Practice Areas
Bar and Court Admissions
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Essex County Bar Association
  • Supreme Court of New Jersey and U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 1988
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, 1992
  • New York State, 2022
  • American University, Washington College of Law, J.D., 1988, Summa cum laude
  • Emory University, B.A., 1984, Magna cum laude

Richard B. Robins, Member

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Richard B. Robins represents hospitals, physicians, dentists and other health care practitioners and civil litigants in state and federal trial and appellate courts, licensure and arbitration proceedings and transactional matters. Richard also represents clients in criminal matters, including health care and kickback investigations, prosecutions, and parole disputes. He has successfully litigated actions in the New Jersey Supreme Court and other jurisdictions including complex breach of contract, employment discrimination, restrictive covenant, denial of medical staff privileges, retaliatory discharge and contested guardianship cases. Richard also represents clients in complex business and medical and dental practice formation matters including new member buy-ins, employment agreements, terminations, contract negotiations and disputes, and in disciplinary proceedings before licensing and regulatory boards.

His experience includes:

  • Richard successfully represented a cardiologist in a federal jury trial to defeat the government’s claims that his client received kickbacks for referring patients to a hospital for surgery.
  • In 2022, Richard represented a physician who obtained a high six figure settlement against his former employer for payments owing under their employment arrangement, and defeated the employer’s claim that the physician had practiced in violation of a geographic restrictive covenant.
  • Also in 2022, Richard represented a medical laboratory in federal appellate court, which reinstated several defamation claims on behalf of the laboratory which the trial court had dismissed while the laboratory was represented by different counsel.
  • In addition, in 2022, Richard represented a physician in defense of a suit filed by a former employee physician alleging breach of contract, and achieved a “no pay” settlement of the claims.

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Professional Activites
  • Westfield Outdoor Tennis Club, Chairperson of multiple club tournaments
  • Champion of numerous United States Tennis Association, county, club and municipal tennis singles and doubles tournaments. Multiple event winner at New Jersey State table tennis championships