Biography

Robin has extensive experience advocating for her clients' interests in all areas of family law litigation and negotiation, including divorces, modifications, custody disputes, complaints to remove children from the Commonwealth, paternity actions, and abuse prevention actions. Robin prides herself on taking a practical and cost-effective approach to resolving conflict, using negotiation instead of costly litigation, whenever possible, to achieve fair and equitable results.

Robin has done pro bono cases for the Senior Partners for Justice and under the auspices of the Volunteer Lawyers Project. She also is one of the founders of the Suffolk Early Resolution Volunteer Project (SERV PROJECT) a program developed and staffed by attorneys from Verrill and the Senior Partners for Justice designed to intervene early in cases with unrepresented litigants in order to get a quick and fair resolution.

Services/Industries

Education

  • Northeastern University School of Law  (LL.B.)
  • University of Lowell  (B.A.)

Public Service

  • Volunteer, Lawyers Project
  • Co-Founder, Suffolk Early Resolution Volunteer Project

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts

Memberships

  • Boston Bar Association

Honors

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© under Family Law

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Court and Other Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit

Firm Highlights

Publication/Podcast

Massachusetts Employers Beware: Any Late Wage Payment Means Liability for Triple Damages

News

Verrill attorney Elizabeth Connellan Smith Elected to the Board of Governors of The College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers

Publication/Podcast

New Rules for Apprentices on Energy Projects Come with Uncertainty for Contractors and Developers

On January 1, 2021, a new law went into effect setting benchmarks for use of apprentices on energy generation facility construction projects. Enacted in 2019, the law was part of “An Act to Establish...

Blog

Supreme Leak: NLRA Rights

For blog followers, you likely saw last week’s post reminding you to revisit your confidentiality policies in the wake of the leaking of the Supreme Court’s draft opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health...

Matter

Recovery From Surety and Professional Liability Carrier for Defective Turbine and Biomass Energy Facility Components

Our client developed a biomass fired cogeneration power facility to sell power back to the grid and to support its sawmill operations. As part of this project, it entered into a $13+ million contract...

Blog

Supreme Leak: Religion at Work

Over the last year, our society has navigated COVID-19 and rules concerning vaccination and masking. As a society and on this blog, we have discussed regularly the role religious freedoms play in the work...

Blog

Department of Labor Guidance and Federal Initiatives Counsel a Wait-and-See Approach for 401(k) Plan Fiduciaries Interested in Cryptocurrency Options

On March 10, 2022, the Department of Labor published Compliance Assistance Release 2022-01, 401(k) Plan Investments in “Cryptocurrencies” . The Release strongly discourages the addition of cryptocurrency (and other digital asset) options to the...

Publication/Podcast

Connecticut’s new privacy law: What you need to know

As part of its growing privacy practice, Verrill is pleased to share this advisory on Connecticut’s new privacy law. Verrill is pleased to offer a sophisticated range of privacy and cybersecurity services. On May...

News

Groundbreaking Decision Released by Connecticut Supreme Court

In a groundbreaking decision released on May 10, 2022 arising out of an appeal argued by Verrill attorney Andrew Nevas on November 16, 2021 in front of the Connecticut Supreme Court , the Supreme...

Matter

Procurement

We have assisted many owners, and contractors in design and construction contracting including: Massachusetts Institute of Technology Investment Management Company on over a billion dollars in projects in Kendall Square area of Cambridge, Massachusetts...

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