Richard E. Bawden – Family Law Specialist
Richard E. Bawden has been practicing law for over 30 years. He has had many personal accomplishments within the legal field, among which has been to serve as the San Bernardino County Bar Association President. Mr. Bawden’s personal attention to clients, his knowledge of the law and trial expertise, along with his personal integrity, have all combined to make his practice well-known in the Inland Empire. He and Robert A. Kochis are dedicated to providing quality family and divorce law consultation services in the Redlands and Inland Empire area.
Robert A. Kochis – Family Law Attorney
In addition to his legal expertise, Robert A. Kochis brings in-depth knowledge for family law clients in the arena of financial and business services. Prior to law school, he was a business owner and later, a financial advisor for Morgan Stanley. After graduating from the University of La Verne Law School, Robert practiced family law at the Law Offices of Soheila Azizi where he handled a wide variety of cases from complex community property matters to custody and visitation issues. Robert is also a certified family mediator and has served as a volunteer in Family Law court mediation programs based in Riverside and San Bernardino.
Serina Lopez – Legal Assistant
Serina M. Lopez brings a wealth of experience as legal assistant supervisor to the Law Offices of Richard E. Bawden and Robert A. Kochis. She has been a family law legal assistant for over 25 years. She graduated with a BA degree in English Literature and received a paralegal certificate from Cal State San Bernardino. Serina’s technical competence combined with her expertise in the family law area is a welcome resource to Bawden & Kochis.
Elizabeth Allen – Legal Assistant
Elizabeth Allen joined Bawden & Kochis in 2016. As a former legal assistant with family law specialist David Stringer, she brings over 30 years of extensive family law experience covering a wide range of areas and knowledge from custody to support. Her ability to work closely with clients, attorneys and court staff continue to make her an asset to the law firm.
Virginia “Virgie” Cisneros – Legal Assistant
Virginia Cisneros (known as ‘Virgie’), a native of the Inland Empire, speaks fluent Spanish, and was born and raised in San Bernardino; she has worked for over 45 years in the legal field. Vergie combines strong legal skills alongside the ability to analyze information with the sensitive, complex, and confidential issues unique to each client.
Mary Adams – Bookkeeper
Mary Adams joined the Law Office of Richard E. Bawden and Robert A. Kochis in March 2013. She graduated from Cal State San Bernardino with a BA in Accounting. In 2012 she became an enrolled agent. Mary’s many years of experience and expertise in bookkeeping for small businesses has been and continues to be a huge asset for the office.
Mary Bawden – Office Manager
Several years ago, Mary Bawden joined her husband Richard to serve as the office manager at his firm. Mary has a BA degree in English and history, including a California State Secondary and Community College Teaching Credential. She also holds a Master of Arts degree. Her educational base serves as a strong support to her administrative talents.