David A. Robinson
...DAVID A. ROBINSONDavid A. Robinson
represents employers in labor and employment matters.He practiced law in Springfield, Massachusetts, from 1977 until early 2008, then moved to southern Connecticut and joined Brody and Associates.He is a member of the Connecticut Bar and Massachusetts Bar. David was born in Springfield in 1953.He earned his B.A. in Economics in 1974 from George Washington University and his J.D. in 1977 from Washington University in St. Louis, where he was a senior editor of the law review.
31 years of law practice, David
has represented hundreds of employers in litigation in state and federal courts and administrative agencies, and has helped hundreds of employers prevent litigation.He
is the author of two books on employment law, A Legal and Ethical Handbook for Ending Discrimination in the Workplace and Understanding and Preventing Employee Lawsuits in Massachusetts: A Guide for Employers. In addition to his work at Brody and Associates, David is an adjunct professor of economics and business law at the University of New Haven (in UNH's MBA program).He previously taught business law at Western New England College and taught labor relations at Westfield (Mass.) State College.
(David was appellate counsel only, not trial counsel, in the Stonehill College, Dalrymple
, and Draghetti cases.)
BOOKSDavid A. Robinson, A Legal and Ethical Handbook for Ending Discrimination in the Workplace (New York: Paulist Press 2003; ISBN No. 0-8091-4138-8)
Understanding and Preventing Employee Lawsuits in Massachusetts: A Guide for Employers (1999; 2d ed.2001; ISBN No. 0967468809)
Robert G. Brody and David A. Robinson
, "Employers Can Give Negative Job References," Connecticut Law Tribune
, September 2008 Supplement (2008 Connecticut Supreme Court supplement), at 5
...David A. Robinson
, "Caps Are Needed on Emotional Distress Damages," Business West (monthly newspaper in western Massachusetts), June 1999, at 50David A. Robinson, "Ending the ‘Pretext Only/Pretext Plus' Debate" (discussion of "pretext" in employment discrimination law), Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, Aug. 17, 1998, at 11
...David A. Robinson, "Discovery of the Plaintiff's Mental Health History in an Employment Discrimination Case," 16 Western New England Law Review 55 (1994)
...David A. Robinson, "The ‘56' Olympics: Clearing the Summary Judgment Hurdle After Hicks, Ramsdell, and LeBlanc," Massachusetts Bar Association Labor and Employment Section News, Dec. 1993
...David A. Robinson, "Let's Cure Referencephobia" (an article about giving job references), Business West, Feb. 1993
...David A. Robinson, "Both Sides Now: Executive Women and Employment Discrimination," Women Unlimited (monthly magazine in western Massachusetts), Nov. 1992David A. Robinson
, "Age Discrimination: A Short Guide and a Practical Tip," Chamber Channels (Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce newsletter), June 1992David A. Robinson, "Dissenters Need Not Apply: Private Employees and Free Speech," Massachusetts Bar Association Labor and Employment Section News, April 1992
...David A. Robinson, "Redefining the Advocate's Role: A Contract Theory of Legal Ethics," 3 Western New England Law Review 409 (1981)
SEMINARS AT WHICH DAVID
WAS A FEATURED SPEAKER
When not working, David
relaxes with his
wife, who is a human resources professional and workers' compensation administrator for a local hospital.
To contact David
, please email him at email@example.com, or call him at 203-965-0560.