Wm. T. (Bill) Robinson III
IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT,
AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION
2012 – 2013
Wm. T. (Bill) Robinson III is Member-in-Charge, Northern Kentucky offices of Frost
Brown Todd LLC, a regional law firm with offices in Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, West Virginia and Indiana. Throughout his legal career of over 40 years, Robinson has been a volunteer leader in his profession and in his community.
A member since 1972, Bill has been active in the ABA for more than 25 years including as 135th ABA President (2011-12), ABA Treasurer (2005-08), 10 years ABA Board of Governors, over 25 years ABA House of Delegates and 9 years Kentucky State Delegate. His ABA service includes the Boards of the American Bar Foundation, ABA Retirement Funds, American Bar Endowment and the ABA Journal. Bill is a Life Member, Sixth Circuit Judicial Conference; Fellow, American Academy of Appellate Lawyers; Fellow, International Society of Barristers, Fellow, American Bar Foundation. Bill is a member of the American Law Institute, the International Association of Defense Counsel, the Product Liability Advisory Council and is a Commissioner on the Uniform Law Commission. Bill served as 50th President, Kentucky Bar Association (1985-86); President, Kentucky Bar Foundation (1988-89); Founding Chair, Kentucky IOLTA Fund; and President, National Caucus of State Bar Associations (1995-96).
His volunteer community service includes: Chair, Cincinnati/N. Ky. Int’l Airport Board; Chair, Kentucky Chamber of Commerce; Chair, Cincinnati USA Partnership; Founding Secretary-Treasurer, Tri-County Economic Development Corporation; plus volunteer board service in higher education, transportation, the arts and human services including Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra; Taft Museum of Art; United Way of Greater Cincinnati; the Red Cross and Redwood School and Rehabilitation Center.
Robinson is a graduate of Thomas More College (1967) and the University of Kentucky, College of Law (1971) where in 2004 he was inducted into the Alumni Hall of Fame.