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About Me

When I'm not working, I practice Karate (I'm a second degree black belt) and play tennis.  I just adopted a stray dog.  In my varied career, I was a Trial Attorney at the Department of Justice, worked at the White House, helped develop The Residence Inn Company, brokered and developed real estate, and worked as  a Personal Financial Planner and Esate Planner. I have probably already had experience with anything that life has thrown at you.


Languages Spoken: Spanish, English

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Practice Areas


  1. Estate Planning: 45%
    20 years, 1.7 thousand cases
  2. Chapter 7 Bankruptcy: 20%
    11 years, 400 cases
  3. Bankruptcy & Debt: 20%
    11 years, 100 cases
  4. Chapter 13 Bankruptcy: 10%
    11 years, 30 cases
  5. Landlord & Tenant: 5%
    3 years, 10 cases



Free Consultation (45 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

11 total 

  • Michael Leo Potter

    Robert is a strong advocate of positive planning and serves his clients in keeping with the Best Practices of Estate Planning. He is a credit to the legal profession and I am happy to endorse him as a fellow practioner.


    Michael Potter Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

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    I endorse this lawyer.


    Sevag Simonian Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Law Offices of Robert L. Firth

68910 Adelina Road
Cathedral City, CA, 92234


MOInactive voluntarily197501/08/2013

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Bankruptcy Attorney of the Year 2014The Editorial Staff of Consumer Business Review2014
One of the Coachella Valley's Top Lawyers - Estate PlanningPalm Springs Life Magazine2014
Client Distinction AwardMartindale-Hubbell2013
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyLaw Offices of Robert L. Firth2004 - Present
Attorney at LawLovewell & Firth1994 - 2002
Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysN/AN/A
Desert Bar AssociationN/AN/A
California Desert Association of RealtorsN/AN/A
Desert Area Commercial Information ExchangeN/AN/A
Riverside County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
State Bar of CaliforniaN/AN/A
Publication NameTitleDate
www.firthlaw.comThe five Myths of Estate Planning2012
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Washington University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1975
University of VirginiaForeign Affairsundergraduate1972
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Public SeminarWhy Living Trusts are Replacing WIlls2013