At Robbins Schwartz, we believe in preventive counseling. This problem solving approach is achieved by building strong relationships with our clients so that we can help identify and resolve issues before they transform into lengthy disputes or costly litigation. When litigation does arise, we pursue and defend our clients' interests vigorously whether in state and federal court, or before administrative agencies. We have been successful in obtaining rulings in favor of motions to dismiss or for summary judgment and after trial. Due to the firm's depth in this area, Robbins, Schwartz is on the approved defense counsel list for many major legal liability carriers.
Significant decisions won by firm litigators include precedents defining the permissible scope of collective bargaining, invalidating agency shop, construing parts of the Open Meetings Act and Freedom of Information Act, interpreting tenure law provisions with respect to reduction-in-force, and procedural requirements for municipal zoning hearings.