Senior Judge Julie A. Robinson

Kansas City, KS
Honorable Julie A. Robinson
Senior Judge
United States District Court
500 State Avenue, Suite 511
Kansas City, KS 66101


Years of Service: 2001-Present

A fourth generation Kansan, Judge Julie Robinson is the first African American appointed a U.S. District Judge for the District of Kansas. Judge Robinson received her undergraduate and juris doctorate 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. In 1994, Judge Robinson was appointed a U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the District of Kansas, where she served until she was appointed a U.S. District Judge in 2001.  Judge Robinson has served the federal judiciary in a variety of capacities including chair of the Court Administration and Case Management Committee of the United States Judicial Conference, Chair of the District Court Judges Benchbook Committee, a member of the Workplace Conduct Committee, a Commissioner of the United States Supreme Court Fellows program, and a member of the Strategic Planning committee.  She was elected to the American Law Institute, has served on the Board of Trustees of the American Inns of Court Foundation and chairs the Board of Healing House of Kansas City.  Judge Robinson has been honored to receive the Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Kansas School of Law, the Distinguished Service and Courageous Judge awards from the Kansas Bar Association, the Wiley Branton Award from the National Bar Association, the Distinguished Public Service Award from Baker University, and was elected to the University of Kansas Women’s Hall of Fame.

U.S. Federal Court District of Kansas


U.S. Federal Court District of Kansas