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Superior Court Judges for District 18
Special Superior Court Judge A. Robinson Hassell Special Superior Court Judge
A. Robinson Hassell

Special Judge, North Carolina Superior Court, Eighteenth Judicial District, Appointed 2009.


A. Robinson (Robby) Hassell grew up in Greensboro as the oldest of four children of Dr. and Mrs. Charles M. Hassell. Judge Hassell is married to Eloise McCain Hassell, an attorney, mediator, and award-winning Senior Lecturer at UNCG's Bryan School of Business and Economics. They are the proud parents of Molly and Bayly.


Judge Hassell attended the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, where he was a Dean's List student and received a B.A. in Political Science and Economics in 1983; he subsequently graduated from the UNC - Chapel Hill School of Law with a J.D. in 1986.

Practice of Law:

Judge Hassell previously served as both an assistant public defender and as a private practitioner handling family law and civil litigation Upon an initial appointment in the mid-1990's by Gov. Jim Hunt, Judge Hassell served for more than ten years as a district court judge for the Eighteenth Judicial District of North Carolina. In March 2009, he was appointed by Gov. Beverly Perdue to a Special Superior Court judgeship, which subjects him to assignment and commission by the Chief Justice to preside in sessions of criminal and civil superior court throughout the state.

Legal Activities and Community Affairs:

Member, American, North Carolina and Greensboro Bar Associations, and various sections. Goal Area Council Member, United Way. Board of Directors, Adult Center for Enrichment. Board of Trustees, Greensboro Historical Museum. Board of Directors, Greensboro Symphony Orchestra. Board of Directors, Gate City Rotary Club. Eagle Board of Review, Boy Scouts, Old N. St. Council. Future Fund Member, Comm. Foundation of Greater Greensboro. City of Greensboro Bicentennial Commission/Greenway Steering Committee. Mayor's Task Force on Cultural Diversity in the Arts. Greensboro Jaycees.
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