Paul E. Robinson

Paul Robinson’s practice emphasizes land use, environmental and governmental law. Mr. Robinson’s role includes negotiating with and appearing before all public agencies having land use jurisdiction within the San Diego County region, including federal, state and local agencies.

Mr. Robinson has been appointed to the following civic and advisory boards and commissions:

  • The San Diego County Regional Airport AuthorityVice Chair, Executive Committee Member

    Originally appointed by Governor Schwarzenegger in 2010. Reappointed by the San Diego Board of Supervisors three times. Current term ends in January 2020.

  • Mission Bay Park Committee (City of San Diego)At-Large Representative, serving almost continuously from 2009-2018

    Appointed chair of the Mission Bay Park Committee and the Mission Bay Park Improvement Fund Oversight Committee by Mayor Jerry Sanders and the San Diego City Council.

  • De Anza Revitalization Plan Ad Hoc Committee (City of San Diego)Appointed chair of the committee by San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer, 2016

Mr. Robinson is active in numerous professional organizations, including:

  • Lambda Alpha International
  • National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Legal Action Network
  • National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP)
  • Citizens for Century Three
  • Partners for Livable Places/San Diego
  • San Diego State University President’s Council
  • University of San Diego School of Law Board of Visitors
  • Leading Change: The Campaign for USD, Executive Committee
  • Chair of the Downtown Parking Management Group
  • Steering Committee for the Update of the Centre City Community Plan
  • Downtown San Diego Partnership, Board of Directors, Executive Committee
  • San Diego Chamber of Commerce
  • San Diego County Taxpayer’s Association
  • Lincoln Club of San Diego County, Board of Directors, Chair
  • San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation

Mr. Robinson represented the Regional Chamber of Commerce on the Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan Technical Advisory Group. He also has provided expert testimony in numerous Superior Court actions involving land use, planning and zoning issues.

Professional Associations

Hecht Solberg Robinson Goldberg & Bagley LLP
1980 - present

Mayor Pete Wilson, The City of San Diego
Assistant to the Mayor for Program and Policy Development, 1978-1980

Deputy City Attorney
The City of San Diego, 1973-1978

Bar Admissions

California, 1973


University of San Diego
Juris Doctor, 1973

San Diego State University
Bachelor of Science, Business Administration, 1970


Included in The Best Lawyers of America© edition for Real Estate Law, 2007-2018

Recognized by Best Lawyers® as the Land Use and Zoning Law “Lawyer of the Year” in San Diego, 2014, 2016

Named one of San Diego's most influential business leaders by readers of the San Diego Daily Transcript, 2012, 2013

Included in the San Diego 500 – The Book of Influential Business Leaders by San Diego Business Journal, 2016, 2017

Selected to the San Diego Super Lawyers list, 2008-2010