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Practice Concentration
Litigation and Dispute Resolution
Business and Corporate Litigation
Construction Litigation
Products Liability

Wake Forest University
  • BS Business, BA History 1980
Campbell University School of Law
  • JD cum laude 1983
  • Law Review – Editor-in-Chief

Bar Admissions
  • North Carolina – 1983
    Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals
    Middle District of North Carolina
    Western District of North Carolina
    Eastern District of North Carolina

Mr. Dortch earned his undergraduate degree at Wake Forest University, where he received a BS in Business and earned a BA in History. Bob graduated cum laude from Campbell University School of Law in 1983, where he was the editor-in-chief of the Law Review. Upon graduation, he was a law clerk for United States Magistrate Judge, Russell Eliason.

Bob's practice focuses on dispute resolution (arbitration, mediation and litigation) involving all areas of business, commercial, construction and products liability law. Throughout his career, Bob has had the privilege of representing a wide variety of clients ranging from individuals and small businesses, to large international companies. He has and continues to represent his clients in state and federal courts, including participating as co-counsel in the successful defense of a nationwide class action involving automotive product defect claims.

Bob has been actively involved with the leadership of the Mecklenburg County Bar for several years. He was a long standing member of the Mecklenburg County Bar Grievance Committee, which he chaired for four years. He subsequently was the chair of the Mecklenburg County Bar’s Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee and co-chair of the MCB’s Strategic Planning Committee.  Bob was a member of the MCB’s Board of Directors for several years and was honored to be elected President of the Mecklenburg County Bar for 2011-12. He was previously a member of the Litigation Section Council of the North Carolina Bar Association. Bob was recently appointed to the Board of Directors for Legal Services of Southern Piedmont.

Bob has served on several boards of directors for local non-profit organizations, including Davidson-Cornelius Day Care Center and North Mecklenburg Youth Soccer Association and has been a frequent lecturer on construction law topics. When he’s not riding his Harley-Davidson, he and his wife, Barbara, enjoy fostering Golden Retrievers through the Golden Retriever Rescue Club of Charlotte. Bob and Barbara have two adult daughters and reside in Davidson, NC. 

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