Robert K. Kolber-Senior Counsel
Robert K. Kolber graduated from State University of New York at Binghamton, with a BA in Psychology and a BA in Music. He graduated from Brooklyn Law school, and received a special award for the study of torts. He completed internships at the Office of the US Attorney, the Eastern District of New York, the Surrogate’s Court in Manhattan, and the prestigious mid-sized New York firm Phillips Nizer LLP.
He was admitted to the New York and California state bars and is admitted to practice before the Federal District Courts. He is a member of his state and local bar associations, the Sacramento Organization of the Social Security Representatives (SOSSCR), and is a longtime sustaining member of the National Organization of Social Security Representatives (NOSSCR).
In private practice, (Robert K. Kolber, Inc., Professional Law Corporation) Mr. Kolber has practiced Social Security Disability Law in administrative and federal courts since 1977, before now joining Cerney Kreuze and Lott, LLP as Senior Counsel (January 1, 2016 to the present.)
In our local community, he has served on the Board of Directors of the San Joaquin Dixieland Jazz Society; the San Joaquin Rental Property Association; Stockton Musicians’ Union, Local 189; San Joaquin Bar Foundation; San Joaquin County Bar Social Security Peer Review Committee; and the San Joaquin Pride Center. He has also served as president of Temple Israel; the Temple Israel Foundation Fund; and the San Joaquin Bar Association. He has served in the capacity of Judge Pro Tem in the San Joaquin County Courts. He was a founding member of the Sons of Abraham, a group of Christian, Jewish and Muslim leaders who met subsequent to the events of September 11, 2001 to foster understanding between the religious communities in Lodi, and co-author of the “Declaration of Peace” adopted by that group.
He has employed his musical talents on the bass fiddle with the Binghamton New York Symphony, Elmira New York symphony, and the Delta Jazz Band here in Stockton. He also has played the bass guitar with numerous pop groups, and can presently be seen performing locally with the Delta College Big Band (swing and big band jazz) and the Ben Kolber Project (jazz, pop, latin and blues.)
Mr. Kolber lives in Lodi with his wife of 42 years, and has three children and five grandchildren. He enjoys travel, music, farming and family.