William E. Robinson

Partner

william.robinson@bbklaw.com

Tel: (916) 551-2093

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At a Glance

Rick practices commercial, real estate and creditors’ rights litigation, and labor and employment law.

He served as counsel to the California Department of Insurance in proceedings before the state Senate.
 
During the most recent recession, Rick assisted title insurance companies in disputes involving real estate development projects.
 

William E. “Rick” Robinson’s practice emphasizes commercial, real estate and creditors’ rights litigation, and labor and employment law. He is a partner in the Business and Labor & Employment practice groups of Best Best & Krieger LLP. 

With more than 30 years of litigation experience, Rick knows that at the core of every matter there are people. Earning trust from the clients he works with is key to helping them achieve their goals. As most clients prefer resolving disputes before trial, Rick works hard to assist clients with that goal. But, if it’s not possible, Rick has extensive experience with jury and bench trials, commercial arbitrations, administrative hearings and appellate court cases. He served as counsel to the California Department of Insurance in proceedings before the state Senate and represented media clients in numerous libel and constitutional matters.

During the most recent recession, Rick assisted title insurance companies in disputes involving real estate development projects.


Rick serves as judge pro tem in Sacramento County Superior Court since 1991, an evaluator for the U.S. District Court’s Early Neutral Evaluation Project since 1992 and an arbitrator for the Sacramento County Bar Association Fee Arbitration Program since 1994. 

Rick was a founding partner in the law firm of Johanson & Robinson in Sacramento. He also worked for the San Bernardino County District Attorney, where he developed and implemented a jury trial training program for civil lawyers. 

Rick is the co-author of “A Constitutional Right of Access to Newspapers: Is There Life After Tornillo?” published in the Santa Clara Law Review, for which he was articles editor in law school. He wrote numerous law firm newsletter articles on employment, real property, and insurance law topics, and appeared as a legal affairs commentator on KCRA-TV and KQCA-TV.

Rick is admitted to practice before the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. District Court for the Northern, Eastern, Central and Southern districts of California. He is licensed to practice law in the State of California.

Education

  • Santa Clara University School of Law, J.D., cum laude
  • Amherst College, B.A., cum laude 


Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Sacramento County Bar Association


Community Involvement

  • University of California, Davis Heath System Leadership Council Executive Committee
  • University of California, Davis Health System Advisory Board Center for Pain Medicine
  • Sacramento area youth sports programs , named “Pocket Little League Volunteer of the Year”

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