Agricultural Resources
Arbitration and Mediation
Construction Practice
Employment Practice
Environmental Law
Land Use
Litigation Practice
Local Government
Personal Injury
Real Estate Practice
Tax and Business Practice
Trusts and Estates Practice
Water Resources


Areas of Practice

  • Agricultural Business
  • Water Resources
  • Public Agency Representation
  • Trusts & Estates
  • Probates
  • Tax and Business Law

Mr. 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.

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