Robert C. Robinson
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Robert C. Robinson
Firm: Quest Law Firm
Address: 315 Centennial Way
Tustin, CA 92780
Phone: 714-352-6310
Fax: 714-352-6316
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Areas of Practice Bar Admissions Education
Honors Affiliations Representative Cases
Lawyer Profile:

"Southern California Super Lawyer for Employment Litigation-Plaintiff"

"2008 Orange County Trial Lawyer Employment Lawyer of the Year"

"2012 Daily Journal Top 75 Labor and Employment Lawyers in California"

Personal Background:

Mr. Robinson ("Robby") was born in Queens, New York in 1956. His father and brother were career NYPD Blue. Robby grew up in Queens and attended Chaminade High School on Long Island. He later settled in California after being stationed at the former U.S. Marine Corps Air Station at El Toro in Orange County, California. Robby began his legal career as a Judge Advocate (JAG lawyer) in the United States Marine Corps. In addition to his leadership training and experience as a Marine officer, Robby tried many evidentiary hearings including misdemeanor and felony trials and an array of administrative proceedings.

Professional Background:

Robby began his career as a civil litigator in 1984 when he went to work for the national law firm of Thelen, Marrin, Johnson & Bridges (now Thelen Reid Brown Raysman & Steiner LLP). Robby later joined the regional law firm of Kindel & Anderson (about one hundred lawyers) where he made partner. Robby opened his own practice in 1991, and was later joined by a respected colleague and fellow Marine Warren B. Campbell.  Robby and Warren practiced together as Robinson & Campbell for over 11 years.

Robby primarily represents people with claims related to their employment, business disputes, and selected types of personal injuries. He most often represents individuals and small to medium companies against larger companies.

He has pursued these types of claims through all phases of litigation and alternative dispute resolution including negotiation, mediation, arbitration, state and federal jury trials and appeals. This is a sample of the types of cases Robby has handled:

  • Severance agreement consultation and negotiation.
  • Key employee representation and claims for breach of written employment contracts, stock option contracts, and other benefits, in both public and non-public corporations.  
  • Wrongful termination of employment in retaliation for objecting to unlawful discrimination. 
  • Sexual harassment in employment.
  • Unlawful discrimination and harassment.
  • Unlawful wage practices relating to unpaid overtime, improper job classifications as exempt from overtime, and other Labor Code violations.
  •  Physicians, Dentists and other medical professional with contractual, group or employment issues.
  • Victims of violence in the workplace.
  • Employees terminated based on false claims of good cause or misconduct.
  • Wage and Hour.
  • Class Actions.
  • Wage and Hour, multiple employee lawsuits.
  • Class Action opt-outs.
  • Whistleblower claims.
  •  Partnership disputes over management, accounting, dissolution, and fiduciary duties.
  • Breach of all kinds of contracts.
  • Unfair competition.
  • Fraud and interference with business relations.
  • Recovery of prevailing party attorneys fees and costs.
  • Usury.
Areas of Practice:
Employment Law -- Employer
Business & Commercial Law
Sex Discrimination
Bar Admissions:
California, 1983
New York, 1980
U.S. District Court Central District of California
U.S. District Court Southern District of California
U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
Brooklyn Law School, Brooklyn, New York, 1980
Honors: American Jurisprudence Award for Contracts

State University of New York, Buffalo, New York, 1977
B.S. in Criminal Justice
Honors: summa cum laude

Representative Cases:
Martin Johnson v. The Andrew Jergens Company, 198 F.3d 254 (9th Cir. 1999)
Sandra G. Haas v. Betz Laboratories, Inc., 185 F. 3d 866 (9th Cir. 1999)
Pellegrino v Robert Half, Incorporated
Honors and Awards:
"Southern California Super Lawyer for Employment Litigation-Plaintiff"

Professional Associations and Memberships:
California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA)
Sustaining Member

National Employment Lawyers Association

American Association for Justice

Orange County Trial Lawyers Association

Orange County Bar Association (OCBA)

Orange County Bar Association (OCBA)
Member, Labor & Employment Section, 2012 Vice Chair

Orange County Bar Association (OCBA)
Member, Business Litigation Section

Orange County Bar Association (OCBA), 1991 - 1992
Member, OCBA Board of Directors

Orange County Bar Association (OCBA), 1990
Editor, Orange County Lawyer

Orange County Bar Association (OCBA), 1991 - 1993
Chair, Orange County Lawyer Board of Advisors

Orange County Bar Association (OCBA), 1992 - Present
Member, OCBA Client Relations Committee

Retired Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve

Founders Circle Alzheimer's Association of Orange County

West Practice Categories:
Discrimination, Health Care, Native Peoples, Whistleblower-Qui Tam

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