Our team

Richard E. Bawden

Family Law Specialist

Richard E. Bawden has been practicing family 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 Specialist

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.

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


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.