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District Judge Julie A. Robinson

Phone:
785-338-5340
Fax:
785-338-5341
Courtroom:
401
Location:
Topeka, KS
Honorable Julie A. Robinson
District Judge
United States District Court
444 S.E. Quincy, Suite 405
Topeka, KS 66683

Bio

Years of Service: 2001-Present
Appointed By: George W. Bush

A fourth generation Kansan, Julie Robinson is the first African American named to the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas. Judge Robinson received her undergraduate and juris doctor degrees from the University of Kansas, where she later was an instructor in trial practice for the law school and president of its board of governors. After law school, Judge Robinson was a law clerk for U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Benjamin E. Franklin from 1981 to 1983. She then became an Assistant U.S. Attorney for 10 years, handling civil and criminal cases. When Judge Franklin died, Judge Robinson was appointed to fill his vacancy on the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Kansas, where she served for eight years. In 2001, President George W. Bush appointed Judge Robinson to the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas. She now sits on the federal bench in Topeka. Judge Robinson is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and received the Distinguished Public Service Award from Baker University.  Judge Robinson is Chair of the Court Administration and Case Management Committee of the Judicial Conference of the United States.

Staff
Courtroom Deputy
Bonnie Wiest
785-338-5340


Court Reporter
Sherry Harris
785-338-5340


Law Clerks
Amy Seymour
785-338-5340

Erin Vaughn
785-338-5340

Gloria Clement
785-338-5340

Lauren Lowry
785-338-5340

Courtroom Technology
Electronic evidence system including: a document camera, DVD/VCR combo, laptop video input from attorney tables and lectern; annotation capabilities from the Lectern and Witness stand; audio input available for laptop and other sources from the lectern and attorney tables; multi-channel IR headsets that facilitate assisted listening and interpreters of foreign languages; one 42” monitor and a large projection screen for the jury and 19” monitors at each counsel table for evidence viewing.
MDL Cases

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