David A. Robinson

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Irvine, CA

Enterprise Counsel Group, ALC
 | 3 Park Plaza, Suite 1400
Irvine, CA 92614
Phone: 949-833-8550
Fax: 949-833-8540
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2007, 2015 - 2017, 2019 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1982
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (30%),
  • Real Estate: Business (20%),
  • Health Care (20%),
  • Intellectual Property Litigation (10%),
  • Business/Corporate (10%),
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    David A. Robinson is the president and founding shareholder of Enterprise Counsel Group, A Law Corporation, which has law offices in Irvine and Sacramento, California. Nationally recognized as one of the leading litigators in the country, Mr. Robinson has achieved unprecedented success throughout the course of his more than 37 years in practice, and he provides exceptional advocacy and support to clients throughout Orange County and the greater Los Angeles metro area as well as the surrounding areas of Sacramento who have legal needs involving any of the following:

    ·       Complex commercial litigation

    ·       Corporate control and governance litigation

    ·       Employment law defense

    ·       Constitutional rights litigation

    ·       Health care law

    ·       Insurance coverage litigation

    ·       Intellectual property litigation

    ·       Probate, trust and elder abuse litigation

    ·       Professional liability litigation

    ·       Real property litigation

    ·       Trade secrets and unfair competition litigation

    A prominent trial lawyer, Mr. Robinson has handled hundreds of high-stakes litigation matters in various jurisdictions across the United States. Representing both plaintiff and defendant clients alike, he has obtained many high-impact victories for those he has served, and he has gained a reputation for his in-depth legal knowledge, his thorough preparedness and his aggressive approach to helping his clients secure the favorable outcomes they seek as efficiently and cost effectively as possible.

    Honored for his success, Mr. Robinson has earned an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell for the past 20 years, and he also received the organization's Silver Client Champion award in 2019. Moreover, he has earned many other top rankings and endorsements from his peers, and he has received many positive testimonials and referrals from those he has served.

    A 1979 magna cum laude graduate of the University of California, Riverside, Mr. Robinson obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of California Hastings College of Law in 1982. Active in his legal community, he is the past chairman of the Orange County Bar Association's Legislative Affairs Committee, and he is a member of the American Bar Association, the American Healthcare Lawyers Association, the California State Bar Judicial Evaluations Nominations Commission and the Federalist Society's Orange County Republican Lawyers’ Association.

    Mr. Robinson holds his licensed to practice in California and Colorado, and he is admitted to practice before all U.S. District Courts in California as well as before the Eastern District of Michigan, the Western District of Missouri and the Western District of Washington. He also holds his admission to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th and 9th Circuits.

    *AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

    Practice Areas
    • 30%Business Litigation
    • 20%Real Estate: Business
    • 20%Health Care
    • 10%Intellectual Property Litigation
    • 10%Business/Corporate
    • 10%Alternative Dispute Resolution
    Focus Areas

    Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements, Limited Liability Companies, Sub-chapter S Corporations, Contracts, Business Organizations, Arbitration


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    Super Lawyers: 2007, 2015 - 2017, 2019 - 2021

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    About David Robinson

    Admitted: 1982, California

    Professional Webpage: https://www.ecg.law/our-team/david-a-robinson

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • U.S. District Court Western District of Missouri
    • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit
    • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
    • U.S. District Court Western District of Washington
    • U.S. District Court Southern District of California
    • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan
    • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California
    • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
    • Supreme Court of the United States of America
    • U.S. District Court Central District of California
    • California
    • American Bar Association 
    • Federalist Society, Orange County Republican Lawyers’ Association
    • American Healthcare Lawyers Association, Member
    • California State Bar Judicial Evaluations Nominations Commission, Member
    • Orange County Bar Associations, Legislative Affairs Committee, Past Chairman

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Vice-President of Finance and Strategic Planning for the Boy Scouts of America
    • Orange County Council
    • Chairman of the Irvine Valley College Foundation
    • Chapman Law School’s Board of Visitors


    • Before Closing That Killer Deal: Considerations For Negotiating And Drafting Appropriate And Enforceable Arbitration Provisions, UCLA Entertainment Law Symposium (co-authored with Lawrence Mortorff and Richard Chernick) (March 2011)
    • Choi v. Orange County Great Park Corp., 175 Cal.App.4th 524 (2009)
    • Videotape Plus, Inc. v. Lyons, 89 Cal.App.4th 156 (2001)
    • Joseph P. Saline v. Superior Court (Commonwealth Energy Corporation), 100 Cal.App.4th 909 (2002)
    • Ekstrom v. Marquesa at Monarch Beach Homeowners Association, 168 Cal. App. 4th 1111 (2008)
    • Barnes, Crosby, FitzGerald & Zeman LLP v. Jerome L. Ringler, 212 Cal. App. 4th 172 (2012)

    Educational Background:

    • University of California, Riverside, California, B.A. magna cum laude – 1979, Political Science and Law and Society

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    Office Location for David A. Robinson

    3 Park Plaza
    Suite 1400
    Irvine, CA 92614

    Phone: 949-833-8550

    Fax: 949-833-8540

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