Hastings College of the Law
University of California, Berkeley
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 (including child abduction cases), 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:
Ms. Robins treats each client with the respect, compassion and the personalized attention required by each, unique case.
Although the California family law attorney advocates 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 serves as Program Chair of the Family Law Section. She was previously appointed and served as Co-Chair and Programs Coordinator of the Family Law Section of the SFVBA. Ms. Robins 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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