Timothy D. Robinett



  • University of California, Berkeley (B.A., 1989)
  • Loyola Law School, Los Angeles (J.D., 1993)

Bar admissions

  • California, 1993
  • U.S. District Court, Central, Eastern, Southern and Northern Districts, 1994

Timothy D. Robinett joined the law firm in 1994, and has been a partner since 2002. He attended the University of California, Berkeley and earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology in 1989. He received his Juris Doctorate from Loyola Law School in 1993.

Mr. Robinett’s practice areas for the firm include general litigation, consumer and commercial litigation, automotive dealer law, automotive finance law, business purchase and sales transactions, real estate transactions, administrative law, and construction law. Mr. Robinett's practice encompasses litigation, internal investigations and prelitigation counseling for the firm's clients. He has successfully litigated cases throughout California in state court, federal court, before the California New Motor Vehicle Board, and through private arbitration.

Mr. Robinett regularly provides F&I compliance training at vehicle dealerships throught California, and recently served as a panelist for the California New Car Dealers Association's webinar on franchise laws affecting automotive dealers.  

In addition to representing many automotive dealers, Mr. Robinett provides legal services to various banks and other financial institutions, businesses and construction contractors.

Some of Mr. Robinett's accomplishments include obtaining total defense summary judgments on behalf of clients, achieving dismissals at the pleading stage, and otherwise successfully developing and implementing strategies for success at an early stage of the litigation.  Mr. Robinett has successfully defended clients in both administrative license accusations and against criminal charges. 

Mr. Robinett is a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, the Beverly Hills Bar Association, and currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the National Association of Dealer Counsel (NADC), a nationwide professional organizaton of over 600 attorneys who represent automotive dealers.  

Mr. Robinett is involved in a variety of community activities with his family, including the Boy Scouts of America, and coaching Little League baseball.

Dealership Operations Guide

Published 2020-12-31

Our firm is the author of the California New Car Dealers Association Dealership Operations Guide, an extensive and detailed guide for dealers which is distributed by CNCDA to its members. The Guide, which is regularly updated, contains an in-depth discussion of the many laws and regulations applicable to California automobile dealers, and is widely used throughout California. See the link below to view the table of contents for this publication.

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