Robin R. Cockey
Partner

Areas of Practice

  • Civil Litigation
  • Employment/Labor Law
  • Municipal Law
  • Zoning Law
  • Planning and Land Use
  • Government

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland, 1980
  • U.S. District Court District of Maryland, 1983
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1999
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit, 2006

Education

  • The College of William and Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of Law, Williamsburg, Virginia
    J.D. - 1980
    Honors: Phi Beta Kappa; Order of Barristers
  • Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA
    B.A. magna cum laude - 1977

Published Works

  • "The Family and Medical Leave Act at Work: Getting Employees to Value Families" (Co-Author), 4 Virginia Journal of Social Policy & the Law 225, 1996
  • "For Employers, the Paper Trail Starts with a Written Personnel Policy", 12 The Law Clerk 2, 1997
  • "Can't Buy Me Leave: Looking for Effective FMLA Remedies", Maryland Trial Lawyers Association Reporter, 2007
  • "Crossing Jordan: How A Bartending Crisis Revolutionized the Law of Workplace Harassment," 17 University of Maryland Law Journal of Race, Religion, Gender and Class. Fall 2017

Representative Cases

Representative Clients

  • City of Crisfield (1992-Present)
  • Somerset County Sanitary District Commission (2005-Present)
  • Wor-Wic Community College (1984-2006)
  • Wicomico County Housing Authority (1994-Present)
  • The McCready Foundation (Hospital) (2013 -- Present)
  • Eastern Shore Regional Library (2012 -- Present)

Classes/Seminars

  • Employment Rights for Cancer Survivors, Wellness Community of Dermania, 2009 - Present
  • First Amendment Issues: Scope of an Employee's Right to Speak, MICPEL
  • Americans with Disabilities Act CADA for Employers and Tax Incentives, Salisbury University Center for Professional Development / Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce, 2001 - Present

Honors and Awards

  • Bouton Visiting Legal Scholar, Princeton University 1988, 1991
  • Maryland ACLU Pro Bono Attorney Award, 1999 - Present
  • The Daily Record Leadership in Law Award, 2004 - Present
  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation
  • Fellow, Maryland Bar Foundation

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Wor-Wic Foundation, Member, Board of Trustees, 1986 - 1990
  • Wor-Wic Foundation, Chairman, 1987 - 1990
  • Salisbury City Council, Member, 1986 - 1994
  • Salisbury City Council, President, 1988 - 1994
  • Wicomico County Parks and Recreation Commission, Member, 1987 - 1988
  • Wicomico County Airport Commission, Member, 1989 - 1992
  • City of Salisbury Housing Task Force, Chairman, 1987
  • City of Salisbury Traffic Advisory Committee, Chairman, 1994 - Present
  • Wicomico County, Member
  • Wicomico County, Treasurer, 1985 - 1987
  • City of Salisbury Landlord Licensing Committee, Member, 2003 - Present
  • Maryland Employment Lawyers Association, Member/Vice President, 2009 -- 2014; President, 2014-2018

Pro Bono Activities

  • Lower Shore Performing Arts Company
  • Maryland Employment Lawyers Association

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Order of Barristers

Consultation

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