Robert I. Vines

Robert I. Vines

Ontario, California

Mr. Vines obtained his BA from California State University Northridge in 1969. He received his JD from the University of San Diego in 1973. He has been a member of the California State Bar since 1973. From 1973 through 1975, he served as a Deputy District Attorney for the County of San Bernardino. Since 1975, he has practiced exclusively in the field of Workers' Compensation. He has been certified as a specialist in Workers' Compensation by the State Bar of California. He is a member of the Board of Governors of the California Applicants' Attorneys Association and served as President of that organization 1998 through 1999.

Martindale-Hubbell peer review rating: AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5.

Year Joined Firm

  • 1975

Areas of Practice

  • 100% Workers Compensation

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Workers Compensation Law, State Bar of California Legal Specialization

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1973
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1984
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1984


  • University of San Diego School of Law, San Diego, California
    • J.D. - 1973
  • California State University, Northridge, California
    • B.A. - 1969
    • Major: History

Honors and Awards

  • Norman F. Feldheym Award
  • Southern California Super Lawyers, 2008 - Present
  • The Best Lawyers in America, 1999 - Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • California Applicants' Attorneys Association, Past President, 1976 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • San Bernardino County District Attorneys Office, Deputy District Attorney, 1973 - 1975


  • Phi Kappa Psi
  • Phi Alpha Delta