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Cathy K. Robinsonundefined


California & South Dakota
(949) 477-5050

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Cathy K. Robinson is a partner at Wright, Finlay & Zak. Ms. Robinson has practiced in the fields of bank & finance, commercial, and real estate litigation since 2003, representing a diverse variety of clients, including financial institutions, private lenders, loan servicers, and business owners in both California and South Dakota State and Federal Courts (including the Bankruptcy Courts). Ms. Robinson has experience representing national, regional and small loan servicers, investors and originators in all aspects of mortgage banking and consumer finance litigation. Additionally, Ms. Robinson has experience handling all types of real estate construction matters, including non-payment issues, general and sub-contractor disputes, mechanic's liens, public works, and other contract or tort-based construction disputes. Ms. Robinson has experience with trials in both California and South Dakota, as well as pretrial matters, depositions, arbitrations, and discovery disputes, and is well versed in negotiation and alternative dispute resolution. Ms. Robinson has appeared before the California Appellate Courts, the California Supreme Court and the South Dakota Supreme Court. Ms. Robinson also has experience in relation to various aspects of her clients’ legal affairs, serving as general counsel for their business matters.

Ms. Robinson is a member of the California and South Dakota State Bars, and has been admitted to all courts in both states. Ms. Robinson is also a member of the California Mortgage Bankers Association ("CMBA") and the national Mortgage Bankers Association ("MBA"), and is a member of the Legal Issues Committee for the CMBA. Ms. Robinson is also on the National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association (“NRMLA”) State and Local Issues Committee. Ms. Robinson has been a speaker for the litigation panel at the CMBA Legal Issues and Regulatory Compliance annual conference and a webinar presenter for the Western Bankers Association (“WBA”), as well as hosts regular webinars for Credit Unions in the Western Region. Ms. Robinson is also a member of the National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms (“NAMWOLF”) Trials Practice Area Committee, and is a member of Provisors – Irvine OC.


  • University of South Dakota (B.S., Criminal Justice and Speech Communication, 1999)
  • University of South Dakota School of Law (J.D., 2002)

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