HONESDALE - Pat Robinson of Tyler Hill became the District Attorney of Wayne County on December 29, 2017. He filled the vacancy created when Janine Edwards was sworn in as President Judge of the Wayne County Court of Common Pleas. As the First Assistant District Attorney, Robinson automatically filled the vacancy pursuant to a law enacted by the Legislature in 2001. Robinson will serve as District Attorney until January 6, 2020.

Pat Robinson was born and raised in Semmes, Alabama. He is an Honorably Discharged Veteran of the United States Air Force, he received his Undergraduate Degree from the University of New Mexico, his Law Degree from the University of Alabama and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Auburn University.

Robinson has been an Assistant District Attorney in Wayne County for 24 years. He has served as the First Assistant District Attorney in Wayne County for the past 21 years under former District Attorneys Mark R Zimmer, Michael P. Lehutsky, and Janine Edwards.

Robinson stated “I greatly appreciate the loyalty to me and confidence in me exhibited by Janine Edwards. I will work with the local Law Enforcement Community and the Pennsylvania State Police to enforce the law, firmly and fairly. I believe in the Rule of Law and will enforce the criminal laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to the very best of my ability regardless of the consequences.”