Robyn B. Christo

Robyn B. Christo

Robyn specializes in trust, probate, and fiduciary litigation as well as elder-related litigation and contested conservatorship matters. Robyn also has experience handling real-estate and business disputes including partition actions that often arise in the context of estate litigation.

Robyn started her legal career in 2009 with an Am Law 100 firm in San Francisco, California, where she handled a broad range of litigation and transactional matters involving intellectual property rights, labor and employment, construction projects, real estate, and land use. In 2012, Robyn joined Gaw Van Male, LLP in Napa, California, a law firm well-known for its handling of complex estate planning and administration issues, where she began developing her estate litigation expertise. During law school, Robyn worked at the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, where she served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Vaughn R. Walker (Ret.).

Robyn is a trained mediator and volunteers as a settlement panelist with the Marin County Superior Court Probate Department. Robyn is also on the Napa County Superior Court Mediation Panel. Robyn also volunteers for Legal Aid of Marin and served as a member of the Litigation Committee of the Trusts and Estates Section of the California Lawyers Association (formerly a section of the State Bar of California) for eight years, resigning her position in 2021 when she became a Partner at Epstein + Holtzapple LLP.

From 2012 through 2019, Robyn appeared the Northern California Super Lawyers® Rising Stars list and the list of Top Women Attorneys in Northern California. Super Lawyers selects the Rising Stars list to recognize accomplished attorneys who are either 40 years old or younger or in practice for 10 years or less. No more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are named to the Rising Stars list. In 2021, Robyn was selected to the Northern California Super Lawyers list. Only five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected for inclusion in the Super Lawyers list.

Robyn graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law in 2008. She completed her undergraduate education at Sonoma State University and then worked as a special events coordinator and wine educator before attending law school. Robyn was born in San Francisco and raised in Marin County, where she currently resides with her husband and their three children.

Education

  • Sonoma State University (Bachelor of Arts, Communications)
  • University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Juris Doctor)