Robyn specializes in trust, probate, and related litigation including elder-related disputes and contested conservatorship matters. Robyn also has experience handling real-estate and business disputes including partition actions that often arise in the context of estate litigation.
Robyn started her legal career in 2009 with an Am Law 100 firm in San Francisco, California, where she handled a broad range of litigation and transactional matters involving intellectual property rights, labor and employment, construction projects, real estate, and land use. In 2012, Robyn joined Gaw Van Male, LLP in Napa, California, a law firm well-known for its handling of complex estate planning and administration issues, where she began developing her estate litigation expertise. During law school, Robyn worked at the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, where she served as a judicial extern for the since-retired Honorable Vaughn R. Walker.
Robyn is a member of the Litigation Subcommittee of the State Bar of California’s Trusts and Estates Executive Committee. She has appeared on the Northern California Super Lawyers Rising Stars list since 2012. In 2013, Robyn completed Mediation Training at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. Since that time, Robyn has served as a volunteer mediator for the Napa County Courts. She is also a member of the Marin County Courts/Marin County Bar Association’s Modest Means Mediation Panel.
Robyn graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law (Boalt Hall) in 2008. She completed her undergraduate education at Sonoma State University and then worked as a special events coordinator and wine educator before attending law school. Robyn was born in San Francisco and raised in Marin County, where she currently resides with her husband and their three children.