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Robinson & McElwee Celebrates 30th Anniversary and Honors the Memory of a Founding Member with the Establishment of Two WVU LAW Scholarships

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September 25, 2013

In honor of the Robinson & McElwee’s 30th anniversary, the firm has established a scholarship award program with the West Virginia University College of Law. The firm has also created the E. Glenn Robinson Memorial Scholarship in memory of a founding member of the firm, E. Glenn Robinson.

The Robinson & McElwee Scholarship will benefit first- and second-year law students, while the E. Glenn Robinson Scholarship will be granted to third-year law students.

“Robinson & McElwee is pleased to celebrate our 30-year anniversary with the establishment of this new scholarship program, but we were saddened by the loss of our founding partner, Glenn Robinson, earlier this year,” said Kent J. George, managing member of Robinson & McElwee. “This gift ensures that Glenn’s legacy and commitment to excellence in the legal profession will live on in future generations of lawyers. It is a fitting tribute to a distinguished attorney.”

Joyce McConnell, dean of the College of Law, noted that the establishment of these scholarships, as well as the firm’s two consecutive decades of support, speaks to Robinson & McElwee’s long-term investment in the education of young legal professionals. “Robinson and McElwee continues to be an invaluable partner in legal education and the law school community is deeply grateful for their dedication and support,” McConnell said. “It’s exciting when we can have such a successful collaboration with a law firm.”

The Robinson & McElwee gift to the WVU College of Law is part of A State of Minds: The Campaign for West Virginia’s University, a $750 million fundraising effort The WVU Foundation is conducting on behalf of the University.

About E. Glenn Robinson

E. Glenn Robinson founded the firm in 1983 with seven partners and 12 associates in Charleston. Since its inception, the firm has grown to 47 attorneys, including 26 members. Over the course of his career, Robinson served as president of the Kanawha County Bar Association (1967), president of the West Virginia State Bar (1972) and president of the West Virginia Bar Association (1982). He was an emeritus member of the Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference, a fellow emeritus of the American College of Trial Lawyers, and a life fellow of the American Bar Foundation.