Robert received a B.S. degree in business in 1980 and a J.D. degree in 1983 from Wake Forest University. He has jury trial experience in North Carolina federal and state courts. He has handled numerous types of litigation, including commercial disputes, covenants not to compete, products liability, construction, personal injury defense, antitrust, insurance fraud and coverage, accountant and real estate broker malpractice, and civil rights violations, including employment discrimination. He has represented counties and municipalities throughout North Carolina. In addition, Robert has represented clients in courts in Mississippi and Louisiana. While serving as national coordinating counsel in Mississippi for a large manufacturer. Robert coordinated the defense of over 50 cases involving over 450 plaintiffs. Robert also developed expert witnesses throughout Canada for a major international manufacturer. Robert worked with Canadian counsel in defense of class action and recoupment cases in multiple provinces, including British Columbia, Quebec, and New Brunswick. Robert developed broad experience in document management, pre-trial discovery, motions practice, expert witness development and depositions.
In addition to his litigation background, Robert’s practice has expanded to include rendering counsel to clients involving corporate and partnership formation, as well as various types of business transactions, including buy sell agreements, small business mergers and acquisitions, and shareholder buy outs. Robert also has advised clients regarding employment matters, including non-competition, consulting, and severance package agreements.
Robert has an AV Martindale Hubbell rating.