Dan A. Robin, Jr.
St. Bernard Parish Criminal Defense Attorney
Born in 1971 in New Orleans, Louisiana to Dan A. Robin and Susan Maestri
Robin, Dan is the oldest of three children. Dan realized at a young age
that he wanted to become a lawyer as a result of his father's employment
as an investigator for the local district attorney's office and his
mother's employment as court a reporter at the St. Bernard Parish
courthouse. In the Spring of 1989, at the age of seventeen, Dan graduated
with honors from Holy Cross High School in New Orleans.
The following Fall Dan enrolled and began his studies at Tulane University
and in 1993 he graduated with a B.A. in Political Science. During his
undergraduate career, Dan was also a member of the Tulane baseball team
(1989-1990), playing for Coach Joe Brockhoff.
Dan applied for and was accepted into Tulane University School of Law
in the Fall of 1993. During his second year of law school, Dan earned
an award for outstanding argument during the semester's legal research
and writing competition. And in his third year of law school, he applied
for and was accepted into Tulane's Civil Litigation Clinic, which
allowed him to be temporarily licensed to practice law in the State of
Louisiana and represent indigent clients needing legal services in both
State and Federal Courts. During his time with the Civil Litigation Clinic,
Dan assisted in the settlement of a personal injury claim which, at that
time, was the highest monetary award ever achieved for the civil litigation section.
In May 1996, at the age of twenty-four, he graduated from Tulane Law School
and began studying for the Louisiana Bar Exam. In September 1996, upon
his immediate passage of the Louisiana Bar Exam, Dan began his legal career,
representing insurance companies while employed by Longenecker & Associates
in Covington, Louisiana. Because he worked for a smaller size defense
law firm (only four lawyers) that handled a heavy caseload, Dan was "thrown
into the fire" and experienced at a young age judge and jury trials
and life in the courtroom. He earned valuable experience and a unique
perspective during his four years as an insurance defense attorney, which
he uses to assist his personal injury clients today.
Since 2000, Dan's primary focus has been assisting persons injured
in accidents of all kinds, such as automobile accidents, 18 wheeler accidents,
motorcycle accidents, ATV accidents, slip and fall accidents, premises
defect accidents, and more. He has also assisted children and adults who
are victims of sexual molestation. In his years of practice, Dan has handled
hundreds of judge and jury trials. Overall, Dan has achieved tremendous
success helping injured persons and he has obtained millions of dollars
in settlements and/or verdicts. In addition to his personal injury practice,
Dan handles a wide array of criminal cases such as: drug possession/distribution
(misdemeanor, felony), DWI, DUI, illegal carrying of firearms, and traffic
offenses of all kinds.
In the Winter of 2010, Dan handled the case of State of Louisiana v. R.
Johnson in Orleans Parish. Mr. Johnson was charged with being a Felon
in possession of a firearm and he faced a sentence of 10-15 years at hard
labor. Prior to trial, Dan met personally with the District Attorney for
the Parish of Orleans, Leon Cannizzaro, Jr., who proposed a pre-trial
deal that obligated Mr. Johnson to plead guilty to the charge and serve
9 years at hard labor. This offer was immediately rejected by Dan and
his client, and the jury trial began that afternoon. After a two day jury
trial, an Orleans Parish Criminal Jury (consisting of 7 African-Americans
and 5 Whites) deliberated less than 10 minutes and unanimously found Mr.
Johnson NOT GUILTY.
Dan is admitted to practice law in the State of Louisiana, the United
States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal and the Eastern District Court for
He is the current President of the St. Bernard Parish Bar Association
and a member of the Louisiana Association of Justice and American Association