Mr. Robinson has been rated “AV Preeminent” by his peers as published in Martindale.com and Lawyers.com. He graduated with honors from the University of Georgia School of Law in 1991, where he was accepted onto the editorial board of the Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law. Mr. Robinson obtained his bachelor degree in economics from Clemson University in 1988, also with honors, where he was a member of the Calhoun College honor society and was an Edgar A. Brown merit scholar.
Mr.Robinson has over 22 years of litigation and trial experience, including litigation in all federal districts in Georgia and in other states. He has tried numerous cases in state and federal courts and has successfully argued multiple appellate decisions. In 2004, Mr. Robinson began dedicating a greater portion of his law practice to representing policyholders and employees in their pursuit of benefit claims against insurance carriers under disability, life and accidental death and dismemberment policies and employee benefit plans. Since that time, he has developed a detailed understanding of the federal ERISA statutes, regulations and procedures that apply to these claims. Mr. Robinson has spoken to other lawyers in continuing legal education seminars regarding disability insurance law and tactics for successfully prosecuting these claims. His diverse jury trial experience continues to assist him in representing policyholders in claims under private disability and life insurance claims that allow for jury trials and recovery of bad faith damages in addition to benefits.
In addition to insurance benefit litigation, Mr. Robinson continues to handle a select number of cases involving individuals who have been seriously injured or disabled due to the negligence or reckless acts of others, wrongful death cases, fraud and breach of contract litigation.
Mr. Robinson is a member of the State Bar of Georgia (Employee Benefits Section), the Atlanta Bar Association, and the Georgia Trial Lawyers’ Association. He is admitted to practice in all state and federal courts located in Georgia, including the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit.
Here is a sample of what other attorneys have written about Mr. Robinson in the most respected attorney peer review rating organization, Martindale.com:
• “Excellent litigator and legal analyst in the area of short and long term disability policies.”
• “I referred another attorney to Mr. Robinson to help the attorney’s client with an ERISA issue. The other attorney said Mr. Robinson did outstanding work. I get kudos from clients whom I refer to Mr. Robinson for ERISA work as well.”
• “Doug is a formidable opponent. He both competently and zealously represents his clients, but he does so with courtesy and professionalism.
• “I have known Doug for over 20 years, and I have a lot of respect for his legal acumen and litigation skills. He is a fabulous lawyer, and I have recommended him a number of times to people for their legal needs. He is responsive to his clients, and he handles each case with diligence and care.”
Mr. Robinson attended the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill and Clemson University. In 1988, he graduated from Clemson University cum laude with a bachelor degree in economics. He was a member of the Calhoun College honor society and an Edgar A. Brown merit scholar. In 1991, Mr. Robinson graduated from the University of Georgia School of Law with honors. While attending the University of Georgia Law School, he was accepted onto the editorial board of the Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law.In January 1992, Mr.Robinson began his legal career as an associate with the law firm Wiseman, Blackburn & Futrell in Savannah, Georgia. He later joined the law firm Friedman, Dever & Merlin, LLC, in Atlanta, where he practiced from 1994 to May of 2004. During his years of law practice, Mr. Robinson has honed his skills in litigation throughout the state and federal courts in Georgia. Mr. Robinson’s practice has included insurance coverage disputes, contract fraud litigation, and serious injury and death cases. Mr.Robinson has tried numerous cases in state and federal courts and has successfully argued multiple appellate decisions.
In May of 2004, Mr. Robinson began practicing as “of counsel” to the law firm of Dietrick, Evans, Scholz & Williams, LLC. Since that time, he has expanded his insurance litigation practice in order to focus on representing and assisting individuals who are wrongfully denied disability insurance benefits or who have had their benefits wrongfully terminated by insurance companies, including insurance companies acting as plan administrators for group employment benefits. He has developed a detailed knowledge of disability insurance and ERISA law. In addition, Mr. Robinson represents claimants who have been denied life insurance and retirement benefits and continues to represent individuals who have been seriously injured or disabled due to the negligence or reckless acts of others or who are the victims of fraudulent practices.Mr. Robinson is a member of the State Bar of Georgia – Tort and Insurance Section and the Georgia Trial Lawyers’ Association. He is admitted to practice in all state and federal courts located in Georgia, including the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, as well the United States Circuit Court for the 6th Circuit.