Gov Malloy nominates Stratford jurist to state Supreme Court, on his 56th birthday. His fourth nomination to the Supremes

Judge RobinsonGov. Dannel P. Malloy has nominated Appellate Judge Richard A. Robinson to the state Supreme Court post left vacant by the retirement of Associate Justice Flemming Norcott. Below is Robinson’s background, from the state Judicial website. His nomination comes on the sixth anniversary of his appointment to the Appellate Court. 

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.

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-present); Faculty at several Judicial Institutes as well as spring and fall lectures (2003-present); Civil Commission member (2005-present); Court Annexed Mediator (2005-present); Lawyers Assistance Advisory Board member (2007-present); Bench-Bar Foreclosure Committee (2007- present); Legal Internship Committee; and Chairman of the Advisory Committee on Cultural Competency Committee (2009-present).