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818.990.2120


Education

Hastings College of the Law
Juris Doctor (1989)

  • Hastings Law Journal - Technical Editor
  • Moot Court Competition - Competitor
  • JSA - President, Member
  • Association of Students for Kids - Officer, Member

University of California, Berkeley
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology (1986)

  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • High Distinction General Scholarship
  • National Psychology Asociation - Student Member
  • UJA - Chairperson of Student Campaign

Awards

  • Southern California Super Lawyer, Los Angeles Magazine's Super Lawyers Edition, 2007-2014
  • Top Women Attorneys in Southern California, Los Angeles Magazine, 2011, 2012, 2013

Memberships

  • State Bar of California
  • San Fernando Valley Bar Association
        - Family Law Executive Committee Member
        - Family Law Section Chair (2 years)
        - Family Law Section, Co-Chair of Programs Committee (2 years)
        - Liason between San Fernando Valley Bar Association and Family Law Section (1 year)
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • ProVisors
  • Step-Up Women's Network
Sherman Oaks Spousal Support Lawyer


Michelle S. Robins

 

Michelle S. Robins, a California family law attorney and mediator for over twenty years, is a Certified Specialist in Family Law, designated by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.

A Shareholder at our Firm, Ms. Robins is experienced in advocating for the rights of individuals in all family law related matters such as divorce issues, child custody issues, child and spousal support matters, and issues related to the identification, characterization and division of community property and debts.

Ms. Robins also negotiates and drafts cohabitation, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements; as well as orders modifying previously established custody, spousal and child support agreements.

Since joining our Firm’s Family Law Practice Group, Ms. Robins has represented clientele throughout Los Angeles and Ventura Counties, including high-profile individuals such as:

  • Athletes
  • Celebrities
  • Corporate executives with complex benefits or compensation packages
  • Dental & Medical Practitioners
  • Divorcing Spouses with Special Needs Children
  • Entertainment Industry Executives
  • Financial Advisors & Accountants
  • Manufacturers & Distributors
  • Real Estate Professionals

Ms. Robins treats each client with the respect, compassion and the personalized attention required by each, unique case.

Although our California family law attorneys advocate for our clients in Court when required, Ms. Robins also achieves success in helping divorcing couples settle their cases without the need to go to Court.

As a result of Ms. Robins’ efforts, hundreds of parties have been able to resolve their conflicts without the necessity of becoming involved in lengthy and expensive family law litigation, primarily through using Alternative Dispute Resolution, or ADR methods, such as mediation.

Ms. Robins also employs her skills as a successful mediator to help her community, and has been recognized by the Courts for her volunteer service in family law mediation in the San Fernando Valley and throughout Los Angeles County.

Also in recognition of her work as a Los Angeles divorce attorney and family law mediator, Ms. Robins has been listed as a Southern California Super Lawyer each consecutive year since 2007 -- a designation determined by a 12 point peer recognition and professional achievement ratings system, and independent research -- as well as one of 2011's Top Women Attorneys in Southern California, both nominations by Los Angeles Magazine.

Ms. Robins is a member of the State Bar of California and the San Fernando Valley Bar Association where she previously served as Chair and Program Chair. She is also currently serving on the Editorial Committee for Valley Lawyer Magazine, a publication of the San Fernando Valley Bar Association.

Ms. Robins joined Lewitt Hackman after receiving her law degree in 1989 from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, where she was technical editor of the Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly. The California family law attorney and mediator earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of California at Berkeley and graduated Phi Beta Kappa. She became a Shareholder of our Firm in 2000. Ms. Robins is admitted before the U.S. District Court.


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Publications

Noteworthy Legal Activities

  • Co-Presenter, The Role of Therapist in Family Law, California Association of Marriage & Family Therapists, San Fernando Valley Chapter, 2012
  • Co-Presenter, Marriage, Divorce & Cohabitation: Common MisconceptionsMCLE accredited Seminar Series, July 2012
  • Program Chair of the Family Law Section, San Fernando Valley Bar Association
  • Discussion Group Leader, California Society of Certified Public Accountants, October 2011
  • Presenter, Current Real Estate Issues: Impact on Your Practice, San Fernando Valley Bar Association's Family Law Section, August 2011
  • Volunteer, Settle-o-Rama Family Mediation, Los Angeles Superior Court, July 2011
  • Co-Presenter, Family Law & Real Estate Crossover Issues, San Fernando Valley Bar Association's Family Law Section, June 2011
  • Co-Presenter, Family Law: The Impact on Your Business, MCLE accredited Seminar Series, May 2011
  • Co-Presenter, What's New in 2011? New Judges, New Cases, New Laws, San Fernando Valley Bar Association, January 2011
  • Speaker, New Laws, San Fernando Valley Bar Association's Family Law Section, 2005, 2008, 2009
  • VAST – Settlement Officer- Los Angeles Superior Court
  • Mediator – Los Angeles Superior Court
  • Speaker, San Fernando Bar Association, Family Law Section
       - Topic Is Marvin Still in Business – September 1996
       - Topic New Laws – 2005 & 2008
  • White Zuckerman Warsavsky Luna Wolf - New Laws in 2003
       - Ventura Court Family Law Study Group – January 2003

 

LEWITT HACKMAN | 16633 Ventura Boulevard, Eleventh Floor, Encino, California 91436-1865 | 818.990.2120