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Robert L. Schwab was born and raised in New Haven. He attended Choate Rosemary Hall and graduated from Amherst College in 1982. He received his law degree from the Quinnipiac University School of Law in 1990.

Prior to attending law school, Mr. Schwab worked for Sikorsky Aircraft in Stratford, Connecticut as a purchasing representative and in their Long Beach, California, West Coast Field Office as a subcontract administrator. Before joining the law firm of Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, Mr. Schwab was a trial attorney for the staff counsel’s office of the Allstate Insurance Company.

Mr. Schwab’s practice includes the representation of injured persons in automobile and trucking accidents, premises and product liability cases, as well as workers’ compensation cases. Although the primary focus of his practice involves personal injury litigation, Mr. Schwab also handles criminal defense matters in state court.

Since 2007, Mr. Schwab has been selected yearly by his peers in the Connecticut Magazine Super Lawyers publication in the area of personal injury litigation. He has also been selected as a member to the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) whose membership is limited to top trial attorneys who work to advance the civil jury trial and elevate the standards of integrity, civility and professionalism in the legal profession.

Mr. Schwab participates in the New Haven County Bar Association and the Connecticut Bar Association. He is also on the Board of Governors of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association.

He is admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in the State of Connecticut and he is also admitted to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Education

  • Quinnipiac University School of Law, Hamden, Connecticut
  • Amherst College
  • Choate Rosemary Hall

Past Positions

  • Sikorsky Aircraft, Stratford, Connecticut, Purchasing Representative
  • Sikorsky Aircraft, Long Beach, California West Coast Field Office, Subcontract Administrator
  • Allstate Insurance Company, Trial Attorney

Languages

  • English

Professional Associations

  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), Member 2017 to Present
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, Member; 1996 to Present
  • Connecticut Bar Association (CBA), Member, 1990 to Present
  • New Haven County Bar Association, Member, 1996 to Present

Current Employment Position

  • Partner, Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, New Haven

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut, 1990
  • U.S. District Court – District of Connecticut, 1998
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1998

Honors

  • Connecticut Magazine Super Lawyers, 2007 – Present
  • Board of Governors – Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association (CTLA), 2016-Present
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