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Robert Harold Fairbank

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Robert Harold Fairbank, American lawyer. Bar: California 1977, United States District Court (central and northern districts) California 1978, United States District Court (southern district) California 1993. Named One of Top 100 Business Lawyers in Los Angeles, Los Angeles Business Journal, 1995.

Background

Fairbank, Robert Harold was born on March 4, 1948 in Northampton, Massachusetts, United States. Son of William Martin and Jane (Davenport) Fairbank.

Education

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Stanford University, 1972. Master of Library Science, University California-Berkeley, 1973. Juris Doctor, New York University, 1977.

Career

Associate Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, Los Angeles, 1977-1984, partner, 1985-1996. Co-founding partner Fairbank & Vincent, since 1996. Lawyer representative, co-chair 9th circuit Judicial Conference Central District, 2000—2002.

Board directors 9th Judicial Circuit History Society. Lecturer law University Southern California Law School, since 2004, Stanford University School Law and Business School, 2007.

Achievements

  • Bar: California 1977, United States District Court (central and northern districts) California 1978, United States District Court (southern district) California 1993.

Works

  • Author: Effective Pretrial and Trial Motions, 1983, California Practice Guide: Civil Trials and Evidence (The Rutter Group 1993, with yearly updates). Member editorial board New York University Law Review, 1975-1976.

Membership

Member Association Business Trial Lawyers (co-founder San Francisco and Orange County chapters, board governors 1984-1985, treasurer 1986-1987, secretary 1987-1988, vice president 1988-1989, president 1989-1990), Los Angeles County Bar Association (federal courts committee 1983-1985), Judicial Council California Advisory Committee on Local Rules (subcommittee chair on civil trial rules).

Connections

Married Valerie Baker Fairbank. Children: Sarah Julia, David Kivy.

father:
William Martin Fairbank

mother:
Jane (Davenport) Fairbank

spouse:
Valerie Baker Fairbank

children:
Sarah Julia Fairbank

David Kivy Fairbank