Renee M. Robinson


Renee M. Robinson, the product of three Naval service grandparents and one Naval service parent, takes the slogan “It’s not just a job, it’s an adventure” to heart. She has always considered her legal career to be an adventure – one she travels with her clients as they transition to the new, and definitely foreign, territory of a post-divorce life.

Born and raised in San Diego, Robinson received her B.A. in English with high honors in 1990 from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She then returned to San Diego and received her J.D. from California Western School of Law in 1998. Robinson was admitted to the bar in 2002, and joined Lowenstein & Brown in 2009 as an Associate.

Robinson has extensive experience with both domestic violence issues and criminal defense issues, which provides her a context for managing cases that involve such sensitive personal issues.

Throughout law school, Robinson worked for civil litigation firms and several solo practices as a contract law clerk, providing her a broad background of experience in diverse areas of law.

Following law school, Robinson was a pro bono attorney and certified domestic violence advocate for the YWCA Legal Advocacy Program, representing survivors of domestic violence in restraining order and family law matters.

When Robinson opened and grew a solo family law practice, she maintained her commitment to domestic violence issues and continued to provide pro bono legal services to clients of the YWCA Legal Advocacy Program.

Renee closed her practice 2005 to pursue a career writing educational materials for government agencies, but was soon drawn back to the active practice of law and assisting clients in difficult circumstances achieve positive results. She spent a short period of time working in criminal defense before returning to the practice of family law. In the practice of family law, Renee has found an opportunity to provide assistance to people in need.

Robinson, watching her precocious daughter grow up, comments, “I see how the stages of life pass -- months and years go by as if it were nothing. I help my clients look to the long-term, big picture. Life is a long, constantly-changing adventure. Divorce is simply the state of one’s relationship, not the state of one’s life. I help put it all in perspective.”