Robbin Shipp is a graduate of Shaw University, Raleigh, N.C., 1985 BA, Georgia College and State University, Milledgeville, GA, 1993 MPA and The Walter F. George College of Law, Mercer University, 1996 JD. She was admitted to practice law in 1996 and currently manages her own legal practice, Shipp Firm, LLC, where she specializes in major felony criminal defense and personal and catastrophic injury law. Recently appointed to the Fulton County Magistrate bench, Robbin is also a Registered Neutral through the Georgia office of Dispute Resolution (GODR). Ms. Shipp currently serves as a Fulton County Magistrate Court Judge.
Robbin was formerly a State Representative in the Georgia General Assembly representing House District 58 and the immediate past Democratic Nominee for Labor Commissioner for the State of Georgia, 2014. While in the Georgia General Assembly, Robbin served on the Judiciary, Labor and Industrial Relations and State Planning and Community Affairs Committee.
In 2014, Robbin along with her co-author, Nick Chiles, published through Agate Publishing, the NAACP Image Award Nominated Justice While Black, Helping the African American Family Navigate and Survive the Criminal Justice System. As a partial anthology and constitutional law primer, the book provides practical advice and step-by-step guidance for individuals and families whose lives are increasingly interfacing with the criminal justice system. Robbin anticipates the launch of a mobile app companion to the book and is in development of a tween version.
Robbin is a member of Ben Hill United Methodist Church located in South Fulton County and a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated and is a recipient of the Sorority’s Torch Award. Robbin has served as an Associate General Counsel for the Grady Health System, taught Graduate School courses as an adjunct faculty member for St. Francis University, and lectured for continuing education courses to her legal colleagues in the area of Health Care Law.
Additionally, Robbin presently holds membership in the Georgia Bar, Gate City Bar, and the Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys (GABWA) where she was a 2016 Living Legend Awardee. Robbin is a past member of the State Bar of Georgia Investigative Panel and served on the State Bar’s Diversity Sub-committee.
Robbin has appeared on the Roland Martin and Joe Madison shows and is a frequent lecturer at Colleges and Universities on the topic of our Criminal Justice System and its inequitable treatment of communities of color and poverty and has moderated discussions along the same topic.
Robbin is qualified to mediate civil disputes and to provide judicial settlement conferences.