Robyn Ranke, Equine Attorney
Robyn Ranke has nearly 20 years experience litigating cases. She was admitted to the California Bar in 1994 and began work as an attorney with the San Diego District Attorney Consumer Fraud Task Force. Her work with the DA involved consumer fraud in the public sector and complex civil litigation cases involving unfair trade practices related to medical billing practices and cable television billing practices. The cases resulted in multi-million dollar settlements. Thereafter Robyn entered private practice and first aligned herself with a private class action law firm and worked as a junior associate on cases involving anti-trust litigation and the cellular telephone industry. The cases resulted in multi-million dollar settlements. Garabedian v. L.A. Cellular Tel. Co. (2004) 118 Cal.App. 4th 123. In 1999, Robyn joined the firm of Blumberg Lorber Nelson LLP as affiliate counsel and since has practiced in business litigation for over ten years servicing a diverse base of business clientele. During this time, Robyn also originated a Special Prosecutor Program and worked as a Special Prosecutor with the San Diego City Attorney Animal Law Committee prosecuting criminal cases for animal abuse and neglect. Several cases involved horses in matters of abandonment, neglect, and abuse.
Robyn won a plaintiff’s jury verdict award of $1,550,000 as lead trial counsel in an employment law discrimination case. Supreme Court of California, Jones v. Lodge at Torrey Pines Partnership (2008) 42 Cal.4th 1158. Robyn, a sole practitioner, has successfully litigated against established statewide defense firms.
By 2007, Robyn developed her business law practice to encompass equestrian clientele. In 2010-2011 Robyn represented plaintiff in an equine case involving the purchase of an upper level FEI dressage horse and alleged actions for fraud in horse sales transactions and cutting edge legal issues including seller liability, trainer agent liability, and equine veterinarian liability in such cases. Norris v. Ebeling et al., Ventura County Superior Court Case No. 56-2010-00372707.
In February 2012, Robyn enrolled in the National Conflict Resolution Center mediation training program and offers mediator services to parties interested in early dispute resolution and curtailing unnecessary expenses associated with protracted litigation.
Robyn is an avid equestrian and experienced amateur rider. She has been riding for 20 years in the disciplines of dressage, jumpers, and 3-day eventing. Natural horsemanship is an essential facet to her training.