The Indomitable Emigre: Judge Eduardo C. Robreno

Law360, New York (November 4, 2014, 6:52 PM EST) -- In 1961, 15-year-old Eduardo C. Robreno fled Cuba for Miami amid the turmoil of Castro’s revolution, leaving behind his family and embarking on an unlikely journey that would see him become one of the most respected judges on the federal bench.

Like many Horatio Alger stories, Judge Robreno’s rise to the Pennsylvania Eastern District bench required decades of sacrifice, from the years he spent toiling at odd jobs — including stints as a door-to-door Stanley brush salesman and as a bartender at the Hotel New Hampshire —...
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