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Robert Franklin Brooks, Sr.

Robert Franklin Brooks, Sr., American lawyer. Bar: Virginia 1964, New York 1985, United States District Court (eastern and western districts) Virginia 1964, United States Court Appeals (4th circuit) 1965, United States Court Appeals (5th circuit) 1972, (2d circuit) 1979, (11th circuit) 1981, District of Columbia 1977, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1979.

Background

  • Sr., Robert Franklin Brooks, was born on July 13, 1939 in Richmond, Virginia, United States. Son of Robert Noel Brooks and Annie Mae (Edwards) Miles.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, University Richmond, 1961. Master of Humanities, University Richmond, 1993. Juris Doctor, 1964.

    Career

    • Associate Hunton & Williams, Richmond, 1964-1971, partner, since 1971. Chairman section II 3d District Committee, 1983. Member rules evidence committee Supreme Court Virginia, 1984-1985.

      Member Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Virginia 1964, New York 1985, United States District Court (eastern and western districts) Virginia 1964, United States Court Appeals (4th circuit) 1965, United States Court Appeals (5th circuit) 1972, (2d circuit) 1979, (11th circuit) 1981, District of Columbia 1977, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1979.

    Membership

    Trustee University Richmond, chairman executive committee, 1998-1999, 99—. Fellow American Bar Association, American College Trial Lawyers (committee attorney-client relationships 1983-1991, chairman Virginia state committee 1993-1994), American Bar Foundation, Virginia Law Foundation. Member New York Bar Association, District of Columbia Bar Association, Virginia State Bar (council since 1986, board governors litigation section 1984-1990, secretary 1985-1986, chairman 1986-1987, committee lawyer finance responsibility 1986-1989, nominating committee 1990, special committee election methods 1989, chairman bench-bar relations committee 1987-1988, faculty professionalism course 1988-1990, governance committee 1990-1991), Richmond Bar Association (chairman judiciary committee 1985-1987, chairman committee on unprofl. conduct 1979-1980, committee on improvement of administration of justice 1981-1984), Virginia Bar Association (professional responsibility committee 1981-1984).

    Connections

    • Married Patricia Wilson, May 6, 1972. Children: Robert Franklin Junior, Thomas Noel, Courtenay M. Brooks Rainey.
    • father: Robert Noel Brooks Miles
    • mother: Annie Mae (Edwards) Miles
    • spouse: Patricia Wilson
    • children: Robert Franklin Junior Sr.
    • Thomas Noel Sr.
    • Courtenay M. Brooks Rainey Sr.
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