also known as Robert Louis Armstrong, RLA
Who am I? I am a lawyer who has been practicing for almost 24 years. For that entire period of time, I have only handled personal injury cases, nothing else. I understand that the important things in life are not things at all...but integrity, values and loved ones..family and friends alike.
I do not represent corporations and I sure don’t represent insurance companies. I represent ordinary people. Why? Well, when I was about 22 years old, I was working on an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico as a roustabout and later a part-time roughneck on a drilling floor. I was trying to make some high dollar quick money to save for law school tuition. One day while boarding a rig from a crew boat, I witnessed a boom of an enormous crane fall and as it fell it killed several men and severely injured several others within a few feet of where I was located. The boom fell due to a cable that had snapped. Several months later I entered my first year of law school and was haunted as to why that cable gave way killing those men. Obviously, it had not been inspected or maintained properly. Really, from that point on in my life I knew who I was going to represent and the type of law that I was going to practice. That is my story. I am licensed in three States: North Carolina, New York and New Jersey. I have tried cases in all three States both in State and Federal Court. I currently limit my practice to North Carolina but would have the ability to try cases in New York and New Jersey as well.
I do not advertise on television or by billboard or direct mail as some lawyers do. I don’t believe in it. Most of my clients have been referred by former clients, other attorneys and by word of mouth. Once a client, always a client. That is the goal. Relationships count.
Licensed since 1985
I endorse this lawyer. I have known Bob for more than 28 years. We went to law school together, and have remained friends ever since. I frequently seek his advice on a range of issues, and I find it to be wise and well-considered. He is hard working, and a man of integrity. I would trust him to handle my case.
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers||2012|
|Associate and then Junior Partner||Simonson, Hess & Leibowitz P.C.||1987 - 1991|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|American Bar Association, Litigation Section, Trial Evidence Committee||Member||2010 - Present|
|American Bar Association General, Solo and Small Firm Division Litigation Committee||Member||2010 - Present|
|North Carolina Advocates for Justice, Auto Torts Section||Member||2009 - Present|
|North Carolina Advocates for Justice, Professional Negligence Section||Member||2009 - Present|
|North Carolina Advocates for Justice||Sustaining member||1991 - Present|
|North Carolina Bar Association||Member||1991 - Present|
|New Hanover County Bar Association||Member||1991 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||1985 - Present|
|New York Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1984|
|Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge||Chemistry||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1979|