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Robin J. Carroll
Robin J. Carroll was an honor graduate when he got his degree at Henderson State University in 1993. Other honors he earned at Henderson included his role as captain of the golf team and recognition as an NAIA All-American Scholar Athlete and GTE All-American. But his Henderson honors didn’t stop at graduation. In 2007, he received the university’s Young Alumni Achievement Award. He was admitted into the Henderson Academy of Scholars just a year later; and in 2011 was inducted into the Henderson State Sports Hall of Honor.
From Henderson, Carroll went on to earn his law degree in 1995 from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock School of Law. Since 2006, he has served as the Prosecuting Attorney for the 13th Judicial District in Arkansas and was re-elected without opposition in 2010. He is admitted to practice law in Arkansas, both in the state’s U.S. District Courts and in the U.S. Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Carroll is active in a number of professional organizations. He is a member of the Union County Bar Association and served as president in 2000. He holds membership in the Arkansas Bar Association, Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association, the Arkansas Prosecuting Attorneys Association, and the National District Attorney’s Association. He serves as the Prosecuting Attorney’s representative to the Arkansas Sentencing Commission and the State Drug Court Advisory Board. He served as Legal Counsel to the Democratic Party of Arkansas from 1998 to 2005 and currently serves as Legal Counsel to the Boy Scouts of America, DeSoto Area Council.
Civic organizations are also important to Carroll. He holds the role of secretary on the SouthArk Community College Foundation Board and on the Fairview Community Development Association, Inc. He has been a member of the HSU Alumni Board, past president of the El Dorado Rotary Club and Paul Harris Fellow, and member and Elder at First Presbyterian Church in El Dorado.
The Arkansas Junior Chamber of Commerce named Carroll as one of the Ten Outstanding Young Arkansans in 1997. He was also recognized in 2001 by Arkansas Business as one of “Forty under Forty” business leaders.
“Henderson has been one of the most important parts of my life. My education at Henderson prepared me for law school and my career,” Carroll said. HSU is also important to him because it’s where he met his wife, Leslie, during their sophomore year. The couple has two children, Peter James Carroll II and Jessica Robbins Carroll.