Judge, American Ombudsman Enterprises (AOE)
Since his retirement as a workers’ compensation judge in 1994, Judge Robyn has been involved in the creation, development, implementation and operation of workers’ compensation alternative dispute resolution (ADR) programs. He assisted the National Electrical Contractors Association and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (NECA/IBEW) with the establishment of California’s statewide ADR model program, the largest operating ADR in the state and nation. He has also assisted in developing many other currently operating ADR Programs. Through American Ombudsman Enterprises (AOE) Ombudsman and Court Administrative services are provided for ADR Programs for the Southern California painters and painting & decorating contractors; Sheet Metal Contractors and Workers; the Plumbers and Pipefitters in Southern, Northern and Central California; Los Angeles Community College District; Hawaii Electrical Contractors and IBEW; Hawaii Basic Trades; ADR Program, and several other ADR Programs. Judge Robyn was assigned to the California Legislature during 1992-1994 for the purpose of developing a Legislative package of workers’ compensation reform bills, which became law in 1993. In addition to these duties, he also served as counsel to Governor Pete Wilson’s Task Force on Workers’ Compensation Reform of 1993. Judge Robyn assisted in writing SB 983, Senator Leroy Greene’s ADR bill, as well as other legislation, all of which were part of the 1993 reforms.