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.”


“Robert is exceptional. He is professional, tactful, and encouraging; he is great. Cordell & Cordell is unique and offers a very valuable service to protect men from the unexpected which can occur during divorce and custody concerns. I recommend your law firm all the time. It’s great to have this kind of support. I have not been able to keep up on my payments, [but] you still have been there for me. … I have only gotten the best from having Robert spearhead my team. I am thankful and grateful to have your team on my side.”


“Mr. Aguilar was very understanding and helpful during the process. I greatly appreciate the time he took to help me with a very emotionally charged situation. The kindness and attention of everyone I encountered at the firm was excellent. I appreciate everything you do for fathers. Thank you.”


“Mr. Aguilar has a perfect combination of knowledge, professional skills and temperament. He was always responsive, and I was always comfortable with our interactions. A ‘keeper’ for sure!”


“Everything was done in a timely manner. The firm provided a great support system. Overall, the firm and the attorneys were great.”


“I felt like Robert was always doing what was best for me and my intentions; not just getting the job done. He would listen to everything I had to say and give life advice to help put me in focus. I feel he genuinely cares and is not just going through the motions. Robert has been extremely helpful in my decision making process. I have come to really respect him and his advice and am really glad I found him.”


“It was a very professional environment. Robert was very supportive and helped me through the process. I truly felt that he had my back…”


“Robert was exceptionally professional in his demeanor. He was very well-organized, good at communication, and easy to work with. The law firm was thorough and very good at customer handling. From start to finish, everything was very well done …”