Marietta S. Robinson

Marietta S. Robinson
Professorial Lecturer in Law
The George Washington University Law School
2000 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20052

The Honorable Marietta S. Robinson was nominated by President Obama and confirmed by the U.S. Senate to serve as Commissioner of the Consumer Product Safety Commission from July 2013 to June 2018. She presently serves as a 2019 Advanced Leadership Initiative Fellow at Harvard University and Distinguished Fellow for Consumer Protection at the American Constitution Society.

Previously, Ms. Robinson was a trial attorney in the Detroit area for 35 years, handling a wide variety of complex litigation as a partner at two major law firms and her own law firm. She is a Fellow of the International Society of Barristers and was its first female presidentIn 2011, Ms. Robinson served as independent legal counsel to the Chair of the United Nations Peacebuilding Commission in Liberia. MsRobinson served from 1989 to 1997 as a federally-appointed trustee of the Dalkon Shield Trust, which disbursed more than $2.4 billion to more than 300,000 claimants. She was appointed in 2009 by U.S. Senators Carl Levin and Deborah Stabenow to their Advisory Committee to assist in the selection of the U.S. Attorney, U.S. Marshall and U.S. District Court judges for the Eastern District of Michigan. Ms. Robinson has taught as an adjunct professor at Duke University School of Law, Wayne State University Law School and University of Detroit School of Law. She was the 2000 Democratic nominee for the Michigan Supreme Court. Ms. Robinson has been a speaker in the Distinguished Speaker Series, World Bank Executive Committee and has served on a number of prestigious boards and committees.


BA, University of Michigan-Flint; JD, UCLA School of Law