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Robert Alan Atkins, American lawyer. Bar: California 1980, United States District Court (northern district) California 1980, United States District Court (central district) California 1985. Recipient American Jurisprudence award, University California, Berkeley, 1979; Ford Foundation grantee, 1969.


Atkins, Robert Alan was born on April 30, 1944 in New York City. Son of David Atkins and Tabbie Crystal Sas.


Bachelor of Science in Philosophy cum laude, City University of New York, 1964. Master of Arts in Philosophy, University California, Berkeley, 1967. Doctor of Philosophy, University California, Berkeley, 1973.

Juris Doctor, University California, Berkeley, 1979.


From instructor to associate professor philosophy Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Ohio, 1968-1975. Assistant Gordon Lapides, San Francisco, 1979-1980. Associate Erickson, Beasley & Hewitt, 1980-1985.

Private practice Berkeley, since 1986. Professor Union Graduate School, San Francisco, since 1975. Lecturer University California, Berkeley, 1983-1988, school law New College California, 1983-1986.


Commissioner Berkeley Citizens Budget Review Commission 1985-1987. Member advisory board United States-China Education Institute 1981-1986, steering committee Bay Area Lawyers's Alliance for Nuclear Arms Control 1982-1984, chairman symposium committee, international committee. Trustee, secretary Ann Martin Center 1982-1984.

Commentator on public affairs for radio station WYSO, Yellow Springs, 1971-1973, producer children's show 1974-1975. Member administrative council Antioch College, 1973-1975, chairman humanities area, member Chancellor's Cabinet, 1974-1975. Member Union Graduate School Council, 1979-1984.

Member Order of Golden Bear.


Married Carol Anne Pierson, December 26, 1966 (divorced August 1975). Children: Laura, Christopher. Married Mari Beth Loria, May 21, 1982 (divorced July 1998).

Children: Sascha, Jordan. Married Lisa Lynch, December 26, 2004. 1 stepchild Emma Lynch.