Pauline Y. Robins

Pauline Y. Robins {RETIRED}



“Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. Point out to them how the nominal winner is often a real loser — in fees, expenses, and waste of time. “      
- Abraham Lincoln

Pauline was a valued member of the Peace Talks team since September 2014, and has now transitioned into retirement. As a lawyer, she was admitted to the bar association in both the United Kingdom and California. Pauline specialized in Family Law and Dispute Resolution, and brought her extensive legal experience to help clients as an Attorney Mediator at Peace Talks.


Following completion of her undergraduate studies at UCLA and her Juris Doctor from University of West Los Angeles School of Law, Pauline began a long career as a Family Law practitioner. She founded her own firm in 1997 in Los Angeles, concentrating in litigation and mediation of Family Law. Beginning in September 2014, she joined the Peace Talks team and provided counsel and mediation services with a focus on divorce and custody disputes, including high conflict cases and at-risk populations.


  • Peace Talks Mediation Services, Los Angeles, California, attorney mediator September 2014-
  • Law Offices of Pauline Y. Robins, 6500 Wilshire Blvd., 16th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90048. Family Law practice concentrating in litigation and mediation of Family Law. October 1997 to December 2014.
  • Minor’s Counsel: Santa Monica Superior Court: Appointed by the Judge for the County of Los Angeles to represent the best interests of children in high conflict family law cases, 2008 to 2014.
  • Divorce Mediation, Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine University School of Law and Mediation Training for Family Law. 60 hours training in Family Law Mediation with Chip Rose, J.D. and Nina Meierding 1999
  • Advanced Family Law Mediation, 3 day training, The Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine University School of Law, with instructors Chip Rose, J.D. and Nina Meierding, 2000.
  • Dispute Resolution Services, training for attorney/client fee dispute and arbitration for Santa Monica Bar Association 2007.
  • Los Angeles Family Law Collaborative Law 3 day training, Loyola Law School, 2014.
  • Streamlined Protocol Collaborative Law Training, 2013
  • Hastings School of Law, Trial Advocacy Training 2000
  • University of West Los Angeles School of Law, Los Angeles, California. Juris Doctor, Moot Court.


  • American Bar Association, ABA Family Law Section (1997 – 2007).
  • California State Bar Association: Family Law Section (1997 – present)
  • Law Society United Kingdom, London England (2006 – present)
  • Culver-Marina Bar Association (1998 – present)
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association and LACBA Family Law Section (1997 – 2014)
  • Los Angeles Collaborative Family Law Association, LACFLA (2013 – present)
  • Marina Collaborative Divorce Group (“MCDG”) (2013 – present)
  • Santa Monica Bar Association, Family Law Section (1997 – present)
  • American Bar Association Family Law Section
  • Family Law Trial Advocacy Institute 2001
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association Minor’s Counsel Training 2006 – 2013


Pauline is happily enjoying her retirement, and spending time with her family and loved ones.