Attorney Emmett Robinson litigates appeals and high-stakes trial-court motions. Emmett has represented civil clients across the country in private securities actions, actions for breach of contract, consumer class actions, tort actions, qui tam actions, and a wide range of other matters. He also represents criminal defendants seeking to overturn their convictions or reduce their sentences on direct appeal or via habeas corpus, petition for post-conviction relief, or other collateral attack.
After graduating first in his class from Cedarville University, Emmett completed his first year of law school at the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, where he ranked first in his class of 241 law students. He completed his J.D. study at Harvard Law School, from which he graduated cum laude. At Harvard, Emmett served as an executive editor of the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy.
While in law school, Emmett worked for the U.S. House of Representatives Office of the Legislative Counsel—the Office tasked with drafting legislation for members of Congress. After law school, he served as a law clerk to Judge Sara Lioi of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio and to Justice Stephen Markman of the Michigan Supreme Court.
Following his work as a law clerk, Emmett practiced for more than five years with the Jones Day law firm, where he gained a reputation as a stand-out legal writer and analyst, briefing cases before the U.S. and Ohio Supreme Courts and before federal trial and appellate courts across the country. While at Jones Day, Emmett’s clients prevailed in over 75% of the cases in which he was lead brief writer.
Emmett has served on the Magistrate Judge Merit Selection Panel for the Northern District of Ohio and serves on the Attorney Advisory Panel for the Northern District of Ohio. He is also a member of the Criminal Justice Act appointed-counsel panels for the Third, Sixth, Seventh, and Eleventh U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals.
Emmett is board secretary for the City Mission, the largest non-government-funded homeless shelter in Northeast Ohio. He is also a former Jeopardy! champion.
Learn more at robinsonlegal.org.