Robert J. Dunne

Of Counsel

ConnecticutNew York



100 Pearl St.

Hartford, CT 06103

Practice Areas

Commercial Transactions

General Litigation

Premises Liability

Product Liability




Robert J. Dunne is an Of Counsel at Kiernan Trebach with over twenty-five years of experience in civil litigation. He is a trial attorney with experience handling matters involving insurance defense, personal injury claims, family and child custody disputes, and immigration deportation proceedings. He has practiced in Connecticut and New York.

Prior to joining Kiernan Trebach, Rob worked for a small insurance defense firm representing clients insured with Lloyds of London, the Hartford, and Omni Insurance Company. He was also in-house counsel with Safeco/ Liberty Mutual Insurance Company. Rob has appeared in 24 jury trials and 9 bench trials that went to verdict in his capacity as both a defense and plaintiff attorney. Multiple verdicts were returned as defense verdicts along with two being below the last offer made by the insurance company.

Rob has represented automobile operators, the insurance company in an uninsured/underinsured capacity and commercial property owners. He was tasked with providing insurance coverage opinions to his managing attorney and claims professionals. Rob was appointed by the Connecticut Judicial Branch to act as a court arbitrator and fact finder.

Court Admissions

  • Connecticut
  • New York

Notable Matters

  • Multiple Defendant’s verdicts


  • Quinnipiac University School of Law, J.D., 1997
  • University of Connecticut, B.A., 1990
  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy, Building Trial Skills, 2002