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Marla Merhab Robinson

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

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Practice areas


  1. Corporate: 25%
    29 years
  2. Employment: 25%
    29 years
  3. Business: 25%
    29 years
  4. Contracts: 15%
    29 years
  5. M & A: 10%
    29 years



Hourly ($420/hour)

Payment types:

Check, Credit card

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  • Jame P Mascaro

    I endorse this lawyer. Marla is a hard-working and experienced attorney, and is extremely knowledgeable about a variety of business law issues.


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  • Travis James Burch

    I endorse this lawyer. Marla and her team are no-nonsense practiioners that can dig down and focus on the real issues driving a deal. Her background gives her a business person's pragmatism to help move the deal forward and still navigate all of potential legal landmines in any merger or other business deal


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Contact info

Merhab Robinson, Jackson & Clarkson

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


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
SHRMMember2016 - Present
ProVisors NPAMember2013 - Present
ProVisorsMember2011 - Present
Visionary Women-Alzheimer's AssociationMember2011 - Present
Vistage InternationalMember2007 - Present
Western State University Alumni AssociationFounding Member1998 - Present
Orange County Bar AssociationN/A1987 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1987 - Present
Santa Ana Chamber of CommerceMember2013 - 2014
M & A SourceMember2012 - 2013
Orange County Bar Association, Business and Corporate Law SectionChair2011 - 2011
HRICMember2010 - 2012
OC Bar Association Business and Corporate Law sectionChair2006 - 2006
Mary's ShelterBoard Member2005 - 2006
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMember2004 - 2008
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Expert WitnessWon
Sale of Sub Prime Auto Finance Co.successful closing
Purchase of machining companysuccessful 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 University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1983
University of San DiegoN/AOther - Bachelors1978
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
WebinarFLSA Overtime Changes: What Do Employers Need to Know?2016
WebinarAvoiding a DOL Audit2016
WebinarHiring Millennial Interns?2016
WebinarThe Complex Web of Leaves of Absences II2016
WebinarNavigating the Complex Web of Medical Leave Laws2016
WebinarNew HR Laws for 20162016
WebinarInterviewing Techniques to Make Exceptional Hires2015
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