Robin B. Wagner is an Attorney at Pitt McGehee Palmer and Rivers
Robin is a passionate advocate deeply committed to helping her clients obtain justice. She is a straight shooter who works on a wide variety of employment discrimination and civil rights cases. Robin has a particular passion for fighting housing discrimination and serves as a cooperating attorney for the Fair Housing Centers of Metro Detroit and Southeast and Mid-Michigan.
Before joining the firm, Robin served as a law clerk for the Hon. Judith E. Levy of the Eastern District of Michigan. Prior to clerking for Judge Levy, Robin clerked for the Hon. Michael H. Dolinger, ret. Magistrate Judge, Southern District of New York. Robin participates actively in the legal community, currently serving as Secretary of the Civil Rights Law Section of the National Federal Bar Association and co-Chair of the Civil Rights.
A native of Baltimore and third-generation lawyer (mom, dad, grandmother and grandfather!), Robin graduated from DePaul University College of Law in 2014, summa cum laude and Order of the Coif, with a certificate in public interest law. Robin authored “Are Gay Rights Clearly Established? The Problem with the Qualified Immunity Doctrine,” 63 DePaul L. Rev. 869 (2014).
Robin’s undergraduate degree is in East Asian Studies from Princeton University, and she earned her Ph.D. in East Asian Languages and Civilizations from Harvard University. Robin is fluent in Mandarin and while she doesn’t have much opportunity to use her Chinese at the moment, during law school she volunteered as an interpreter for the Chinatown Legal Aid Clinic in Chicago and the National Immigrant Justice Center. For many years, she worked in higher education administration as an associate dean, dean and vice president at various institutions.
Robin and her wife Sharon live in Ann Arbor, where Sharon is Professor and Chair of Architecture Programs at the University of Michigan. They enjoy playing golf together and traveling the world. Their recent adventures include Berlin, Prague, southwest China and Greece.
Read the Detroit Legal News profile of Robin here