Raymund F. Robles, in practice for over 25 years, concentrates on the representation of selected civil and criminal matters. Mr. Robles has defended individuals and businesses facing a variety of criminal liabilities and offenses, from internal and law enforcement investigations, through trials, and post-conviction relief proceedings. He has also successfully represented individuals and companies in the areas of business and contractual disputes. Mr. Robles has discretely navigated legal issues for clients in sensitive positions due to their employment or status in the community. He has assisted professionals, artists, and entrepreneurs faced with varying legal issues.
Before co-founding Robles & Tantraphol, Mr. Robles served as Deputy Attorney General for the State of California. In that capacity, Mr. Robles conducted the appellate prosecution of adult and juvenile felony cases before the United States District Court, the California Supreme Court, the California Court of Appeal, and local trial courts, obtaining a 99% success rate. Mr. Robles also worked as a Trial Attorney for the Public Defender's Office. As Deputy Public Defender, he effectively represented thousands of individuals charged with an assortment of misdemeanor and felony offenses, from first-time DUI's to serious felonies with "Three Strikes" consequences. Thereafter, Mr. Robles joined a civil litigation and transactions firm where he practiced general civil litigation, contracts and business dispute throughout California. Mr. Robles is also a former intern with the San Francisco District Attorney's Office, Juvenile Prosecutions Division, where he conducted trials (adjudications), resulting in a 100% win record. Mr. Robles received his law degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law and his undergraduate degree in Business Administration from the California Polytechnic University.
At Hastings, Mr. Robles was a member of the editorial board of the Hastings International & Comparative Law Review and a recipient of a number of academic and community service awards.Mr. Robles' appellate cases cited in the official case reporters include:People v. Daugherty (1996) 50 Cal.App.4th 275; In re Tanya B. (1996) 43 Cal.App.4th 1; People v. Davis (1996) 42 Cal.App.4th 806; People v. Fonseca (1995) 36 Cal.App.4th 631; and People v. Flynn (1995) 31 Cal.App.4th 1387. Mr. Robles has spoken on a variety of issues at legal events, has appeared on television as legal commentator, and has had his cases published in newspapers. His present or former professional memberships and activities include the following: California Public Defenders Association, Beverly Hills Bar Association, San Mateo County Bar Association, and American Bar Association.
In 2015, Mr. Robles was selected as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer by The National Trial Lawyers and continues to be invited for inclusion annually. He has also consistently held a Superb rating from Avvo from 2006-Present. In 2009, Mr. Robles was one of KRON4's Best of the Bay TV, Best Lawyers in the Bay Area nominee. Mr. Robles has also been recognized as one of the top 2.5 percent of attorneys in California, as featured in Los Angeles Magazine and Southern California Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, from 2004-2007. Mr. Robles continues to maintain a superb 10 rating in 2020 and is included as a Top Lawyer with the American Registry.
Among other cases, Mr. Robles successfully obtained a dismissal of all 10 felony counts on behalf of a deputy sheriff client, facing significant prison and fine exposure. He also prevented the prosecution of a materials scientist and engineer for computer hacking, a medical provider for elder abuse, a number of Silicon Valley professionals with varying potential criminal charges - ranging from theft, domestic violence, DUI and commercial burglary, as well as a Southern California executive facing multiple years of prison exposure for a series of fraudulent activities over a prolonged period. On the civil side, Mr. Robles has achieved favorable resolutions in a number of commercial landlord-tenant matters, represented start-ups in diverse industries, attained significant monetary awards in serious personal injury and employment claims, and recently, resolved a multi-million-dollar contractual dispute between investors.