Robinson is New Circuit Court Judge

Gov. Bill Haslam today chose Nashville family law attorney Phillip Robinson, 61, to fill an opening on the Davidson County Circuit Court. Robinson graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Law and has practiced in Nashville for 36 years. The selection is Haslam’s first Nashville judicial appointment. An opening on the court was created when former Circuit Judge Barbara Haynes retired last year. Voters will fill the post on a more permanent basis in the August general election. Robinson continues a family legacy on the bench and in local politics. His late father, former state Rep. Charles R. “Robb” Robinson, represented the Madison area in the Tennessee General Assembly from 1970 to 2000, and his uncle, Garner Robinson, served a term as sheriff. Robinson’s cousin, Muriel Robinson, is a former domestic judge on the Davidson County Circuit Court. Another cousin, Gale B. Robinson, is a Davidson County General Sessions judge. The Tennessean has more.