Jeffrey W. Robinson

Jeffrey is a shareholder who has been with the firm since 2015. He maintains an active civil litigation practice. He serves national and Alaska-based clients in a variety of civil administrative and judicial proceedings, including, by way of example: defense of antitrust and consumer protection act challenges; professional licensing matters; First Amendment issues, and complex commercial litigation. In his commercial and real estate practice, Jeffrey has represented clients in matters including construction, property, contract, commercial tort, and other business disputes.  Jeffrey is an accomplished trial lawyer.  He has secured favorable jury verdicts for clients in commercial contract and wrongful death actions.  Jeffrey frequently represents clients in government procurement matters involving bid protests, contract claims, and related procurement disputes.

Additionally, Jeffrey regularly represents clients under federal or state investigation as well as individual and corporate clients charged with a variety of crimes, particularly regulatory and environmental offenses, white collar crimes, and other serious federal and state cases.  He serves as President of the Alaska Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.  

Prior to moving to Alaska, Jeffrey represented clients in civil litigation matters and criminal defense cases in Rhode Island. While in Alaska, prior to joining Ashburn & Mason, Jeffrey worked as an Assistant Public Defender, where he tried approximately forty jury trials and achieved numerous acquittals in complex felony criminal cases. Jeffrey served as a supervisor in the Anchorage Public Defender Office’s felony trial unit, where he trained both felony and misdemeanor lawyers in trial skills. Jeffrey was a frequent lecturer at Agency-wide New Lawyers Training.

In law school, Jeffrey worked with refugees in Notre Dame’s Asylum Law Clinic, served as the President of the Environmental Law Society, and worked as a Teaching Assistant for an Undergraduate Political Science course. In Anchorage, Jeffrey has volunteered with the Alaska High School Mock Trial Competition and as a soccer coach for the Boys & Girls Club of Alaska.  Outside of the office, Jeffrey enjoys all outdoor activities, particularly when accompanied by his wife, Hanley, and his daughters, Bridget and Maggie. He is an avid telemark skier, runner, and a passionate fan of the Boston Red Sox.

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  • J.D., University of Notre Dame Law School (2006)
  • B.A., Boston College, Sociology (2000)


  • Rhode Island (2007)
  • Alaska (2008)
  • Federal District Court of Alaska (2015)
  • United States Supreme Court (2016)