Welcome to the Board, Ray Robinson and Punita Bhasin

Ray Robinson, Esq.

attorney Ray RobinsonWhile new to the practice of law as an attorney, Ray Robinson is no stranger to the legal profession. With a passion for helping people, Ray began his legal journey over 30 years ago as a trial/litigation paralegal. Often encouraged by others to become a lawyer, he didn’t do so until just two years ago! And what an amazing two years it has been. Ray jumped in wholeheartedly with the Contra Costa County Bar Association getting involved in many sections and committees. He was the inaugural winner of the Justice James J. Marchino Distinguished Service Award in 2021. Fast forward to 2023, in addition to serving on the CCCBA Board of Directors, Ray is the Chair of the CCCBA Pro Bono Committee, Treasurer of the CCCBA Barristers Committee, and various other CCCBA sections. In his spare time, he served as Guest Editor of the CC Lawyer for the July 2023 edition on pro bono service and was the driving force in the creation, development and implementation of the CCCBA’s new sister-charity, Contra Costa Justice for All. In recognition of his outstanding contributions in such a short time, Ray was awarded the CCCBA Board of Directors 2023 Star Award for extraordinary service to the organization.

Punita Bhasin, Esq.

Attorney Punita BhasinPunita Bhasin, JD (Magna Cum Laude), is a multidisciplinary professional with a Ph.D. in Biophysics and a Juris Doctor degree from John F. Kennedy University, School of Law. She founded her legal practice in 2020, focusing on intellectual property and transactional law to serve innovators, start-ups, and small companies. Guided by her father’s wisdom that positions of privilege should be used to help those in need, she exemplifies a commitment to community service by extending her expertise to assist victims of domestic abuse through partnerships with non-profit organizations. She is one of CCCBA’s inaugural Pro Bono Honor Roll Recipients for 2021. In addition to her legal pursuits, Punita Bhasin is an active board member for the small/solo firm section of the CCCBA .In her free time, she prioritizes family moments, especially with her children, indulging in the joys of cooking and planning trips. Her dedication to community service extends to her role as a board member providing legal services to underserved communities.