The William Callyhan Robinson Society was created to honor those distinguished Columbus School of Law Alumni who graduated forty or more years ago. The Society is named for The Honorable William Callyhan Robinson, who was appointed the first dean of the Catholic University of America Law School.

Founded in 2013, the Society meets annually each fall to admit interested new members. A Convenor is selected from among the current and incoming members of the Society to lead the ceremony.

The Honorable William Callyhan Robinson was born in Norwich, Connecticut on July 26, 1834. After preparatory studies at Norwich Academy, Williston Seminary, and Wesleyan University, he entered Dartmouth College and graduated in 1854. He then entered the Theological Seminary of the Protestant Episcopal Church, and was ordained to the Episcopalian Ministry in 1857. He served as an Episcopalian Minister from 1857 to 1862. He was later received into the Catholic Church in 1863. He was lecturer at the Yale Law School from 1869 to 1872, and Professor of Common Law in the same institution from 1872 to 1896.

Robinson was a Judge of the New Haven City Court from 1869 to 1871 and later served as a Judge of Connecticut Court of Common Pleas until 1895, when he organized the Columbus School of Law.

He was considered an authority on Patent Law. His most celebrated works are “Life of Ebenezer Beriah Kelly,” “Notes on Elementary Law,” “Elementary Law,” “Clavis Rerum,” “Law of Patents” in three volumes, “Forensic Oratory,” and “Elements of American Jurisprudence.” He contributed to legal periodicals from 1867 to 1910 and was Editor of the Mirror of Justice in 1903.

For sixteen years he served as Dean of the Columbus School of law, delivering his last lecture on November 3, 1911.


The William Callyhan Robinson Society Members

Anthony P. Ambrosio, Esquire
Class of 1966  

Professor Michael P. Ambrosio
Class of 1966 

Ricardo Bravo, Jr., Esquire
Class of 1978

John F. Bielagus, Esquire
Class of 1969

The Honorable Phyllis C. Borzi
Class of 1978

Kenneth J. Bossong, Esquire
Class of 1977

James M. Breen, Esquire
Class of 1968

James F. Browne, Esquire
Class of 1967

Richard C. Browne, Esquire
Class of 1963

Felice Busto, Esquire
Class of 1980

Anthony Thomas Carroccio, Esquire
Class of 1970

William H. Carroll, Jr., Esquire
Class of 1968

Christopher B. Carveth, Esquire
Class of 1975

The Honorable  Martin Connor
Class of 1970

Donald Couvillon, Esquire
Class of 1965

Michael F. Curtin, Esquire
Class of 1965

Father Peter Daly
Class of 1980

William F. Delaney, Esquire
Class of 1965

Andrew  F. Dempsey, Esquire
Class of 1968

William D. Dolan, III, Esquire
Class of 1972

John P. Dominguez, Esquire
Class of 1977

Joseph F. Donohue, Esquire
Class of 1968

H. Patrick Donohue, Esquire
Class of 1977

The Honorable Stephanie Duncan-Peters
Class of 1974

Ann S. DuRoss, Esquire
Class of 1968

Christine Fallon, Esquire
Class of 1977

Donald W. Farley, Esquire
Class of 1969

Dena C. Feeney, Esquire
Class of 1963

Suellen M. Ferguson, Esquire
Class of 1977

Anthony G. Flynn, Esquire
Class of 1967

Sara A. Fornaciari, Esquire
Class of 1978

Donald A. Franck, Esquire
Class of 1967

Karl H. Fritz, Esquire
Class of 1977

Arthur N. Fuccillo, Esquire
Class of 1978

J. James Gallagher, Esquire
Class of 1968

Robert Garren, Esquire
Class of 1972

Michael Gentz, Esquire
Class of 1980

Mary Anne Gibbons, Esquire
Class of 1980

Robert J. Gillispie, Esquire
Class of 1968

Reid Godbolt, Esquire
Class of 1980

Maria Gorordo-Daly, Esquire
Class of 1977

Robert P. Grabowski, Esquire
Class of 1968

Kathi Grasso, Esquire
Class of 1980

Carmel J. Greco, Esquire
Class of 1970

Andrew "Robert" Greene, Esquire
Class of 1980

Henry J. Hanley, Esquire
Class of 1968

J. Michael Hannon, Esquire
Class of 1980

The Honorable John C. Holmes 
Class of 1964

Catherine A. Hughes, Esquire
Class of 1978

Frank B. Iacovangelo, Esquire
Class of 1965

William B. Ingersoll, Esquire
Class of 1968

The Honorable Conrad A. Johnson
Class of 1974

Jay Jupiter, Esquire
Class of 1980

Bert W. Kapinas, Esquire
Class of 1968

James J. Kennedy, Esquire
Class of 1967

Elizabeth Krumeich, Esquire
Class of 1980

Thomas E. Lane, Esquire
Class of 1967

David P. Langlois, Esquire
Class of 1970

Allie B. Latimer, Esquire
Class of 1958

Sidney G. Leech, Esquire
Class of 1968

The Honorable Joseph Leeson
Class of 1980

Sandra Liggett, Esquire
Class of 1980

Michael J. Madigan, Esquire
Class of 1968

Dorothy Mayer, Esquire
Class of 1980

Veryl Miles, Esquire
Class of 1980

Claire Marcus, Esquire
Class of 1941

William T. Marshall, Jr., Esquire
Class of 1970

Clarence E. Martin III, Esquire
Class of 1974

J. Patrick May, Esquire
Class of 1978

John J. McLaughlin, Esquire
Class of 1968

The Honorable Daniel P. Mecca
Class of 1967

J. Paul Molloy, Esquire
Class of 1965

Jane W. Molloy, Esquire
Class of 1965

John P. Moran, Esquire
Class of 1964

Alan Morrissey, Esquire
Class of 1980

James J. Naccarato, Esquire
Class of 1947

The Honorable William T. Newman, Jr.
Class of 1977

Gerald M. O’Donnell, Esquire
Class of 1965

Thomas F. O'Herron, Esquire
Class of 1964

The Honorable Jack Panella
Class of 1980

Bruce R. Parker, Esquire
Class of 1978

Thomas E. Patton, Esquire
Class of 1965

The Honorable Tomas F. Phalen Jr.
Class of 1967

Larry R. Pilot, Esquire
Class of 1967

Jean J. Provost, Esquire
Class of 1963

Peter Quinn, Esquire
Class of 1980

Lawrence R. Radanovic, Esquire
Class of 1963

Patrick Regan, Esquire
Class of 1980

Judith A. Ripps, Esquire
Class of 1972

Terrell N. Roberts, Esquire
Class of 1977

The Honorable Antonio Rodriguez
Class of 1978

Professor Ralph J. Rohner
Class of 1963

Stanley J. Samorajczyk, Esquire
Class of 1967

Professor Ellen M. Scully
Class of 1967

Jerome C. Schaefer, Esquire
Class of 1972

Gerald E. Shanley III, Esquire
Class of 1968

The Honorable Joseph Shortall
Class of 1964

Mary Ellen Signorille, Esquire
Class 1977

Joanne Slaight, Esquire
Class of 1980

Liddell Smith, Esquire
Class of 1978

Lawrence M. Sullivan, Esquire
Class of 1964

Michael D. Sullivan, Esquire
Class of 1978

Charles M. Tobin, Esquire
Class of 1968

Winston W. Tsai, Esquire
Class of 1970

James P. Ulwick, Esquire
Class of 1977

Alan Vollmann, Esquire
Class of 1980

William L. Walsh, Jr., Esquire
Class of 1968

Professor John P. Wefing
Class of 1967

Gerald S. Welch, Esquire
Class of 1967

The Honorable Marcus D. Williams
Class of 1964

Suzanne Wolfe-Martin, Esquire
Class of 1964

Marilyn D. Zahm, Esquire
Class of 1972

Elaine Zipp-Cole, Esquire
Class of 1977