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Robert L. Armstrong

Robert L. Armstrong

also known as Robert Louis Armstrong, RLA

Practice areas:

Personal Injury, Car Accidents, Motorcycle Accident, Trucking Accident, Brain Injury, Medical Malpractice

About Me

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 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.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1985

  1. Personal Injury: 30%
    30 years, 50 cases
  2. Motorcycle Accident: 20%
    30 years, 43 cases
  3. Car Accidents: 20%
    30 years, 334 cases
  4. Medical Malpractice: 10%
    30 years, 40 cases
  5. Other: 20%
  6. More 



Contingent (33-40%)

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Attorney Endorsements

6 total 

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Robert. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • No photo

    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.


    Kenneth Caputo
    Relationship: Friend

Contact Info

1904 Eastwood Road
Suite 306
Wilmington, NC, 28403



NYCurrently registered 198503/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2012

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Associate and then Junior PartnerSimonson, Hess & Leibowitz P.C.1987 - 1991


Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Bar Association, Litigation Section, Trial Evidence CommitteeMember2010 - Present
American Bar Association General, Solo and Small Firm Division Litigation CommitteeMember2010 - Present
North Carolina Advocates for Justice, Auto Torts SectionMember2009 - Present
North Carolina Advocates for Justice, Professional Negligence SectionMember2009 - Present
North Carolina Advocates for JusticeSustaining member1991 - Present
North Carolina Bar AssociationMember1991 - Present
New Hanover County Bar AssociationMember1991 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1985 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Doe v Medcal CenterConfidential settlement
Doe v Power CompanyConfidential settlement
Doe v Nursing HomeConfidential settlement

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
New York Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1984
Louisiana State University, Baton RougeChemistryBA - Bachelor of Arts1979