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Robin Hassler Thompson, M.A., J.D.

Robin Hassler Thompson, M.A., J.D.

Robin Hassler Thompson, M.A., J.D., of Robin H. Thompson and Associates consults with a wide range of clients including universities, state and national public policy and human rights advocacy groups, and international law firms. Her work includes domestic and sexual violence law and policy analysis, Violence Against Women Act implementation, adult domestic violence fatality reviews, workplace violence law and policy, health care issues and human trafficking. Services provided by her firm include policy development and analysis, meeting planning and organization, training and education, public speaking, strategic planning, and program evaluation.

In 2001, she traveled to Bangladesh as a part of a US State Department mission, which included a site visit to a trafficking rescue shelter in Dhaka. From 2002 to the present, she has directed numerous statewide anti-trafficking projects for the Florida State University Center for the Advancement of Human Rights, the Florida Immigrant Advocacy Center and the Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence, among others. These projects involve outreach, research, training and technical assistance, as well as project organization and implementation. On the topic of human trafficking, Robin has lectured extensively on the topic and written for both national and international publications. She served on the Family Violence Prevention Fund’s Trafficking Advisory Committee, co-chaired the American Bar Association’s Commission on Domestic Violence Trafficking Committee and recently co-authored the domestic violence and human trafficking on-line Continuing Medical Education (CME) curriculum for the Florida Medical Association.

Prior to beginning her work on human trafficking, Robin has served as the Executive Director for the Florida Governor's Task Force on Domestic and Sexual Violence. At the request of the U. S. Department of Justice, Robin served on the National Advisory Council on Violence Against Women. She graduated from Florida State University College of Law in Tallahassee, Florida in 1984. In addition to her law degree, she holds an M.A. from Florida State University and a B.A. from American University in Washington, D.C. where she graduated summa cum laude in 1981.