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Robert Anthony Hartsoe

Divorce and separation Attorney at Winston Salem, NC

4.6   52 reviews

also known as Tony Hartsoe

  • Licensed for 29 years
    State NC
    Acquired 1994
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Robert

Learn Robert’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Alimony
    20%

    24 years

  2. Child custody
    20%

    24 years

  3. Divorce and separation
    20%
    We handle every area of divorce, including child custody, child support, alimony, and equitable (property) distribution.

    24 years

  4. Personal injury
    15%

    30 years

  5. Litigation
    10%

    30 years

  6. Tax
    10%

  7. Business
    5%

To R. Anthony “Tony” Hartsoe, the law has always felt like a calling, not a job. He loves helping people through some of the toughest moments in their lives. With a family of his own and work experience that dates back to when he was 12 years old, Tony can relate to many of his clients and utilizes his knowledge to aggressively represent them with strength and integrity. He received his Bachelor of the Arts Degree from Oral Roberts University before attending Washington University School of Law. Tony graduated with a Juris Doctor Degree in 1994. Attorney Hartsoe has worked for some of North Carolina’s elite firms before establishing one of his own. He has received numerous awards and is proud to be associated with the North Carolina Bar Association, the Forsyth County Bar Association, and the 21st Judicial District Bar Association. Numerous law journals have cited and quoted Attorney Hartsoe’s work and courts have also quoted his work in their decisions. With more than 20 years of legal experience, he is determined to help all of his clients secure brighter futures.

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Location

Hartsoe & Associates
1068 W. Fourth Street
Winston Salem, NC, 27101-2437
Hartsoe & Associates
7 Corporate Center Court
Greensboro, NC, 27408
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Reviews

4.6 / 5.0
  52 customer reviews
Posted by Veronica | January 10, 2024
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Peace of Mind
Mr. Heartsoe has been such a huge help and has given me piece of mind with my business. I will be working with him more
Posted by Robert | May 26, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding legal team!
I hired Hartsoe and Associates to handle a complicated legal issue for me. From my initial contact with the firm, I felt completely at ease and their level of professionalism was exceptional. My legal team was knowledgeable, compassionate and and very attentive to all of my questions and concerns. Their extensive legal experience worked to my advantage and we were able to settle the matter to my benefit. I highly recommend them for all of your legal needs.
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Posted by Jeremy | April 27, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Consulting Review
Tony was very helpful in my case and provided great advice on how to move forward.
Posted by Rosetta | March 31, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great job
Very informative and professional! Tony addressed all of my concerns. I am confident my divorce will run smoothly!
Posted by Whitney | March 24, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great experience
Great experience with Hartsoe and Associates. They were extremely prompt in getting back with me and had convenient appointment times available. The attorney was very knowledgeable and provided open, honest feedback during the consult that helped put my mind at ease.
Posted by anonymous | March 22, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very helpful
Answered all my questions honestly. Took the time to listen to me. I highly recommend this company
Posted by Karen | February 10, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Informative Experience
My experience was exceptional. Tony took the time to explain everything to me and answer any questions. Firm was very informed and professional.
Response from Robert Hartsoe February 18, 2022
Thank you for allowing us to spend some time with you talking about your case!
Posted by anonymous | January 27, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very Professional
Had a great experience with this firm. They were very knowledgeable and gave me excellent counsel in my case.
Response from Robert Hartsoe February 18, 2022
We are always pleased when we have helped someone consider their situation and possible next actions--thank you for coming in and for taking the time to write this review!
Posted by Valerie | April 1, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Valerie
I appreciated the guidance and encouragement I received from Tony, James and Lisa. They always kept in good communication with me and answered any questions I had through the divorce process.
Posted by Lynne | September 30, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce case
Tony represented me in a difficult divorce case and I couldn’t be more pleased with the outcome. His staff was always friendly and helpful (special shout out to Lisa for answering my never ending emails some days) They always kept me informed as to what was going on and were quick to answer any questions I had. Couldn’t ask for a better team!!
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Posted by Lori | May 29, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Highly recommend this firm
I consulted with Mr. Hartsoe about a separation. He answered all of my questions and gave me the peace of mind that I didn't think was possible right now. He is VERY knowledgeable about family law and will tell you everything you need to know upfront. He really listens to you and you can tell he cares about you and he doesn't see you as a paycheck. I would recommend this firm for any of your legal needs.
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Posted by Michael | May 13, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Light In The Storm!
I was involved in an auto accident that involved no other vehicle while driving in inclement, winter weather and received a "Reckless Driving" citation. As I felt the citation was a bit extreme for the circumstances, I hired Tony Hartsoe's law firm to defend me in court. The stress relief that they brought to me in the Christmas season was a gift in itself! They were able to get the charges reduced to an "Unsafe Movement" violation which certainly saved me from a lot of grief, such as having my license revoked for a simple mistake. I would certainly recommend Tony for any of your legal needs! I also continue to hear how passionately he pursues excellence in his Family Court Cases.
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Posted by Daphne | May 11, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional
Tony assisted me in a dispute with a local bank. I was unable to resolve the issue and Tony and his staff helped to resolve the issue. I would highly recommend his firm.
Posted by Logan | May 7, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Perfect!
Tony gave me great advice in dealing with my speeding ticket. They were able to reduce my exceeding the posted speed limit to improper equipment.
Posted by Michael | May 7, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Courteous & Professional
Tony assisted my sister and I in a dispute with a local bank regarding our dad's estate. He communicated with us effectively and helped us bring the matter to resolution that the bank was unwilling to do when speaking directly to us. Tony's compassion and desire to see that we were not taken advantage of in the situation was appreciated and most of all, successful. My family has used the Hartsoe Law Firm over a number of years and we have never been let down.
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Posted by anonymous | February 6, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Compassionate lawyer
Took the time to explain clearly and was compassionate about my needs and concerns. Would highly recommend!
Posted by Jim | August 9, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very frank and forthcoming
I met with two representatives from the firm and they patiently answered all of my questions and asked me several more questions pertaining to my situation. I am very impressed with the candid discussion including what to expect with regard to the costs associated with my case. I would definitely recommend a consultation with this firm.
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Posted by Scott | April 24, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Difficult Child Custody Case
Everyone I worked with at Hartsoe & Associates was of high moral caliber while also being very down to Earth and easy to talk to. After spending time with Tony and his associates, it was easy to see that Tony's character was the model for building his team. Tony tells it straight. I've worked with many attorneys over the years, and the hardest part of hiring an attorney is knowing whether he is telling you what you want to hear or if he's telling you what you need to know. An attorney that tells you what you want to hear is just in it for your money. An attorney who tells you what you need to know is acting in both your best interest and in the best interest of the reputation of his firm. Tony will always be up front with you. He's very easy to talk to, and as a Father himself, can relate to what you're going through. I always felt as if Tony was doing for me what he would do for his own family. Tony has talents across the entire spectrum of your case. Meaning, from beginning to end, there is going to be mediation, discussion, meetings, and potentially courtroom time. He's a very reasonable man well versed in family law, and will get through many issues by mediating based on what is both reasonable and legal in your case. If your case comes down to needing a tough trial attorney, Tony is the person you want representing you on court day. Things happen fast in the courtroom, and you need someone who has knowledge of the law, trial experience, and on top of all of that, the ability to articulate both case facts and law clearly and on the fly. Tony is your guy for all of the above. What I'll always remember most about Tony and his entire team is that they cared not only about me as a client, but about their reputation within the community. Tony and his associates were always respectful to everyone involved, even when their respect was met with hostility. Child custody can become very heated, but you can count on Tony to remain eloquent and represent you professionally no matter what he is faced with. The outcome of my case was far better than I could have anticipated. Tony and his team were with me through the most difficult time of my life, and I cannot recommend them highly enough.
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Posted by David | March 8, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended
Great Lawyer. I hired Tony to represent me in a child custody case and was very satisfied with the results. He's very honest about what your different options are, what the outcomes will most likely be, and how much things are going to cost. Very experienced and very helpful. I will definitely look to him again if I ever have the need for another lawyer.
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Posted by anonymous | February 28, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Making it easy
I found Hartsoe online and scheduled an appointment at their online portal for separation documents and divorce. The process was easy and efficient from the beginning to the end. Tony had a number of suggestions I hadn't considered for incorporation into the separation agreement and they were very helfpul. His staff is responsive and very good at what they do. I give them my highest recommendation.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 200-350 per hour
  • Contingency 25%-40%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Hartsoe & Associates
  • 2000 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Bell Davis & Pitt
  • 1999 - 2000
  • Associate Attorney
  • Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice
  • 1994 - 1999
  • Law Clerk
  • United States Department of Justice
  • 1994 - 1994
  • Law Clerk -- Senate Judiciary Committee Staff
  • United States Senate--Sen. Arlen Specter
  • 1994 - 1994
  • Law clerk
  • Walther Glenn Law Associates
  • 1993 - 1993
  • Summer Law Clerk
  • Pender and Coward, PLLC
  • 1993 - 1993
  • Legal Intern
  • United States Attorney's Office--California
  • 1993 - 1993
  • Summer Associate
  • Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC
  • 1993 - 1993
  • Law Clerk
  • American Center for Law and Justice - Virginia Beach, VA
  • 1992 - 1992
  • Multiline Claims Representative
  • Hanover Insurance Company
  • 1989 - 1992
  • Litigation Specialist
  • Hanover Insurance Company
  • 1989 - 1992
  • Litigation Claims Representative
  • Aetna Property and Casualty
  • 1987 - 1989
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Education

  • Washington University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1994

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Allred v. Capital Area Soccer League, et al
  • The court ruled in our favor
  • Jeffreys v. Snappy Car Rental, Inc.,
  • Our client won.
  • Benavides v. Summit Structures, Inc., et al.,
  • Our client won.

Associations

  • Care Net Counseling
  • Board Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Christian Family Law Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Eureka House Ministries
  • Board Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • Forsyth County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • 21st Judicial District Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice
  • Member
  • N/A
  • North Carolina Christian Family Law Attorneys
  • Member
  • N/A
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Bankruptcy Section
  • Member
  • 2010 - 2013
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2007 - 2013
  • North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers, Professional Negligence Section
  • Member
  • 2001 - 2012
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Technology Advisory Committee
  • Chairman
  • 2000 - 2001
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Technology Advisory Committee
  • Member
  • 1996 - 2008
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Family Lawyer
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2015
  • Client's Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Top 100
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2014
  • Client's Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • Business North Carolina's Legal Elite
  • Business North Carolina's Legal Elite
  • 2013
  • Business North Carolina's Legal Elite
  • Business North Carolina's Legal Elite
  • 2012
  • Client's Choice Award
  • Avvo.com
  • 2012
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Lawyers.com
  • 2012
  • 2012 Legal Elite Family Law
  • Business North Carolina Magazine
  • 2012
  • Top 40 Entrepreneur
  • Business Leader Magazine
  • 2012
  • Legal Elite
  • Business North Carolina Magazine
  • 2011
  • Webby Award Official Nominee
  • The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences
  • 2010
  • BV Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1996
  • Who's Who
  • Who's Who of American Lawyers
  • N/A
  • Strathmore Who's Who
  • Who's Who
  • N/A
  • Triad's Top 50 Entrepreneurs
  • Business Leader Magazine
  • N/A
  • Nation's Top One Percent Award
  • The National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • N/A
  • 10 Rating
  • Avvo
  • N/A
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Speaking Engagements

  • Men's Retreat
  • Various Topics
  • 2013
  • Iron Sharpens Iron
  • How We Form Self-Image
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

Received (15)
Given (24)
Endorse Robert
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Co-worker
"Tony is a great family law attorney who is extremely knowledgeable and experienced in family law and is well respected within the legal community. Tony is compassionate with his clients and is an excellent advocate in the courtroom."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 04
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer for any area of law. I have worked with and for Tony for a number of years and have had the privilege of having him as my mentor. Tony is a top notch attorney -- he is professional, extremely experienced and knowledgeable, and serves as a zealous advocate for his clients in a time of need. I would certainly recommend him to anyone in need of legal services."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tony is a tenacious trial attorney with years of experience. He works to truly understand his client's problems and to resolve them with a sound practical approach before stepping into the courtroom. Tony makes his clients feel at ease, partnering with them as they journey through some of the most difficult times they will ever face in their lifetime. I highly recommend Tony."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 17
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Tony is a highly skilled attorney and a wonderful advocate for his clients. He is also a family man and great person. I highly endorse Tony without hesitation."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 17
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I highly endorse Tony and I would recommend him to anyone without hesitation. He is a true advocate for his clients, a great lawyer, and a genuinely good person."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I have known Mr. Hartsoe "Tony" for years and can say without reservation he is one of the finest attorneys in the legal community. Tony is an exceptional advocate for his clients and is beloved by his clients. Having worked with many attorneys throughout the legal community, I can say without reservation that Tony's results are second to none."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Robert. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Workers compensation Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Other
"Mr. Hartsoe is a member of the Christian Family Law Association. His adherence to Christian values and compassionate representation of clients makes him one of the elite lawyers in North Carolina. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend Tony to any of my clients who need help in one of his practice areas. I've never received a bad report back from any of my clients. Tony not only cares about his clients, but represents them at the highest level around."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 07
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Tony is a good lawyer and a great guy. Having been opposing counsel in cases with attorney Harsoe, I know he fights vigorously for his clients."
Family Attorney | May 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am not quick to be impressed by lawyers, and take time to compliment very few. But I have to admit to being impressed by Tony. Not the typical lawyer at all. He goes back a ways and has a lot of legal experience to draw on about many legal areas. That is crucial. His lack of pretension will set well with a lot of people. His associate Joe Schmidt is probably the perfect fit for his office. Although Joe may look a little young, you can tell he is an up and comer, and has an unusually good grasp of things already."
Family Attorney | Nov 24
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Tony advocated for his client in a professional and expert manner. I respect Tony as an attorney and an individual. His office staff is efficient and pleasant to work with."
Family Attorney | Sep 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Tony as a likeable, effective and especially caring lawyer, who has excelled in practice areas in which some of the most difficult problems arise for individuals."
Family Attorney | Aug 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Tony is a good Christian lawyer that cares about and even prays with his clients if they desire that. Tony inspires me to be a better lawyer and a better witness for Christ."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
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