David L. Robertson
Senior Counsel
Wheeling, WV
Pittsburgh, PA
mobile 304.670.8899
  • Overview
  • Services
  • Distinctions
  • Admissions
  • Memberships
  • Community Involvement
  • Resources
  • Results

Mr. Robertson's primary areas of practice are labor and federal government relations.


  • Vanderbilt University, B.A., 1965
  • Washington University, J.D., 1968


  • Managing Weirton Steel Corporation's interest in trade cases pursued at the International Trade Commission, including successful decisions in Tin Mill Products and Hot Roll Products cases
  • Formulating and implementing lobbying efforts for steel at federal, state and local levels, including environmental, health care, trade, workers' compensation, transportation, energy and taxation issues
  • Guiding legislation that created the Steel Guarantee Loan Program, aimed at amending United States trade laws as well as contributing to the lobbying effort to bring about a Section 201 ITC investigation into steel imports
  • Serving as chief labor negotiator for labor agreements covering 3,500 represented employees in four bargaining units
  • Participating in formulation of long-term strategic planning, including evaluation of acquisitions, mergers and creation of joint ventures, and negotiation of multiple transactions
  • Executive Vice President, Human Resources and Corporate Law, Weirton Steel Corporation, 1996 - 2001
  • Senior Partner, Volk, Robertson and Hellerstedt, 1985 - 1996
  • Senior Partner, Bogarad and Robertson, 1970 - 1985
Corporate & Business Law Education Law Energy Law Government Relations Intellectual Property Labor & Employment Law


  • Nominated by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America for Employment Law - Management and Labor Law - Management


  • West Virginia State Bar
  • West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia


  • American Bar Association
  • Allegheny County Bar Association
  • West Virginia Chamber of Commerce
  • West Virginia Manufacturers Association
  • Pittsburgh Human Resources Association
  • American Iron and Steel Institute, Industrial Relations Committee
  • West Virginia Manufacturers Association, Chairman, 1999 - 2001; Member, Board of Directors, 1996 - 2002

Community Involvement

  • Ormet Corporation Board of Directors, 2005 - Present
  • Outside Director, Newell Porcelain Corporation, 1989 - 1977; 1999 - 2003
  • Board Member, Weirton Steel Corporation, 1983 - 1992
  • Chair, West Virginia Manufacturers Assocation, 1999 - 2001; Member, Board of Directors, 1996 - 2002
  • West Virginia Northern Community College Board of Governors, 2000 - 2006
  • Franciscan University of Steubenville Board of Trustees, 2006 - Present
  • West Virginia Northern Community College Foundation
  • Center for Excellence in Workplace Education Board of Directors, 1999 - 2001
  • Weirton United Way: Vice Chairman, 1991; Chairman, 1992; Director 1995 - Present
  • Weirton Board of Park Commissioners, 1988 - 2004; two one-year terms as Chairman
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