Wm. T. (Bill) Robinson III may well be one of the busiest attorneys in the region. The Covington lawyer recently assumed his new duties as treasurer of the American Bar Association (ABA), overseeing the safekeeping of association funds and investments. He also serves as chairman of the Kenton County Airport Board, which acts as a board of directors to oversee operations at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport.

Mind you, this is all in addition to Robinson's duties as the Member in Charge of the Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati offices of the law firm Greenebaum Doll & McDonald PLLC.
Busy, busy. Robinson points to the ABA job as one of his biggest outside responsibilities - along with the airport board gig. "I'm serving a three-year term from 2005-2008 as treasurer of the American Bar Association, which has an annual budget of approximately $175 million with approximately 900 employees and 407,000 members.

"It's the largest professional organization in the world," he notes.

Amazing, then, that Robinson also runs the huge Greenebaum law firm. His CEO philosophy? "The primary purpose of a law firm is to maximize the success of its lawyers. Focus must always be on the client," he observes. "It's the law firm's responsibility to provide the resources and support to achieve the highest levels of client service and representation."

The business litigation attorney has consistently provided volunteer leadership in the community, as well. He is a past vice president for economic development of the Greater Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce and a past chair of the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce. He is immediate past chair of the Cincinnati USA Partnership, and a founding board member of the Tri-County Economic Development Corporation and CincyTech USA.

His roots in Kentucky are deep. He was the 50th president of the Kentucky Bar Association, chair of the visiting committee and adjunct professor at Northern Kentucky University's Salmon P. Chase College of Law and was chair of the visiting committee at the University of Kentucky College of Law, where he's in that school's Hall of Fame.

Robinson is an advisory trustee of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center and has served or currently serves on the boards of the United Way of Greater Cincinnati, Cincinnati Institute of Fine Arts, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, the Athenaeum of Ohio and Mount St. Joseph College.