About Laura

Top Criminal Defense Lawyer Oakland

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. This experience includes over 75 jury trials with excellent results. 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, etc.

In 2004, Laura opened up her own private practice in Oakland California. Each of her clients receives her full attention and energy. This has produced great outcomes for so many of her clients. She has represented clients in many 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. From 1988-2003, she 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. Laura has led seminars to train other criminal defense attorneys. In 2015, Laura was invited to be a lecturer for an Oakland community based group concerned with preservation of their rights while protesting. In 2017, she served on a panel seeking resolutions after the Ghost Ship fire.

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 and MISDEMEANORS
  • White Collar Crimes
  • Juvenile delinquency
  • DUIs
  • Sex crimes
  • Robbery, Weapons and Assault
  • Cases with Prior Strikes
  • Expungements
  • Administrative Law
  • Partnered with the James Cook Law Group for Housing & civil law

Client Reviews

  • Laura is the best attorney in the area. She’s absolutely wonderful!  She gave me a consultation over the phone for FREE!  She was very helpful, compassionate, easy to talk and patient. she does care, she listens and is indeed thorough and extremely nice. She reminds me how absolutely wonderful, truthful and helpful a lawyer can truly be. Highly recommended.This is the Attorney that is respectable and hardworking.Don’t hesitate to give her a call, she will be able to help you and at the very least you’ll feel much better after talking to her, unlike some attorney who are out there hunting for money and make your problem sound worse than it is. Her rate is reasonable and she’s very successful. Highly recommend her!

    Kitty J


    Laura Robinson was hired at the very end of a long court diversion program escapade in which I had ineffective assistance of counsel and things were a chaotic mess. I called her up and she spent several hours with me on the phone, despite this being the first time we had met or communicated. He agreed to meet with me the next day, in which she spent the entire afternoon with me. (more…)


  • It is very difficult to shop for an attorney. When I was looking for one to represent me in a case where I really needed a criminal defense attorney on my side regarding a very negative, unjust experience, I searched for a very long time for someone competent, affordable (I’m a student), honest, and available. (more…)