John Robinson is an attorney with McDowell & Robinson in Charleston, a firm which does significant work in the area of real estate, land use, and easement law. Additionally, Robinson has created a start-up, the Planters’ Trust Company, which seeks to foster the reintroduction of low-intensity agriculture and silviculture to South Carolina, and to provide a market for historical South Carolina commodity crops, such as indigo and long-staple cotton. Robinson is a lifelong South Carolina resident, presently located in Charleston. He received his BA degree and did graduate work at Clemson University, and later earned his law degree from the Charleston School of Law. Robinson is a member of or engaged in work with several conservation, agriculture, and historic preservation groups in South Carolina, and is a Clemson University certified Master Tree Farmer. Robinson and his wife Sallie have a young daughter, Caroline.