Oklahoma native Brett Robinson brings more than 26 years of political expertise in lobbying, legal advocacy, fundraising, campaigns, government affairs management, and grassroots initiatives to McSpadden Milner Robinson. His ability to transform clients into robust, powerful advocacy organizations with the ability to achieve long-term, sustainable legislative and executive brand success is afforded through a fusion of sound education and real-world experiences and successes. Most recently, he shepherded the most sweeping alcohol reform legislation since Oklahoma repealed prohibition in 1959.
In 2001, Robinson founded Capitol City Associates, Inc., where he advocated on behalf of major corporations and trade associations in commercial banking, distribution, midstream marketing, tobacco and e-cigarette manufacturing, mining, education management, transportation infrastructure, public utility power transmission, insurance, law, municipal finance, public safety, consumer credit, mortgage lending, and real estate.
Robinson attended Vanderbilt University, received his bachelor of arts from from the University of Oklahoma, and Juris Doctorate from the University of Tulsa College of Law. He was admitted to practice law in Oklahoma in 1989, and his bar admissions include the United States Supreme Court, United States Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit, and the United States District Court for the Western and Northern Districts of Oklahoma. He is also a member of the Thomas Aquinas Chapter of the Federalist Society in Oklahoma City.
As the president of Beer Distributors of Oklahoma, Robinson is responsible for leading a unified voice on behalf of the 73 year-old organization, comprised primarily of family-owned and operated small businesses led by second- or third-generation distributors, on legislation and regulation, encouraging responsible consumption of beer representing and assisting distributors in their business and community roles.
Active in the community, Robinson serves on the Board of Trustees of Westminster Presbyterian Church, the board of directors of the Committee of One Hundred and is a member of the University of Oklahoma President’s Associates Council. He and his wife, Karma, live in Oklahoma City where they raised two daughters, Claire and Natalie. •