Attorney Profiles

The Law Office of Richard E. Bawden & Robert A. Kochis provide legal services to clients from the Redlands-Inland Empire areas who need help in the area of family law. Their office emphasizes:

Richard E. Bawden - Family Law Attorney


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.


Law School: University of Oregon, J.D., 1971 College: University of California, Santa Barbara, B.A., 1968


  • 2016-present Lead attorney at the Law Office of Bawden & Kochis
  • 1993-2015 Sole attorney at the Law Office of Richard E. Bawden specializing in family law
  • 1983-1993 Partner in Redlands, California, law firm of Bawden & Tyler (formerly Reynolds, Reider & Bawden) specializing in civil litigation, family law, personal injury, probate and estate planning
  • 1980-1983 Partner in San Bernardino, California, law firm engaged in insurance defense practice
  • 1977-1979 Associated with insurance defense firms in San Bernardino and Riverside, California
  • 1972/1976 Deputy District Attorney, San Bernardino County, California


State of California Certified Family Law Specialist San Bernardino County Bar Association:

  • President (1992-1993)
  • Board of Directors (1989-1994)
  • Continuing Education Committee Chairman (1982-1983)
  • Medical-Legal Committee Chairman (1985-1986)
  • Legal Aid Volunteer – Redlands Clinic (1996-present)


Judge Pro-Tem – San Bernardino Superior and Municipal Courts (1983-present) Associate, American Board of Trial Advocates (2002-2005)


  • Kiwanis – Redlands Noon President (2001-2002)
  • Redlands YMCA Board of Directors (1987-1989)
  • Salvation Army, Redlands, Corps., Advisory Board (1983-1995)
  • Shelter Homes of Redlands, Inc. Director (1983-1986)
  • Redlands Chamber of Commerce – Member since 1983
  • Boy Scouts of America – Inland Empire Council- Committee Member
  • Redlands AYSO – Coach
  • Redlands Baseball for Youth – Coach
  • East Valley United Way, Admissions and Allocations (1998-1999)
  • Redlands Community Baccalaureate Committee (1998-2001)
  • C.S. Lewis Foundation, Trustee (2004-present)
  • Micah House Non-Profit Board Member (1997-2015)
  • Redlands Historical Museum Board Member (2014-present)
  • YMCA Legal Aid Board Member (2016-present)


1972, California, Bar No.52204; United States District Court (Central and Northern Districts of California); United States Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit.

Robert A. Kochis - Family Law Attorney


In addition to his legal expertise, Robert 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 law mediator and has served as a volunteer in Family Law court mediation programs based in Riverside and San Bernardino.


Law School: University of La Verne College of Law Ontario, CA Juris Doctor. May 2012 College: California State Polytechnic University Pomona, CA Bachelor of Arts, in Liberal Studies, June 1989


  • 2016 to present Law Office of Richard E. Bawden & Robert A. Kochis, specializing in family law
  • June 2013-2015 Law Offices of Soheila S. Azizi, Rancho Cucamonga, CA Lead trial attorney specializing in family law
  • November 2011-June 2013 Mediation Internship and Certification


California State Bar Number: 290394 Admitted June 2013