Felicea Robinson, Esq.
Senior Attorney/Chief Counsel
ABA Center on Children and the Law

“Changing lives one case at a time,” is Felicea Robinson’s trademark and the fire that fueled her zealous advocacy for families in the child welfare system for numerous years. In April 2022, Felicea joined the Center as senior counsel, bringing that fire to her work with the Legal Representation Projects, including the Family Justice Initiative and National Alliance for Parent Representation. Felicea brings many skills, experiences, and a positive outlook to her role facilitating change efforts in multiple states and improving legal representation for parents, children, and government agencies in the child welfare system.

Felicea joins the Center with 10 years experience as an attorney in private practice specializing in domestic violence, family, juvenile, and immigration law, along with being a former CASA/GAL director and serving on many legislative and judicial committees. She has also served as an early childhood educator, clinical mental health counselor, and college admissions and success coach. She received numerous awards from the community, states of Florida and Massachusetts, and the federal government. She is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., the American Bar Association, District of Columbia Bar Association, Massachusetts Bar Association, and Committee for Public Counsel Services.

Felicea is a dynamic motivational speaker, with experience empowering girls and women to reach their potential spiritually, mentally, academically, and professionally by making sensible decisions. For over 15 years, she has traveled the country and internationally equipping girls and women with tools to discover and use their talents to meet challenges, solve problems, and embrace who they are. She has a unique way of stimulating the thinking and actions of her audiences as they struggle to cope with and live in a changing world.

Felicea was born in Hartford, Connecticut, and raised in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She received her bachelor’s degree in criminology with a minor in psychology from the University of South Florida in Tampa; a master’s degree in criminal justice from Westfield State University in Westfield, Massachusetts; juris doctorate from the Massachusetts School of Law in Andover, Massachusetts; and a master’s degree in clinical mental health with a specialization in trauma from Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Faith plays an important role for Felicea. She is a member of the Church of Christ and has participated in many national and international ministries, mission work, and youth outreach activities. She gives glory and praise to her Heavenly Father for all the blessings and lessons in her life and finds strength in her favorite scriptures: Proverbs 3:5-6, Psalm 139:14, Jeremiah 29:11, and Philippians 4:13.