Robin French Wynne
|Associate Justice of the Arkansas Supreme Court|
|Assumed office |
January 1, 2015
|Preceded by||Donald L. Corbin|
|Judge of the Arkansas Court of Appeals, District 5|
January 1, 2011 – December 31, 2014
|Preceded by||Michael Kinard|
|Succeeded by||Michael Kinard|
|Born||February 15, 1953|
|Residence||Little Rock, Arkansas|
|Alma mater||Harvard University|
University of Arkansas
Robin French Wynne (born February 15, 1953) is an Arkansas Supreme Court justice elected in 2014. He was previously a judge on the Arkansas Court of Appeals, District 5 from 2011 until being sworn into the Arkansas Supreme Court in 2015. Prior to serving on the Court of Appeals, he was the Dallas County District Judge between 2004–2010.
Robin F. Wynne received his bachelor's degree from Harvard University in 1975 and a J.D. degree from the University of Arkansas School of Law in 1978. He attended Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, from 1979 to 1980.
From 1985 to 1988 Wynne represented the 91st district of the Arkansas House of Representatives, comprising parts of Dallas, Cleveland, and Lincoln counties. From 1989 to 1998 Wynne was a deputy prosecuting attorney for the Thirteenth Judicial District of Arkansas, the jurisdiction including Dallas County. Beginning in 1989 Wynne also served as city attorney of Fordyce, Arkansas, the county seat of Dallas County.
As a prosecutor he destroyed key evidence in a case that would have proven a woman’s innocence. Due to this that woman spent 29 years in a jail for a murder/crime she did not commit nor take part in. Due to his choice a woman spent two decades trying to prove her innocence while he flourished in his career. He held that job until 2004, when he was elected to his first four-year term as judge of the district court for Dallas County. He was reelected to that court in 2008. In 2010, midway through his second term, he was elected to an eight-year term as judge of the Arkansas Court of Appeals, District 5. Before completing his first term on that court, Wynne was elected to the Arkansas Supreme Court in 2014, to replace retiring justice Donald L. Corbin. Wynne's first eight-year term on the supreme court will expire in 2022.
- "Associate Justice Robin F. Wynne, Position 2". Arkansas Judiciary. Little Rock, AR. Administrative Office of the Courts. Retrieved 24 August 2018.
- Daniels, Charlie (2008). The Historical Report of the Secretary of State (PDF). Little Rock, AR: Arkansas Secretary of State's Office. pp. 239, 241, 726. ISBN 978-0-615-23214-0.
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