Biographies

Robert Trzynka

Robert Trzynka

Associate Attorney, Cutler Law Firm, LLP


Contact Info

Cutler Law Firm, LLP
140 N. Phillips Ave., 4th Fl.
Sioux Falls, SD 57104 
Tel: (605) 335–4950
Email: 
www.cutlerlawfirm.com


Background

In 2014–2015, Mr. Trzynka reviewed cases for the CGL Reporter on property and bad faith.

Mr. Trzynka is an attorney with Cutler Law Firm, LLP in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He graduated from Harvard University with a degree in sociology in 1998. Mr. Trzynka then developed software for the financial industry for 10 years. While working full time, he received a masters in information systems from Dakota State University in 2001. Mr. Trzynka received a law degree from the University of South Dakota School of Law in 2011. He was a member of USD Law School's Trial Team. Mr. Trzynka competed at several trial team competitions, and, among other things, he and his partner defeated Harvard Law School's team at the American Bar Association National Criminal competition in Chicago, Illinois.

After law school, Mr. Trzynka joined Abourezk Law, a firm specializing in insurance bad faith litigation. While at Abourezk Law, he worked with attorney Mike Abourezk on a bad faith suit resulting in a $34.25 million plaintiff's verdict, the largest in Montana's history. The South Dakota legislature has since expanded the powers of the South Dakota Division of Insurance to combat the abuses uncovered by the Montana case. Mr. Trzynka joined Cutler & Donahoe in 2012.

Mr. Trzynka's practice primarily focuses on litigation matters, including personal injury and insurance bad faith. He is also interested in e-Discovery and the use of technology in the law. Mr. Trzynka is admitted to practice in South Dakota state and federal courts and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.