Michael S. Robinson*

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Washington, District of Columbia

MICHAEL S. ROBINSON joined Kalijarvi, Chuzi, Newman & Fitch, P.C. on October 1, 2018. He represents employees and unions in federal and private-sector labor and employment litigation.

Before joining KCNF, Mr. Robinson was an associate at Schwerin Campbell Barnard Iglitzin & Lavitt, LLP in Seattle, Washington, where he represented public and private-sector unions and employees in labor and employment litigation. Mr. Robinson has represented and advised public and private-sector unions during organizing campaigns, collective bargaining negotiations, strikes, internal elections, campaign finance matters, public records litigation, and legislative campaigns.

Mr. Robinson is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison (B.A. 2007) and the Georgetown University Law Center (J.D., magna cum laude, 2014). He received the 2014 John F. Kennedy Labor Law Award, 2014 ABA/BNA Award for Excellence in Labor and Employment Law, and CALI Awards in Evidence and Labor Law.

During law school, Mr. Robinson worked as a law clerk at the Employment Justice Center in Washington, DC. He also represented a low-income housing cooperative as a student attorney at Georgetown's Harrison Institute Housing & Development Clinic, represented tenants facing eviction and homeowners challenging foreclosure actions as a student attorney at the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau, and worked as a law clerk for Pro Acceso, a non-profit organization in Santiago, Chile specializing in litigation promoting government transparency.

*Admitted only in Washington state; Supervision by Elaine Fitch, a member of the D.C. Bar.

Year Joined Firm

  • 2018

Areas of Practice

  • Employment
  • Labor Law
  • Discrimination, Retaliation, and Harassment
  • Wage and Hour violations

Bar Admissions

  • Washington


  • Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, District of Columbia
    • J.D. magna cum laude - 2014
    • Honors: John F. Kennedy Labor Law Award
    • Honors: ABA/BNA Award for Excellence in Labor and Employment Law
    • Honors: CALI Award (Labor Law)
    • Honors: CALI Award (Evidence)
    • Honors: Order of the Coif
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 2007
    • Major: Journalism

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • AFL-CIO, Lawyers Coordinating Committee
  • National Employment Lawyers’ Association
  • Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association
  • Women’s Bar Association, District of Columbia

Past Employment Positions

  • Schwerin Campbell Barnard Iglitzin & Lavitt, LLP, Associate, 2014 - 2018