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Marla Merhab Robinson

Marla Merhab Robinson

Practice areas:

Business, Employment & Labor, Corporate & Incorporation, Contracts & Agreements, Mergers & Acquisitions

About Me

I was the 2011 chair of the Orange County Bar Association Business and Corporate Law Section.  I was a Professor at Western State University College of Law in Fullerton, California, in 2006, where I taught employment law. 


These are the charities I support:

Mary's Shelter

Healthy Smiles

Laura's House

Mercy House

The Sheepfold

Team Up for Down Syndrome

 Alheimer's Association

Any testimonial or endorsement on this site does not constitute a guarantee, warranty or prediction regarding the outcome of your legal matter.



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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1987

  1. Corporate & Incorporation: 25%
    28 years
  2. Employment & Labor: 25%
    28 years
  3. Business: 25%
    28 years
  4. Contracts & Agreements: 15%
    28 years
  5. Mergers & Acquisitions: 10%
    28 years



Hourly ($400-420/hour)

Payment Types:

Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

9 total 

  • Jennifer McClain Tennant

    Marla is one of the brightest and most talented people that I have had the pleasure of working for. Marla can focus on more than the legal issues at stake; she really understands the business impact of the legal issues. She also has the ability to explain complex issues in a way that is understandable to someone that is unfamiliar with the subject matter. I would highly recommend Marla’s work to any business owner, executive or other professional.


    Jennifer Tennant Employment & Labor Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

  • Fred Manning Whitaker

    I endorse this lawyer's work. Marla Robinson is highly ethical and very competent. She works together with opposing counsel to get deals accomplished.


    Fred Whitaker Contracts & Agreements Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact Info

Merhab Robinson, Jackson & Clarkson

1551 N Tustin Ave
Suite 1020
Santa Ana, CA, 92705



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top Attorney in Orange CountyAvvo2014
Top Attorney in Orange CountyAVVO2013
2012 Top Orange County Attorney listed in OC MetroAvvo2012
Top Attorneys List in OC MetroAvvo2011
Woman of the YearOrange County Association of Health Underwriters2009

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Adjunct ProfessorWestern State University College of Law2006 - 2006
Associate AttorneyEadington Merhab & EAdington1991 - 1997
Exec VP/General CounselSilvercrest Industries1987 - 1991

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Santa Ana Chamber of CommerceMember2013 - 2014
ProVisors NPAMember2013 - Present
M & A SourceMember2012 - 2013
ProVisorsMember2011 - Present
Visionary Women-Alzheimer's AssociationMember2011 - Present
Orange County Bar Association, Business and Corporate Law SectionChair2011 - 2011
HRICMember2010 - 2012
Vistage InternationalMember2007 - Present
OC Bar Association Business and Corporate Law sectionChair2006 - 2006
Mary's ShelterBoard Member2005 - 2006
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMember2004 - 2008
Western State University Alumni AssociationFounding Member1998 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1987 - Present
Orange County Bar AssociationN/A1987 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Acquisition of real property in South Orange Countysuccessful closing
Sale of Stock in Finance Companysuccessful closing
Sale of Distribution BusinessSuccessful Closing

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Publication NameTitleDate
Orange County RegisterChoosing The Right Business2010
Orange County Register, Ask The AttorneyEducating Saves Time and Money2009
Orange County Register, Friendly Advice from ExpertsEmployers Have Rights, Too2009

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Western State UniversityLawJD - Juris Doctor1983
University of San DiegoN/ABBA- Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration1978

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
WebinarCA New Sick Leave Law2015
WebinarTricky Payroll Situations2015
WebinarPrivacy Issues in the Workplace2015
WebinarCA Employers Control Your Workers Comp Costs2015
WebinarNew HR Laws in the New Year2015
WebinarImmigration Compliance and H1-B Visas: What You Need to Know2014
WebinarHiring Independent Contractors: Do's and Dont's2014
WebinarAffordable Care Act and How to Prepare for 20152014
WebinarHR Record Keeping Obligations2014
WebinarEmployee Classification and Overtime2014
WebinarTop HR Audit Mistakes and How to Avoid Them2014
WebinarNew Laws for a New Year 20142014
Your Money TalksBusiness Services Provided2013
WebinarLegal Issues in Social Media2013
WebinarPerformance Appraisal Process2013
WebinarHow to Avoid Costly Payroll Mistakes2013
webinarSocial Media Policies You Need to Know: Email, Facebook & Blogging in the Workplace2013
webinarMaking Good Hiring Decisions: What Employers Need to Know and Do Before Hiring2013
WebinarHealth Care Reform: Health Plan Overview2013
WebinarCompliant Investigations2013
WebinarNew Laws for a New Year 20132013
The Complex Web of Leaves of AbsencesLeaves of Absences2013
Radio AppearanceMoney Talks AM 15302013
IBBATaught Legal Aspects of Business Brokerage Course 1042013
CFSA WorkshopHR Policies2013
WebinarDocument, Discipline and Discharge: The Right Way to Fire Employees in California2012
WebinarMaking Alternative Workweeks Work For Your Company2012
WebinarExempt v. Nonexempt Classification2012
WebinarMisclassifying Employees as Independent Contractors2012
WebinarEmployee Travel Time2012
WebinarBrinker Ruling - What it Means to You2012
Spring 2012 ConferenceIron Sharpens Iron - Intermediaries and Attorneys Creating Winning Teams2012
General Membership MeetingEmployer & Employee Liability in Connection with Use of Social Media in Workplace2012
All CitySexual Harassment Avoidance2012
Dealing with Problem Employees SeminarDealing with Problem Employees2011
CFSASocial Media in the Workplace2011
presentation to HRIC2010 Labor Law Update2010
presentation for Friedmann & Friedmann2009 Labor Law Update2009