John J. Robinson

John Robinson's primary areas of practice are complex products liability, toxic tort, and pharmaceutical and personal injury litigation, as well as related unfair trade practices and consumer fraud litigation. He counsels clients on product safety issues and risk management, and he has tried cases substantially or to verdict in various jurisdictions, including Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Maryland.

In 2002, the Connecticut asbestos defense bar selected Mr. Robinson as Defense Liaison Coordinating Counsel for the Connecticut asbestos litigation, and he continues to serve in that role to this day. He is responsible for coordinating with the court and all plaintiffs' counsel regarding docket management, discovery, medical workup, motion practice, and trial reparation.

As primary trial counsel and consulting counsel for the Mid-Atlantic and New England regions, he assists a corporate parent to nearly 400 manufacturing subsidiaries with all their products liability matters. He also acts as primary consulting counsel nationally for one client in the asbestos litigation, and as its trial counsel in New England. In this capacity, he coordinates discovery in all cases nationwide and addresses global litigation strategy with the client and with local counsel. He coordinates experts, the handling of complex legal issues, and the defense of its corporate representatives.

Mr. Robinson has also served on a national counsel team for two other defendants in toxic tort litigation with responsibility for managing large regions at the the time. In that capacity, he handled cases in California, Hawaii, Washington, Colorado, Utah, Oregon, Arizona, Delaware, Maryland, New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Maine, appearing in court in many of those jurisdictions. As a result, he has significant litigation management experience on a national level in mass toxic tort litigation, as well as related trial experience.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Environmental/Toxic Tort
Law School Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law (J.D. 1994)
Education Catholic University of America (B.S. 1990)
Most recent firm Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani, LLP
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