Robert A. Aguilar

Litigation Manager

RobertAguilarIf he had one thing to tell his client about the process of a case, Robert A. Aguilar would tell him “we’re in this together.”

“It is important for the client to understand that this will be a time where we must work together to try to obtain the results he wants,” Mr. Aguilar said. “The success of the case rests on the ability of the client and I to work as a team.”

Though almost all attorneys go into practice because they want to help others in times of need, domestic relations is one of the few areas of law where a lawyer can truly help someone during a difficult time, according to Mr. Aguilar.

“Family law is that area where you can connect with a client and act as their advisor, counselor, and in some cases, the only person in their corner,” he said.

Mr. Aguilar thinks the most important characteristic a family law attorney must have is the ability to listen to their client. When a client comes in for a divorce, custody, or support matter, they have reached a point where they feel as if nobody is listening or paying attention to them, he said.

“As an attorney, it is important to remain quiet and listen to what your client has to say,” Mr. Aguilar said. “Not only will you acquire vital information you may need, but you also allow the client to feel like they are finally being heard. To me, this builds trust, which is key to the attorney-client relationship”

Licenses & Admissions

Mr. Aguilar is licensed to practice law in California.


Mr. Aguilar received his Bachelor of Arts from Humphreys College and his Juris Doctor from Humphreys College Laurence Drivon School of Law.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Cordell & Cordell, Mr. Aguilar practiced in the areas of civil litigation, personal injury, domestic relations, and probate.


Mr. Aguilar is a member of the San Joaquin County Bar Association.

Speeches, Seminars, & Publications

Robert frequently contributes responses to Ask a Lawyer questions on



“I am very happy with Robert. He is responsive and keeps me well informed. So far, so good!”



“… He takes care of his clients and really went to bat for me. …”



“Robert has been handling everything – sending letters after every court hearing, explaining all issues about my case and the law that I may not understand. Robert gives great advice and keeps me informed at all times. I appreciate the services I have received at Cordell & Cordell. “


“Robert has been great. He is the only reason anything is happening and moving on [in] my case. I really appreciate everything he is doing for me.”


“Robert is a GREAT communicator, even when I’m not. I appreciate his diligence in following up!  Should a need arise, either personally or with a friend [or] family member, I know exactly who I will call.  Again, Robert has been an excellent communicator and advocate of mine during the process. His patience and diligence shows through his actions and paperwork. [I] wish he was also a business attorney! We’d have a lot of work to do.”


“[Robert was] great to work with and kept me informed. … If I ever decide to get married again, I will contact Robert to write an agreement. Completely happy!”


“I was treated very well by staff and put at ease right away. This is my second time speaking to Robert; the first was just a consultation over actions being taken by my ex. The second time was over an unexpected child support increase which, with Robert’s guidance, we resolved with minimal damage. Excellent services rendered.”