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Robert Lewis Firth

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UpRight Law (888) 708-0876

68910 Adelina Road
Cathedral City, CA 92234

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I have over thirty five years of experience in law, business, real estate, government and politics. I have settled in the Palm Springs area because I love the weather, the people and the lifestyle. (I’ve given up wearing ties except when I am in court or at a speaking engagement!)

I graduated from the University of Virginia in 1972 and then went to law school at Washington University in St. Louis. After graduating in 1975, I became involved in politics and went to work for Jimmy Carter’s presidential campaign.  I followed him to Washington, DC, and worked as a trial attorney at the United States Department of Justice and then became Deputy Director of the 1980 White House Conference on Small Business. When my career in government came to an abrupt end (As a friend said “The people have spoken – the bastards!”), I went to work for The Residence Inn Company and helped build that company up until it was purchased my Marriott.

For most of the 1980s I worked in hotel development and franchising on the East Coast until I moved to Wisconsin after my wife graduated from law school.  We opened up an estate planning law practice which became one of the largest in the state.  I have drafted over 1,500 living trust agreements!

My wife and I got tired of the cold weather in Wisconsin and moved to the Palm Springs in 2002 after vacationing here for a number of years.  I then opened up a real estate brokerage company (Doesn’t everyone in California?) and a law practice with an emphasis on estate planning, bankruptcy, real estate and business formation.

On a personal note, I am now divorced and have two sons. One is in college and the other plans to go so I will be working for a long time to come. I have a dog named Lucy who I adopted as a stray. I love to play tennis and practice martial arts for exercise.  I am a second degree black belt which proves that I am tenacious if nothing else. Because I lived in Wisconsin for twelve years I am a die-hard Packers fan.

I truly love what I do because I like helping people who need my help. You will find that I am not stuffy or judgmental and maybe even a little irreverent. I dislike big banks, credit card companies, liars and bullies

On a professional now, I am a member of the bar in California, Wisconsin and Missouri (inactive). I am a member of the Inland Empire Bankruptcy Forum, the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, and graduate of the American Bankers Association Graduate Trust and Fiduciary Tax School. I have also received the 2012 Client Satisfaction Award from AVVO.

License

13 years since Robert Lewis Firth was first licensed to practice law.

State License Status Year Acquired
CA Active 2004

Education

School Major Degree Graduated
Washington University School of Law Law JD - Juris Doctor 1975
University of Virginia School of Law Foreign Affairs Other - Bachelors 1972

Work Experience

Position Duration
Attorney - Law Offices of Robert L. Firth 2004 - Present
Attorney at Law - Lovewell & Firth 1994 - 2002

Awards

Award Name Granting Organization Date
Top Lawyer Award- Estate Planning Palm Springs Life Magazine 2016
Top Lawyer Award - Estate Planning Palm Springs Life Magazine 2015
Bankruptcy Attorney of the Year 2014 The Editorial Staff of Consumer Business Review 2014

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Absolutely a wonderful experience. Our bankruptcy is being moved along very quickly. Questions are answered in a professional manner and anytime I had questions I could easily reach someone. We are very satisfied with UpRight Law.

Glenn & Cheri M. Kentucky

Everything was handled professionally and with the utmost customer services. We filed last year and still have a good relationship with our attorneys.

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