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Robin Michelle Birnbaum

Family Attorney at Benicia, CA

3.0   2 reviews
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2010
    Active No misconduct found

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About Robin

Learn Robin’s areas of practice.

Robin M. Birnbaum practices exclusively family law, having done so since 2010. Robin’s experience as a mediator, litigator and Minor’s Counsel gives her a unique perspective into the practice of family law and she is able to offer creative and strategic solutions to address the most challenging and complex family law matters, including child custody, domestic violence and support.

Robin is a Certified Family Law Specialist, having been certified by the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization in July 2016. Robin is currently serving on the Executive Committee of the State Bar of California, Family Law Section (FLEXCOM) and is serving her third term on the Contra Costa County Bar Association, Family Law Section.

Robin was recently recognized in the Super Lawyers 2018 Northern California Rising Stars List which recognizes no more than 2.5 percent of attorneys in California. She received the Honor Advocate Award for her work at the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) Trial Practicum, in October 2016 and frequently volunteers as a settlement officer for pro per litigants in Contra Costa County.

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Birnbaum Family Law
1075 First Street, Ste. 1
Benicia, CA, 94510

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Posted by Sia | June 15, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Robin is Excellent
Robin helped my brother in a very difficult custody battle last October and really went above and beyond. Very communicative, warm, pragmatic, determined, and absolutely professional. She was a blessing to my family and got my brother more time with his little girl and all of us. Don't even hesitate; she is the one you want in your corner.
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Posted by anonymous | June 22, 2023
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| Consulted Attorney
One-sided, not fair, no psychological insight
Robin Birnbaum was appointed as a minor’s counsel to my children. Having no psychological insight and no knowledge of post-separation abuse cycles, she totally overlooked my case which resulted in no vacations or holidays or even Mother’s Day with my children. She only listened to one party, ignored letters from DV experts sent to the court and allowed the father to have total control over the children, and, through them, over the mother, exactly what he wanted from the start. Not advocating for the children to have even Mother’s Day with their mother severely undermines the role of a woman and a mother in the society and allows abuse to continue.
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AVVO RATING 6.8 (Good)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Birnbaum Family Law
  • 2019 - Present
  • Associate
  • Whiting, Fallon, Ross & Abel, LLP
  • 2016 - 2019
  • Associate
  • Law Offices of Russo & Prince, LLP
  • 2010 - 2016


  • John F. Kennedy University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • Arizona State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2004
  • Congress of Neutrals
  • Certified Mediator
  • N/A


  • Association of Certified Family Law Specialists
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Contra Costa County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Solano County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Honor Advocate Award
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • 2016

Speaking Engagements

  • Annual Meeting of the California Lawyers Association
  • Obtaining and Defending Domestic Violence Prevention Act Restraining Order Requests
  • 2019

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Family Attorney | Oct 11
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"Mrs. Birnbaum is the attorney you need when going through a divorce or custody dispute. Mrs. Birnbaum is not only an intelligent woman, but she is kind, compassionate, reasonable, understanding, and dedicated to proving the right result. I highly recommend Mrs. Birnbaum for all family law matters.."

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Benicia Family Lawyer Robin Michelle Birnbaum
Robin Michelle Birnbaum
Family Attorney
Benicia, CA
Licensed for 13 years