Member Profile: James K. Robertson Jr.

James K. Robertson Jr.
Carmody Torrance Sandak & Hennessey LLP
50 Leavenworth Street
P.O. Box 1110
Waterbury, CT 06721-1110
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Tel: (203) 578-4264
Fax: (203) 575-2600

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James K. Robertson Jr. has substantive case experience in the following areas...

Civil Rights
Class Actions
Contract Disputes
Intellectual Property
Legal Malpractice
Libel & Slander
Local Govt./Municipalities
Personal Injury
Premises Liability
Product Liability
Professional Liability
Real Estate
Religious Institutions
Shareholder Disputes
Trusts / Estates
Wrongful Death



Jim has served as the sole arbitrator, neutral arbitrator or mediator in disputes between law firms; among directors of corporate and non-profit boards; among heirs, creditors or beneficiaries of estates; between licensees and licensors, inventors and patentees, employees and their employers; among hedge fund managers, parties to construction contracts, environmental contamination claims, and many types of business partners; and among litigants in personal injury and wrongful death cases. He has also served as a Special Master, appointed both the estate and federal courts. He is currently serving as the Special Master in the 150+ lawsuits pending against St. Francis Hospital and as the National Moderator of the United Church of Christ.

Jim is a partner at Carmody & Torrance LLP. He is recognized as a "Local Litigation Star" in Benchmark: Litigation as well as profiled in Chambers and Partners’ Leading Lawyers for Business. Jim has also been recognized as one of the "Top 10 Superlawyers for Connecticut" and "Top 100 Superlawyers for New England"; and in Woodward White’s Best Lawyers in America. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and the American Board of Trial Advocates. He has served as a Superior Court Judge and as Managing Partner of the Carmody & Torrance.


  • J.D., with honors, University of Connecticut School of Law, 1974
  • M.A., Hartford Seminary, 1998
  • B.A., cum laude, Yale University, 1970

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers, 1993 to present
  • Fellow, American Board of Trial Advocates, 1996 to present
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • Litigation Section, Executive Committee; Federal Practice Section,
  • Co-Chairman, CBA, Committee to Establish Lawyer Assistance Program
  • Task Force on the Role of Women in the Profession, 2007
  • "Bencher", Inn of Court
  • American Bar Association, Waterbury Bar Association, Litchfield Bar Association
  • Connecticut Defense Lawyers Association (President, 1994)
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association
  • Fellow, Connecticut Bar Foundation


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