William Robinson Named President of the American Bar Association

August 22, 2011 12:00 AM
Frost Brown Todd is proud to announce attorney Wm. T. (Bill) Robinson III has been named president of the American Bar Association (ABA).

“I am extremely honored and enthusiastically accept the responsibilities of representing you as your next president,” Robinson said in remarks to the ABA’s House of Delegates. “I am determined to lead this great association with commitment, clarity and continuity, as we work together to guide the future of our profession.”

Robinson will focus on issues he believes will make the ABA stronger and more relevant to the nation: the state court funding crisis, volunteerism, membership, and diversity in the profession.

“We sincerely congratulate Bill on this great honor,” says John R. Crockett III, Chairman of Frost Brown Todd, “Our firm has a great history of encouraging attorneys to participate in organizations that have a positive impact on the national legal landscape. Bill’s ABA Presidency is an example of how that involvement turns into a benefit to our clients by providing them with important, well-informed connections in the legal industry.”

An ABA member for more than 35 years, Robinson is the member-in-charge of the Florence, KY, office of Frost Brown Todd. Throughout his career, Robinson has been a leader in the legal profession as well as in his community, including serving as chair for the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, and the Kentucky and Northern Kentucky Chambers of Commerce, among others.

For nearly four decades, civil litigation at the trial and appellate levels has been the primary focus of Robinson’s law practice. He has substantial experience in commercial litigation, class actions, product liability defense, environmental litigation and medical malpractice defense.

Robinson’s work in the law and the community has been recognized by several organizations. He has received the Certificate of Appreciation for Lifetime Pro Bono Services/Support from Legal Services Corporation, the Liberty Bell Award, recognition for Law Day USA from the Kentucky Supreme Court, the Judge Learned Hand Human Relations Award from the American Jewish Committee, the Lincoln Award from Northern Kentucky University, the Themis Award from the Cincinnati Bar Association, the Jacob E. Davis Award from the Greater Cincinnati Foundation, the Outstanding Lawyer Award from the Kentucky Bar Association and the Oak Award as Outstanding Alumnus of Kentucky from the Kentucky Advocates for Higher Education. He has also received honorary doctor of laws degrees from Western State University and Northern Kentucky University.

Robinson is a graduate of Thomas More College and the College of Law at the University of Kentucky where, in 2004, he was inducted into the Alumni Hall of Fame.
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