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Craig S. Robson

Craig S. Robson, Senior Litigation Attorney

Having been in practice for more than 16 years, Mr. Robson is a seasoned litigator and business attorney. His diverse experience includes Estate and Trust disputes, Business and Real Estate Law, Complex Civil litigation, Trade secrets, Real Estate disputes and myriad additional Civil & Commercial matters.

Since graduating from McGeorge School of law, Mr. Robson has had the opportunity to represent a broad spectrum of corporations and individuals in highly complex litigation and representational matters, and has achieved great success on behalf of his clients in State and Federal Courts. In addition to obtaining beneficial results through trial, Mr. Robson has worked to negotiate favorable settlements, and has assisted corporate and individual clients in the structure and completion of numerous transactions; utilizing efficient and often creative approaches to achieve his clients’ needs and objectives.

Trust Litigation and Administration:

As a senior attorney with the firm, Mr. Robson is handling complicated disputes and administration matters involving trusts ranging from $20MM to more than $100MM; most of which also include family-owned businesses and business interests, commercial and residential real estate holdings, and complex investment portfolios, as well as other non-cash assets.  In this regard, he is effectively prosecuted and defended cases in the following areas, among others:

  • Removal and Surcharge of Trustees
  • Defense of Trustee against Removal and Surcharge claims
  • Validation of Trust and Trust-related documents
  • Acquisition, Preservation of Distribution of Trust Assets
  • Accounting and General Trust Administration
  • Elder Abuse and related misconduct
  • Modification and Termination of Trusts
  • Third Party Actions by and/or against Trustees
  • Determination of Beneficiaries
  • Breach of Fiduciary Duties/Breach of Trust 

 

Real Estate and Business Litigation:

Mr. Robson has significant experience in Real Estate and Business litigation representing business owners. In a recent case, Mr. Robson successfully handled a complex dispute on behalf of a software engineering company working pursuant to a work-for-hire agreement with a multi-billion dollar company. The software company not only were paid for the work performed but took ownership of the multimillion dollar source code they had only partial interest in before Mr. Robson was retained. Mr. Robson has also prosecuted several high profile misappropriation of trade secrets and real estate cases as well as defended clients in various matters including breach of contract, construction defect work. In this regard, he has effectively prosecuted and defended cases in the following areas, among others:

  • Contract disputes
  • Trade Secrets
  • Unfair Competition
  • License Agreements
  • Construction disputes
  • Property lease disputes
  • Unlawful detainer
  • Title issues
  • Fraudulent conveyances

Education

UNIVERSITY OF THE PACIFIC, MCGEORGE SCHOOL OF LAW                 

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA CRUZ

 

  • Memberships and Associations:

             Mr. Robson is admitted to practice in California and Texas, and is active in the legal community as a member of the California and Orange County Bar Associations; Trusts and Estates Section of the OCBA.

Admissions

  • California (1999)
  • Texas (2009)

Languages

Russian and Bulgarian

Client Quotes

  • Leslie Foote – "Up to date knowledge, always responsive, friendly."
  • Beverly Toy – "Jill is very knowledgeable and practical – Glad we found her."
  • Dirmali Botejue – "Easy access to advice and excellent knowledge on the subject."
  • Don Sheridan – "Honesty, dedication and knowledge. You are truly amazing."
  • Judy Michael – " Your unbelievable knowledge and caring for your clients."
  • Joan McCauley – "Personal attention."
  • David Young – "Appreciate your follow-up."
  • Dietrich Buss – "The expertise on living trusts."
  • Ken Batinovich – "Clear, knowledgeable, pleasing presentation."
  • Robert & Kay Johnson – "Individual personal services from Jillyn and the staff."
  • Verna H. Dougherty – "Very thorough. Great advice and information."
  • Paula Zintl – "Good information about our specific issues with disabled children."
  • Doreen Kaller – "Straight forward information and professional treatment."
  • Josie Togle – "The expertise, knowledgeable, and personable."
  • Annette Batinovich – "You! You are the BEST. You posses a practical expertise."
  • Edward & Susan Conway – "You know the answers to help us."
  • Don Knapp – "Always up to date in these fast paced and volatile times."
  • Carol Netta – "Jillyn's knowledge. Always does a terrific job of explaining everything."
  • Winona Walton – "Thorough and straight forward approach."
  • Ken Carr – "Your sincere honesty makes me feel good! 5 stars!"
  • Joan Karr – "The feelings of being comfortable with having your firm prepare our trust."
  • Gerald McClellan – "Personal interest."
  • Nancy Christian – "Friendly, competent, complete, trustworthy."
  • Andrew F. Washington – "The personalized living trust."
  • Cynthia Carson – "Personal aspect… Listening skills and her responding to my needs."
  • Maureen Turk – "Knowledge & accessibility."
  • Ron Spink – Value your perspective on how personal goals can be met."
  • Bill LaFave – "Professional and knowledgeable."
  • Lynne Spink – "Up to date information and easily understood explanation."
  • Lee Hobbs – "Trust in ability and competence."

Hess-Verdon & Associates
A Professional Law Corp.
620 NEWPORT CENTER DRIVE, SUITE 1030
NEWPORT BEACH, CA 92660
(949) 706-7300 FAX (949) 706-7373