Today, longtime DRI member William T. Robinson, III http://www.frostbrowntodd.com/professionals-bill_robinson.html
becomes president of the American Bar Association. I’ve known Bill for several years and there is not a more able and reasoned person in the legal community. For 35 years, Bill’s law practice has focused on commercial litigation, class actions, and product liability defense. To understand how effective this Kentucky gentleman is, here’s a sampling of his honors:
- Best Lawyers in America® (1997-2011)
- U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals: Life Member Sixth Circuit Conference (1991-)
- Kentucky Bar Association: Past president
- National Caucus of State Bar Associations: Past president
- International Society of Barristers: Fellow (1988-)
To paraphrase an old line, I could list all of Bill’s achievements but this is a blog, not an encyclopedia. Suffice it to say that with Bill as president, the ABA – indeed, the whole legal community – has an eloquent and powerful advocate for the coming year.
For those who want to see an example of Bill in action, take a look at this new video:
Titled “Structured Settlements & the American Justice System,” it features excerpts of Bill’s recent speech to the National Structured Settlements Trade Association. In the video, Bill discusses the benefits of structured settlements and the importance of increased funding for America’s state court system. Some of you may recall that in 2001, For the Defense published a lengthy article by Bill in which he discussed strategies for defense counsel to integrate structured settlements.
Congratulations, Bill! Your many friends at DRI salute your great achievement and we wish you tremendous success as ABA President!