HARTFORD — A former president of a local NAACP branch and longtime Appellate Judge was confirmed to sit on Connecticut’s Supreme Court.
Appellate Judge Richard A. Robinson of Stratford was confirmed on Wednesday by the General Assembly’s Judiciary Committee, which was led Sen. Eric D. Coleman (D-Bloomfield).
Robinson, who has been on the Appellate court for 13 years, is a former longtime lawyer for the City of Stamford, who served as president of the Stamford Branch of the NAACP, General Counsel for the Connecticut Conference of the NAACP, and Chair of the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities.
“Judge Robinson is an eminent jurist whose service to the City of Stamford marked him as a distinguished public servant long before his time on the bench,” Coleman said. “The years of judicial and public service on which Judge Robinson can draw to inform his decisions will make him an exceptional Justice on our state’s highest court.”
Robinson was nominated in December 2013 by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.
.“Serving on our state’s highest court is an immense duty, as it is the final arbiter on issues that impact virtually every aspect of our lives,” Malloy said. “Judge Robinson has an intellect and a wealth of experience that extends beyond the bench, having served with a number of social organizations, educational institutions, and other groups in our community throughout his career.”
e Robinson began serving the City of Stamford in 1985, working as Staff Counsel for the City’s Law Department. In 1988, he became Assistant Corporation Counsel, where he remained until his appointment as a Judge of the Superior Court in 2000.
He also served as Presiding Judge for the New Britain Judicial District and as Presiding Judge and Assistant Administrative Judge for the Ansonia/Milford Judicial District and other districts. He was appointed as a Judge of the Connecticut Appellate Court on December 10, 2007.