Russell Robinson Honored for Career of Service and Professionalism



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Jan. 25, 2018

Russell M. Robinson II, a founding partner of Robinson Bradshaw, is a 2017 recipient of the North Carolina Chief Justice’s Professionalism Award. The award honors members of the legal community who have served model careers committed to "genuine professionalism and the highest standards of legal ethics."

North Carolina Chief Justice Mark D. Martin presented the award to Robinson on Jan. 24 at the annual joint dinner between the North Carolina State Bar and the North Carolina Bar Association.

Robinson concentrated his practice in the areas of corporate and commercial law, securities, and charitable foundations and other nonprofit organizations. He authored "Robinson on North Carolina Corporation Law," a publication considered the premier treatise on the topic and now in its seventh edition, maintained by the firm.

Robinson has been recognized by Best Lawyers for the past 25 years, by Chambers USA for the past 15 years and by Super Lawyers for the past 12 years, and he is a member of Business North Carolina's Legal Elite Hall of Fame. Robinson has also received the Mecklenburg Bar Foundation’s Ayscue Professionalism Award and the NCBA’s Judge John J. Parker Award.

Robinson and his wife, Sally Dalton Robinson, are longtime philanthropists and community volunteers, making an impact in countless organizations in Charlotte and across the state. Among other service, Robinson has chaired The Duke Endowment board of trustees, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte board of trustees and the UNC Charlotte Foundation board of directors. He also served as director of Legal Services of Southern Piedmont for six years and was president of the Mecklenburg County Bar.

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