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Marta A. Alcumbrac

  Marta A. Alcumbrac

Marta Alcumbrac is certified as a specialist in legal malpractice law by the State Bar of California. She has successfully represented lawyers and law firms in numerous legal malpractice and breach of fiduciary duty cases. She regularly identifies strategy for early resolution by quickly obtaining and accurately analyzing the relevant facts and developing a litigation plan for bringing the case to conclusion.

Marta brings the same creativity and determination to the practice of law that she used as a principal founder of the Los Feliz Charter School for the Arts, a public school started when Marta realized that parents in her community wanted another educational option for their children. Before joining Robie & Matthai, she practiced at Bonne, Bridges, Mueller, O’Keefe & Nichols, where her practice focused on the defense of medical malpractice cases. When medical issues are relevant (as they often are in legal malpractice cases arising out of personal injury cases), her medical malpractice expertise is an invaluable asset.

Marta currently is the President-Elect of the Association of Southern California Defense Counsel.


Memberships and Boards

  • Association of Southern California Defense Counsel
    • President Elect, 2021
    • Vice President, 2020
    • Secretary-Treasurer, 2019
    • Board Member, 2018
    • Bench Bar Committee Chair, 2018-present
    • Bench and Bar Committee Co-Chair, 2016-2017

  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
    • Adequate State Court Funding and Operations Committee Member, 2021-2022
    • Litigation Section Executive Committee Member
    • Co-Chair Legislation Committee, 2019

Presentations and Publications

  • Co-Author, “My Client’s Clients: Protecting the Privileges Held by Your Lawyer Client’s Clients,” Sept. 2018, American Bar Association, National Legal Malpractice Conference
  • Panelist – Beverly Hills Bar Association/Los Angeles County Bar Association – “Updates on State Bar Authorization of Practice by Paraprofessionals and Non-Attorney Firm Ownership,” 2021
  • Panelist – American Bar Association-National Legal Malpractice Conference- “Protecting the Attorney-Client Privilege,” 2018
  • Panelist – Lawyers’ Mutual Insurance Company – “Limited Scope Representation Seminar,” 2014


  • Super Lawyers 2020-2021
  • Rising Stars, 2006

Service to the Community

  • President, Board of Directors, Los Feliz Charter School for the Arts, 2009
  • Board Member, Los Feliz Improvement Association, 2010-2019


  • Southwestern University School of Law, J.D., 1996
    • Moot Court Honors Program, First Place team in the Irving R. Kaufman National Securities Law Competition
    • American Jurisprudence Award for Legal Writing

  • Judicial Extern for the Honorable Arthur L. Alarcon of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Arizona State University, B.S., 1988


  • California, 1996
    • Certified Specialist, Legal Malpractice Law

  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California, 1997


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