Robert D. Zaslow

Robert D. Zaslow

Brookfield, Connecticut

Robert D. Zaslow began practicing law while working at Legal Aid in Lima, Ohio in 1994 and has been a family law attorney in Connecticut for more than two decades. His focus remains primarily involved with families in and of divorce -- representing litigants, serving as a mediator, serving as an arbitrator, and taking cases as a parent coordinator.

He serves/has served as a Special Master for the Danbury Family Court, the Hartford Family Court, the Hartford court’s Early Intervention Program (EIP), the New Britain Family Court, and the Regional Family Trial Docket in Middletown. He continues to serve on the Executive Committee of the Family Law Section of the Connecticut Bar Association, having served as its Chair in 2013-14.  He has also served on the Board of Directors of the Hartford County Bar Foundation.

Continuing an interest in alternative dispute resolution, Attorney Zaslow is a member of the Collaborative Divorce Group of Western Connecticut (, Collaborative Divorce Lawyers Association ( and is a certified mediator in divorce matters.

Attorney Zaslow holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Connecticut and a Juris Doctor from the Claude W. Pettit College of Law at Ohio Northern University.

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Mediator in Divorce Matters

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut, 1994
  • U.S. District Court District of Connecticut, 1997
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1999


  • Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law, Ada, Ohio
    • J.D. - 1994
    • Law Review: Journal of Pharmacy of Law, Associate Editor, 1992 - 1994
  • University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut
    • B.A. - 1990
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Honors: Teaching Assistant (English Dept.)
    • Major: English

Published Works

  • Child Custody, Visitation, and the HIV Virus: Revisiting the Best Interests Doctrine to Ensure Impartial Parental Rights Determinations for HIV-Infected Parents, Vol. 3 Ohio N.U.J. Pharmacy & L. 61, 1994

Honors and Awards

  • Member, Moot Court Board of Advocates
  • Finalist, 19th Annual Anthony J. Celebreeze Appellate Advocacy Competition
  • Earned Journal of Pharmacy & Law's "Best Comment", 1993 - 1994
  • Earned Journal of Pharmacy & Law's "Editorial Excellence Award, Second Year", 1992 - 1993
  • Secretary, Cardozo Legal Society
  • Environmental Law Society

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Connecticut Bar Association, Family Law Section, Executive Committee, 2002 - Present
  • Danbury County Bar Association, Member, 2016 - Present
  • Hartford County Bar Association, Member, 1997 - Present
  • Hartford County Bar Foundation, Board Member, 2006 - Present
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, Member, 2008 - Present
  • Collaborative Divorce Lawyers Association, Member, 2002 - Present
  • Collaborative Divorce Group of Western Connecticut, Member, 2016 - Present
  • Oliver Ellsworth Inn of Court, Barrister, 2002 - 2004
  • Hartford County Bar Foundation, Director
  • National Association of Counsel for Children, Member
  • Zaslow & Sandier, L.L.C., Founding Principal, 2006 - Present

Pro Bono Activities

  • Special Master, Hartford Superior Court Family Division
  • Special Master, Danbury Superior Court Family Division
  • Special Master, New Britain Superior Court Family Division
  • Special Master, Regional Family Trial Docket-Middletown Superior Court
  • Mediator, Children's Law Center, Hartford, CT