May 01, 2017

Defining Moments: Life Lessons from William T. Robinson III

Melanie Bragg

Our dearly departed former ABA president and good friend to many of us, William T. Robinson III, gave me one of the best interviews for Defining Moments: Insights into the Lawyer’s Soul. From the moment I met him, I was taken aback by his easygoing personality and his kindness. He was just a happy man. During a recent ABA meeting, I stood near a balcony and saw Bill enter the room below from the far end. He walked with a brisk pace, a big smile on his face, and his eager eyes scanned the room. He greeted those he knew, and I am sure he greeted those he did not. His countenance was perceivable from that far away. Of course, I tried to hang over the ledge and call out to him. He waved back up at me as if he wanted to jump up and fly to greet me. His enthusiasm was contagious.


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