Robinson promoted to chief deputy DA

Published 9:25 am Friday, October 12, 2012

New position: New chief deputy district attorney C.J. Robinson, center, is shown with Circuit Judge John Bush, left, and District Attorney Randall V. Houston.

Randall Houston, district attorney for the l9th Judicial Circuit, which includes Elmore, Autauga and Chilton counties, has promoted C.J. Robinson from deputy district attorney to chief deputy district attorney for the 19th Judicial Circuit.

Robinson is from Clanton and has served as the deputy district attorney of Elmore County for the past eight months.

He served as the deputy district attorney of Chilton County for 15 months and as an assistant district attorney in the 19th Circuit for three years.

Robinson is active in the community, serving as the vice chairman of the Chilton County Republican Party, a member of the State of Alabama Executive Committee for the Republican Party, a member of the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Executive Committee and an active member of First Baptist Church of Clanton, where he serves as a deacon and choir member.

Robinson is a 2001 graduate of Chilton County High School where he was a four-sport athlete, valedictorian, class president and the recipient of the 2001 Bryant Jordan Scholar Athlete Award.

In 2003, Robinson completed his undergraduate degree from the University of Montevallo at the age of I9.

While obtaining his Bachelor of Science degree in political science with minors in history and pre-law, he was inducted into five different honor societies, graduated with highest honors and was the recipient of the 2003 Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award.

After receiving his undergraduate degree, Robinson attended Mississippi College School of Law, where he served as the president of the Christian Legal Society, the religion columnist for The Legal Eye, an extern in the Office of Capital Defense, and received the 2006 American Jurisprudence Award for Trial Advocacy.

He graduated in May 2006 and was admitted as an attorney to the Alabama Bar in October 2006.

Robinson worked in the areas of general practice and corporate law before coming to the district attorney’s office in January 2008.

In 2011, the Office of the District Attorney handled more than 60,000 cases.

“I am certain C.J. will continue to offer exceptional representation for the people of the 19th Circuit, while also providing a voice for victims of crime through his experience and empathy,” Houston said.