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Robinson, David (full)
David
A.
Robinson
J.D.
Practitioner-in-Residence
Business
Economics
203.214.4078
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    Biography

    Professor Robinson is a lawyer, author, educator, and journalist. He practiced law in Massachusetts from 1977 to 2008 and now practices law in Connecticut. He has argued cases in front of  the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit (the First Circuit includes Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Puerto Rico, and Rhode Island), and other courts and agencies. He holds the distinction of having taught ethics in both law school and business school. He was an adjunct professor of law at Western New England College (WNEC) School of Law in the 1970s and 1980s (teaching legal ethics and the course entitled The Legal Profession), a visiting lecturer at Westfield (MA) State College (where he taught labor relations), a senior lecturer at WNEC School of Business from 2001 to 2005 (he taught undergraduate and graduate business law courses), and has taught at The University of New Haven (UNH) since 2005. At UNH he regularly teaches Business & Society, which is primarily a business ethics course he has also taught business law, human resources management, and the course entitled Communication and the Law. In the 1980s, worked as a TV legal commentator for WWLP-TV, Channel 22 in Springfield, MA.  In 1986, he earned a diploma from the Connecticut School of Broadcasting. His personal website is www.davidalanrobinson.com.

    Education

    J.D.: Washington University in St. Louis, 1977

    B.A. Economics: George Washington University, 1974

     

    Professional Memberships

    Connecticut Bar (2006 to present; always in good standing)

    Massachusetts Bar (1977 to present; always in good standing; beginning in 2010, I am on Inactive status in Massachusetts, as I no longer practice in Massachusetts)

     

    Bar Association leadership activities:

    1995 to 1998: Chair, Brown-Bag Lunch Committee, Massachusetts Bar Association - Labor and Employment Section, Western Mass. Division

     

    1984 to 1988: Hampden County delegate, Massachusetts Bar Association - Young Lawyers Division 

Academic Credentials

    Published Books

    David A. Robinson, "Some Tips to Prevent Employment Discrimination Lawsuits: A Faith-Based Legal Guide for Managers," (2012), Bloomington, IN: WestBow Press

    Available from the following online booksellers:
    http://www.amazon.com/Some-Prevent-Employment-Discrimination-Lawsuits/dp/1449770630/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1355777193&sr=8-1&keywords=some+tips+to+prevent+employment

    http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/some-tips-to-prevent-employment-discrimination-lawsuits-david-a-robinson/1113659235?ean=9781449770631

    http://bookstore.westbowpress.com/Products/SKU-000605033/Some-Tips-to-Prevent-Employment-Discrimination-Lawsuits.aspx

     

    David A. Robinson, "A Legal and Ethical Handbook for Ending Discrimination in the Workplace," (2003), New York: Paulist Press

     

    David A. Robinson, "Practicing Law Without Clients: Making a Living as a Freelance Lawyer," (1996), Chicago: American Bar Association

     

    David A. Robinson, "Some Tips to Prevent Employment Discrimination Lawsuits," (2012), Bloomington, IN: WestBow Press

    Web Books

    David A. Robinson, "Prevent Discrimination in the Workplace: A Practical, Inspirational Guide for Employers"

     

    Published Articles

    David A. Robinson, “Your Bosses, Your Stakeholders — and Your Conscience,” (2012), Fairfield County Business Journal


    David A. Robinson & Robert G. Brody, “Employers Beware—Big Changes Expected Under Obama,” (2008), Fairfield County Business Journal

     

    David A. Robinson and Robert G. Brody, “Employers Can Give Negative Job References,” (2008), Connecticut Law Tribune


    David A. Robinson, “Caps Are Needed on Emotional Distress Damages,” (1999), Business West

     

    David A. Robinson, “Ending the ‘Pretext Only/Pretext Plus’ Debate,” (1998), Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly

      

    David A. Robinson, “Discovery of the Plaintiff’s Mental Health History in an Employment Discrimination Case,” (1994), Western New England Law Review

     

    David A. Robinson, “The ‘56’ Olympics: Clearing the Summary Judgment Hurdle After Hicks, Ramsdell, and LeBlanc,” (1993), Massachusetts Bar Association Labor and Employment Section News

     

    David A. Robinson, “Let’s Cure Referencephobia,” (1993), Business West


    David A. Robinson, “Both Sides Now: Executive Women and Employment Discrimination,” (1992), Women Unlimited

      

    David A. Robinson, “Age Discrimination: A Short Guide and a Practical Tip,” (1992), Chamber Channels

     

    David A. Robinson, “Dissenters Need Not Apply: Private Employees and Free Speech,” (1992), Massachusetts Bar Association Labor and Employment Section News

     

    David A. Robinson, “Redefining the Advocate’s Role: A Contract Theory of Legal Ethics,” (1981), Western New England Law Review

Industry Experience

    Legal Career

    Law practice: North Haven, CT, 2009 - Present

     

    Law practice: Springfield, Mass., 1992 - 2008

     

    Part-time law practice: Springfield, Mass., 1987 - 1992

     

    Legal Reporter: Springfield TV station Channel 22 (WWLP-TV, the NBC affiliate), 1987 - 1992

     

    Regulatory Compliance Analyst: Aetna Life & Casualty Company, 1987 - 1992

     

    Law practice (general practice): Springfield, Mass., 1977 - 1987

     


    Teaching Career

    Practitioner - In - Residence: University of New Haven, 2010 - Present

     

    Adjunct Professor: University of New Haven, 2005 - 2010

     

    Senior Lecturer: Western New England College School of Business, 2001 - 2005

     

    Visiting Lecturer: Westfield State College, 2000

     

    Adjunct Professor: Western New England College School of Law, 1979 - 1982

Curriculum Vitae