Richard A. Robinson

Richard A. Robinson

Connecticut Supreme Court
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Summary

The Honorable Richard A. Robinson was born December 10, 1957 in Stamford, Connecticut. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Connecticut in 1979 and a Juris Doctor Degree from West Virginia University School of Law in 1984. He was admitted to the West Virginia Bar and the Connecticut Bar, and is a member of the U.S. District Court, Northern District of West Virginia and the U.S. District Court, Connecticut.

From 1985-1988, Judge Robinson was Staff Counsel for the City of Stamford Law Department. In 1988, he became Assistant Corporation Counsel in Stamford where he remained until his appointment as a Judge of the Superior Court in 2000. He remained a Superior Court Judge for the next seven years during which time he served as Presiding Judge (Civil) for the New Britain Judicial District (May 2003-September 2006); Presiding Judge (Civil) and Assistant Administrative Judge for the Ansonia/Milford Judicial District (September 2006-September 2007); and Presiding Judge (Civil) for the Stamford Judicial District (September 2007-December 2007). He was appointed as a Judge of the Connecticut Appellate Court on December 10, 2007, and a Justice of the Supreme Court on December 19, 2013.

Judge Robinson’s distinguished career is complimented by an array of public and judicial service. He served as President of the Stamford Branch of the NAACP (1988-1990); General Counsel for the Connecticut Conference of the NAACP (1988-2000); President of the Assistant Corporation Counsel’s Union (AFSCME) (1989-2000); Commissioner of the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities (1997-2000); Chair of the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities (1999-2000); New Haven Inn of Court member (2002-present); Judicial Education Curriculum Committee member (2002-present); Judicial Education Committee member (2003-2014); Faculty at several Judicial Institutes as well as spring and fall lectures (2003-present).

Professional Experience
Justice
Connecticut Supreme Court
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Judge
Appellate Court, Connecticut
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Judge
Superior Court of Connecticut
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served as Presiding Judge (Civil) for the New Britain Judicial District (May 2003-September 2006); Presiding Judge (Civil) and Assistant Administrative Judge for the Ansonia/Milford Judicial District (September 2006-September 2007); and Presiding Judge (Civil) for the Stamford Judicial District (September 2007-December 2007)
Assistant Corporation Counsel
City of Stamford
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Education
West Virginia University College of Law
J.D. (1984) | Law
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University of Connecticut
B.A. (1979)
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Awards
James W. Cooper Fellows, Life Fellow
Connecticut Bar Foundation
100 Most Influential Blacks in Connecticut
NAACP
Young Lawyers Section Diversity Award
Connecticut Bar Association
Professional Associations
Advisory Committee on Cultural Competency Committee
Chairman
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Lawyers Assistance Advisory Board
Member
- Current
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New Haven Inn of Court
Member
- Current
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Judicial Education Curriculum Committee
Member
- Current
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Bench-Bar Foreclosure Committee
Member
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Civil Commission
Member
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Judicial Education Committee
Member
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Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities
Chair
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Connecticut Conference of the NAACP
General Counsel
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Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities
Commissioner
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Assistant Corporation Counsel’s Union (AFSCME)
President
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Stamford Branch of the NAACP
President
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Court biography
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Connecticut Supreme Court
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