Angela C. Robinson

Biography

Angela C. Robinson, Connecticut Superior Court Judge (Ret.), is a Partner in the New Haven Office of Wiggin and Dana. Robinson also serves as the firm's Chief Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Officer. Her practice focuses on litigation matters, trial strategy, arbitration and mediation. She is a member of the medical malpractice defense and employment litigation groups within the Litigation Department, and serves as a consultant on a variety of state court and diversity matters.

As a Superior Court Judge, Robinson served in a variety of capacities for over twenty years, handling criminal, civil, family, juvenile, and housing matters in courthouses throughout Connecticut. She brings the skills she acquired in those positions and the breadth of her judicial experience to work on behalf of the firm and its clients.

Robinson is well-respected and well-recognized in the legal community and for her work and contributions received many honors and accolades including Leader in the Law Award from the Connecticut Law Tribune, the Edwin Archer Randolph Diversity Award in 2017 from the Lawyers' Collaborative for Diversity; and the Diversity Award in 2014 from the Connecticut Bar Association's Young Lawyers Division.

Robinson is an honors graduate of the Cheshire Academy, in Cheshire, Connecticut; an honors graduate of Rutgers University-Douglass College, (Phi Beta Kappa), with a major in English and minors in African American Studies and French. She earned her law degree from Yale Law School, where she served as a Teaching Assistant to Professor Owen Fiss in Civil Procedure; and Professor Peter Schuck in Torts.

Robinson is a member of the Board of Governors of the Connecticut Bar Association; and a James W. Cooper Fellow of the Connecticut Bar Foundation. She serves on the Boards of the Greater New Haven Arts Council and the New Haven Legal Assistance. She teaches trial practice at Yale Law School, and serves as an adjunct law professor at Quinnipiac Law School.

Robinson continues to serve as the Co-organizer of the LAW Camp for Teens, a successful pipeline program for high school, college and law school students which she co-founded in New Haven in 2012.

A long-time resident of New Haven, Robinson is actively engaged in many community organizations and is committed to providing community service.

Education

  • Yale Law School  (J.D., 1989)
  • Rutgers University, Douglass College  (B.A., 1986)
    • cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut

Court Admissions

  • US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • US District Court (District of Connecticut)

Memberships and Affiliations

  • LAW Camp for Teens
    • Co-organizer
  • rKids
    • Board
  • Greater New Haven Arts Council
    • Board
  • New Haven Legal Assistance
    • Board