Richard W. Koeneke, Esq.

Chief Operating Officer

Richard Koeneke is responsible for the administrative management of Robbins LLP. He leads all business development, financial, operational and support functions of the firm. As part of the firm’s management team, he is also responsible for the development and execution of the firm’s long-range strategies and management initiatives.

Mr. Koeneke is a retired Colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps. He has over 26 years’ leadership and management experience while in service. A practicing attorney for 22 of 26 years while serving on active duty, he held positions as general counsel, senior managing partner, criminal appellate attorney, criminal trial attorney, Special Assistant U.S. Attorney, commanding officer, executive officer, and deputy commander. He deployed on numerous occasions in support of contingency operations in the Middle East and Asia and has been stationed in various locations throughout his career, including Japan, Washington D.C., Virginia, North Carolina, Hawaii, Rhode Island, and California. During his career his responsibilities included advising political appointees, senior commanders, and senior executive service officials in the Department of Defense and other U.S. agencies on international negotiations, strategic policy and organizational management. He was responsible for managing and directing the legal services and command support activities for the Marine Corps in the Western Pacific and Western United States. He has been honored with numerous high level personal, campaign, and service awards throughout his distinguished career.

Mr. Koeneke earned his Juris Doctor from the Ohio Northern University School of Law and graduated cum laude from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with his Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminology and a minor in Political Science. His military education includes Air War College, Command and Staff College and Amphibious Warfare School.


  • Ohio Northern University School of Law (J.D. 1984)
  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania (B.A. 1981)



  • Pennsylvania
  • District of Columbia
  • Navy Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals
  • Court of Appeal for the Armed Forces
  • U.S. Supreme Court



  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • American Legion
  • Disabled American Veterans
  • Marines Memorial Association
  • U.S.O.
  • Marine Scholarship Foundation
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