Judge Robinson received her appointment as an Administrative Law Judge with the D.C. Office of Administrative Hearings in February 2022. Prior to joining the Office of Administrative Hearings, Judge Robinson served as a Hearing Examiner for the D.C. Child and Family Services Agency for ten years. From 2005 to 2022 Judge Robinson also ran her own firm practicing business, intellectual property and employment law, and representing parties in litigation, mediation and administrative actions. She also has counseled clients in family and estate matters. Prior to starting her practice, Judge Robinson was an Associate at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP with an international patent prosecution, licensing and litigation practice, and at Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., with an environmental and land use practice.
Prior to obtaining her law degree, Judge Robinson was a Civil Engineer working in environmental consulting for the D.C. Water and Sewer Authority and the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission, as well as with other municipalities and private industries. She also worked for Mobil Oil Corporation where she managed commercial construction projects, and for the Prince George's County, Maryland Watershed Protection Branch.
Judge Robinson has been active in the D.C. Bar, Greater Washington Area Chapter of the Women Lawyers Division of the National Bar Association (GWAC), Maryland State Bar Association, and Giles S. Rich Inn of Court for the Federal Circuit. An adoptive and foster parent herself, Judge Robinson also has volunteered with the Children’s Law Center in guardianship and custody matters.
Born in Washington, D.C., Judge Robinson received both her Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering, cum laude, and her Juris Doctor degree, cum laude, from Howard University where she was a member of Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society and the Howard Law Journal. She also was a Massachusetts Institute of Technology, R.M. Parsons Lab Summer Research Fellow.
Judge Robinson is a member of the D.C. Court of Appeals, Maryland Court of Appeals, U.S. Federal District Court for the District of Columbia and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.