About Laura Robinson

Laura is a distinguished, highly successful criminal defense attorney based in Oakland, California. Since 1988, she has represented clients in well over 1,000 felony cases, opening her own private practice in Oakland in 2004. Her experience includes 80+ jury trials with excellent results, and she has handled a wide variety of adult and juvenile cases, including, but not limited to: robbery, fraud, RICO, narcotics, weapons, domestic violence, sexual assault crimes, DUI, murder, kidnapping, mayhem, arson & car theft.

From 1988-2003, Laura worked as a public defender in Contra Costa County, where she handled countless serious and violent felonies, and attained the highest possible level of non-management promotion to Deputy Public Defender IV. She has led training seminars for other criminal defense attorneys; was a guest lecturer in 2015 for an Oakland community-based group concerned with the preservation of their rights while protesting; served on a panel seeking resolutions after the Ghost Ship fire in 2017; and was a member of the nonprofit board, California Outdoor Rollersports, from 2008-2012. 

Laura is currently partnered with nationally renowned nurse attorney, Lorie Brown, as Of Counsel at the Brown Law Office, P.C., to defend nurses’ licenses, and with James Cook of the James Cook Law Group on various legal matters, and is a board member with Immersive Arts Alliance since 2019.

Each of Laura’s clients receives her full attention and energy. This has produced great outcomes for so many of her clients, with many of those being high profile cases, including murder, rape and kidnapping. During her career, she has won many jury acquittals, gotten serious cases dismissed (such as murder, sex crimes and domestic violence), and always fights for the best results possible. Laura is dedicated to representing her clients as aggressively and effectively as possible. She has the reputation of a fighter who will pursue all legal means to provide the best defense possible. Her reputation is among the most respected criminal defense attorneys in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Types Of Cases
    • ALL California and Federal Criminal Defense Cases – FELONIES & MISDEMEANORS
    • White Collar Crime
    • Juvenile Delinquency
    • DUIs
    • Sex Crime
    • Robbery, Weapons & Assault
    • Cases with Prior Strikes
    • Expungements
    • Administrative Law
    • Professional License Defense 

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