David T. Robertson

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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.

For the past eighteen years his peers and Judiciary have awarded him the Martindale-Hubbell Preeminent AV Rating.

Mr. Robertson has been named by New Jersey Super Lawyers magazine as one of the top attorneys in New Jersey for 2011-2019. 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 2017 as one of New Jersey’s best civil litigators.

Mr. Robertson was also named by 201 Magazine in 2013 - 2018 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.

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 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.

(Certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Civil Trial Attorney)

Areas of Practice (7)

  • Appellate Law
  • Fraud
  • General Liability
  • Insurance Law
  • Litigation
  • Municipal & Local Government Law
  • Insurance Coverage & Bad Faith

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(201) 359-3668  Phone
(201) 487-4758  Fax
University Attended:
Dickinson College, B.A., cum laude, 1977
Law School Attended:
St. Louis University School of Law, J.D., 1980
Year of First Admission:
1980, United States District Court, District of New Jersey; 2014, Washington D.C.; Certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Civil Trial Attorney; 1980, New Jersey

Memberships & Associations


•Bergen County Bar Association


•Chairman of the YMCA of Greater Bergen County
•Trustee, Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation


•Martindale-Hubbell Preeminent AV Rating, 5.0 out of 5.0

( Certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Civil Trial Attorney )

Peer Reviews

4.9/5.0 (1 review)
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