Robert F. Sinclair


Mr. Sinclair received a Bachelor of Science degree, with honors, from the University of California, Davis, in 1974. He received his Juris Doctorate degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Santa Clara, School of Law, in 1977.


Mr. Sinclair was admitted to the State Bar of California in 1977 and the United States District Court, Eastern District of California, in 1978. Mr. Sinclair was employed as a Law Clerk to the California Supreme Court, the Honorable William P. Clark, Jr., Associate Justice, in 1977. He was next employed as a Staff Attorney for the California Court of Appeal, Third Appellate District, in 1978 and 1979. In both capacities, Mr. Sinclair worked with the Justices of the courts to review matters on appeal, perform research and draft preliminary opinions.

He is a current member of the Placer County Bar Association, having served as its President in 1983. He chaired the Lawyer Referral Service for Placer County from 1982 through 1990, and served as chairperson of the Governor’s Local Judicial Nominee Evaluation Committee between 1984 and 1987.

Mr. Sinclair has acted as Judge pro tem for Placer County Superior Court since 1990, and serves as an arbitrator in the Placer County Bar Association Fee Arbitration Program on matters involving business and real estate.

Mr. Sinclair has received an “AV” rating from Martindale-Hubbell, which signifies prominent status for legal ability and professional standards.


Mr. Sinclair limits his practice to matters involving business and real estate, including both transactions and litigation. He has substantial experience in the areas of purchases, sales, financing and ongoing ownership and management of commercial office and retail projects. Mr. Sinclair has been a longstanding member of the Real Property and Litigation sections of the California Bar Association.


Mr. Sinclair is a member of the Board of Directors of Community 1st Bank, a local community bank with branches in Roseville and Auburn. In addition to serving on the Board of Directors, Mr. Sinclair is chairperson of the bank’s Loan Committee and is a member of its Audit Committee.

Mr. Sinclair was President of the Roseville Chamber of Commerce in 2007. He currently serves on the Roseville Chamber of Commerce Economic Development Committee and is chair of the Chamber’ of Commerce Political Action Committee.

Mr. Sinclair is a member and former President of the Rotary Club of Roseville, and is a founding director of the Rotary Club of Roseville Foundation. He has been awarded a Paul Harris Fellowship by Rotary International, and is currently a multiple Paul Harris Fellow. He was recognized as the club’s Outstanding Rotarian in 1998.


Mr. Sinclair lives in Rocklin with his wife, Christine. They have two children, Sarah and Brian, each of whom live outside the home.