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Victor Peter Obninsky

Victor Peter Obninsky, American lawyer. Bar: California 1970. Recipient Diploma of Honor, City Museum Obninsk, Russia, 2004.


  • Obninsky, Victor Peter was born on October 12, 1944 in San Rafael, California, United States. Son of Peter Victor and Anne Bartholdi (Donston) Obninsky.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Columbia University, New York City, 1966. Juris Doctor, University California, Hastings, 1969.


    • Sole practice, Novato, California, 1970-2001, Tiburon, 2001—2002, Sonoma, since 2003. Arbitrator Marin County Superior Court, San Rafael, since 1979. Superior court judge pro tempore, since 1979.

      Lecturer real estate and partnership law. Facilitator Sonoma County Superior Court, since 2008.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: California 1970.


    • Author: The Russians in Early California, 1966.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Denomination: Russian Orthodox


    Board director California Young Representatives, 1968-1969, Richardson Bay Sanitary District, 1974-1975, Marin County Legal Aid Society, 1976-1978, volunteer, since 2003. Baseball coach Little League, Babe Ruth League, 1970-1984. Member national panel consumer arbitrators Better Business Bureau, 1974-1988.

    Leader Boy Scouts American, 1970-1984. Permanent secretary Phillips Academy Class of 1962, since 1987. Member Phillips Academy Alumni Council, 1991-1995.

    Board community advisors Buck Center Research on Aging, 1990-2001. Member of Better Business Bureau, American Bar Association, State Bar California, Marin County Bar Association (board directors 1985-1991, treasurer 1987-1988, president-elect 1989, president 1990), Sonoma Bar Association, Global Alliance International Advancement (honorary), Russian Nobility Association American, Inc., Phi Gamma Delta, Phi Delta Phi.



    Travel, reading, politics.


    • father: Peter Victor Obninsky
    • mother: Anne Bartholdi (Donston) Obninsky
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    Born October 12, 1944
    (age 73)