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Robert Johnson Parrott Jr.

Criminal defense Attorney at Raleigh, NC

5.0   21 reviews
  • Licensed for 10 years
    State NC
    Acquired 2013
    Active No misconduct found

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About Robert

Learn Robert’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    Federal Criminal Defense and Murder

    12 years, 25 cases

  2. Appeals

    7 years, 3 cases

A North Carolina native, Robert was born and raised in Raleigh. After graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a BA in psychology, he spent a year in Beijing, China, where he studied Mandarin and taught English to young schoolchildren. Robert received his JD from the University of Alabama School of Law in 2013, when it was ranked 21st in the nation. While in law school, he co-founded the Law and Economics Society, served as a senior editor for the Law and Psychology Review, and represented indigent clients in the Tuscaloosa Public Defender’s Office. 

Robert is an active member in the American Bar Association, the North Carolina Bar Association, the Wake County Bar Association, the Tenth Judicial District and the North Carolina Advocates for Justice.

When he’s not practicing law, Robert enjoys participating in an adult indoor soccer league, playing guitar, and following his favorite sports teams (go Heels, go Panthers, and Roll Tide!). He also has a love for travel and learning new languages.  Besides English, he speaks French, Italian, and a bit of Mandarin.

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Robert Parrott
300 Parham Street
Suite A
Raleigh, NC, 27601

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Posted by anonymous | February 1, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
We enthusiastically recommend Robert Parrott
Robert Parrott of Parrott Law Firm handled a misdemeanor criminal case for one of our family members. He provided us with detailed information before the court proceedings and valuable guidance in making decisions as to how to continue. He was well prepared for the court proceedsings and his familiarity with the court system provided a tremendous advantage. He always explained what would be happening in easy-to-understand language not in legal terminology. He showed he really cares about his clients. He was compassionate, thoughful, and sympathetic about our situation and the client. He treated the client with respect under difficult circumstances. One of the wonderful qualities of Robert Parrott is his immediate response when you contacted him. Communication is key in any situation, and he always returned our calls, texts, or emails very quickly. Which in this day and age is very imprssive. It brought peace of mind knowing he was only a call away to answer any question. We cannot speak highly enough regarding the knowledge and professionalism of Robert Parrott. We enthusiastically recommend him.
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Posted by Jarvis | November 18, 2020
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When in doubt, hire Mr. Parrott!!
Best Lawyer I’ve had so far. Mr Parrott is a person who loves accepting challenging cases as he is very knowledgeable to do so! Hands down the most genuine, informative, and responsible lawyer in Raleigh district. He is highly experienced and well know in court for his success and charisma. Definitely a lawyer you would want to have on your side!
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Posted by anonymous | April 30, 2020
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Legal problem solved!
I had a vindictive ex-partner situation. They tried to take me to court for domestic violence, and the court day was days away. I was recommended Attorney Robert Parrott via a business contact. Robert responded quickly, on a Sunday. By Monday afternoon Robert had a defense plan. This made me relax and feel confident about the upcoming court date. Tuesday I was lucky to find a witness in my favor, whom Robert quickly incorporated in the defense strategy. Wednesday was court day. Robert navigated the hearing well. The Judge ruled in my favor!!! I was also pleased with the invoice. Another lawyer had actually wanted double that, as a flat fee. All in all, Robert is real smart and fast, and he fixed my legal problem. And without fleecing me. :-)))
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Posted by Kelsey | February 28, 2019
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Very good experience
I could not have chosen a better lawyer for my case, Robert was very helpful with explaining all of my options pertaining to my case and answered any questions I had, he paid great attention to detail whitch is how he helped me win my case that ended up going to trial. Very professional and would highly recommend him!
Posted by anonymous | February 20, 2019
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Very Pleased Client
We hired Robert Parrott initially because I was familiar with his name and his family. However, it became apparent right away that he was the best choice for our case on his own merits alone. He has a firm grip on interpreting the law and he was able to assess the situation before him immediately. He skillfully argued what might have been seen as a "touch and go" case successfully, earning a not guilty verdict. I would 100% use his services again.
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Posted by anonymous | February 16, 2019
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Super Lawery
I recommend mr parrott he is so awesome he will get the job done for you i was worry i would lose everything to the charge i had but thanks you so much for handling bussiness
Posted by Elizabeth and Michael | January 18, 2019
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My Son
I personally would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to Mr. Robert Parrott Jr. for helping my son with his speeding ticket and representing him in court we live in Orlando Florida and it was hard to go to North Carolina each time. Mr. Parrott represent my son as if he was there all the time. Mr. Parrott Jr. was able to lower his charge to basically nothing and to make sure my insurance premium didn’t increase. It’s was a pleasure and an honor to have an attorney on our side that cared for the best interest of his clients.
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Posted by Jamirah | August 14, 2018
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Perfect lawyer
He’s s really great lawyer! Both my cases I’ve had I’ve won. He’s very sweet and outgoing! Always on time to court! He’s an amazing person, great attitude and he really dedicated. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for s really good attorney ! He’s great.
Posted by anonymous | July 9, 2018
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Great lawyer
Great lawyer and will help you best way possible!! He’s negotiable!! And make sure you are satisfied
Posted by Dee | June 22, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Robert, is caring, sensitive to your situation, gets tthe resultsyou are looking for to the best of his ability B working diligently, in good faith for you. I am not the easiest mom because I worry, I care & I was scared to death for my son, but Robert Pu me at ease & let me know he will do his very best. If you are looking for a guarantee then get a dishonest Attorney bcuz no ethical Atty can make a guarantee. Robert is ethical, reliable & professional. My son was looking at 5 felonies and he got him probation & 1 felony. I am a dedicated mom who only does the best for her son which is not always easy if they were a good citizen, trying always to think about others & he fell into the system by meeting the wrong people & that is why I called Robert. I was referred by an attorney running for office in Raleigh so, a respected An Atty referred him bcuz he knew he was the best! I thank God everyday for Robert Parrott!!!
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Posted by Frank | June 14, 2018
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Handled Two Speeding Tickets
As the title said, Mr. Parrott handled both mines and my buddy's speeding tickets that we shamefully received from the Raleigh Police. He was able to get both our cases knocked down to improper equipment (which is what I initially wanted). To add on top of that, he was able to get my buddy's tinted window violation dismissed. All around great guy, pleasant to talk to, fair quotes and dependable. Would definitely recommend Mr. Parrott.
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Posted by Michael | May 21, 2018
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Mr. Parrott is on your side!
Mr. Parrott represents you as he sees fit and does a great job protecting his clients from detrimental mistakes that could have negative effects in the case. This attorney does his homework and has everything he needs ready come court day. He did the best job for me and I am so thankful for that. I will definitely hire him again. Superb representation if I do say so myself.
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Posted by Donald | May 7, 2018
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If i could I’ll pick him every time..
I would like to say he’s a great lawyer, it was like he felt my situation. He was really eager to get my case handled but he got it dismissed, he was very polite & caring. I would like to say thank you once again.
Posted by Cassie | April 7, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Service!
I was in a bad situation involving my ex. I was looking for an attorney to represent me out of state. Robert was recommended to me and I am so glad he was! He called me back in a timely manner, talked to me kindly, explained things to me in a way that made sense and made sure I was understanding what was happening. I really feel very lucky to have worked with Robert because he was so kind and helpful and in the end got my case settled for me which is something I really did not think was going to happen when I was looking for an attorney. I would absolutely recommend Robert if you're looking for an attorney!
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Posted by Jennique | April 7, 2018
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Great attorney
Mr. Parrott is an awesome attorney goes above and beyond his duty. It was my pleasure to have him work with me. Once again thank you God bless
Posted by anonymous | March 11, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
After agreeing to represent me, Robert was clear on what information he needed from me, and quickly got my traffic citation dismissed without me having to appear in court myself.
Posted by G | December 16, 2017
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Speeding ticket - 29 over!
Robert helped me to reduce the speeding ticket I received from 29 over to just 14 over! He very clearly outlined the process, and within 1 phone call and 2 emails, he took care of my ticket. No point on my license nor my insurance! Couldn't ask for better service. Thanks again Robert!
Posted by Leslie | August 22, 2016
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Tax dispute
Rob was hired to resolve an unexpected IRS penalty incurred by our small business during the process of becoming incorporated. He resolved our issue successfully and in a very timely manner. Throughout the entire process, he was diligent and responsive to all our questions and concerns, assisted us by filling and filing all necessary forms, checked in multiple times after our paperwork was sent to see if we had heard anything from the IRS, and even worked with us to come to an agreement regarding a cost that was feasible for our small business. We would highly recommend his services to anyone requiring similar legal assistance.
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Posted by Arick | December 9, 2014
Exceptionally Thorough, Strategic, & Effective - One of the Best Plaintiff's Lawyers in Raleigh
Robert helped with me resolve a property related dispute of considerable complexity. Robert was exceptionally thorough in his preparation and knowledge of the law, strategic in his approach, tenacious in his pursuit of our cause, and ultimately, effective in resolving the issue to our satisfaction. Robert guided us through the process from start to finish, always taking extra time to advise us of our options and the potential ramifications of each course of action. He was aggressive in his strategy but maintained a professional and cordial relationship with opposing counsel, so as to preserve the option for compromise and a negotiated resolution. He knew the law cold and navigated the legal process like a true professional, avoiding potential landmines and using every element of the legal process to our advantage. Ultimately, Robert out-dueled the opposition, using a combination of the law, the legal process, and the facts to force the other side to cave. What's more, he did all of this in an incredibly short time frame - giving us rapid relief to a situation that was causing us considerable pain. Bottom line: if you need legal representation in the State of North Carolina, you can't go wrong with Robert Parrott.
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Posted by Ann | March 26, 2014
Very Helpful and Thorough
Robert was contracted to create a new lease for a business property. While this was not an area in which he had previous experience, I was extremely pleased with the insight he brought to the process. What he didn't know immediately, he was quick to research. His confident demeanor was reassuring. The final product was much better than our previous lease and I am very comfortable that we are well covered for any eventuality.
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AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney at Law
  • Parrott Law PLLC
  • 2016 - Present
  • General Counsel & Regional Director
  • Preservation North Carolina
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Regional Director
  • Preservation North Carolina
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Attorney
  • McMillan & Smith
  • 2013 - 2013
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  • University of Alabama School of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2013
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2008

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Mucha v. Wagner (Supreme Court of NC)
  • Denial of Motion to Dismiss Reversed
  • Mucha v. Wagner (Court of Appeals)
  • Denial of Motion to Dismiss Affirmed
  • Mucha v. Wagner (Trial Level)
  • Motion to Dismiss Denied


  • Wake County Academy of Criminal Trial Lawyers
  • Attorney Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • Judicial Independence & Integrity Committee, North Carolina Bar Association
  • Secretary
  • 2019 - Present
  • North Carolina Pro Bono Honor Society
  • Attorney Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Wake County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice
  • Attorney Member
  • 2013 - 2017
  • Law and Economics Society
  • Vice President
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Mensa
  • Member
  • 2010 - 2011
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Languages Spoken

  • Mandarin
  • French
  • Italian

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Client's Choice Award
  • AVVO
  • 2018
  • Top 10% in the USA
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2017
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Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Robert is not only a stellar criminal defense lawyer, he's also very skilled with civil cases, including family law. He has a very strong grasp of the rules of procedure as well as appellate rules."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Jul 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am happy to recommend this lawyer to anyone who needs quality legal representation. Robert is a hard-working, diligent advocate for his clients and a good resource for his colleagues. I sincerely endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Robert is a dedicated, smart and hard working lawyer. I have referred him a number of difficult cases that was able to resolve promptly with exceedingly favorable results for the client--including obtaining an outright dismissal of a very serious felony case that was set to go to trial. I endorse him wholeheartedly."
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