William T. Robinson  III - Frost Brown Todd LLC

William T. Robinson III

Listed in Best Lawyers since 1995

Bill is the member-in-charge of the Firm's Northern Kentucky offices in Florence, Kentucky across from Cincinnati, Ohio and also has an office with the Firm in Cincinnati. Civil litigation at the trial and appellate levels has been the primary focus of Bill's law practice for over forty years, with extensive experience in commercial litigation, class actions, product liability defense, environmental litigation and medical malpractice defense. 

Professional Affiliations


Defense Research Institute (DRI), Member (1982-)
American Academy of Appellate Lawyers (AAAL), Fellow (1998-)
Uniform Law Commission (ULC), Commissioner (KY, 2012-) 
American Law Institute (ALI) : Sustaining Member (1995-) ; Honorary Co-Chair (2011-12)
Appellate Judges Education Institute (AJEI): Founding Board Member (2003-04)
International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC): Member (1982-)
International Society of Barristers (ISB): Fellow (1988-)
Product Liability Advisory Council (PLAC): Sustaining Attorney Member (1997-)
U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals: Life MemberSixth Circuit Conference (1991-) Life Members Committee (1999-07) Judicial Conference Planning Committee Member (1988-89)
LAWDRAGON 500: Leading Lawyers in U.S. (2007-08, 2011-12)
Best Lawyers in America®: Recognized (1997-13)
Best Attorneys in Southwest Ohio (2014) 
America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Chambers USA: (2004-08, 2011-12)
Cincy Leading Lawyers, (2011-13)
Kentucky Super Lawyers®: Included in Business Litigation (2008-14)
Kentucky Super Lawyers®: Top 50 attorneys in Kentucky (2011-14)
Ohio Super Lawyers®: Included in Business Litigation (2005-14)
Cincy Business Magazine: Leading Lawyers (2004-13)
Cincinnati Magazine: Power 100 (2005-08)
Best Attorneys in Ohio: Included in Woodward White, Inc. Publication (2013)
A.V.® Peer Review Rated: Martindale-Hubbell's highest peer recognition for ethical and legal ability


135th President (2011-12)
President-Elect (2010-11)
Treasurer (2005-08)
Treasurer-Elect (2004-05)
Co-Chair, ABA Task Force on the Preservation of the Justice System (2012-14)
Board of Governors: (2000-03) (2004-08) (2010-13) Executive Committee (2002-03) (2005-08) (2010-12) Finance Committee: Chair (2002-03) Member (2000-03) (2005-08) (2012-13); Executive Compensation Committee: Chair (2012-13); Task Force on Dues Pricing (2013);  Ad Hoc Committee on Technology Overrun (2000-01) Liaison to Public Utility, Communications and Transportation Law (2000-03) (2012-13); Liaison to Appellate Judges Conference (2000-03) Liaison to Standing Committee on Substance Abuse (2000-03) Ad Hoc Committee on ABA Business Competitiveness (2000-01) Executive Compensation Committee, member (2001-03) Pension Committee Chair (2003-04) Ad Hoc Committee on Revenue (2005-07) Ad Hoc Committee on Membership (2005-06); Strategic Planning and Action Committee Chair (2010-11) Member (2009-11)
House of Delegates: (1986-03) (2004-) Special Committee on Hearings Chair (1990-91) Drafting Committee (1989-90) Chair House Committee on State and Local Bars (1996-98) Liaison Member, House Coordinating Committee (1996-98); Chair, Technology Committee (1998-00)
State Delegate (Ky): Nominating Committee (1989-98)
American Bar Foundation: Board of Directors, Member (2008-10) (2012-); Audit Committee, Chair (2014-); Ex-Officio Member (2005-08) (2010-12); Fellows Chair for Kentucky (2000-2004); Life Fellow (1985-11); Life Patron Fellow (2012-) 
ABA Journal: Board of Editors, Ex-Officio Member (2005-08) (2010-12)
ABA Retirement Funds (ABA/RF): Board of Directors, Member (2008-10) (2012-); Board of Governors' Liaison (2005-08);
Standing Committee on the Independence of the Judiciary: National Co-Chair, ABA Committee for Adequate Funding of the Justice System (2012-14) 
American Bar Endowment (ABE): Ex-Officio Board Member (2005-08) (2010-12)
Fund for Justice and Education (FJE): Treasurer (2005-08); President’s Club, Member (1999-)
Standing Committee on Governmental Affairs: Chair (2008-10)
Standing Committee on Audit: Member (2003-04); Ex-Officio Member (2005-08)
Standing Committee on Bar Activities and Services: Chair (1993-94) Member (1989-92) (1993-96)
Standing Committee on Substance Abuse: Chair (1998-00) Board of Governors Liaison (2000-03)
A-E-F-C Pension Plan Administration Committee, Ex-Officio (2005-08)
General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Division: Difference Maker Award (2007); Chair, Marketing Legal Services Committee (1989-92) Marketing Task Force (1989-92)
Litigation Section: Task Force on Justice Outreach: Co-Chair (1994-95) Member (1995-96)
Tort and Insurance Practice Section (TIPS): Coordinator of State and Local Bar Groups (1993-94) Vice Chair, Committee on Products, General Liability and Consumer Law (1986-88) Special Committee on Professional Issues (1986-89) Editor PIC-ALERT (1986-87)
Section of Public Utility, Communications and Transportation Law: Vice Chair Membership Committee (2003-)
Senior Lawyers Division: Council Member (2007-10) (2013-)
State and Local Bar Leadership Coalition: Chair (1993-94)
Investment Committee: Member (2002-03, 2005-08)
Enterprise Fund Committee: Member (2006-08)
Long Range Planning Committee: Ex-Officio Member (2006-08)
Executive Director Search Committee: Ex-Officio Member (2005-06); Member (2009-10) 
General Counsel Advisory Search Committee: Chair (2006-07)
CFO Advisory Search Committee:Member (2008)
Pricing Strategy Advisory Group: Member (2005-08)  (2013-)
Non-dues Revenue Committee: Member (2007-08)
Program Support Funds Committee: Member (2005-08)
ABA Day in D.C. 2007 Planning Committee: Member (2006-07)
Access to Legal Services Committee: Chair (2002)


The National Judicial College: Board of Trustees(2013-), Treasurer (2014-); Audit Committee (Chair) (2014); Development and Communications Committee Co-Chair (2014-)
Kentucky Bar Association: 50th President (1985-86) Chair, House of Delegates (1981-82)
Uniform Law Commission (ULC): Commissioner (2012-2014), Committee on International Legal Developments, Member (2013 -)
National Caucus of State Bar Associations: President (1995-96)
National Conference of Bar Presidents (NCBP): Exec. Council (1987-90)
Life Fellow Bar Leader (2008-)
Southern Conference of Bar Presidents: Member (1985-)
Kentucky Bar Foundation: President (1988-89)Charter Life Fellow (1986)
IOLTA Fund of Kentucky: Founding Chair (1986-88)
Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company of Kentucky: Charter Board Member (1986-87)
College of Law, University of Kentucky: U.K. Fellow and Lafferty Society Member (1981-) Alumni Hall of Fame (2004-) National Fund Drive Chair (1982-83) Commencement Speaker (1986) (2012) Visiting Committee: Member (1987-) Chair (1995) ; Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas: WTR Interviewer (April 5, 2012)
Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Northern Kentucky University: Visiting Committee: Charter Member (1987-94) Chair (1991-94) Adjunct Professor (1977-85), Inaugural Honorary Alumnus Award (2010); Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree (2011)
Salmon P. Chase American Inn of Court, Co-Founder (1993), First President (1993-94), Master (1993-)
Kentucky Judicial Campaign Conduct Committee: Chief Justice Appointment (2005-)
Kentucky Defense Counsel Association: Board of Directors (1992-96)
Kenton County Bar Association: Executive Committee Member (1973-75)
Northern Kentucky Legal Aid Society, Inc.: Pro Bono Panel Member (1989-90)
Committee on Judicial Ethics:Kentucky Supreme Court Appointment (1994-96)
Kentucky Supreme Court: Special Justice (1998)
American Counsel Association: Member (2008-)

Thomas More CollegeBA 1967University of Kentucky College of LawJ.D. 1971

Office Locations

Great American Tower, Suite 3300
301 East Fourth Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
United States

7310 Turfway Road, Suite 210
Florence, KY 41042-1374
United States

Practice Areas

Appellate Practice (Arbitration, Arbitration, Federal, Federal, Insurance Defense, Insurance Defense, Litigation, Litigation, Personal Injury, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Product Liability)
Commercial Litigation (Appellate, Appellate, Business Disputes, Business Disputes, Civil Litigation, Civil Litigation, Complex Litigation, Complex Litigation, Construction, Construction, Defendants, Defendants, Insurance, Insurance, Product Liability, Product Liability, Tort, Tort)
Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants (Appellate, Appellate, Arbitration and Mediation, Arbitration and Mediation, Civil Fraud, Civil Fraud, Civil Litigation, Civil Litigation, Ethics and Professional Responsibility, Ethics and Professional Responsibility, Liability Litigation, Liability Litigation, Medical Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Product Liability, Product Liability, Professional Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Punitive Damages, Punitive Damages)