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Practice Concentration

Social Security Disability
Workers’ Compensation
ERISA Long Term Disability
Alternate Dispute Resolution

Furman University

  • BA in History, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa 1976
University of Georgia School of Law
  • JD with Honors 1979
    Law Review
    Honor Court
Bar Admissions and Certifications
Northern District of Georgia
Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
North Carolina
Western District of North Carolina
Eastern District of North Carolina
Certified Mediator-
Superior Court of North Carolina
Certified Christian Conciliator ™


Robert earned is undergraduate degree from Furman University. Robert graduated magna cum laude from undergraduate school in 1976 and was inducted as a member of Phi Beta Kappa. In 1979, he graduated with honors from The University of Georgia School of Law where he served on the Georgia Law Review and as Honor Court Justice.

Robert is a member of the North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers and has extensive experience in workers’ compensation, Social Security disability and alternate dispute resolution. He has assisted thousands of individuals at all levels of the administrative process, from hearings to the state and federal appellate courts. As a certified mediator in the Superior Courts of North Carolina, he handles mediations in cases pending before the North Carolina Industrial Commission.

Robert is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of PeacePoint, an independent, non-denominational ministry that assists Christians and churches in reconciling conflict and resolving disputes. He has mediated and arbitrated cases involving family and marriage conflict, business and employment disputes, and between church organizations.

A published author, Robert has written several novels in the legal/suspense genre. Additional information about this aspect of his activities is available at He and his wife Kathy have four adult children and attend St. Giles Presbyterian Church (EPC) in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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