Robert J. Kor

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment Litigation Attorney in West Hartford, CT

Law Office of Robert J. Kor
 | 67 North Main Street, West Hartford, CT 06107
Phone: 860-521-2806
Fax: 860-521-9491
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2016, 2019
Licensed Since: 1977
Practice Areas:
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

A personal injury and employment attorney representing the people of Hartford County, Connecticut, Robert J. Kor is focused on protecting the rights of the injured, and obtaining fair and just compensation for them. As the founder of the Law Office of Robert J. Kor, he has over three decades of experience.

Mr. Kor represents persons in all matters of employment law, including all forms of discrimination, wrongful discharge, sexual harassment, Family Medical Leave Act, Workers' Compensation, Unemployment Compensation, and the protection of Whistleblowers. He also provides employees with pre-termination counseling. Mr. Kor is available for counsel and representation in assisting entrepeneurs with the formation of small businesses. 

Mr. Kor handles all types of personal injury cases, including wrongful death, motor vehicle accidents, slip and falls, and dog bites.

Mr. Kor graduated from the University of Connecticut with a Bachelor of Arts and then obtained a Juris Doctor from Western New England University School of Law. Currently, he is a member of the Connecticut Employment Lawyers Association, the Connecticut Bar Association, and the Hartford County Bar Association. Mr. Kor is admitted to practice in Connecticut state courts, as well as before the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut.

For the Hartford Judicial District, Mr. Kor has served as an arbitrator, fact finder and attorney trial referee for over 30 years. A previous Small Claims Court Commissioner, he has also served on the Statewide Grievance Committee for seven years.

Mr. Kor is active in his community.  He is a Past President of the West Hartford Rotary Club and has been awarded Rotary's Paul Harris Fellow for his "Service above Self". Mr. Kor has been elected to the House of Delegates for the Connecticut Bar Association and the Board of Governors for the same. As a member of Connecticut’s Anti-Defamation League, he sat on the Civil Rights Committee and served on the Hate Crimes Subcommittee in the past.  As the child of Holocaust survivors, Mr. Kor is an active participant in Connecticut's Voices of Hope.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Employment Litigation (50%): Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation

Personal Injury - General (40%): Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Civil Litigation (10%)

Focus Areas

Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Premises Liability - Plaintiff


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Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2016, 2019

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About Robert Kor

Admitted: 1977, Connecticut

Professional Webpage:


  • Awarded for contributions and personal commitment to Rotary., Paul Harris Fellow, West Hartford Rotary, 2017

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • ADL's Civil Rights Committee
  • ADL’s Hate Crimes subcommittee
  • Member, Anti-Defamation League of Connecticut
  • Connecticut Bar Association, 1977 - Present
  • Hartford County Bar Association, 1977 - 2017
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1998
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 1980
  • U.S. District Court District of Connecticut, 1977
  • Connecticut, 1977
  • Connecticut Bar Association: House of Delegates, 1986 – 2005, 2008-2010; Board of Governors, 1992 – 1998; Human Rights and Responsibilities Section, Executive Committee, 1983 – 2003, Co-Chairman, 1993 and 1994; Ethics Committee, 1990 – Present. Hartford County Bar Association: Board of Directors, 1988 – 1996; Pro Bono Committee, Chairman, 1989; Co-chair, 1990 – 1996; Law Day Committee, 1989 – 1997; Chairman, 1996; Small Firm Issues Committee, Vice-Chair, 1997 – 1998 Connecticut Employment Lawyers Association, 1995-Present   Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, 2005-2014

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • West Hartford Fair Rent Commission
  • Board of Directors of West Hartford Rotary
  • Rotary Club (West Hartford Ch) 2009 to date; President - 2016/2017, Board of Directors 2011 to 2018
  • West Hartford’s Advisory Council for Housing Matters
  • VISTA Volunteer, Neighborhood Legal Services (NLS) in Hartford, CT


  • REPORTED DECISIONS: Walenski v. CT State Employees Retirement Commission, Et Al, 185 Conn.App. 457, cert. denied, 330 Conn. 951 (Conn. 2018) (representing the defendant Arlene Walenski); Garvey v. Valencis, 177 Conn.App. 578 (Conn.App. 2017) (representing the GAL); Noel v. Ribbits, 132 Conn.App. 531 (Conn.App. 2011), co-authored a brief for the Connecticut Employment Lawyers Association as amicus curiae;CHRO v. Brookstone Court, LLC, 107 Conn. App. 340, cert. denied, 288 Conn. 907 (2008); Fish v. Fish, 90 Conn. App. 744; cert granted, 275 Conn. 924 (2005); reversed and remanded, 285 Conn. 24 (2008); Brownstein v. Fioretti, 06-CBAR-0349 (Super. Ct. 2006) (representing the plaintiff); Carrubba v. Moskowitz, 81 Conn. App. 382; cert. granted, 268 Conn. 916 (2004); affirmed, 274 Conn. 533 (2005); Fioretti v. Brownstein, 05-CBAR-0364 (Super. Ct. 2005) (representing the defendant); Burke v. Fusco Management, 05-CBAR-1309 (Super. Ct. 2005) (representing the plaintiff); Brent v. Lebowitz, 67 Conn. App. 527 (2002); Cooksley v. New Britain, 29 Conn. L. Rptr. 631(Super. Ct. 2001) (representing the plaintiff); West Hartford v. CHRO, 27 Conn. L. Rptr. 592 (Super. Ct. 2000) (representing defendants Amos and O’Brien); Harved Realty v. Leekoff, 24 Conn. L. Rptr. 29 (Super. Ct. 1998) (representing the defendant); Smith v. CHRO, 95-CBAR-1178 (Super. Ct.1995) (representing the plaintiff); Madigan v. Madigan, 224 Conn. 749 (1993)            DiFilippo v. Morizio, 759 F.2d 231 (2d Cir.1985); Hartford v. Mejias, 2 Conn. App. 321 (1984); Housing Authority of Hartford v. McKenzie, 36 Conn. Sup. 515 (App. Ct.), cert denied, 179 Conn. 751 (1979); Kapa Assoc. v. Flores, 35 Conn. Sup. 274 (Super. Ct. 1979) 

Educational Background:

  • University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT; B.A. with Honors, 1973
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Office Location for Robert J. Kor

67 North Main Street
West Hartford, CT 06107

Phone: 860-521-2806

Fax: 860-521-9491

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Last Updated: 9/12/2019

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