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Robbi Abrams Cook

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Dedicated to  Adult Criminal and Juvenile defense in the Bay Area. We fight for you!


Robbi Cook graduated from Tufts University magna cum laude with a degree in Psychology, and then earned her J.D. Degree from Boston University School of Law in 1985.


Ms. Cook practiced civil litigation and juvenile dependency law, in Massachusetts, and the District of Columbia, before she moved to California in 1997, and became a staff attorney with  the Hawkins Center, a non-profit legal services agency in Richmond, California.  In 2005, Ms. Cook founded Law Offices of Robbi Abrams Cook, specializing in adult and juvenile criminal defense. Since then, Ms. Cook has represented hundreds of clients in courts throughout the Bay Area, in criminal and juvenile cases.  Her practice  has allowed Ms. Cook to fully realize her passion for fighting for the rights of each of her clients.


Ms. Cook is a member of a number of professional organizations, including the Alameda County Bar Association, the California Public Defenders Association, the California Attorneys for Criminal Justice and the California Deuce Defenders. She treats every client with respect and integrity.


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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 60%
    13 years, 1.5 thousand cases
  2. DUI & DWI: 25%
    13 years, 500 cases
  3. Juvenile: 15%
    23 years, 2.4 thousand cases



Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (60 minutes)

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Attorney endorsements

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  • Jeffrey L Kaloustian

    Ms. Cook is a respected member of the Bay Area legal community. Robbi approaches her work with high levels of professionalism and attention to detail. She is also reliable and trustworthy--important qualities in a criminal defense attorney.


    Jeffrey Kaloustian Criminal Defense Attorney
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  • Thomas Murray Spivack

    I endorse this lawyer. It is very clear from her many years of experience and her contributions that Ms. Cook is extremely knowledgeable and highly competent. I wouldn't hesitate recommending her.


    Thomas Spivack Criminal Defense Attorney
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Contact info

Law Office of Robbi Abrams Cook

420 Third Street
Suite #200
Oakland, CA, 94607


DCInactive 199211/29/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
For Service Above and Beyond on Behalf of CA Foster YouthAdvokids - San Rafael, California2011
Federal Courts AwardBoston University School of Law1985
Paul J. Liacos ScholarBoston University School of Law1984
Magna cum laudeTufts University - Jackson College1979
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerLaw Office Of Robbi Abrams Cook2003 - Present
Staff AttorneyThe Hawkins Center/Rubicon2002 - 2003
AttorneyGodard West and Adelman (Fairfax, Virginia)1992 - 1997
AttorneyMcCormack and Epstein (Boston, Massachusetts)1985 - 1992
Association namePosition nameDuration
California Attorneys for Criminal JusticeMember2012 - Present
California Deuce DefendersMember2010 - Present
Juvenile Dependency CounselorsAttorney2010 - Present
Women Lawyers of Alameda CountyMember2009 - Present
California Public Defenders AssociationMember2005 - Present
Alameda County Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
People v. R.O.DEFERRED PROSECUTION. I negotiated with the D.A. to do a deferred prosecution – Mr. O. did not have to plea guilty, the prosecution was deferred for one year, and will be DISMISSED at the end of the year if Mr. O. stays clear of any re-arrest.
People v. M.V.A jury found Mr. V. NOT GUILTY of vandalism & battery; jury HUNG on the assault charge (D.A. then dismissed). Judge sentenced Mr. V. to 30 days on the remaining charges, which he was permitted to do in the Sherriff’s Work Alternative Program(not in jail).
People v. O.M.Finding of FACTUAL INNOCENCE. To clear Mr. M.'s arrest record, I filed a Petition for Determination of Factual Innocence (P C 851.8). After evidentiary hearing, the Judge ALLOWED the Petition and ordered Mr. M.'s arrest record sealed and destroyed.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Boston University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1985
Tufts UniversityPsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1979
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Panelist for Training for criminal defense attorneysTrial Advocacy2015
CCAN Annual Legal Advocacy SeminarRepresenting Parents During Reunification Proceedings1996