Jeannette Robertson seeks judgeship
Jeannette A. Robertson, a local Jonesboro attorney, announced Thursday her candidacy for Circuit Court Judge, District 2, Division 10, a position currently held by Judge Larry Boling, who has announced his retirement. All judicial elections are nonpartisan and the election will be held during the primary that is scheduled May 20.
Mrs. Robertson graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville with High Honors and went on to receive her Juris Doctorate in Law from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, graduating third in her class with honors. During law school, Mrs. Robertson served as Articles Editor of the University of Arkansas Little Rock Law Review where she honed her skills of research, writing and interpretation of legal precedent while publishing papers on Federal Criminal Procedure, Constitutional Law, State Criminal Procedure and Real Property law.
While always residing in Jonesboro during her practice, Mrs. Robertson has provided legal services for the last 30 years in both state and federal courts throughout Arkansas and seven other states.
"I have had the privilege to counsel and represent individuals and small businesses in a wide variety of legal issues in many different state and federal courts. My practice has covered law in the areas of agriculture, business formation and litigation, child custody, criminal law, divorce, financial and debt counseling, guardianship and estate planning, personal injury, wrongful death, product liability, probate law, tax law, workers compensation and social security disability. I have also represented clients during the appeal process in front of both the Arkansas Court of Appeals and the Arkansas Supreme Court," Mrs. Robertson said.
She has served as a part-time Special District Court Judge and District Court Magistrate for the last eight years, adjudicating both criminal and civil cases, while maintaining a full time law practice. Members of the community may also recognize Mrs. Robertson's name as she served for eight years as a Craighead County Election Commissioner. Mrs. Robertson also serves as both a state and national judge in Washington, D.C., for the nationally recognized Constitutional law competition, "We the People".
Mrs. Robertson has been married to husband, Wayde Robertson, for 33 years and after attending college together, made their home in Jonesboro while raising their two sons. She has served her community, church and state through many charitable and civic organizations and has been recognized multiple times for her significant pro bono legal work for the under privileged and the elderly. Mrs. Robertson views her run for the Circuit Court as a continuation of her personal goal to work in service to her community.
"After nearly winning the Arkansas Court of Appeals position in a close runoff in November of 2012, I received much encouragement from the local community to run for this Circuit Court position. I have a broad depth of legal wisdom and experience that I pledge to use in enforcing the laws and Constitution of our state in a firm but fair manner on behalf of all citizens who enter the courtroom," she said.
For more information on Mrs. Robertson and her campaign, visit www.jeannetterobertson.com.