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Robert Michael Baskin

Probate Attorney at Ventura, CA

4.1   9 reviews
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  • Licensed for 48 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1975
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Attorney Robert M. Baskin earned his Juris Doctorate at George Washington University National Law Center in Washington, D.C., and was admitted to the State Bar of California in 1975.

In practice for over 35 years, Attorney Robert M. Baskin has extensive experience representing clients in a wide variety of legal cases, including Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Conservatorships , Guardianships, Business Law, Civil Litigation, Corporate Law, Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Litigation.

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Posted by anonymous | August 12, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Regarding The Law Office of Robert M. Baskin and staff. Above and beyond our expectations, unquestionably the most positive experience ever with an Attorney!!!  Why? Robert provided invaluable aide and service to our family during a most difficult and sensitive time during the Probate of our lost loved one while honoring their last wishes.  We found him to be extremely attentive, responsive and detailed driven to find the facts in our case. I could email him day or night and If it was important we always recieved a quick response not days later, often within minutes. Most impressive of all is we were out of state and afraid no one would help us and that we would be taken advantage of, since we were not local.  We were WRONG!  Robert offered to appear personally on our behalf to take the burden of travel, loss of work and wages. We accepted his offer with confidence, knowing he would advocate for our best interest and in the best interest of the Estate.   Although we feel that Robert charged us a reasonable fee for our case, what impressed us was the value we received for the fees we paid.  He is worth every penny and more.   So it is without reservation and sincere appreciation we would like to recommend Attorney Robert Baskin with his dedicated fabulous staff to all in the Ventura County area in the state of California.  As well as Nationally for any who need representation and a advocate in Ventura County. Forever grateful that we found you Robert, Sean and Phyllis
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Response from Robert Baskin December 10, 2020
Thank you for your kind review. Please let us know whenever we may be of service in the future.
Posted by anonymous | August 18, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
The Best
The legal assistance provided to me by the Law Office of Robert M. Baskin was knowledgeable, professional, timely, and sensitive in a very difficult and emotional time. Robert went above and beyond all my expectations, and was dedicated to making sure my mothers wishes were carried out. All of this was accomplished courteously and honestly against aggressive and unscrupulous opposition. Robert personally put in extra effort to kept my interests forefront. The time spent going over the financial minutia and deliberately obfuscated facts and figures brought to light hidden aspects of the estate that otherwise may have gone unnoticed; making a huge difference in the final outcome. Everyone on the staff was helpful, knowledgeable, efficient and a pleasure to work with. I am very pleased to have chosen Robert to represent me, and will always return to his firm for any and all future estate or probate issues. I highly recommend the Law Office of Robert M. Baskin -absolutely the best!
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Response from Robert Baskin December 10, 2020
Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review. We really appreciate it.
Posted by Yvonne | October 25, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Trust Administration and Probate
Robert M. Baskin helped administer my mother and father's trust. I give him an A++ rating as an attorney and as a person. He is highly experienced, extremely knowledgeable, very competent and compassionate with his clients. He works tirelessly and tediously overseeing perplexing and countless documents in a timely manner. His understanding of the law is admirable. Calls and emails are responded to immediately. His litigation skills are superior and he is well respected by the judges and lawyers in the probate court. Nothing slips through the cracks. I could not recommend Robert M. Baskin any more highly. I would recommend him to anyone in search of a trust lawyer. He gets the job done efficiently with integrity the best results. I could not be more satisfied with Mr. Baskin's work ethic and professionalism.
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Response from Robert Baskin December 10, 2020
Yvonne, always a pleasure to be of service to you. Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review.
Posted by Stephen | September 24, 2014
An Excellent Attorney
Over the past two decades, I have worked with Robert Baskin and two of the firm's other attorneys, Arthur Liberty and Christopher Fortunati, to handle a number of legal matters for me and my children, including estate planning and probate, two successful EEO retaliation lawsuits against the Federal government and a successful lawsuit against the executor of a relative's estate. I was highly-pleased with the outcome every time. Mr. Baskin and his firm's attorneys are highly competent, ethical and professional and will not accept a case if they don't believe in its merits or are not confident of a successful outcome. I recommend the firm without reservation.
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Response from Robert Baskin December 10, 2020
Thank you, Stephen, for your kind review. We really appreciate it.
Posted by John | April 22, 2014
Family Trust Dispute
I am grateful for the professional and quality representation of the law office of Robert M. Baskin and his associate Arthur Liberty in handling a family trust dispute. A sensitive and difficult issue was concluded in mediation without further litigation due to their skilled legal counsel. I highly recommend and agree they are the best attorneys in Ventura County.
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Response from Robert Baskin December 10, 2020
John, thank you for writing such a kind review. We appreciate it.
Posted by Cheryl | February 10, 2014
Best Attorney in Ventura County
I wish to express my appreciation to Robert Baskin for an outstanding job as my attorney. Recently, I was in need of a Trust attorney. It was important for me to choose an attorney that was extremely knowledgeable and hard working. I wanted an attorney that was supportive. Robert had earned the title of Best Attorney in Ventura County. I knew he had to be great! After choosing Robert, I never regretted a minute of that decision. My expectations were met and I cannot say enough for a job well done. He proved to be extremely knowledgeable, professional, and always kept me well informed. My case was completed with a Settlement. Thank you to Robert Baskin and your terrific team! Sincerely, Cheryl
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Response from Robert Baskin December 10, 2020
Thank you, Cheryl, for your kind review. Let us know when we can be of service again.
Posted by anonymous | January 30, 2013
Exceptional Attorney
Mr. Baskin provides the best estate plans in the state! My husband and I hired the Law Office of Robert M. Baskin to prepare our estate plan and Mr. Baskin far exceeded our expectations. We had an existing estate plan that we needed to update. Mr. Baskin prepared a Certification of Trust, a Trust, Wills, Durable Power of Attorney and a Health Care Directive for both my husband and me that was so much better than the existing one we had. He also prepared a grant deed to put our property in the name of our trust and even took care of recording it for us. At our first appointment, he spent the time we needed to explain everything to us. He was patient with all of the questions we had and never made us feel rushed. When we had changes we wanted to make after our appointment, he was so accomodating and told us it was fine because he wanted our estate plan to be perfect for us. He had our entire estate plan completed in one week and we didn't even ask him to rush. His assistant was so very helpful and sweet. His office manager notarized our documents for us and she was so delightful and professional. Everyone at his office made us feel like they were there to help us. If we ever have any legal needs in the future, we will definitely use the Law Office of Robert M. Baskin.
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Response from Robert Baskin December 10, 2020
Thank you for your kind review. We appreciate it.
Posted by anonymous | October 30, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
The Worst in My Opinion
In my opinion, words can not express the horror that I encountered once I broke down and engaged the services of the Law Office of Robert Baskin. First, I learned he backdated our employment contract so he could charge me almost $3,000 in consultation fees. Now I learn after publishing my story on a variety of web sites, that there are at least a dozen other people who suffered similar fates, and that they too have filed complaints with the State Bar of California. At the time I considered hiring BASKIN, my twin-sister had died suddenly. To make matters worse, COVID19 isolated me (and so many others) from the world. Without my twin-sister to help advise me, I was lost. She had warned me as executor of her estate, I would be dragged to the bowels of hell by her greedy relatives; but fortunately, a friend was able to secure an incredible attorney who I would recommend 100 times over. However, like for so many others, life did get worse – suddenly my best friend of thirty (30) years died. Then I learned the Lodge I had joined for support was now asking me to perpetrate financial crimes, and was also engaged in discrimination against the LGBT community and people of color. Now I had to look for yet another attorney. I was barely holding up. Finally I was referred to Robert Baskin. After insisting that I send him 100's of documents to evaluate my case, he insisted that I had a great case, and to give him $25,000 to start with. What he failed to reveal was he would need another $200-$300,000 to fully pursue the case. Most importantly when an attorney with firm left, I was asked by Baskin if I wanted to stay with him. I agreed — on the terms that the case had to be filed before he spent more than $10,000 of my money. Within a month he spent $25,000 and wanted more. I was near suicide. I had been lied to again. I would never, ever, ever recommend this man until you have researched all of his “recommendations” and asked the other people who filed complaints against him too.
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Posted by anonymous | March 10, 2021
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You'll end up broke
If you want to end up broke, go ahead and seek representation from this law firm. They pulled a horrible number on me and are now coming after a house that I haven't even place my name under. They are charging me over $14,000 for a " Will" & restraining order " I" filled and had served. Judge in the case decided it was just a family dispute. So after they kept their $4,200,00 retainer, from a simple restraining order, he is coming after said property I had him help me draw up a "WILL" for his own interest. They knew I had limited funds when I seeked his help and is taking advantage. So my WILL was made for them...THEY POST THEIR OWN COMMENTS.. SEE THE BOARD ASSOCIATION WEBSITE IN VENTURA COUNTY...RUNNNN
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Response from Robert Baskin April 2, 2021
It is unfortunate that you feel our representation did not meet your standards. Your matter involved very complex issues related to a Restraining Order that was issued against you concerning a family member. In that particular matter, we traveled from Ventura to the Los Angeles Superior Court on separate occasions. The matter culminated in your reaching a settlement agreement based upon the recommendation of the judge. We charged you for the time that we spent on your case, and unfortunately, because of the family dispute you were involved in, the fees were more than anticipated. As you are aware, you retained our services on an hourly basis, and you were charged for the time that was spent on your case. After you did not pay your invoices that were sent to you every month, we tried to resolve the payment issue with you informally, to no avail. Please feel free to contact our office anytime to discuss this further. We look forward to hearing from you soon to resolve this matter.
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  • George Washington University National Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1975
  • University of California Berkeley
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1972


  • Ventura County Bar Association
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Ventura Probate Lawyer Robert Michael Baskin
Robert Michael Baskin
Probate Attorney
Ventura, CA
Licensed for 48 years
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