Robert has always been passionate about public interest; specifically helping people with limited means gain access to the legal system. From filing a petition to fill in a pothole to representing clients before state tax authorities, Robert strives to leave the world a slightly better place than it was. He does this by drawing on his diverse volunteer and work experiences to help clients distill complex legal issues.
Robert currently volunteers at Legal Aid in the Low Income Tax Clinic where he helps low-income families navigate IRS rules and, when necessary, assist them with their tax disputes. Robert has worked a myriad of jobs covering general civil litigation, tax controversies, and criminal defense. He clerked with the San Diego Public Defenders where he defended clients at all stages of litigation from bail hearings to jury trials. In his civil work, Robert was a part of a team that recovered a seven-figure judgment from a major financial institution for banking fraud. He also helped recover a large settlement on behalf of a former police officer who suffered a career-ending injury.
In 2010, Robert graduated cum laude from California State University, Long Beach double majoring in Political Science and Chinese. He co-founded the first UNICEF chapter on the campus which ran several fundraisers and community outreach programs. Robert continued his education at the University of San Diego, School of Law earning his J.D. with a concentration in International Law. While in law school Robert received academic honors and several awards and recognitions for his pro bono and public service work. He was admitted to the California State Bar in 2014 and the New York State Bar in 2015.
Robert’s work and volunteer experience can be summed up as a journey to assist those in need. Whether your dispute is against a bank, the state, landlord, or whomever, Robert is there to help.