Robert Dean Vossler

Associate

Phone: 203-222-4949 | Fax: 203-227-0766

rvossler@ctfamilylaw.com

 

About Robb

Somewhere in my parents’ photograph archives, there is an array of photographs from a 1990’s Halloween.  That year I was dressed up as an attorney, wearing a suit coat and pants that did not quite fit, carrying one of my father’s old briefcases in one hand and an infectious smile on my face that exposed my then-missing two front teeth.  While my initial interest in the legal profession may have been biased by growing up with a parent who was an attorney, my passion for this profession has always been self-generated.

A native of West Hartford, Connecticut, I am the son of two loving parents and the older brother to two sisters.  I currently reside in downtown Stamford with my dog, Catalina.  I am an avid saltwater fisherman and skier who enjoys spending time and cooking for his family and friends.

My family is of the utmost importance to me, as I trust your family is of the utmost importance to you.  With that in mind, I approach each case with the same dogged work ethic.  Every case that comes through our firm’s door is different and requires active listening, responsiveness, and a compassionate understanding of sensitive issues to craft a client-centered approach to resolution.  As I often find in my cooking, recipes provide a helpful framework for achieving a desired result.  If I followed the instructions “to a T” every time, however, I would be ignoring the ingredients I have at my disposal and the palate of who I am cooking for. 

Robb, The Professional

I joined the firm as an associate in December 2020.  I have practiced in the area of family and matrimonial litigation since my admission to the Connecticut bar in 2018.

I am a 2013 graduate of Merrimack College in North Andover, Massachusetts, where I triple-majored in Economics, Political Science, and Spanish.  In 2017, I graduated, with honors, from the University of Connecticut School of Law.  During law school, I was the recipient of the Dean’s Scholarship and two CALI Excellence for the Future awards.  I was also recognized by the law school as a Pro Bono Honoree (100+ hours, not including for-credit clinics or field placement).  I was an Associate Editor of the Connecticut Insurance Law Journal from 2015 to 2016 and an Executive Editor from 2016 to 2017.  I was also a Writer and Editor for Hot News, a monthly publication produced by the Environmental Transactions and Brownfields Committee of the National Bar Association.  I served as a teaching assistant in Legal Profession, the writing and research course for first-year law students, and Moot Court, the oral advocacy and brief writing course for first-year law students.

In addition to my coursework, I participated in a wide array of clinics and internships.  Such experience includes:  Interning for the Honorable Alfred V. Covello, United States District Court for the District of Connecticut; externing in the litigation department of a Fortune 500 company; and participating in a major Connecticut law firm’s summer associate program.  As a student in the Mediation Clinic, I co-mediated four employment discrimination cases then-pending before the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities.  As a student representative in the Asylum and Human Rights Clinic, I co-represented a Central American woman in removal proceedings in Immigration Court, obtaining her asylum, and prepared an Application for Asylum and for Withholding of Removal for a South American family seeking political asylum.  During spring break of my final year, I participated in the Immigration Detention Service Project trip to York, Pennsylvania, assisted detained asylum seekers, and prepared a brief in support of a Central American woman’s asylum claim that was instrumental in her obtaining local counsel and release from detention on bond.

I am admitted to practice law in the state of Connecticut.  Following my graduation from the University of Connecticut School of Law, I served as a judicial law clerk at the Connecticut Appellate Court to the Honorable Socrates H. Mihalakos, William J. Sullivan, Joseph H. Pellegrino, and Dennis G. Eveleigh, Judge Trial Referees.  I entered private practice at a boutique family and matrimonial law firm in Old Greenwich, Connecticut, where I represented clients in various family law matters.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Connecticut Bar Association, 2018 to present
  • Fairfield County Bar Association, 2018 to present

Past Employment Positions

  • Connecticut Appellate Court, 2018
  • Schoonmaker George Colin Blomberg Bryniczka & Welsh, P.C., 2018 – 2020

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut, 2018

Education

  • The University of Connecticut School of Law, Hartford, CT
    • Juris Doctor, with Honors, 2018
    • Dean’s Scholarship
    • CALI Excellence for the Future Awards in Property Law I and Surety Law
    • Pro Bono Honoree
    • Connecticut Insurance Law Journal
      • Executive Editor, 2016 – 2017
      • Associate Editor, 2015 – 2016
  • Merrimack College, North Andover, MA
    • Bachelor of Arts in Economics, Political Science and Spanish, 2013