Robin Bartlett Phelan - Partner

Robin is a passionate Medical Malpractice defense attorney. A founding partner in the firm, she represents hospitals and medical professionals in complex medical malpractice, negligence, and wrongful death lawsuits and has numerous jury verdicts to her credit.

Skilled in understanding the medicine behind complex medical issues, Robin also provides counsel and defense to providers and individuals being investigated by licensing agencies such as the Office of Professional Medical Conduct and the Department of Education. For Robin, the key to providing the best Medical Malpractice representation is investing the time and energy to stay at the forefront of medical knowledge.
My client's professional careers and reputations are my primary concerns. I believe in early and aggressive intervention to resolve malpractice claims as quickly as possible and to obtain the best possible results for the individuals and entities I defend.
Clients and family are Robin's focus, and she is the proud mother of four: Jack, 26, currently finishing law school at Albany Law, Kelsie, 23, in med school at Stony Brook School of Medicine, Kate, 20, a Junior at Colgate majoring in Political Science, and Benjamin 16, a high school Junior and varsity football player. Robin enjoys walking for exercise and loves taking long strolls with her Lab, Ollie, and her beagle, Meeko.   Martindale-Hubbell-lawyer-ratings

Practice Areas

  • Medical Malpractice
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Negligence Defense
  • Medical Licensure Defense (OPMC/OPD)

Bar Admissions

1984, New York and U.S. District Court, Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of New York

Law School

Albany Law School of Union University, J.D., 1983


State University of New York at Oneonta, B.S., with high honors, 1979

Professional Associations

  • Albany County Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Capital District Trial Lawyers Association
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Litigation Counsel of America