Pillar of the Memphis Legal Community, Judge Kay Spalding Robilio, Set to Retire at the End of This Month

Judge Kay Spalding Robilio was elected to the Thirtieth Circuit Court bench in 1990 and became the first woman in Shelby County elected to state court to serve a full term. Before her election to the bench in 1990, Judge Robilio served Shelby County as a law clerk, city prosecutor, and city court judge. Throughout her tenure, Judge Robilio consistently demonstrated her commitment to the legal community and to Shelby County residents as well. She would often allow interns of all ages to observe court room proceedings and made herself available to students and young attorneys alike for any questions they might have about the law. Judge Robilio also participated in a TV show, “Question of Law,” to help educate the public on common legal issues. Her willingness to share her knowledge and time are appreciated and valued by the Memphis community as a whole. Judge Robilio was committed to protecting the interests of all who stepped into her courtroom, and cared deeply about the citizens of Memphis. Her dedication to professionalism and leadership sets a strong example for the legal community to follow, and one they will not soon forget. We are thankful for Judge Robilio’s service to Shelby County and wish her the very best upon her retirement.

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