Robert D. Tobin
Awards & Recognitions

Robert D. Tobin

Mr. Tobin practices primarily in the areas of Commercial Litigation, Business Transactions, Gaming Law, Real Estate Transactions, Medicaid Revenue Recovery, Medicaid Audit & Compliance Services, Workers’ Compensation Revenue Recovery, Tax Matters and Alternative Dispute Resolution.


Mr. Tobin joined the Firm in 1968 and became a partner in 1970. His involvement in a number of prominent cases at both the state and federal level during this time helped to expand the Firm’s litigation practice. Today, he practices extensively in the areas of corporate, commercial, gaming and Indian law, appellate, personal injury and wrongful death and general litigation. Mr. Tobin has lectured before the Connecticut Bar Association and is a Connecticut Superior Court Trial Referee.


Boston College Law School, J.D., 1968
Boston College, B.A., 1964


  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Mr. Tobin was included in the 2019 edition of the Best Lawyers in America for Gaming and Native American Law
  • “Local Litigation Star” in areas of Appellate, Commercial, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death, by Benchmark Plaintiff, 2012
  • Connecticut Super Lawyers under the primary practice areas of Business Litigation, Business/Corporate and Gaming, 2006-2012
  • Distinguished Citizen Award, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Southeastern Connecticut, 2008

Community Involvement

Mr. Tobin served as President of the East Lyme Little League, East Lyme Babe Ruth League and was chairman of the East Lyme Parks and Recreation Commission for over twenty years. He was honored as a “Connecticut Treasure” by Lieutenant Governor Jodi Rell for his work in recreational programs. He coached youth basketball for many years and also served as a member and chairman of the East Lyme Library Board.

Professional Memberships & Associations

  • New London County Bar Association
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • International Masters of Gaming Law
  • American Bar Association, Section of Dispute Resolution

Court Admissions

  • United States Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court in the District of Connecticut
  • Connecticut Superior Court