Sandra H. Robinson,
a trial attorney at the law firm of Robinson Law Firm, PLLC, handles catastrophic medical malpractice and personal injury cases. She has
settled or won at trial malpractice cases in the six- and seven-figure range;
in a single year she won more than $20 million in jury awards on behalf of
victims of malpractice.
Sandra H. Robinson
has served as president of the Civil Justice Foundation and was the first
African-American president of the Public Justice Foundation. She is a past
member of the Board of Governors of the American Association for Justice (AAJ).
Ms. Robinson is past
president of the Women's Bar Association Foundation, and past president of the
Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C. She is one of the
attorneys at the Olender firm and the first woman ever to have been elected to that
post. She has held numerous leadership positions including co-chair of National
Bar Association's Trial Advocacy Section, Program Coordinator of the National
Association of Black Women Attorneys and a master in the Charlotte E. Ray
American Inn of Court, which promotes the ethical and professional development
of lawyers. Ms. Robinson has also served on the faculty of the National
Institute for Trial Advocacy.
Ms. Robinson has
received the American Association for Justice Women's Caucus Annual Marie Lambert
Award for leadership and mentoring of women lawyers. She has been elected Trial
Lawyer of the Year by the Trial Lawyers Association, D.C. and has also received
the Presidential Award of the National Bar Association and the Charlotte E. Ray
Award of the Greater Washington Area Chapter, Women's Division, of the NBA.
This award is named in honor of the first African-American woman to practice
law in the United States.
In 2003, Sandra
Robinson was honored as a "Star of the Bar" by the Women's Bar
Association of the District of Columbia for her outstanding skills as a trial
lawyer and her service to the community. She was also featured as a
Distinguished Black Woman in the 23rd Annual Scholarship Calendar published by
Black Women in Sisterhood for Action. She is a recipient of the Pursuit of
Justice Award of the American Bar Association Tort and Insurance Practices
Section, and of the Washington Bar Association's Presidential Award. Sandra
Robinson is a past Alumna of the Year of the Black Law Students Association of
the Catholic University Columbus School of Law. She is listed in the Best
Lawyers in America and was recently honored as a Washington, D.C. Super Lawyer
and one of the Top 50 Women Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers by Law &
Ms. Robinson is a
member of the D.C. and Maryland Bars. She has coached moot court teams in the
D.C. Street Law Program, mentored students interested in the practice of law,
participated in annual Law Day programs in the public schools, and supported
other public interest efforts. In addition, she has lectured at high schools,
colleges, law schools, and medical schools on medicine and the law.
A native of
Virginia, Ms. Robinson graduated from Oberlin College and received her law
degree from the Catholic University Columbus School of Law.