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My law practice focuses on health care and public law. I am general counsel to several governmental entities, advising them on a broad range of issues related to their operations such as the Brown Act, conflicts of interest and the Public Records Act. As general counsel, I attend board meetings and render legal advice in open and closed session.


As general counsel to two public hospitals, I advise and assist them concerning recruitment agreements, stipend agreements, on-call agreements and medical director agreements. I also provide general advice regarding compliance with Stark and anti-kickback laws and many other laws applicable to hospitals.

In addition, I represent medical groups in several practice areas preparing employment agreements, agreements with hospitals and other general business transactions. 


As a primary resource for my clients, I identify matters requiring the attention of litigation, labor and regulatory attorneys and interact with them to assure that the client's interests are satisfactorily represented.


Languages spoken: Spanish, English

Practice areas


  1. Real Estate: 25%
    27 years
  2. Business: 25%
    27 years
  3. Health Care: 25%
    27 years
  4. State & Local Law: 25%
    27 years



Hourly ($370/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • John Oli Alvin Pinkney

    I endorse this lawyer. Bob is an excellent transactional, healthcare and public agency attorney whom I have worked with for many years. He tends to have long term client relationships because his clients highly value the time, attention and quality of work he provides.


    John Pinkney Government Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • G. Henry Welles

    Bob is an excellent attorney


    G. Welles Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

Slovak Baron Empey Murphy Pinkney, LLC

1800 East Tahquitz Way
Palm Springs, CA, 92262


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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BV / 4.4Martindale-Hubbell2015
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BV / 4.4Martindale-Hubbell2005
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BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell1995
Cum LaudeUCLA1985
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Of CounselSlovak Baron Empey Murphy & Pinkney, LLC2011 - Present
Of CounselBest Best & Krieger, Attorneys at Law2005 - Present
AssociateBest Best & Krieger, Attorneys at Law1997 - 2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
Joslyn CenterBoard of Directors2010 - Present
Desert Bar AssociationMember1997 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1989 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount UniversityLawJD - Juris Doctor1989
University of California - Los AngelesHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1985