Sandra H. Robinson

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Washington, DC

The Cochran Firm
1666 K St NW, Suite 1150
Washington, DC 20006
Phone: 202-682-5800
Fax: 202-682-5800
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1985
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (80%), Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (10%), Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

A personal injury can turn someone's life upside down, as Sandra H. Robinson, a Partner at The Cochran Firm, has seen time and again. For more than 25 years, she has been helping clients in Washington, D.C., and Maryland, to recover compensation for the damages they suffered as a result of negligent acts such as birth injuries, medical malpractice, delayed diagnosis, and wrongful death.

Over the course of her career, Ms. Robinson has obtained multimillion-dollar awards on behalf of those she represents; in one year alone, juries awarded her clients over $20 million in compensation for cases of medical negligence. For these and other accomplishments, Ms. Robinson holds honors such as the highest rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell; she was selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America; the Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, DC, (TLA-DC) named her Trial Lawyer of the Year, and its Women's Caucus awarded her with the Sandra H. Robinson Women's Caucus Award.  The National Bar Association granted her its Presidential Award. For her work mentoring women lawyers, she received the American Association for Justice Women Trial Lawyers Caucus' Marie Lambert Award.

These honors are a reflection of the outstanding advocacy Ms. Robinson provides every day for people who have suffered due to a medical error or other injurious event. She knows how to establish a standard of care and demonstrate that a professional or a facility deviated from that standard, resulting in just compensation for the injuries suffered by those she represents.

Ms. Robinson earned a Bachelor of Science in psychology from Oberlin College. She then received a Juris Doctor from The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law in 1982.

Sharing her knowledge and experience with others, Ms. Robinson has mentored students and coached moot court teams. Making history as the first African-American president of the Public Justice Foundation, she continues to be active with that organiztion.  She is a past president of TLA-DC; the DC Women's Bar Association Foundation; and the Civil Justice Foundation.  She has served on the Board of Governors of the American Association for Justice.

*AV®, BV®, AV Preeminent® and BV Distinguished® are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer-review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general practice standards.

Practice Areas
  • 80%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
  • 10%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 10%Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Informed Consent, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Medical Devices, Products Liability


15 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2021

Articles about Sandra H. Robinson appearing in Super Lawyers

About Sandra H. Robinson

Admitted: 1985, Maryland

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Pro bono/Community Service

  • Past President, Women's Bar Association Foundation
  • Past President, Civil Justice Foundation
  • Past President, Public Justice Foundation


  • Honored, Marie Lambert Award, American Association for Justice Women Trial Lawyers Caucus, 2007
  • Honored, Star of the Bar, Women's Bar Association of the District of Columbia, 2003
  • Honored, Charlotte E. Ray Award, Greater Washington Area Chapter, Women's Division, National Bar Association
  • Listed in Super Lawyers, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • Inducted, Washington Bar Association Hall of Fame, 2016
  • Honored, Pursuit of Justice Award, Tort and Insurance Practice Section of the American Bar Association
  • Recipient, Alumni Achievement Award, Catholic University of America Alumni Association, 2010
  • Honored, Ollie May Cooper Award, Washington Bar Association, 2014
  • Honored, Alumna of the Year, Black Law Students Association of the Catholic University Columbus School of Law
  • Honored, TLA-DC Sandra H. Robinson Women's Caucus Award, 2015
  • Honored, Trial Lawyer of the Year, Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C., 2000
  • Listed in, Best Lawyers in America, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • Honored, Presidential Award, National Bar Association
  • Honored, Distinguished Black Woman, by Black Women in Sisterhood for Action
  • Honored, AAJ Minority Caucus Stalwart Award, 2015

Educational Background

  • Oberlin College, B.A.

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Past President, Trial Lawyers Association, D.C.
  • Maryland, 1983
  • Faculty, National Institute for Trial Advocacy
  • Past Member, Board of Governors, American Association for Justice
  • District of Columbia, 1985
  • Master, Charlotte E. Ray American Inn of Court
  • Co-chair, National Bar Association's Trial Advocacy Section
  • Program Coordinator, National Association of Black Women Attorneys
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Office Location for Sandra H. Robinson

1666 K St NW
Suite 1150
Washington, DC 20006

Phone: 202-682-5800

Fax: 202-682-5800

Last Updated: 6/4/2021

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