Governor Appoints Robinson to Richland County Judgeship
A week from today, Brent N. Robinson will take the Richland County Common Pleas Court bench after his appointment Friday by the governor. He will replace Judge James D. Henson, who will retire February 7.
Robinson must win in November’s general election to retain the seat for the remainder of the unexpired term, which ends January 1, 2017. Since 2006, he has served as first assistant prosecuting attorney in the Richland County Prosecutor’s Office.
Robinson received his bachelor’s degree from Otterbein College and his law degree from Capital University Law School. He was admitted to the practice of law in Ohio on November 14, 1994.
Robinson previously served as chief criminal assistant prosecuting attorney in the prosecutor’s office, criminal assistant prosecuting attorney in the common pleas court, and as juvenile assistant prosecuting attorney in the county juvenile court.
His trial experience includes the prosecution of 63 felony jury trials, an overall jury trial conviction rate of 95 percent, a 100 percent jury trial conviction rate in murder cases, and 19 years of jury trial and litigation experience. He received the 2010 MADD appreciation award and was given an award of appreciation by the U.S. Marshals Service Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force for his legal advice and support of the mission to remove Richland County violent fugitives from 2009-2013.