STAMFORD, Conn. -- Former Stamford Judge Richard A. Robinson has been nominated to serve as justice on the state Supreme Court, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced Tuesday.
“Judge Robinson has been an attentive, measured jurist during his 13 years on the bench, making him an ideal candidate for the role of Supreme Court justice,” Malloy said in a statement. “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.
"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. I am confident that the General Assembly will agree that having Judge Robinson on the Supreme Court will serve the people of Connecticut well.”
Robinson was first appointed to the bench in 2000, when he was sworn in as a judge on the Connecticut Superior Court. During this time, he served as presiding judge (civil) for the New Britain Judicial District from May 2003 to September 2006; presiding judge (civil) and assistant administrative judge for the Ansonia/Milford Judicial District from September 2006 to September 2007; and presiding judge (civil) for the Stamford Judicial District from September 2007 to December 2007. Robinson has been serving on the Appellate Court since 2007.
Before becoming a judge, Robinson served as staff counsel for the City of Stamford Law Department beginning in 1985, and then became assistant corporation counsel in Stamford in 1988, all while Malloy was mayor of the City of Stamford. He remained in that position until his appointment as a judge of the Superior Court.
Robinson will replace Supreme Court Justice Flemming L. Norcott Jr., who reached the mandatory retirement age in October. His nomination will be forwarded to the General Assembly for confirmation.