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Robert M Opotzner

Litigation Attorney at Danbury, CT

3.9   10 reviews
  • State Years
    Connecticut - CT 45 years
    New York - NY 28 years
  • Licensed for 45 years
    State CT
    Acquired 1978
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1995
    Resigned No misconduct found

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Posted by Jessica Lo | February 21, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best advice!!
Robert Opotzner represented me for a motor vehicle accident. He worked around the clock for me and answered all of my questions! All of his advice was spot on and in the end we got exactly what we set out to get! He will talk you through absolutely anything and he will be afraid to tell to the truth. He is someone you definitely want on your side if you want to win!! Not enough good things to say about him! It is funny to read comments about his prices because he is upfront with how much everything costs before you walk into the office. You are not paying for his time, you are paying for his expertise, ability to get his point across, and to not leave out. Some people may confuse his passion and wanting to get the absolute best for his client as him being rude... but that is not the case at all. It you want to feel well represented and stand a chance in any case hire him... hands down!
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Posted by Bob | September 20, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Professional, dedicated, experienced and trustworthy
In short order Mr Opotzner took charge of my divorce "second look" and negotiated an elimination of my alimony obligation based on my retirement. He is experienced, detailed, professional and made himself available to resolve my case in short order. While we did not always agree, I learned that he was using his experience to protect my interests, I absolutely trust him. It is amazing to watch a true professional at the courthouse, he was accorded tremendous respect by all we encountered there. To me that shows that he is honest, fair and works with integrity.
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Posted by anonymous | June 24, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Works Hard For You
Mr. Opotzner represented me as I was seeking a reduction on alimony paid. I found Bob to to be extremely competent and very focused on helping me achieve the best results. Bob is a great communicator and takes the time to explain one's options and how the system works. He was always prepared for meetings and very efficient in time spent on my case with a goal of minimizing expenses. I am surprised at some of the reviews on this site that say Bob is rude. Bob always treated me with respect and is a true gentleman. Bob was very passionate about doing a good job for me and yes, at times did show some emotion. Personally I would always want someone working for me to care enough that he is emotionally committed to a good outcome. Bob fought hard on my behalf and that is very much appreciated. In summary I found Bob to be a great advocate for me and my case and a true partner in trying to achieve fairness in a system that is very difficult to navigate If you are looking for a divorce lawyer that will dedicate himself to working hard on your behalf, I highly recommend you engage Bob Opotzner to represent you.
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Posted by Bernadette | June 22, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
When Only The Best Will Do
13 days ago today I got divorced and I catagorize that day as 1 of the happiest days of my life...all thanks to Attorney 2nd attorney in this very contentious divorce. 7 months into my divorce process I realized my attorney at the time was weak at best. I needed someone strong, aggressive and knowledgeable. Upon meeting Attorney Opotzner I realized he was going to be my new attorney. I hired him to represent me and I couldn't be more pleased with the results. He worked for me on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. I know this from phone calls we shared as well as emails sent back and forth. I am certain if it were not for Attorney Opotzner I would still be going through this very dark period of my life. My ex husband was trying to bankrupt me. Attorney Opotzner managed to bring this process to an end, get all parties to agree and most importantly saved my home for me. With a grateful heart, I would highly recommend Attorney Opotzner.
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Posted by Rob | February 17, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Mr. Opotzner has represented me on several important personal issues with excellent results. He is very smart, knows the law backwards and forwards and knows how to negotiate on your behalf. I highly recommend his services.
Posted by anonymous | February 17, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Insightful and compassionate
On multiple occasions our consultations with Bob on employment matters as well as a school system issue,Bob provided keen insights to us at key moments. Bob maintains the highest levels of integrity and most notably, compassion for his clients. Our son will be forever impacted by Bobs careful guidance and advice. Bob works harder than any attorney we know. It is evident through his outcomes, and excellent communication skills that he is beyond the best!
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Posted by anonymous | February 16, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Positive Experience
Attorney Optzner was very helpful and instrumental in assisting us in getting services for our son through the school system. He was professional and responsive and didn’t alienate us from the school. Thank you Attorney Optzner and the professional staff at Collins Hannafin P.C.
Posted by anonymous | July 9, 2015
Bad Experience
Attorney Opotzner is very knowledgeable and informative. He has a set way of proceeding that prevented me from getting answers to some of my questions. Eighty percent of our second meeting was a repeat of the first one. I would have thought you would have reviewed my file prior to our second meeting. His approach to fees and payment is clumsy and it can seem that the money is all he cares about.
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Posted by Mike | June 21, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Went for a consolation( many lawyers don't charge Robert charges 400 for the first hour). Robert was very rude to me and rushed me along. He didn't seem to have any interest in me or the problems I was dealing with. We only spoke for 35 minutes and he still charged 400 dollars and I walked out of there with nothing to show, not even any remotely usable legal advice.
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Response from Robert Opotzner June 22, 2017
We are sorry that you were not satisfied with your consultation with us. We strive for the utmost client satisfaction in every matter. Because of our respect for the rules of attorney client privilege, we cannot discuss any details about the consultation . My legal associate and I were candid about our legal perspective about certain parts of our conversation and it is unfortunate that such candor was displeasing to you. You may recall that at that point in the consult I offered to end the meeting and waive your obligation to pay us, but you chose to have us continue. I also left you and my associate to continue discussing the matter and spoke with an attorney at a different law firm on your behalf with your authority to potentially assist you in an area of the law that is outside my practice area. I then arranged for a conference call with that lawyer, you and us and you then scheduled a meeting for the next day with that lawyer after some factual discussion This is an overview of some but not all of the details about our meeting, which I am willing to speak with you about further if you choose to call me. Finally, in the spirit of good faith, I am in the process of refunding the $400.00 consultation fee that was paid despite our belief that we handled the consultation appropriately. I wish you the best in resolving your matters.
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Posted by anonymous | January 22, 2013
Run away from Opotzner
Worst lawyer. No communication skills, just asks for fees. Screams and yells all the time, cares more about what others think of him than his actual work. No manners.
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Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Collins and Hannafin, P.C.
  • 1990 - Present
  • Partner
  • Goldman Rosen and willinger P.C.
  • 1980 - 1990


  • Duke University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1978
  • Yale University
  • BA - Magna Cum Laude
  • 1975


  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Danbury Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • Executive Comittee Education law section
  • 2015 - 2015
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Honors and Awards

  • Special Distinction
  • Yale University
  • 1975

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Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 27
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Attorney Opotzner is a thorough and consumate professional who makes sure he is well prepared for all he does. I have had numerous cases against Attorney Opotzner and appreciate his advice on cases that he is not involved in."
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Danbury Litigation Lawyer Robert M Opotzner
Robert M Opotzner
Litigation Attorney
Danbury, CT
Licensed for 45 years