attorney Richard L. Robertson

Richard L. Robertson

Practice Areas:

  • Bankruptcy
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Creditors’ Rights
  • Insurance Defense

Education

  • University of North Carolina School of Law, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
    • J.D. - 1977
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
    • B.A. with Cum Laude - 1974
    • Major: Philosophy
    • Major: Political Science
    • Major: Order of the Golden Fleece

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina, 1977
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of North Carolina, 1977
  • U.S. District Court Western District of North Carolina, 1990
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1992
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of North Carolina, 1977

Honors

  • Member, Order of the Golden Fleece
  • Recipient, U.S. Department of Justice, Director's Award for Superior Performance as an Assistant United States Attorney

Classes and Seminars

  • Lecturer, N.C. Bar Foundation
  • Lecturer, Annual Bankruptcy Seminar, Middle District of North Carolina
  • Lecturer (On Bankruptcy Topics), BNA, Advanced Real Estate Seminar, 1996 - 1998
  • Uninsured/Underinsured Motorists Continuing Legal Education Seminar (National Business Institute, 2013)
  • Premises Liability Insurance Continuing Education Seminar (Sedgwick Claims Management, 12/2014)
  • Voir Dire and Jury Selection Continuing Legal Education Seminar (National Business Institute, 9/2015)

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Advancement Chairman, Troop 49, BSA, 1991 to 1997
  • University City YMCA Board of Managers, 1991 to 1996
  • Chairman, Camp Raven Knob Land Preservation Society, 1997
  • President, University Commons Office Park Owners Association, 1997
  • Charlotte Christian College and Theological Seminary Board of Directors, 2018 to 2021
  • Carolina Business Capital Board of Directors
  • North Carolina Committee to Support the Compact for Balanced Budget, Board of Directors and Vice President, 2020 to Present
  • Member of the Scholar Community of Reasons to Believe

Fraternities or Sororities

  • Alpha Phi Omega

Professional Associations

  • Mecklenburg County Bar Association
  • Mecklenburg County Bar Association Litigation Section
  • Mecklenburg County Bar Association Bankruptcy Section
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • North Carolina Bar Association Litigation Section
  • North Carolina Bar Association Bankruptcy Section
  • American Bar Association
  • American Bar Association Litigation Section
  • American Bar Association Law Practice Management Section
  • Order of the Golden Fleece

Representative Cases

  • United States v. Palinkas, 938 F.2d 456, 1991, 4th Cir., 1991116056
  • United States v. Alston, 717 F.Supp. 378, 1989, M.D.N.C., 1989118964
  • United States v. Lititz Mutual Insurance Co., 694 F.Supp. 159, 1988, M.D.N.C., 1988113696
  • United States v. Tugwell, 779 F.2d 5, 1985, 4th Cir., 1985159879
  • United States v. 100.80 Acres of Land, 657 F.Supp. 269, 1987, M.D.N.C., 1987041852
  • United States v. Troxler Hosiery Co., 796 F.2d 723, 1986, 4th Cir., 1986140141
  • United States v. Scott, 45 B.R. 318, 1984, Bankr. M.D.N.C., 1985101270

Past Positions​

  • U.S. Department of Justice, Middle District of North Carolina, Assistant U.S. Attorney, 1982 to 1990
  • Grier & Grier, P.A., Shareholder, 1992 to 1995