LitigationOF COUNSEL

Robin Thorton
Robin L. Thornton
  Robin’s approach to litigation is grounded in practical experience in a range of legal areas. She has participated in discovery, law and motion practice, alternative dispute resolution proceedings, civil trials and complex administrative evidentiary hearings. She has represented a variety of clients including public entities, private businesses and individuals in matters ranging from standard business conflicts to multi-billion dollar business valuation disputes. Most recently, Robin was part of the litigation team that successfully defended against a multi-million dollar property tax refund action.
Practice Areas
  General Civil Litigation
Eminent Domain
Property Tax Appeals
Real Property
Insurance Coverage

  University of California, Berkeley Bachelors of Arts, 2002

Extern with federal Judge Ware of the Northern District of California, 2004, 2006

Golden Gate University, School of Law Juris Doctorate, 2007

Admissions and Associations
  California State Bar

U.S. District Court, Northern District of California

U.S. District Court, Southern District of California

Contra Costa County Bar Association

International Right of Way Association (IRWA), Member -Chapter 2 Hospitality Committee Co-Chair

Published Decisions
  Western States Petroleum Association, v. Board of Equalization (2013) 57 Cal. 4th 401
  California Super Lawyer Magazine
-Rising Star in the Practice Area of Eminent Domain, 2013
Volunteer Work
  Contra Costa County Superior Court – Volunteer Court Tour Docent

Contra Costa County Superior Court – Moot Court Volunteer