Robbins' practice is concentrated on Ag business,
complex water issues, and the representation of public
agencies. His primary assignments include working
as the general counsel for the Merced Irrigation District,
a large water and power agency in Central California,
as well as representing the Virginia Smith Trust,
donor of the land for the tenth UC campus. He is also
special counsel for the San Luis Canal Company, and
other water agencies and special districts.
Kenneth M. Robbins is the managing partner of the
firm. Prior to entering private practice in Merced
in 1980, Robbins served with the United States Navy
in the Judge Advocate General's Corps and in the U.S.
Attorneys office in the Northern District of California.
Mr. Robbins is very involved in leadership positions
in his community and church. He serves on corporate
and non-profit boards of directors, and is a trustee
of the University of California - Merced Foundation.
Mr. Robbins received his bachelor's degree from the
University of California, Davis in 1972 and his Juris
Doctorate degree from Pepperdine University in Malibu,
California. He later attended the University of the
Pacific, McGeorge School of Law graduating with an
L.L.M. in taxation in 1983. Mr. Robbins has presented
on water issues before the California Association
of Water Agencies and the American Bar Association,
teaching continuing education classes.
He is married to the former Betty Jean Britts. They
have raised four children and now enjoy their grandchildren.
He is an Elder in the Presbyterian Church serving
in several leadership positions. Ken enjoys golf,
traveling, and gourmet cooking.