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David A Robinson

About me

I was born in Springfield, Mass., in 1953. I graduated from two universities named Washington: George Washington University in Washington, DC (B.A., 1974) and Washington University in St. Louis (J.D., 1977). I practiced law in Springfield from 1977 to 2008, moved to Connecticut, and taught business law, business ethics, and human resource management at the University of New Haven until 2014. I moved to Connecticut because I met the lady you see in the pictures with me and married her. We decided to live in her home in Connecticut rather than my home in Massachusetts. Now, in 2016, at the age of 63, I am beginning an employment law practice in Connecticut. Click on the picture to get a better view. 


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Practice areas


  1. Employment: 60%
    38 years
  2. Discrimination: 40%
    38 years



Hourly ($180/hour)

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David A. Robinson

P.O. Box 780
North Haven, CT, 06473


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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerDavid A. Robinson, Attorney at Law1977 - Present
Volunteer Attorney/MediatorConnecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities2015 - 2015
Adjunct Professor of BusinessUniversity of New Haven2005 - 2014
Senior lecturer in business lawWestern New England University2001 - 2005
Visiting lecturer in labor relationsWestfield State University2000 - 2000
Regulatory compliance analystAetna Life & Casualty Company1990 - 1992
Legal commentator and political reporterWWLP-TV 221987 - 1988
Adjunct professor of lawWestern New England University1979 - 1982
AssociateNeil Fieldman Law Office1977 - 1978
Association namePosition nameDuration
Connecticut Bar AssociationLabor and Employment Section Executive Committee2015 - Present
Massachusetts Bar AssociationMember1977 - 2008
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Stonehill College v. Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, 441 Mass. 549, 808 N.E.2d 205 (2004)N/A
O’Brien v. Town of Agawam, 350 F.3d 279 (1st Cir. 2003)N/A
Dalrymple v. Town of Winthrop, 50 Mass. App. Ct. 611, 740 N.E.2d 204 (2000)N/A
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Publication nameTitleDate
AmazonWorkplace Discrimination Prevention Manual: 2016 National Edition2016
AmazonWorkplace Discrimination Prevention Manual: Connecticut Edition2015
AmazonA Faith-Based Guide to Human Resource Management in Connecticut2015
AmazonFaith-Based Human Resource Management: An Enlightened Approach to Managing Employees and Reducing Litigation2015
Archway PublishingWorkplace Discrimination Prevention Manual: Tips for Executives, Managers, and Students to Increase Productivity and Reduce Litigation2013
WestBow PressSome Tips to Prevent Employment Discrimination Lawsuits2013
Fairfield County Business JournalYour Bosses, Your Stakeholders — and Your Conscience2012
Fairfield County Business JournalEmployers Beware—Big Changes Expected Under Obama (co-author with Robert G. Brody)2008
Connecticut Law TribuneConnecticut Supreme Court Review — Employment Law (co-author with Robert G. Brody)2008
Paulist PressA Legal and Ethical Handbook for Ending Discrimination in the Workplace2003
Business WestCaps Are Needed on Emotional Distress Damages1999
Massachusetts Lawyers WeeklyEnding the ‘Pretext Only/Pretext Plus’ Debate1998
Law Practice Management (American Bar Association)Some Attorneys Find Happiness Selling Their Services "Wholesale"1997
American Bar AssociationPracticing Law Without Clients: Making a Living as a Freelance Lawyer (how lawyers can earn money doing legal research and writing for other lawyers)1996
Massachusetts Bar Association Lawyers JournalWholesale Legal Services: A Viable Career Alternative1995
Western New England Law ReviewDiscovery of the Plaintiff’s Mental Health History in an Employment Discrimination Case1994
Massachusetts Bar Association Labor and Employment Section NewsThe ‘56’ Olympics: Clearing the Summary Judgment Hurdle After Hicks, Ramsdell, and LeBlanc1993
Women UnlimitedBoth Sides Now: Executive Women and Employment Discrimination1992
Massachusetts Bar Association Labor and Employment Section NewsDissenters Need Not Apply: Private Employees and Free Speech1992
Chamber Channels (Greater Springfield, Mass., Chamber of Commerce newsletter)Age Discrimination: A Short Guide and a Practical Tip1992
Western New England Law ReviewRedefining the Advocate's Role: A Contract Theory of Legal Ethics1981
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Washington University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1977
George Washington UniversityEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1974
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Northwest Connecticut Human Resource AssociationEmployment Law2015
Human Resource Leadership Association of Eastern ConnecticutEmployment Law2015
New York State Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Annual ConferenceEmployment Law2014
Connecticut Cooperative Education & Internship AssociationEmployment Law2013
University of New Haven Sustainable Communities SeriesPeople, Planet, and Profits: Sustainable Business Practices2011
Trumbull (CT) Rotary ClubEmployment Law2009
Council on Education in Management, Springfield, Mass.Employee Whistleblowing and Retaliation Claims2000
National Employment Lawyers Association, BostonDefamation in the Workplace1997
Massachusetts Bar Association Labor and Employment Section, Springfield, Mass.The Three Hats of the Employment Lawyer: Legal Counselor, Career Counselor, Psychological Counselor1997
Council on Education in Management, Springfield, Mass.How to Interview, Check References, and Use Pre-Employment Testing1997
Council on Education in Management, Springfield, Mass.Sexual Harrassment1997
Council on Education in Management, Springfield, Mass.Stress and Mental Disorder—New Responsibilities For Employers Under the ADA1996
Council on Education in Management, Springfield, Mass.Advanced ADA–Reasonable Accommodation from A to Z1996
Massachusetts Bar Association Labor and Employment Section, Springfield, Mass.Mental Impairments and the Handicap Discrimination Laws1995
Council on Education in Management, Springfield, Mass.Reinstate or Terminate—Making the Right Choice Under Disability and Leave Laws Today1995
Chicopee (Mass.) Chamber of CommerceDrug Testing in the Workplace1995
Massachusetts Bar Association Labor and Employment SectionSummary Judgment in Employment Cases1994
Massachusetts Bar Association Annual Labor and Employment ConferenceRecent Statutory and Regulatory Developments in Employment Law1994
Elms College, Chicopee, Mass.The Americans With Disabilities Act1993