ROBERT M. SHIELDS, JR.robert shields jr

Of Counsel

Phone: (860) 522-8338
Fax: (860) 728-0401


B.A. College of the Holy Cross, 1973
J.D. University of Connecticut School of Law, 1978


State of Connecticut, 1978
United States District Court for the District of Connecticut, 1983
United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 1983
United States Supreme Court, 2006


State and Federal Trial Litigation; State and Federal Appellate Litigation; Mediation; Arbitration; and Insurance Law.


Attorney Shields is the Managing Partner of the firm. In addition to his administrative tasks, he maintains an active trial litigation and appellate practice. While his practice is varied, his experience with corporate and business matters is often called into play. He was formerly the Assistant City Attorney for the city of Milford, Connecticut.


Attorney Shields has been appointed by the Court to serve as Special Master for the Connecticut Superior Court (1995-1999) and currently serves as an Attorney Trial-Referee and Fact Finder/Arbitrator for the Connecticut Superior Court.


Attorney Shields formerly co-authored the Connecticut Practice Book Annotated, Vol I and IA (West Pub. Co. annually from 1989 to 2001) with members of the firm.


Some of the more notable cases in which Attorney Shields has argued or been substantially involved include:


        Salce v. Wolczek, 314 Conn. 675 (2014)
Heyman Associates No. 5, L.P. v. FelCor TRS Guarantor, L.P.,
153 Conn. App. 387, cert. denied, 315 Con.. 901 (2014)
        Dowling v. Szymczak,
309 Conn. 390 (2013)
        Millette v. Connecticut Post Ltd. Partnership,
143 Conn. App. 62 (2013)
        Zirinsky v. Carnegie Hill Capital Asset Management, LLC,
139 Conn. App. 706 (2012)
        Worth Const. Co., Inc. v. Department of Public Works,
139 Conn. App. 65 (2012)
        Misthopoulos v. Misthopoulos,
297 Conn. 358 (2010)
        Maturo v. Maturo,
296 Conn. 80 (2010)
        Regional School District No. 12 v. Town of Bridgewater,
292 Conn. 784 (2009)
        Hotshoe Enterprises, LLC v. City of Hartford,
284 Conn. 833 (2008)
        Gingras v. Avery
90 Conn. App. 585 (2005)
        Local 1339, International Association of Firefighters v. Waterbury,
274 Conn. 574 (2005)
        Glazer v. Dress Barn,
274 Conn 33 (2005)
        Berglass v. Berglass,
71 Conn. App. 771 (2002)
        Downes-Patterson Corp. v. First National Supermarkets, Inc.,
64 Conn. App. 417, cert. granted, 258 Conn. 917 (2001)
        Neri v. Neri,
35 Conn. App. 812 (1994)
        State v. Lago,
28 Conn. App. 9 (1992)
        Emanuelson v. Emanuelson,
26 Conn. App. 527 (1992)
        Rametta v. Stella,
214 Conn. 484 (1990)
        Pellegrino v. O’Neill,
193 Conn. 670 (1984)
        Meder v. City of Milford,
190 Conn. 72 (1983)

robert shields av badge