Robyn has been practicing law for more than 40 years representing clients in state and federal courts in New Jersey. Her practice involves handling complex litigation including employment law and commercial and business litigation. She routinely advises corporations on all aspects of their employment practices. Her employment litigation experience includes the representation of employers and employees on a myriad of issues including employment discrimination, wrongful termination, employment agreements, restrictive covenants, diversity training, the development of employment policies, and the internal investigations of employment complaints. She has also defended financial institutions in connection with class action lawsuits alleging violations of the Uniform Commercial Code. She has tried cases in both state and federal courts and was one of the defense attorneys in a 21-month federal trial – the longest criminal trial in the state’s history – in which all the defendants were acquitted.
Robyn has been appointed by the New Jersey Supreme Court to the Court’s Committee on Diversity, Inclusion, Community Engagement, and the Committee on Wellness in Law. In 2019 she was appointed by the Governor and Legislature to the New Jersey Transgender Equality Task Force. She served for four years as the Vice Chair of the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Judicial and Prosecutorial Appointments Committee, and from 2020-2022 on the Bar Association’s Committee on Racial Equality in the Law. She is a member of the Bar Association’s Women in the Profession Section and a Past Chair of the Bar’s LGBT Right Section.
Robyn lectures frequently on diversity issues, and in particular on LGBTQ+ issues in the workplace and schools. She has been interviewed on NPR and spoken to, amongst others, the New Jersey Judicial College, the Administrative Office of the Courts, the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of NJ, the NJ Office of the Attorney General, the NJ Office of the Public Defender, the NJ Institute for Continuing Legal Education, the New Jersey State Bar Association, the Alaska Bar Associate, the Missouri Bar Association, the Bar of the City of New York, the University of Virginia School of Law, Rutgers Law School, Seton Hall School of Law, Rutgers University and has done diversity training for numerous private employers and organizations.
Robyn is the Co-author of the Chapter “Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964” published in Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation in the Workplace (BNA -2014). She is the author of numerous articles including, A Journey on a Road Less Traveled – GPSOLO (ABA) – July/August 2017 Issue; Observations From Both Sides of the Glass Ceiling – May 2017 issue of the New Jersey State Bar Association Diversity Committee’s Newsletter; Gender Identity and School Law – The School Leader – November/December 2015 Issue; Ruminations From a Road Less Traveled – May 2015 issue of the New Jersey State Bar Association Diversity Committee’s newsletter; and The Attempt to Transform Religious Freedom into the Right to Discriminate: Hobby Lobby and Beyond – May 2015 issue of the New Jersey State Bar Association Diversity Committee’s newsletter.
Robyn’s debut novel, BY WAY OF SORROW, was published by Kensington Books in 2021. Her second novel, SURVIVOR’S GUILT, was published in 2022 and her third novel, REMAIN SILENT, was published in 2023
She is admitted to practice before the state and federal courts of New Jersey and the Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
Robyn is AV Preeminent™ Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, and has been selected as a New Jersey Super Lawyer since 2010. In 2023, Robyn was selected as one of the Top 100 Lawyers in New Jersey and was selected as one of the Top 50 Women Lawyers in New Jersey in 2020, 2021, and 2023. Robyn was recently named by the New Jersey Law Journal as one of the Top Women in the Law for 2020 and to Insider NJ’s LGBTQ Top 100 Power List. She is a graduate of Stonehill College and Villanova University School of Law where she was a Member of the Villanova Law Review.
Professional & Community Activities
- Appointed to New jersey Supreme Court Committee on Wellness in the Law
- Appointed to New Jersey Supreme Court – Committee on Diversity, Inclusion and Community Engagement
- Appointed to Legislature to the New Jersey Transgender Equality Task Force
- Appointed to Committee on Racial Equality in the Law
- Member, New Jersey Bar Association’s Women in the Profession Section and a Past Chair of the Bar’s LGBT Right Section.
- AV Preeminent™ Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
- Named to New Jersey Super Lawyers, 2010 – Present
- Named to the Top 50 Women New Jersey Super Lawyers, 2020, 2021, 2023
- Named to the Top 100 New Jersey Super Lawyers, 2023
- Named to New Jersey Law Journal Top Women in the Law, 2020
- Named to Insider NJ LGBTQ Top 100 Power List