“Be prepared for everything you do and do it with passion.” Rob has followed those principles his entire life and he learned them growing up in a small town in Eastern North Carolina. His father was an FBI agent who later became a Methodist minister and his mother was a school nurse. They modeled these principles to him in everything they did. Rob played basketball and football in high school and went on to play football at the University of Virginia. Athletics is a lot like civil litigation. You have to be prepared for every game, and once the game starts you play with absolute passion. In his early years Rob was mentored by two of the best trial lawyers in the history of North Carolina, Howard Manning and Tom Harris.
Rob has over 40 years of experience representing clients in a wide variety of civil litigation matters. He has tried over 60 civil cases to verdicts across North Carolina in State and Federal Court, with many involving claims of millions of dollars. His broad range of trial experience spans from complex business litigation, real estate litigation, estate and trusts litigation, professional liability defense, personal injury, construction and condemnation.
So, why pick Rob as your lawyer? Isn’t that why you are reading this? You can trust that he will take care of you, your company, your money, your reputation, whatever you need. He has earned the reputation of being aggressive both in the courtroom and his preparation of a case before it ever goes to trial. Rob understands that many clients want to avoid a jury trial given the time, expense and risk involved, and given his extensive jury trial experience, he is skilled at knowing when it is best for a client to settle a case without a trial.
Rob is married to his wife Ginger and they have four children, Robert, Claude, Ryan and Rachel, and five grandchildren. He has served as a volunteer with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes for more than 30 years. He is a member of Capital Community Church in Raleigh. Rob offers motivational speeches and presentations to various youth groups.