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Jon R. Robertson

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Practice Areas:

  • Litigation
  • Commercial Contracts and Collection
  • Business Torts
  • Real Property
  • Lender Liability
  • Consumer Finance
  • Commercial Equipment Leasing
  • Shareholder and Partnership Disputes
  • Unfair Competition

Biography

Mr. Robertson has practiced in Southern California for over twenty years. Mr. Robertson began his career with the Los Angeles and Orange County offices of the national law firm McKenna, Conner & Cuneo. Mr. Robertson was an associate with the Newport Beach office of the international law firm McDermott, Will & Emery. Thereafter, he was a partner in Darling & Robertson, LLP and its predecessor firms. Mr. Robertson received his undergraduate degree from Pomona College in 1984, where he was selected for Mortar Board. Mr. Robertson is a 1987 graduate of the University of Southern California Law School where he was a Hale Moot Court Competition Finalist.

Mr. Robertson's litigation experience includes general civil and business litigation, encompassing commercial contracts, business torts, commercial equipment leasing, real property disputes, foreclosure and title litigation, lender liability, warehouse lending disputes, auto finance, collections, partnership disputes and unfair competition.

Mr. Robertson is admitted to practice in all state courts in California and each of the U.S. District Courts in California, as well as the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal. He is a member of the American Bar Association and the Orange County Bar Association. In addition, Mr. Robertson has served in the following capacities: Orange County USC Legion Lex Board, President 1993 to 1994; USC Annual Fund Board Member, 1999 to 2008; USC Ambassador, 2005 to present; City of Newport Beach Environmental Quality Affairs Committee 1998; Board of Directors Harbor View Hills Community Association 1996 to 1998; Pomona College Orange County Club, President 1989; Board of Directors, Applied Data Communications 2001; Laguna Presbyterian Church, Elder 2008 to present, Chairman Stewardship Committee 2009; Orange County Business Group, President 2005 to 2007.

Education

  • University of Southern California Law Center, Los Angeles, California
    • Honors: Hale Moot Court Competition Finalist
  • Pomona College
    • Honors: Selected for Mortar Board

Bar Admission

  • California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Western District of California

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Member, City of Newport Beach Environmental Quality Affairs Committee, 1998
  • Board of Directors, Harbor View Hills Community Association, 1996 - 1998
  • Board of Directors, Corona del Mar High School Foundation, 2012 - Present
  • Member, USC Law School Annual Fund Committee, 1999 - 2012
  • President, Pomona College Orange County Club, 1989
  • Elder, Laguna Presbyterian Church, 2008 - 2011

Past Positions

  • Suzuki Motor of America, Inc., Chief Operations Officer, Vice President and Assistant Secretary, 2013
  • Applied Data Communications, Inc., Board of Directors, 2001
  • McKenna, Conner & Cuneo
  • McDermott, Will & Emery, Associate
  • Darling & Robertson, LLP, Partner

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Orange County Bar Association, Member
  • Orange County USC Legion Lex Board, President , 1993 to 1994
  • USC Annual Fund Board, Member, 1999 to 2008
  • USC Ambassador, 2005
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Lifetime Member
  • USC Law School Alumni Association, President, 2015 to 2016
  • Orange County Bar Association Judiciary Committee, Member, 2010 to 2014