I’m Richard Robertson

Managing Partner of Robertson & Associates

Defending businesses and families across our region

Commercial Litigation

From breach of contracts to regulatory disputes. Richard has over 30 years of experience.

Insurance Defense

From Motor Vehicle accidents to premises liability, my team has you covered!

Helping You Achieve Your Goal

Feel Confident! You are in GREAT HANDS at Robertson & Associates

Richard L. Robertson, Sr. is the founder and shareholder of the firm. Richard established the firm in January of 1996 as a business litigation and insurance defense law firm. The firm has been organized to respond to the needs of small and medium-sized businesses and to defend both individual and insurance clients in business and personal injury litigation as well as the representation of individuals with personal injury claims. Richard is a former Assistant United States Attorney and has over thirty years of private practice experience.

North Carolina State Bar, 1977

United States District Court, Western District of North Carolina, 1977

United States District Court, Middle District of North Carolina, 1977

United States District Court, Eastern District of North Carolina, 1977

United States Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals

About Me

Richard’s litigation experience has included the bringing of affirmative claims of businesses as creditors, including actions for attachment and garnishment, judgment enforcement, construction lien claims and enforcement litigation. The firm regularly assists business owners, clients and individuals in wills and trusts, estate administration and estate tax planning. Richard has, further, been active in business entity sales through asset sale and purchase agreements and stock and sale purchase agreements, as well as dispute litigation. He has represented business clients both as buyer and seller in these transactions. Richard has 30 years of trial experience, and for 20 years has been regularly involved in defense of matters for several national insurance carriers, including: State Farm, Travelers, Auto-Owners, Navigators, Northland and Old Republic (divisions of Travelers).

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Professional Affiliations
  • 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
Community Involvement
  • Board of Directors of the Charlotte Christian College
  • Board of Directors of the Theological Seminary
Education
  • University of North Carolina, BA, 1974
  • University of North Carolina, BA, 1974
  • University of North Carolina, JD, 1977
Bar Admissions
  • North Carolina State Bar, 1977
  • United States District Court, Western District of North Carolina, 1977
  • United States District Court, Middle District of North Carolina, 1977
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of North Carolina, 1977
  • United States Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals
Practice Areas
  • Bankruptcy
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Creditors’ Rights
  • Insurance Defense
Representative Experience
  • Successfully tried a negligence claim to a defense verdict for a national insurance company in 2013;
  • Regularly tried negligence claims to verdict for corporate and insurance company clients;
  • Represented a defendant in a wrongful death claim for a national insurance carrier in 2013;
  • Defended a trucking accident case for a national defense carrier filed in Federal Court for the Western District of North Carolina;
  • Successfully prosecuted attachment and garnishment claims for corporate clients seeking to restrain asset transfers by debtors;
  • Successfully enforced lien claims of regional corporate client providing equipment to job sites.
  • Achieved $750,000 judgment for employer against employee for embezzlement, including $500,000 punitive damages judgment.

 

Presentations/Publications
  • 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)

 

Reported Cases
  • United States v. Palinkas, 938 F.2d 456 (4th Cir. 1991)
  • United States v. Alston, 717 F.Supp.378 (M.D.N.C. 1989)
  • United States v. Lititz Mutual Insurance Co., 694 F.Supp. 159 (M.D.N.C. 1988)
  • United States v. Tugwell, 779 F.2d 5 (4th Cir. 1985)
  • United States v. 100.80 Acres of Land, 657 F.Supp. 269 (M.D.N.C. 1987)
  • United States v. Troxler Hosiery Co., 796 F.,2d 723 (4th Cir. 1986)
  • United States v. Scott, 45 B.R. 318 (Bankr. M.D.N.C. 1984)
  • Welch v. Lumpkin, 681 S.E.2d 850 (2009)