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Robinson's Path to Attorney Began at PCC

Darrell RobinsonBorn in Wilmington, Darrell Robinson is an attorney specializing in criminal, civil and personal injury litigation in the Washington, D.C., area. The first member of his family to attend college, he began his law education at Pitt Community College and spent a year-and-a-half at the school taking Criminal Justice courses.

During a college fair, a Barton College representative recognized Robinson’s academic ability and suggested he transfer to the school in nearby Wilson on an academic scholarship. Robinson would go on to graduate magna cum laude with a degree in Criminal Justice before earning a Juris Doctorate from North Carolina Central University.

Upon completing his studies at NCCU, Robinson landed a clerkship with the Maryland Public Defenders Office in Upper Marlboro, MD. While clerking for a judge there, he passed the Maryland bar and took a position as an assistant public defender.

Robinson made a name for himself by taking on thousands of cases and losing very few in two years as an assistant public defender. He eventually opened his own law firm in December 2007 and has acquired many new clients, representing each of them with the same zeal he displayed while working with the Public Defenders Office.

PCC recognized Robinson as an Outstanding Alumnus in November 2008. Upon receiving the recognition, Robinson gave the college and, in particular, Paralegal Department Chair Lora Clark much of the credit for his academic and career success.