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Fellmeth, Robert


  • Cartel Control of Attorney Licensure and the Public Interest (with with Hayes) (forthcoming 2019)
  • California White Collar Crime and Business Litigation, no. 5th (with Papageorge) (Tower, 2016)
  • Child Rights and Remedies, no. 3rd (Clarity Press, 2011)

Chapters of Books or Articles within Books

  • “The Importance of the NC Dental Case” in What Every Harvard Student Should Know p.-6 (2015)
  • “Expert Testimony in Child Related Litigation” in Handbook of Pediatric Forensic Pathology (with Chadwick) (Byard, and Collins, eds.) (Spiriner Publishing, 2014)
  • “Legal Issues” in Child Maltreatment, Physical Abuse and Neglect, no. 4th (Chadwick, Giardino, and Alexander, eds.) (STM Learning, 2014)
  • “Foster Youth: Transitioning from Foster Care Into Self Sufficient Adulthood” in Child Welfare Law and Practice p.483 (with Delgato) (Duquette, and Haralambie, eds.) (Bradford Publishing, 2010)
  • “Foreword to Childhood Denied: Ending the Nightmare of Child Abuse and Neglect by Reardon and Noblet” in Childhood Denied: Ending the Nightmare of Child Abuse and Neglect (Sage Publications, 2009)
  • “Partnering with Pro Bono Counsel on Impact Litigation: Three Examples” in Children's Law Manual Series (with Delgado, and Riehl) (National Association of Counsel for Children, 2009)
  • “The Child Care System in the United States” in Health and Welfare for Families in the 21st Century, no. 4th (Wallace, ed.) (Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2007)

Journal Articles

  • “America's Child Welfare System: The Four Missing Priorities” in 9 Whittier Journal of Child and Family Advocacy 101 (2010)
  • “A Century of Government Antitrust Enforcement Under the Cartwright Act” in 17 Competition 173 (with Green, Papageorge, and Tuttle) (2008)
  • “State-haters, State-lovers, and Orly Lobel” in 120 Harvard Law Review 36 (2007)

Other Print and Electronic Media

  • A White Paper on America's Family Values CAI (September 1, 2018)
  • Shame on Us in 88 CAI and First Star (with with Weichel, Riehl, Samuelson, et al.) (April 1, 2018)
  • California Governor's Veto Leaves College Students Adrift San Jose Mercury News (November 30, 2015)
  • Unstoppable, Ralph Nader's Plea to Billionaires (October 2, 2014)
  • Viewpoints: Jerry Brown Neglected Children By Stripping $11 Million from the Budget The Sacramento Bee (June 22, 2014)
  • Selling Heroin?s Legal Cousin Los Angeles Daily Journal (June 12, 2014)
  • Lobbying, campaign system lethal to democracy San Diego Union-Tribune (April 13, 2014)
  • Passive Review and the Proposed Facebook Settlement Los Angeles Daily Journal (July 27, 2013)
  • Passive Review and the Proposed Facebook Settlement Los Angeles Daily Journal (July 27, 2013)
  • California Falls Behind in Child-Abuse Death Disclosure San Diego Union-Tribune (May 31, 2012)
  • State Child Welfare Violations and Federal Non-Enforcement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (April 1, 2012)
  • State Secrecy and Child Deaths in the U.S. in CAI and First Star (with Weichel, Riehl, Samuelson, et al.) (April 1, 2012)
  • A Child's Right to Counsel (2012)
  • On the Restructuring of the State Bar Los Angeles Daily Journal (February 8, 2011)
  • The California Innocence Project: Innocence Lost? in 33 The Guardian (NACC) (with Chadwick) (2011)
  • The Fleecing of Foster Children (with Samuelson, et al.) (2011)
  • Utility Company Spending Millions to Ensure Monopoly San Diego Union-Tribune (May 2, 2010)
  • Book Review of Only the Superrich Can Save Us, by Ralph Nader Harvard Law Record (February 1, 2010)
  • Advocating for the Most Vulnerable Kansas City Star (with Sax) (December 20, 2009)
  • My View: GOP Must Renew Its Conservative Principles The Sacramento Bee (December 24, 2008)
  • Medically Cover Our Children San Diego Union-Tribune (November 30, 2007)
  • Parenting Our Foster Children San Francisco Chronicle (November 25, 2007)

Presentations and Conferences

  • "Fostering Quality Postsecondary Education: Policy and Practical Tools" as presenter, presenter, presenter, and presenter at National Association of Counsel for Children at (with Riehl, and Delgado) (August 11, 2017)
  • "Private for-Profit School Abuses" as panelist at National Student Veterans Conference at (October 11, 2016)
  • "Public Interest Law and Fair Compensation" as presenter at Breaking Thru Conference at (April 23, 2016)
  • "Regulation Excesses and Deficiencies - When to Regulate, How and by Whom?" as presenter at The California Little Hoover Commission at (February 4, 2016)
  • "What to Know Before You Enroll" as presenter at 4th Annual Foster Care Conference at San Diego State University, San Diego Office of Education (June 24, 2015)
  • "The PUC and the Bagley-Keene Act, a Four Part Proposal Involving Transparency and Ex Parte Contact Limitation" as presenter at California Hoover Commission at (October 26, 2014)
  • "Making the Most of Fostering Connections: Helping Transition Age Foster Youth Avoid the Subprime Education Trap" as presenter at Panel Presentation at the Annual Conference of the National Association of Counsel for Children at (with Christina Riehl, and Michael Jackson) (August 18, 2014)
  • "For-Profit Colleges: Are They a Good Deal of a Path to Bankruptcy? What you need to Know Before you Enroll" as presenter at Panel Presentation at the Foster Care Education Summit at San Diego Marriott (with Christina Riehl, and Michael Jackson) (June 26, 2014)

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