Jeffrey A. Robinson

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Irvine, CA

Robinson & Robinson LLP
 | 2301 Dupont Drive, Suite 530
Irvine, CA 92612
Phone: 949-752-7007
Fax: 949-752-7023
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2020
Licensed Since: 1987
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (50%),
  • Business/Corporate (30%),
  • International (10%),
  • Appellate (10%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Jeffrey A. Robinson is a partner at Robinson & Robinson, LLP, in Irvine, California. Mr. Robinson concentrates his practice on business litigation, handling matters involving business agreements, business transactions, governmental affairs, judgment collection and enforcement, and real estate arbitration. He serves clients throughout the Irvine region.

Mr. Robinson has over 30 years of experience litigating in state and federal courts. Over his career, he has been involved in complex cases involving contract issues, commercial leases, eminent domain, insurance disputes, partnership disputes, real property issues, warranty claims and various other legal issues. He previously practiced at a national law firm, operated his own solo practice and clerked for U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia judge.

In recognition of his achievements, Martindale-Hubbell awarded Mr. Robinson an AV Preeminent* peer review rating. This is the highest available rating by the respected organization. Active in his legal community, he is a member of the Orange County Bar Association and the American Bar Association. He previously served on the Orange County Bar Association’s Lawyer Referral and Information Service Modest Means Program.

Mr. Robinson graduated magna cum laude from the University of Utah with a bachelor’s degree in English. He went on to graduate summa cum laude from Brigham Young University J. Reuben Clark Law School. While attending law school, he served as lead articles editor for the Brigham Young University Law Review.

Mr. Robinson received his license to practice law in 1987. In addition, the National Institute for Trial Advocacy awarded him a diploma in trial advocacy skills in 1989.

*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
  • 50%Business Litigation
  • 30%Business/Corporate
  • 10%International
  • 10%Appellate


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Super Lawyers: 2020

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About Jeffrey Robinson

Admitted: 1987, California

Professional Webpage:


  • Order of the Coif
  • John Welch Legal Writing Award
  • J. Reuben Clark Scholar
  • Highest possible peer-review rating in legal ability and ethical standards, Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubbell, 2019
  • Awarded annually to a lawyer for "outstanding contributions to the legal profession", J. Reuben Clark Award, J. Reuben Clark Society, Orange County Chapter, 2007

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member, American Bar Association, 2019
  • Member, Orange County Bar Association, 2018

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Served on Modest Means Housing Panel for Orange County Bar Association Lawyer Referral & Information Service, 2019

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:


  • Victor Broadcasting, Inc. v. FCC (dissent), (1983) 722 F. 2d 756
  • National Ass’n of Regulatory Utility Commissioners v. FCC & USA, (1984) 737 F. 2d 1095
  • Glass Packaging Institute v. Regan, (1984) 737 F. 2d 1083
  • Ramirez v. Weinberger, (1984) 725 F. 2d 1500
  • Mendaro v. The World Bank (1983) 717 F. 2d 610
  • Prosecute multi-million dollar claim in federal district court, for nonpayment of commercial goods (solar panels); defend against counterclaims based on alleged late delivery; obtain unopposed summary judgment after defense is dropped, 2019
  • Laker Airways Ltd. v. Sabena, Belgian World Airlines, (1984) 731 F. 2d 909
  • Golden Cheese Co. of California, (1991) 230 Cal. App. 3d 727
  • Golden Cheese Co. of California v. Voss, (1991) 230 Cal. App. 3d 547
  • Wong v. Thomas Bros. Restaurant Corp., (1994) 840 F. Supp. 727
  • Rebmann v. Rohde (2011), 196 Cal. App. 4th 1283
  • Corporate dissolution of manufacturing companies: defend against action; use mediation to negotiate settlement providing for sale of company to third parties to maximize value; assist through the marketing and eventual sale of the company, 2019
  • Federal court class action alleging deceptive labeling of consumer beverage; on behalf of defendant manufacturer, obtain dismissal of lawsuit prior to filing of response to complaint and without need of court approval, 2018
  • Defense and third-party complaint on behalf of food ingredient supplier in federal case with multi-million dollar claims involving alleged GMO contamination. Defeated summary judgment motion based on Daubert attack and secured confidential settlement before trial, 2018
  • Represented business with claims against Internal Revenue Service; obtained reversal of federal district court's dismissal, finding grounds to assert claims under Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA), published decision in United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Snyder & Associates v. United States, 859 F.3d 1152 (9th Cir. 2017), 2017
  • Prosecute claim for unpaid commissions on behalf of independent sale representatives under state statue allowing for treble damages and attorneys fees; obtain confidential settlement before trial, 2016
  • LLC Dissolution--assert six-figure claims of member of limited liability company against LLC manager and co-members arising out of failure to distribute tax and property rights to the minority member; enforce terms of LLC Operating Agreement through stipulated settlement, 2016
  • Partnership dispute--avoid litigation by settling disputed claims between joint owners of multiple manufactured home parks; negotiate and implement a process for dividing multimillion dollar real property assets among departing owners, and sale of various parks, 2014
  • Multi-million dollar dispute among owners of property holding company; defended controlling owners against claims of mis-management; avoided expensive and risky litigation through mediated settlement; guide company owners through agreed-upon amendment of capital structure and eventual sale of real property assets, 2014

Representative Clients:

  • Dairy Farmers of America, Inc., 2019
  • Stremicks Heritage Foods, LLC, 2019
  • Direct Media Communications, Inc., 2019
  • California Policy Center, Inc., 2019
  • Horizon West Financial, Inc., 2019
  • Softech USA, Inc. dba GemFind, 2019

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Quoted in Sacramento Bee newspaper article on exceptions to statutes of limitation defenses in a lawsuit challenging public pension increases., 2019

Educational Background:

  • BA English, Magna Cum Laude, University of Utah, 1980

Industry Groups

  • Closely Held Business Operations
  • Commercial Service Providers
  • Distribution
  • Food Production
  • Manufacturing
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Office Location for Jeffrey A. Robinson

2301 Dupont Drive
Suite 530
Irvine, CA 92612

Phone: 949-752-7007

Fax: 949-752-7023

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Last Updated: 11/5/2019

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