Garden City, NY- The Long Island and NYC-based Gerstman Schwartz & Mailto law firm (GSM) and Gotham Government Relations, its lobbying arm, is continuing with its major expansion effort. With new offices on Long Island, NYC, and a full time staffed office in Albany the firm continues to increase its capacity to meet the needs of clients in diverse areas of litigation and government relations advocacy.
In keeping with its efforts to meet the needs of a widely diverse set of clients, the firm has hired as partner The Honorable Tammy Schwitz Robbins, a well-respected and highly decorated jurist with extensive experience as a prosecutor and litigator. Judge Robbins will be heading the Divorce Law practice at GSM as well as bringing her expertise to the firm’s criminal law litigation practice.
In her storied legal career, Judge Robbins presided in Nassau County Family Court, Supreme Court, the Domestic Violence Court and County Court, including the recently formed felony DWI trial court. Judge Robbins also presided over the most serious felony cases in Nassau County, encompassing some of the most high profile criminal trials in the county.
The Judge brings to GSM an unparalleled depth of legal experience and expertise, and will be a valuable member of the growing legal team at the firm.
Judge Robbins is a graduate of the State University of New York at Albany and Hofstra Law School. Her legal career began as an Assistant District Attorney with the Nassau County District Attorney’s office. For the next eleven years, she handled hundreds of cases, specializing in narcotics prosecutions. Nassau County District Attorney Denis Dillon selected her to head the newly formed Street Gang Investigation Unit. Judge Robbins earned a reputation as a prosecutor with a gift for being able to fairly evaluate a case and negotiate a just disposition.
After her years of hard work and accomplishments as an Assistant District Attorney, Judge Robbins accepted the position of Law Secretary to County Court Judge Jeffrey S. Brown and then became Law Secretary to County Court Judge David J. Ayres. She was then elected to the bench.
In 2014, Judge Robbins was the recipient of the Norman F. Lent Award, awarded by the Nassau County Courts Criminal Courts Bar Association, an honor presented each year to a Distinguished Jurist. She has been awarded the Woman of the Year Award, bestowed upon her by the Fraternal Order of Court Officers and the Fidelis Juri Award, given to her by the Court Officers Benevolent Association of Nassau County.