Our team

Robert Kochis

Robert A. Kochis

Family Law Specialist

Robert Kochis offers personal interaction and empathy for each client, while zealously representing his clients in Family Court.

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. Robert Kochis practices exclusively in family law, where he handles 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.

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.

Debbie Florez

Legal Assistant

Debbie Florez joins B&K as a seasoned legal professional with over 30 years of family law experience. Coupled with strong organizational skills and extensive legal knowledge, she has the ability to interact with clients compassionately, especially throughout the emotional journey of divorce. Bawden & Kochis feel fortunate to have her multi-level expertise on their legal team.

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.