David T. Robertson is a Partner at Harwood Lloyd, LLC.
He is a partner in the firm’s Insurance Litigation Department. He specializes in insurance defense litigation, municipal law, arson and insurance fraud, insurance bad faith defense, legal ethics and professional responsibility. He is certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Civil Trial Attorney.
Mr. Robertson received his B.A. from Dickinson College, Cum Laude, in 1977. He received his J.D. from St. Louis University School of Law in 1980.
Mr. Robertson served as an Assistant Prosecutor in Bergen County from 1980 through 1984. While there, he served as Grand Jury Chief, Arson Squad Chief, Assistant Trial Chief, and Chief of the Bergen County Narcotics Task Force.
Mr. Robertson was the Chairman of the YMCA of Greater Bergen County and served on their Board from March of 2009 through March of 2016. He is also a Trustee of the Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation. He was appointed by the New Jersey Supreme Court to serve on the Supreme Court District Ethics Committee for District IIB. He was also appointed by the New Jersey Supreme Court to serve on the New Jersey Fee Arbitration Committee, and was the Chairman of Bergen District IIB from 2009 to 2010. He is once again serving on the New Jersey Fee Arbitration Committee and as the Chairman of Bergen District II B.
Mr. Robertson has been named by New Jersey Super Lawyers® magazine as one of the top attorneys in New Jersey for 2011-2023. The selections for this list are made by the research team at Super Lawyers, which is a service of the Thomson Reuters, Legal division based in Egan, MN. Each year, the research team at Super Lawyers undertakes a multi-phase selection process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, independent evaluation of candidates by the attorney-led research staff, a peer review of candidates by practice area, and a good-standing and disciplinary check.
Mr. Robertson has been named in New Jersey Monthly Magazine from 2012 through 2022 as one of New Jersey’s best civil litigators.
Mr. Robertson was also named by 201 Magazine in 2013 – 2019 as one of “Bergen’s Best” Attorneys in the fields of Civil Litigation and Insurance law.
Mr. Robertson was named in the Wall Street Journal in 2015 as a Top Rated Lawyer and New Jersey Legal Leader.
Mr. Robertson has been named as one of Bergen County’s Top Lawyers as chosen by his peers in 2017 and 2020.
Mr. Robertson has been named in New York Magazine as a Top Lawyer in the New York Area in 2018.
Mr. Robertson is admitted to practice before the courts of the State of New Jersey (1980), the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey (1980), and Washington, D.C. (2014)
Mr. Robertson is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association and the Bergen County Bar Association. Mr. Robertson served on the Insurance Defense Committee for the New Jersey State Bar Association from 2017- 2020. He is also serving as the Co-Chair of the Professionalism in the Law Committee of the Bergen County Bar Association, the Co-Chair of the Emergency Professional Assistance Committee and the Chair of the Buddy System Committee.
Mr. Robertson is designated by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Certified Civil Trial Attorney. Certified Civil Trial Attorneys have demonstrated levels of experience, education, knowledge and skill in civil trial practice as recognized by other attorneys and judges familiar with their work. To attain and maintain this designation involved a written examination and ongoing continuing legal education requirements in civil trial law. Less than 2% of New Jersey attorneys are certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court.