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Robert L. Roberson Jr.


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Robert L. Roberson Jr. Obituary
Judge Robert L. Roberson, Jr. (Ret.) passed away on February 16, 2016. He was 84 years old. Judge Roberson will be sorely missed by those of us who knew him and valued his friendship. Judge Roberson began his career as an attorney in 1959. He later joined a law firm of African American attorneys in 1968, that later became the law firm of Scarlett and Roberson. After 20 years of an illustrious career in both criminal and civil law, Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. appointed him to the Los Angeles Superior Court in 1979. He sat in both the Criminal and Civil Trial Courts until 1987. In 1988, Judge Roberson was appointed to the Court's Appellate Department. From 1991 to 1996, Judge Roberson served as Presiding Judge of the Appellate Department of the Los Angeles Superior Court. Judge Roberson retired from the bench in January, 1999. Judge Roberson volunteered his time in the community and was a member of numerous organizations including the Los Angeles County Bar Association, U.S.C. Law School Alumni Association, the Los Angeles Criminal Courts Bar Association, the John M. Langston Bar Association, the California Association of Black Lawyers, and the Omega Psi Phi, Inc., just to name a few. Judge Roberson leaves to cherish his memory his wife, of over 60 years, Phyllis; daughter, Jan De Andrade, Esq. (Dieco); grandchildren, Ariana Roland and Charles Roland IV; great grandchild, Savannah Holland; Sisters, Betty Barrington, Esq., and Sharon Duncan; brothers, Danny McDaniel (Shirley), Carl Roberson (Terry), Kenneth Roberson, Esq. (Felecia), Tony Roberson, and Gary Roberson; and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins, and loving friends and colleagues. Visitation Wednesday 4:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m. Woods-Valentine Mortuary, 1455 N. Fair Oaks Ave., Pasadena, CA 91103. Services 12:30 p.m., Thursday, February 25, 2016, Altadena Seventh-day Adventist Church, 2609 Lincoln Ave., Altadena, CA 91001. Interment, Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Hollywood Hills, CA.
Published in the Los Angeles Times on Feb. 23, 2016
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