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B Douglas Robbins

Litigation Attorney at San Francisco, CA

5.0   9 reviews

also known as Douglas Robbins

  • Licensed for 21 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2002
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Practice areas
  1. Litigation
    Litigate a variety of civil cases involving real property, contract disputes, professional malpractice liability, employment law, business torts, frauds, and copyright infringement.

    22 years, 75 cases

  2. Appeals
    Draft briefs and make oral arguments before the California Court of Appeal involving business disputes, probate litigation, breach of contract, real property, and employment actions.

    22 years, 20 cases

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Douglas Robbins
100 PINE ST.
SUITE 1250
San Francisco, CA, 94111

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Posted by Paul | December 21, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Helpful Local Counsel
I hired Mr. Robbins to serve as local counsel in a very complex intellectual property infringement and antitrust matter. He is responsive, smart, an excellent writer, and familiar with the local judges and court rules. The Local Rules in the Northern District of California courts are Byzantine and Mr. Robbins' experience has helped me to avoid several missteps.
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Posted by James | June 26, 2013
Malpractice litigation
Mr. Robbins was diligent and thorough. He advised me wisely and yet followed my directive as requested. He did a great job under somewhat difficult circumstances.
Posted by Michael | May 1, 2013
Once in a blue moon does a lawyer come along and help a person in one of the most difficult moments in their life - and do a job that goes beyond what is expected as an attorney. Douglas Robbins was that lawyer for me. I had seven years of work invested my project and my entire life savings invested. All of this was on the line. Mr. Robbins gave me sound legal advice - and although we both did our best to head off litigation - at the end of the day it was unavoidable. Not only did we prevail on the action as plaintiffs, we did so, in my opinion, by taking the "high road". Mr. Robbins did an exemplary job across the board. He went far beyond the call of duty in this case and helped save my life's work. I highly and enthusiastically recommend Mr. Douglas Robbins.
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Posted by Emily | May 1, 2013
Oustanding Service
I was referred to Douglas Robbins and began working with him in April 2009. It has been a messy business issue and stressful. Douglas Robbins was my advocate and his knowledge was invaluable. He always pointed me in the right direction and his legal knowledge and responsiveness was outstanding. I originally was confronted with several lawsuits. Douglas has been able to settle all of them except the final one we hope to end in 2013. If you want a legal giant on your side, look no further!
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Posted by Mae | June 13, 2011
Trustworthy and intelligent attorney
Douglas is an intelligent attorney who is excellent in his research of the issues and the law relevant to the case. He was patient and understanding when I asked him to explain issues to me as a non-lawyer. I would recommend Douglas because I know that he takes a real interest in the case, and he wants to do the best for his clients.
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Posted by Lionel Madamba | October 12, 2009
A Very Satisfied Client of Atty. Douglas Robbins
Atty. Douglas Robbins is a very humble, soft spoken but very intelligent. He may not appear very agressive but that's his winning style. He is very detail oriented and delivers his case with ease and confidence.
Posted by rosario | February 23, 2009
I just really like this guy! he doesn't come on like a starchy atty. he's very done to earth.
Douglas litgated a very unique and complexed case for my mother regarding Real Estate law , and although my mom won four days after she died I'm sure she celebrated in heaven.. from my mom and me we both send our love to Douglas Robbins. I like his style , he's smooth and easy to talk, with bends over to make sure you understand whats going on while staying on course. I just felt like Douglas had all the ground you can see I was very impressed
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Posted by anonymous | February 1, 2009
Well Rounded, Trustworthy lawyer
I've worked with Douglas in the past, but it wasn't until I launched my website that I got to know his depth as a lawyer. From the initial contract for the site to the intellectual property protection and the terms for users, he covered it all comprehensively. All the while, he made each paragraph meaningful and important to a non-lawyer. I will continue to work with Douglas any time I need legal council.
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Posted by anonymous | December 1, 2008
Douglas Robbins
Douglas is great to work with
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  • Hourly Rates $ 555-695 per hour


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Tong Robbins LLP
  • 2020 - Present
  • Discovery Judge Pro Tem
  • San Francisco Superior Court
  • 2014 - Present
  • Partner
  • Wood Robbins LLP
  • 2009 - 2019
  • Associate
  • O'Leary & O'Leary LLP
  • 2005 - 2009
  • Associate
  • Cooley LLP (formerly Cooley Godward)
  • 2001 - 2003
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  • University of Pennsylvania Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • University of California - Berkeley
  • A.B.
  • 1992

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Mejia v. Roussos Constr., Inc., 76 Cal. App. 5th 811 (2022)
  • Reversal (win) before the court of appeal
  • Young v. Buchholz, Case No. 202012-12137619 (DFEH May 3, 2021)
  • Win before the administrative body
  • ENA N. Beach, Inc. v. 524 Union St., 43 Cal. App. 5th 195 (2019)
  • Trial Court win for damages, for punitive damages, and for attorneys fees. The California Court of Appeal affirmed the trial court decision and awarded additional attorneys fees.
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  • San Mateo County Bar Association
  • Fee Arbitrator/Mediator
  • 2016 - Present
  • California Lawyers for the Arts
  • Panel Counsel
  • 2010 - Present
  • Green Lamp Pictures
  • Producer
  • 2008 - Present
  • Conference of California Bar Associations
  • Member of Board of Directors
  • 2018 - 2021
  • San Mateo County Bar Association
  • Member of Board of Directors
  • 2017 - 2020
  • Aragon High School, San Mateo, California
  • Mock Trial Coach
  • 2016 - 2020
  • San Mateo County Bar Association
  • Intellectual Property Section Chair
  • 2012 - 2017
  • Baykids Studios
  • Member of Bd. of Directors and Chief Counsel
  • 2012 - 2015
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Honors and Awards

  • Wiley W. Manuel Award for Pro Bono Legal Services
  • State Bar of California, Board of Governors
  • 2004


  • San Francisco Daily Journal
  • Steal and Destroy Evidence Doctrine
  • 2016
  • University of Pennsylvania Law Review
  • Aside, Challenging Law Review Dominance, 149 U. PA. L. REV. 1601 (2001)
  • 2001
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Speaking Engagements

  • Your Legal Rights Radio Program
  • Discrete Issues in Employment Law
  • 2018
  • The Berkeley Panel
  • Discrimination Law in Theatrical Casting
  • 2017
  • Summer Lecture
  • Fair Use for Creative Artists
  • 2016
  • Summer Lecture
  • Copyright Mechanics for Writers, Filmmakers, and Artists
  • 2015
  • SFWC
  • Copyright for Screenwriters
  • 2015
  • New Attorney Roundtable
  • Digital Assets
  • 2015
  • Funky Credit Day
  • Ethical Issues and the Use of Technology in the Practice of Law
  • 2015
  • Lecture Series
  • Fair Use for Creative Artists
  • 2014
  • IP Section
  • Fair Use in Copyright: An Evolving Standard in the Second and Ninth Circuits
  • 2014
  • San Mateo County Bar Association
  • Video Game and Software Piracy
  • 2013
  • Game Developers Conference 2013
  • Game Theft! What Game Makers Need to Know About Copyrights
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (7)
Endorse B
Litigation Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Douglas is one of the best attorneys in the Bay Area. Not only is he a brilliant litigator and mediator, he is kind and generous with the people that work for him. For this reason and others, Douglas is highly respected in the legal community. I endorse Douglas."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Doug as a co-mediator, in which he proved himself to be hardworking, prepared, knowledgeable about the law, thoughtful, and extremely intelligent. After working with Doug as a mediator, I knew his potential as an attorney (and partner of a successful law firm) and our office enthusiastically referred a client to him. Doug was able to settle the client's matter for a great deal higher than the client expected. Outstanding attorney!"
Intellectual property
Employment and labor
Corporate and incorporation
Chapter 11 bankruptcy