Skip to main content

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

Photos and videos

108526 1348271497

108526 1348270159

108526 1348269877

Contact info

Law Offices of Robert L. Firth

68910 Adelina Road
Cathedral City, CA, 92234

Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 45%
    21 years, 1.7 thousand cases
  2. Chapter 7: 20%
    12 years, 400 cases
  3. Bankruptcy: 20%
    12 years, 100 cases
  4. Chapter 13: 15%
    12 years, 30 cases



Free consultation (45 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

12 total 

Are you an attorney? Endorse this lawyer

  • Richard D. Granvold

    I endorse this lawyer. Why? I endorse this lawyer. Why? I have seen other attorneys answer on AVVO. As anyone who reads those answers can tell you, there are many attorneys who give a 1 or 2 sentence reply..or sometimes state they "agree with attorney (name) answer". If so, why not just click on the button that states "I agree". Maybe the attorney wants 5 points instead of 2..but why waste everyone else's time? sometimes it might be because they do want the reader to see that. But the person asking the question will receive a nice detailed reply from Attorney Firth . I try to do also so they can at least get the best type of answer to move on from there and decide what to do. So it takes time to formulate and provide an informed answer as he does and although I do NOT know him other than from his answers on this site, I do endorse him! Sincerely, Richard D. Granvold, a bankruptcy attorney who has practiced 29 years and filed over 5,400 petitions in my career in both chapter 7 & 13 .


    Richard Granvold Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • 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


MOInactive voluntarily197501/08/2013
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top Lawyer Award- Estate PlanningPalm Springs Life Magazine2016
Top Lawter Award - Estate PlanningPalm Springs Life Magazine2015
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 Virginia School of LawForeign AffairsOther - Bachelors1972
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Public SeminarWhy Living Trusts are Replacing WIlls2013