Areas of Practice

  • Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate Control & Governance Litigation
  • Employment Law Defense
  • Constitutional Rights Litigation
  • Health Care Law
  • Insurance Coverage Litigation
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Probate,Trust & Elder Abuse Litigation
  • Products Liability/Consumer Litigation
  • Professional Liability Litigation
  • Real Property Litigation
  • Trade Secrets and Unfair Competition Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Supreme Court of the United States of America
  • California
  • Colorado
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Washington
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit

David Robinson is ECG’s Founder and Senior Shareholder


He is a prominent trial lawyer with numerous high-impact victories.


Martindale-Hubble® AV+ rated for over 20 years and Super Lawyer®, David specializes in complex business trials and arbitrations and has appeared as counsel in over ten states. Licensed in California and Colorado, admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Courts of Appeal for the Ninth and Sixth Circuits, U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Central, Eastern and Southern Districts of California, Eastern District of Michigan, Western District of Missouri and Western District of Washington, David has successfully prosecuted and defended numerous trade secret, unfair competition, corporate governance, shareholder derivative, patent and trademark infringement, breach of contract, fraud, false arrest, defamation, products liability, wrongful death, real property, First Amendment, civil and voting rights, wrongful discharge, employment practices, Ponzi, taxation and regulatory actions.

He serves on the Dean’s Council for UC Riverside’s A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management and as an advisor to Chapman Law School’s Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence. He is also an arbitrator on the American Arbitration Association’s Commercial Dispute Panel.

He formerly served as a member of the California State Bar Judicial Evaluations Nominations Commission (JNE), Chairman of the Orange County Bar Association Legislative Affairs Committee, member of Chapman Law School’s Board of Visitors, Chairman of the Irvine Valley College Foundation, and as Vice-President of Finance and Strategic Planning for the Boy Scouts of America, Orange County Council.


AV-Logo Dave-Superlawyer


University of California, Hastings College of the Law
San Francisco, California
J.D. – 1982

University of California, Riverside, California
B.A. magna cum laude – 1979
Political Science and Law and Society

Published Works

  • Barnes, Crosby, FitzGerald & Zeman LLP v. Jerome L. Ringler, 212 Cal. App. 4th 172, 2012
  • Choi v. Orange County Great Park Corp., 175 Cal.App.4th 524, 2009
  • Ekstrom v. Marquesa at Monarch Beach Homeowners Association, 168 Cal. App. 4th 1111, 2008
  • Joseph P. Saline v. Superior Court (Commonwealth Energy Corporation), 100 Cal.App.4th 909, 2002
  • Videotape Plus, Inc. v. Lyons, 89 Cal.App.4th 156, 2001
  • Before Closing That Killer Deal: Considerations For Negotiating And Drafting Appropriate And Enforceable Arbitration Provisions, UCLA Entertainment Law Symposium (co-authored with Lawrence Mortorff and Richard Chernick), March 2011

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • California State Bar Judicial Evaluations Nominations Commission, Member
  • American Healthcare Lawyers Association, Member
  • Orange County Bar Associations, Legislative Affairs Committee, Past Chairman
  • Federalist Society, Orange County Republican Lawyers’ Association
  • American Bar Association

Past Employment Positions

Justice Joseph R. Grodin, California Supreme Court, Intern, 1982 – 1983

Wyman Bautzer Rothman Kuchel & Silbert, Associate elevated to Partner, 1983 – 1990

Jones Day, Of Counsel, 1990 – 1998