-court dispute resolution. Mr. Robinson advises clients on pre-litigation disputes, commercial contracts, and commercial business transactions.

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Background
Mr. Robinson is a native of California and has lived in Orange County for more than 25 years. Prior to founding Robinson & Robinson, LLP, Mr. Robinson had extensive experience working for one of the nation’s largest law firms, as well as an Orange County litigation boutique, his own law practice, and prominent law clerkships.

Mr. Robinson graduated first in his law school class (J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University) in 1983. From 1983-1984, he worked as a law clerk for Judge Malcolm R. Wilkey of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit at a time when that court issued opinions in such diverse and complex matters as Laker Airways Ltd. v. Sabena, Belgian World Airlines, (1984) 731 F. 2d 909 (international anti-suit injunction); Mendaro v. The World Bank (1983) 717 F. 2d 610 (immunity of World Bank from harassment lawsuits); Victor Broadcasting, Inc. v. FCC (dissent), (1983) 722 F. 2d 756 (FCC license renewal), Ramirez v. Weinberger, (1984) 725 F. 2d 1500 (foreign taking of US citizen’s property); Glass Packaging Institute v. Regan, (1984) 737 F. 2d 1083; National Ass’n of Regulatory Utility Commissioners v. FCC & USA, (1984) 737 F. 2d 1095 (interstate telephone regulation). From 1985 to 1987, Mr. Robinson served as legal adviser to Judge Charles N. Brower at the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal in The Hague, Netherlands. During this time, the Tribunal heard and resolved numerous cases involving international contract disputes.

Mr. Robinson worked with Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher in Washington, D.C. and Newport Beach, California from 1984-1985, 1987-1990. He worked on various transactional and litigation matters, including the legal issues surrounding the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill, and challenges to state regulation of commercial milk pricing. Recruited to join a litigation boutique law firm in Irvine, (Chapman, Fuller & Bollard, where he became a partner in 1992), Mr. Robinson handled commercial litigation and arbitration matters.

Mr. Robinson worked in sole practice (1993-1997) before co-founding Robinson & Robinson, LLP in 1997. He has worked on various published cases, including Rebmann v. Rohde (2011), 196 Cal. App. 4th 1283 (enforcement of arbitration award)Wong v. Thomas Bros. Restaurant Corp., (1994) 840 F. Supp. 727 (defense of employer sued by former employee for alleged securities fraud arising out of stock buy-back agreement); Golden Cheese Co. of California v. Voss, (1991) 230 Cal. App. 3d 547 (challenge to regulation of wholesale minimum milk prices); Golden Cheese Co. of California, (1991) 230 Cal. App. 3d 727 (inverse condemnation by regulation).

Education
Mr. Robinson received his Juris Doctor Degree from J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University. He served as Lead Articles Editor for the B.Y.U. Law Review and graduated summa cum laude in 1983. He was the recipient of the John Welch Legal Writing Award and was designated a J. Reuben Clark Scholar and Order of the Coif. Mr. Robinson has a B.A. in English, magna cum laude, from the University of Utah.

Mr. Robinson received a Diploma, Trial Advocacy Skills from the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA) in June, 1989.