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Robinson+Cole lawyer Eric D. Daniels and his wife Patricia J. Campanella Daniels were among the honorees recognized during the 2020 Human Relations Awards Banquet, hosted by the National Conference for Community and Justice (NCCJ), on September 24, 2020.

The annual banquet includes the presentation of awards to individuals in the community who have distinguished themselves by treating others with open-mindedness and respect, showing leadership by example, and demonstrating diligence in their fight for human rights and equality.

Eric Daniels served as Robinson+Cole’s managing partner from 2000 to 2009 and has more than 30 years of experience in the litigation and trial of product liability cases and business and commercial matters. Mr. Daniels dedicates his time and skills to many community organizations. He is Secretary of The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts Board of Trustees, and the past chairman of the Renbrook School board. He also currently serves on the boards of iQuilt, MetroHartford Alliance, New Horizons, and United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut. Mr. Daniels is an honorary director of Interval House, where he is a founding member of Men Make A Difference Men Against Domestic Violence.

After graduating law school, Patricia Daniels worked at Robinson+Cole where she specialized in commercial litigation, insurance, and wrongful death cases. Additionally, she served as Chair of the firm’s Pro Bono Committee. In 1993, she relocated to Massachusetts to help establish Robinson+Cole’s Boston office. Upon the birth of her son in 1997, Mrs. Daniels became the first attorney at Robinson+Cole to work on an alternative work schedule from home. This arrangement continued until 1999, when she stopped working at the firm. For many years, Mrs. Daniels taught a trial practice course at the University of Connecticut Law School and a graduate course at Boston College entitled “The Legal Aspects of Social Work.” She has been a director or trustee on numerous community boards, including Connecticut Association of Residential Facilities, A Child Among Us, and Catholic Family Services. Read more about Eric and Patricia, as well as the other 2020 Human Relations Awards honorees.

Founded in 1927, the NCCJ is a human relations organization that promotes inclusion and acceptance by providing education and advocacy while building communities that are respectful and just for all.

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