Mark S. Drobny, ’80 and ’81

Mark S. Drobny, ‘80 and ’81, founded Drobny Law Offices in 1989, where he helps clients address estate planning and probate legal issues. For over four decades, Drobny has practiced law in Sacramento.

Drobny graduated from the University of Iowa with a bachelor’s degree in political science and general sciences in 1977. He also received a JD degree in 1980 and an LLM in Taxation in 1981, both from the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law. He is a member of the California State Bar, American Bar Association, and Sacramento County Bar Association.

In 2003, Drobny was sworn into the United States Supreme Court before all nine Justices on June 9, 2003, in Washington, D.C. at the invitation of Justice Anthony M. Kennedy.

He was awarded a Super Lawyer distinction every year between 2020-2024 for being a top-rated practicing attorney who was selected through an extensive evaluation. In addition, Drobny has been a member of the Sacramento Estate Planning Council since 1982. He was the founding editor of the Sacramento Estate Planning Council’s monthly newsletter, a member of their Board of Directors for eight years, and its president in 1992 and 1993.

In addition to his numerous professional successes, Drobny served as a Judge Pro Tem for the Sacramento Superior Court’s Probate division for over 20 years. He is a frequent speaker on Estate Planning matters, having given over 1,500 presentations. He has served on the board of most major Northern California charities, including the American Cancer Society (President of Sacramento Chapter in 1994 and led the ballot initiative to ban indoor smoking in California), the American Red Cross, the Salvation Army, Boy Scouts of America, Sutter Hospitals Foundation, Stanford Settlement, St. Hope Academy, McGeorge School of Law, California State University, Sacramento Foundation, and is co-chair of California State University Sacramento Endowment Committee.

Throughout 2024, the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law will celebrate members of its vast alumni network in honor of the school’s 100-year anniversary. This post is part of a series highlighting 100 exceptional McGeorge School of Law alumni.   

Stay tuned for more blog posts as we celebrate the law school’s centennial anniversary.