William T. (Bill) Robinson III, Member-in-Charge of the Florence office of Frost Brown Todd LLC, has been named Chair of the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Standing Committee on the American Judicial System.
Robinson has been an active member of the ABA for more than 30 years and has served in numerous leadership positions, including as 135th President (2011-12), Treasurer (2005-08), 10 years on the ABA Board of Governors, more than 30 years in the ABA house of Delegates, and nine years as a Kentucky State Delegate.
He was recently named chairman of the National Judicial College (NJC) Board of Trustees, the nation’s leading provider of education to judges across America and abroad.
Robinson is a Life Member of the Sixth Circuit Judicial Conference; a Fellow of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers and the International Society of Barristers, and a Life Leadership Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.
He is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA); the American Law Institute; International Association of Defense Counsel; Product Liability Advisory Council; and a past Commissioner on the Uniform Law Commission. Robinson served as the 50th President of the Kentucky Bar Association (1985-86); President of the Kentucky Bar Foundation (1988-89); Founding Chair (1986-88) of the Kentucky Interest on Lawyers Trust Accounts (IOLTA) Fund; and President of the National Caucus of State Bar Associations (1995-96).
He currently also serves on the Boards of the American Inns of Court Foundation and the American Bar Foundation.
The Standing Committee of the American Judicial System was created in 2014 to protect the fair and impartial judiciary within the American democracy. Robinson will begin his one-year term as chair at the closing of the ABA’s annual meeting in San Francisco, August 9.