President Barack Obama has nominated Lake Orion lawyer Marietta S. Robinson for a seat on the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
If approved, she would serve a seven-year term.
Robinson is a personal injury lawyer and raised about $28,500 for Obama’s first run for the presidency, according to a 2011 Detroit News story on campaign bundlers. She’s contributed to other state and national Democratic candidates, too.
In 2011 she was one of two people being vetted for spots on the U.S. District Court, The News reported. In 2002, she vied for the Democratic nomination for state attorney general and in 2000 she ran for a seat on the Michigan Supreme Court.
Robinson specializes in medical malpractice and personal injury, according to Michigan Lawyers Weekly. She was married to James K. Robinson, a former U.S. attorney in Detroit, dean of the Wayne State University Law School and assistant attorney general in charge of the criminal division at the U.S. Justice Department. He died in August 2010.
Robinson would be one of five members of the commission — http://www.cpsc.gov/ – which tests products to make sure they’re not dangerous for buyers or users.