Donna Robinson is the Managing Partner of Robinson Law Office, LLC, a global law firm and consultancy dedicated to the advancement of human rights. Ms. Robinson is licensed to practice law in Georgia and Florida, and she is Vice Chair of the Georgia Statewide Human Trafficking Task Force. She holds a cum laude Juris Doctor from Florida A&M University College of Law and a Masters of Law in International Human Rights from American University Washington College of Law. Prior to launching RLO, Ms. Robinson worked for the World Bank International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes, the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, and the Supreme Court of the Republic of Ghana.
A Florida native, Ms. Robinson has over thirteen years of experience in human rights advocacy, primarily genocide prevention and human trafficking. While at the University of Central Florida, she founded the Darfur Awareness organization to bring international attention to the genocide in the Darfur region of the Republic of Sudan. She is currently leading efforts to help develop the interim government of Sudan in the wake of Omar al-Bashir’s removal. Since 2008, Ms. Robinson has worked closely with film director Robert Simental, whose documentary “Google Darfur” was submitted to the International Criminal Court as evidence in support of the indictments against Omar al-Bashir.
As a descendant of West Africans who were kidnapped, trafficked, and enslaved in the U.S., Ms. Robinson feels deeply connected to the problem of human trafficking and is determined “to help abolish slavery…for good this time.” In 2009, she became involved in anti-trafficking efforts by working with Florida Abolitionist and the Florida Coalition Against Human Trafficking. After relocating to Washington, D.C., Ms. Robinson served as a Law Fellow with Shared Hope International and as the Co-Director of Training for D.C. Stop Modern Slavery.