Michael S. Robinson
Telephone: (213) 236-1636
Mr. Robinson’s practice focuses on representation of real estate owners, lenders, title insurers, and credit unions in litigation of real estate and credit related matters. He has specialized in doing this work since joining the firm in 1984. His successes have resulted in having great relationships with superior institutional clients providing ongoing litigation matters for his team, and his position as one of the firm’s managing partners.
Mr. Robinson enjoys spending his off time with his wife Julie and their sons Jack and Christopher, on the golf course, or doing home improvement projects in his wood working shop.
Representative published opinions include the following:
- U.S. v. Ronald Cloud (9th Cir.1989) 875 F.2d 846, affirming $7.5 million in restitution for his client that was collected in full, and establishing that a criminal victim cannot waive a right of restitution by settling with a defendant;
- Yeung v. Soos (2004) 119 Cal.App.4th 576, affirming a quiet title judgment on his client’s home and establishing related rules of procedure;
- Anderson, McPharlin & Conners LLP v. Yee (2005) 135 Cal.App.4th 129, establishing rules governing a law firm’s partnership agreement.
- Loyola University School of Law, J.D., 1984
- Linfield College, Oregon, B.A., 1981, cum laude, Political Science and Economics
- U.S. District Court Central District of California
- U.S. District Court Southern District of California
- U.S. District Court Eastern District of California
- U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
- U.S. Court of International Trade
- Financial Institutions
- Real Estate and Real Property Litigation
- Title Insurance Litigation
- L.A. County Bar Association, Real Property Title Insurance Sub-Section (2004/5 Chair; Steering Committee member)
- California Land Title Association, Member
- American Bar Association, Real Property/Title Insurance Litigation, Business and Credit Union Sections
“DAMAGES: How Much Are You Entitled To From Your Title Company?”, a paper presented to the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Real Property section