Office Location

6 Corporate Drive, Suite 840
Shelton, CT 06484
T 203.382.9700
F 203.382.9730

Areas of Practice

Appellate Practice

Products Liability & Mass Tort

General Liability & Commercial Litigation

Medical Liability Defense


Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1988
Fairfield University, B.A., 1985


Bar Admissions

Connecticut Superior Court
United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
United States District Court, District of Connecticut

David J. Robertson


David J. Robertson is a partner at HPM&B. He has over 25 years of litigation experience defending a wide range of general liability and professional liability law suits. He has been lead counsel in twenty jury cases tried to verdict. These cases have been tried in both Connecticut state court and the U.S. District Court of Connecticut. They have included high exposure claims of significant economic loss, wrongful death and severe permanent injury.

Attorney Robertson is also a highly experienced appellate attorney. He has briefed and argued over twenty appeals both in the Connecticut Appellate Court and the Connecticut Supreme Court.

In addition to civil litigation, Attorney Robertson has also handled administrative matters including representing physicians, dentists and nurses in licensing proceedings before the Connecticut Department of Public Health. He has also represented attorneys before the Statewide Grievance Committee.

Specialties: Professional liability defense with an emphasis on defending complex medical malpractice cases as well as appellate practice.


Representative Appellate Cases

Connecticut Appellate Court

Farrell v. Johnson & Johnson, 184 Conn. App. 685, ___ A.3d ___ (2018).  Appellate Court affirmed defendant’s verdict in this medical malpractice case concerning the issue of informed consent.

Ugalde (Estate of Ugalde) v. Saint Mary’s Hosp., Inc., 182 Conn. App. 1, 188 A.3d 787 (2018).  Appellate Court affirmed judgment of nonsuit that had entered in favor of the defendant on discovery issues in this medical malpractice case.

Wilkins v. Conn. Childbirth & Women’s Ctr., 176 Conn. App. 420, 171 A.3d 88 (2017).  Appellate Court affirmed defendant’s verdict in this medical malpractice case.

Torres v. Carrese, 149 Conn. App. 596, 90 A.3d 256 (2014).  Appellate court affirmed dismissal of negligence claim due to inadequate pre-suit opinion letter and also affirmed summary judgment in favor of the defendant as to informed consent claim in this medical malpractice case,

Friedman v. Meriden Orthopaedic Grp., P.C., 77 Conn. App. 307, 823 A.2d 364 (2003).  Appellate Court affirmed defendant’s verdict in this medical malpractice case. 

Connecticut Supreme Court

Kervick v. Silver Hill Hosp., 309 Conn. 688, 72 A.3d 1044 (2013).  Supreme Court reversed Appellate Court and affirmed defendant’s verdict in this medical malpractice case.  It also exercised its supervisory authority to direct that immediately after they are selected, that all jurors be given either oral or written instructions from the court as to their obligation to avoid media coverage of the case before the start of evidence.

Neuhaus v. DeCholnoky, 280 Conn. 190, 905 A.2d 1135 (2006).  Supreme Court affirmed summary judgment on statute of limitations in favor of the defendant in this medical malpractice case.

Gould v. Mellick & Sexton, 263 Conn. 140, 819 A.2d 216 (2003).  Supreme Court reversed Appellate Court and affirmed summary judgment in favor of the defendant due to lack of duty to third parties to the attorney-client relationship in this legal malpractice case.

Verdicts & Cases

Unanimous Defense Verdict

  HPM&B Partner David Robertson and Associate Gabriella...

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Supreme Court of Connecticut Affirms Judgment Following Jury Verdict

In Farrell v. Johnson & Johnson, the Supreme Court of Connecticut affirmed a defendant’s verdict in favor of HPM&B’s client, a surgeon. Heidi Cilano and Nancy Marini represented the client at trial. David Robertson handled the appeals in...

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Appellate Court Upholds Jury Verdict For The Defendant

David J. Robertson recently obtained an appellate victory in Farrell v. Johnson & Johnson, 184 Conn. App. 685 (2018) when the Connecticut Appellate Court affirmed a defendant’s verdict....

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Dismissal of Connecticut Legal Malpractice Suit Affirmed on Appeal

David Robertson and Christopher Blau obtained a favorable decision from the Connecticut Appellate Court, affirming the dismissal of a legal malpractice action. The Appellate Court’s decision reaffirms the foundational principles that there are...

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Defense Verdict in Connecticut

On June 25, 2015, David Robertson obtained a defense verdict on behalf of a nursing facility and rehabilitation center in a medical malpractice case tried in Connecticut.The plaintiff had alleged that its decedent, an elderly woman who was...

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