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Robert K. Holmes Robert K. Holmes

Family Law Attorney in Glendale

Robert K. Holmes, founding partner of the firm, is an attorney licensed to practice in California, New York, the District of Columbia, and before the United States Supreme Court. He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Southern California in 1972 and his Juris Doctor degree from Southwestern University School of Law in 1975. Robert is a Certified Family Law Specialist handling dissolution and custody litigation.

He has served extensively as a Judge Pro Tem in Los Angeles, Glendale, Burbank, and Pasadena courts, and serves as a court mediator and settlement officer. For many years, he was an Adjunct Professor of Law at Laverne University School of Law. He has also testified as an expert witness in family law legal malpractice and fee cases in Superior Courts, as well as at depositions.


  • Los Angeles County Bar Seminar Family Law speaker
  • Lifetime Teaching Credential, California Community Colleges
  • Symposiums and lectures to many bar groups on family law topics
  • Business Law instructor at Glendale Community College (1976 to 1993)
  • Family Law and Community Property courses at University of LaVerne Law School (1985 to 2003)

Professional Associations

  • Association of Certified Family Law Specialists
  • Los Angeles County Bar, Family Law Section
  • Glendale Bar Association ( Past President 1982-83)
  • State Bar of California
  • New York State Bar
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Pasadena Bar Association

Mediation & Arbitration

  • Superior Court Minor’s Counsel in dozens of cases
  • Court Appointed Referee/Special Master/Arbitrator
  • Frequent service as Judge Pro Tem in Family Law Cases
  • Los Angeles Superior Court Family Law Mediator Panel

Community & Volunteer

  • Glendale Community College Trustee (elected position), 1983 to 2003
  • Los Angeles County Superior Court "Volunteer of the Year"
  • Selective Service Board (appointed position), 1981 to 2001
  • Municipal and Superior Court Mediator and Arbitrator
  • Daily Settlement Officer in Los Angeles Courts

Legal Awards

  • Listed in Super Lawyers® in 2005 through 2018 (Top 5% of attorneys)
  • Awarded “Top Pasadena Attorneys” 2014 to 2018 listing
  • Martindale-Hubbell® Rated AV Preeminent®
  • American Bar Association Military Pro Bono Award
  • Avvo 10.0 Rating

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Robert resides in Glendale with his wife and law partner, Deborah. He is also a private pilot who enjoys scuba diving and motorcycling.

Hear What Our Former Clients Have To Say

  • “He was instrumental in my divorce and child custody proceeding.”

    Former Client
  • “Compassionate and very professional.”

    Former Client
  • “I am extremely grateful for his experience, efforts, and assistance in my time of need.”

  • “I would encourage anyone that has doubts about their attorney to have a consultation with Mr. Holmes and see if you don't come away fully impressed.”

    Former Client
  • “If you are looking for a responsible, experienced and professional attorney, Mr. Holmes would be my first and only pick.”

  • “I will continue to use Robert for legal advice and other Family Law business that may arise in the future.”

  • “I always felt he represented my case by focusing on what was most important.... My child.”

    Former Client
  • “I have a fair custody arrangement, I kept my home, two thirds of my 401k, and all of the assets that were important to me.”

  • “Mr. Holmes helped me craft a solution that made sense for myself, my ex, and our children.”

    Former Client
  • “It was evident at every hearing and certainly at trial how Mr. Holmes earned his excellent reputation as a respected litigator and trial attorney.”


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