• Civil Rights
  • Personal Injury
  • Police Misconduct
  • Wrongful Death
  • Probate
  • Dog Bites
  • Auto Accidents
  • Catastrophic Injury

Contact Us

28145 Greenfield Rd, Ste 100
Southfield, Michigan 48076
Office: 248.423.7234
Fax: 248.423.7227


About Us

David has worked for the Detroit Police Department both as an officer, and an attorney. David served the Detroit Police Department for 13 years, as legal advisor to the department. He also defended officers in civil litigation. David Robinson has been in practice for over 28 years, with police experience both in the field and in practice extending over 38 years.


  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Michigan Association for Justice
  • Member, former Executive Board, National Lawyers Guild
  • Member, former Executive Board, National Police Accountability Project Executive Board
  • NAACP Legal Redress Committee
  • American Association for Justice

Practice Areas

  • Constitutional Violations
  • Wrongful Arrest/False Imprisonment
  • Police Brutality
  • Wrongful Death
  • Premises Liability

Licensed to Practice In

  • All Michigan courts
  • Eastern Michigan District Federal Court
  • Northern Michigan District Federal Court
  • Southern Michigan District Federal Court
  • Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals

Lecture and Publications

  • Michigan Trial Lawyers Association
  • Lorman
  • Professional Education Systems Inst.
  • Coalition Against Police Brutality (Detroit, Pontiac)
  • For My People


  • Detroit College of Law, Juris Doctorate, 1985
  • Wayne State University, B.A., 1979

David A. Robinson was born in Detroit, Michigan. David has worked for the Detroit Police Department both as an officer and an attorney. As part of his responsibilities, he was required to teach the legal section to recruits in the Detroit Metropolitan Police Academy. During these same years, David obtained a part-time teaching position at Wayne State University Criminal Justice Department. David has litigated in the area of police misconduct for both defense and plaintiffs. He has taken, to settlement or verdict, hundreds of police misconduct matters involving the gamut of wrongful arrests to wrongful deaths at the hands of police officers. He has litigated cases in federal court and circuit courts in the tri-county areas. David associated with Johnny Cochran, Barry Scheck, and Peter Neufeld (of O.J. Simpson fame), in the wrongful conviction case of Eddie Joe Lloyd, which resulted in a settlement of $4,000,000. This case also resulted in an agreement whereby the City of Detroit conceded that all interrogations and interviews of suspects in serious offenses will be recorded, including police chase cases, accident cases, and other police shooting cases not resulting in death.

In addition, David has litigated cases involving the death of pre-trial detainees in Detroit jails which resulted in six and seven figure settlements. The Detroit Jailhouse litigation was instrumental in the closure of the 8th and 9th floors of the DPD lockups. David has also represented citizens who were wrongfully held as witnesses by DPD homicide. These cases were brought under federal civil rights statutes and demonstrated the abject failure of the DPD homicide section to honor the Constitutional rights of Detroit citizens. These cases have resulted in settlements, the most egregious among them was one that involved the wrongful arrest and detention of more than 40 citizens in the investigation of a single homicide.