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Dave Robertson


David Robertson

On October 3, 2013, the Bergen County Bar Foundation presented its 2013 Lawyer Community Service Award to Harwood Lloyd partner David T. Robertson. The award was presented at the Foundation’s annual Frank V.D. Lloyd Memorial Golf Outing and Awards Dinner held at White Beeches Country Club in Haworth, New Jersey. The Lawyer Community Service Award is given each year to a Bergen County attorney who has performed exemplary voluntary service to the Bergen County community. Dave received the award based on his more than 30 years of service to the people of Bergen County. That service includes:

  • Assistant Prosecutor in Bergen County from 1980-1984. While there, he served as Grand Jury Chief, Arson Squad Chief, and Assistant Trial Chief.
  • Demarest Athletic Association: Between 1992 and 2007, Coached 21 Little League Baseball Teams.
  • Demarest Athletic Association: Between 1992 and 1999, Coached 6 Soccer Teams.
  • Demarest Public Pool Commission: Served as Board Member and Volunteer Board Attorney for a four year term in the late 1990’s.
  • Tenafly Presbyterian Church: Served as Deacon from 1995 to 2005.
    Served as personnel Committee Member from 2000 through 2004.
    Served as Chair of the Personnel Committee from 2005 through 2007.
    Served as Liturgist from 2005 through present.
  • Bergen County Ethics Committee:  Appointed by the N.J. Supreme Court to serve on the District Ethics Committee for District IIB from 1991 until 1994.
  • New Jersey Fee Arbitration Committee:  Appointed by the N.J. Supreme Court to serve on the New Jersey Fee Arbitration Committee from 2007 to 2009 and was Chairman of Bergen District IIB from 2009 to 2010.
  • President of the Michael Robertson Foundation:  In this capacity Dave has contributed significant funding to wounded soldiers (Operation Music Aid), nature centers, Challenged Athlete Foundation, Michael J. Fox Foundation, camping for indigents, Veterans Organizations, Rescue Animal Facilities, and several other causes.
  • YMCA of Greater Bergen County:  Member of Foundation Board from 2009 through present.  Vice Chairman of Board from 2010 through 2012.  Chairman of Board from March, 2013 through 2016.
  • Hackensack University Medical Center:  Trustee of the Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation Board, March, 2008 through present.

At Harwood Lloyd, Dave specializes in insurance defense litigation, municipal law, arson and insurance fraud cases, insurance bad faith defense litigation, and legal ethics and professional responsibility. He is certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Certified Civil Trial Attorney. For the past 13 years, Dave’s peers have awarded him the Martindale-Hubbell Preeminent AV Rating, 5.0 out of 5.0. He has been named by New Jersey Super Lawyers® magazine as one of the top attorneys in New Jersey for 2011-2013. Dave was also named in New Jersey Monthly Magazine in 2012 and 2013 as one of New Jersey’s best civil litigators, and was named by 201 Magazine in June, 2013 as one of “Bergen’s Best” attorneys in the fields of civil litigation and insurance law. Dave received his B.A. degree from Dickinson College, Cum Laude in 1977. He received his J.D. degree from St. Louis University School of Law in 1980.

Dave is married to Marilyn. They have 3 children, Michael, Matthew and Joseph. Sadly, their oldest son Michael passed away in 2007.

The Bergen County Bar Foundation’s annual golf outing and awards dinner is named in memory of Harwood Lloyd founding partner Frank V.D. Lloyd who passed away in 2007. Frank was instrumental in establishing and running the Bergen County Bar Foundation for many years. Frank also established a tradition of community service at Harwood, and it is fitting that Dave received the 2013 Lawyer Community Service Award at the dinner named in memory of Frank.