International Society of Primerus Law Firms

San Francisco, California Attorney
Robin M. Pearson

Phone: 925.944.9700


Languages: English

Robin Pearson is an experienced trial lawyer who has effectively litigated cases involving a broad range of business and commercial matters.  She has experience in contract disputes, unfair business practices, real estate, insurance, employment, professional liability, and construction disputes and creditors rights in federal bankruptcy.  Robin has argued before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal and is also an accomplished negotiator with extensive mediation experience.

Robin’s commercial litigation matters include Section 17200 matters alleging unfair business practices.  She has represented lending institutions, corporate and individual clients in breach of contract actions.  In addition, Robin has litigated cases involving trademark and trade secret issues relating to the use and ownership of proprietary inventions in diverse industries.  She has also represented title insurance companies relating to overage disputes, insurance, bad faith, escrow negligence and fraud.

Robin’s real estate practice includes but is not limited to environmental impact review under the California Environmental Quality Act and the National Environmental Policy Act.  Her past representations include breach of contract and fraud cases, commercial landlord-tenant disputes, restrictive covenant and easement litigation, and quiet title, nuisance, adverse  possession, zoning, and land use matters.

Robin’s construction litigation experience includes performance of construction contracts, defense of mechanic’s liens, stop notices, payment and performance bond claims, construction defect and·insurance claims.  She also has experience obtaining private right of ways and easements, sitting wireless antennas and towers, securing permits for construction projects and negotiating pole attachments.

Finally, Robin has represented corporate and individual clients in race, gender, age, and disability discrimination cases.

Representative Engagements:

  • Negotiated a settlement in a condemnation proceeding involving a telecom carrier’s lease area.
  • Negotiated pole attachments for telecom carriers.
  • Litigated disputes between telecom carrier and its customers involving billing disputes and fraud.
  • Represented medical carrier in a breach of contract dispute involving the development of a retail complex.
  • Litigated matter involving the trademark of a new blood pressure medication.
  • Represented foreign company in trademark dispute involving furniture designs.
  • Defended CEO of large international company in wrongful termination matter.
  • Defended Fortune 500 Company in commercial eviction and breach of lease litigation.
  • Defended small technology firm in copyright infringement and fraud matter.

Practice Focus:

  • Business
  • Litigation
  • Real Estate
  • Employment
  • Not-for-Profit Entities

Professional Memberships:

  • State Bar of California
  • Admitted to all Federal District Courts in California
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Contra Costa County Bar Association, President (2008)
  • Contra Costa County Bar Association, Women’s Section, Outstanding Woman Lawyer Award (2019)
  • Black Women Lawyers of Northern California, President (2009)
  • State Bar Counsel of Access and Fairness, Chair (2016)


  • Boston College Law School (J.D., 1989)
  • University of Virginia (B.A., 1985)

Contact This Firm

Brothers Smith LLP

2033 North Main Street
Suite 720
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
United States

Law Firm Contact: Roger J. Brothers

Tel: 925.944.9700

Fax: 925.944.9701



Member Since: 2012

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