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I am a native to Raleigh born in 1971.  I am a product of Wake County’s public school system receiving my diploma with honors from Millbrook High School.  I went went on to graduate cum laude from North Carolina State University in 1995 with degrees in Political Science, Philosophy, and a minor in English.  Upon graduating college, I went to work in my family’s home construction business.  After working two and half years in construction,  I went back to school to study law.  I earned a law degree from North Carolina Central University in 2000.  While in law school I received a Willie Gary Award for Outstanding Trial Advocacy and was selected to intern in the District Attorney’s Office in Wake County gaining trial and practical experience before taking and passing the North Carolina bar exam.


My first job out of law school was with the firm of Holt York McDarris & High LLP, with practice areas in criminal law and business defense.  After working a year at Holt York McDarris & High LLP, I took a job as a state prosecutor with the District Attorney’s Office in Wake County.  After working two years as a state prosecutor handling hundreds of cases ranging from DWIs to Violent Felonies, I left the District Attorney’s Office and started Roberts Law Office in Raleigh in 2003. 


I devote the majority of my practice to defending and helping people who find themselves under criminal investigation or prosecution by the government.  I handle cases ranging from traffic matters and DWIs to serious felonies including white collar crime, sexual assaults, drug trafficking and homicides. 


I have over fifteen years experience in the courtroom and have tried over 100 cases to verdict as a defense attorney in State District and Superior Court.  I have been certified by the North Carolina State Bar as a specialist in state criminal law and recognized by my peers for my outstanding efforts in criminal defense of others


Community Involvement: 

  • Attorney Advisor for the Millbrook High School Mock Trial Team

  • Judge with the Capital Area Teen Court

  • Active Member of Hayes Barton United Methodist Church


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 50%
  2. Criminal Defense: 25%
  3. White Collar Crime: 15%
  4. Federal Crime: 10%



Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (20 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Jason Nolan Tuttle

    Edd exhibits all of the traits that you want in an attorney. He is honest, hardworking, professional, trustworthy and highly skilled. As a Board Certified Criminal Law Specialist he is also extremely knowledgeable. Over his career, he has developed relationships at the courthouse that make him particulary effective as an advocate in the courtroom.


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  • Karl E. Knudsen

    I endorse this lawyer wholeheartedly. I have known Edd since his days as an Assistant District Attorney and have seen him aggressively defend his clients and achieve great results. He is a Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law, which is a hard to come by honor well deserved.


    Karl Knudsen Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Edd K. Roberts III, Attorney At Law, PA

5 W. Hargett St., Suite 1100
Raleigh, NC, 27601


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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Legal Elite in Criminal LawBusiness NC2016
Legal Elite in Criminal LawBusiness NC2014
Legal Elite in Criminal LawBusiness NC2011
Board Certified Specialists State Criminal LawNC State Bar2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
LawyerRoberts Law Office, PA2003 - Present
Assistant District AttorneyWake County District Attorney's Office2001 - 2003
LawyerHolt York McDarris & High2000 - 2001
Association namePosition nameDuration
National College of DUI DefenseAttorney Member2011 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2007 - Present
North Carolina Advocates for JusticeAttorney Member2003 - Present
North Carolina Bar AssociationAttorney Member2003 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
DWI in Superior CourtDismissed
Passing a Stopped School BusDismissed
Felony Domestic ViolenceDismissed
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
North Carolina Central University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
North Carolina State UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1995
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Panel Attorneys' Q&A SeminarHelping Recovered Substance Abusers Transition Back into Society2013