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A. Patrick Roberts

Sex crime Attorney at Raleigh, NC

4.9   46 reviews

also known as Patrick Roberts

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  • Licensed for 21 years
    State NC
    Acquired 2002
    Status
    Active Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2019

About A. Patrick

Learn A. Patrick’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    30%
    My experience includes defending all levels of criminal matters from misdemeanors to First Degree Murder.

    22 years

  2. Sex crime
    30%
    My experience includes handling complex Indecent Liberties with A Child, Statutory Rape, Forceful Sexual Assault, and Child Porn (State and Federal) cases.

    22 years

  3. Drug Crime
    25%
    My experience includes defending all levels of drug offenses from simple possession to state and federal drug trafficking.

    22 years

  4. Violent crime
    10%

  5. Juvenile law
    5%

FORMER PROSECUTOR WITH 21+ YEARS OF EXPERIENCE. CLIENT FOCUSED. AVAILABLE AFTER 5PM AND ON WEEKENDS.

I have decades of experience handling criminal cases in North Carolina. There is no case that I can't handle. Call me today to discuss your issue.

Awards

Platinum Client Champion
AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2017,2016,2015,2014,2012,2011
Client's Choice
2017 2016 2015 + 3 ...
Top Contributor 2012
Top Contributor
2012

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Location

Patrick Roberts Law PLLC
314 W. Millbrook Road
Suite 21
Raleigh, NC, 27609

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  46 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2017
Client's Choice
Client's Choice is an Avvo award granted to attorneys with a significant number of client reviews over 4 stars in a given year.
Posted by Michael | November 20, 2010
A brilliant attorney that gets results with an outstanding staff. Everyone at Roberts Law is so kind and good at what they do.
I highly recommend Patrick Roberts not only because he is a brilliant attorney that won dismissal of all charges against me, but also because he is a genuinely nice man with a kind demeanor and very easy to talk with. From the first phone call and meeting I had with Mr. Roberts I immediately felt at ease with him, and knew that I had someone in my corner that would fight hard for me; and he did, and he won!
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Posted by Blessed | June 13, 2011
ATTORNEY ROBERTS' IS A TRUE GIFT FROM GOD!!!
I WOULD LIKE TO SAY THAT ATTORNEY ROBERTS IS A BLESSING & A TRUE GIFT FROM GOD. TO MAKE A LONG STORY SHORT THE FATHER OF MY CHILD WAS WRONGLY ACCUSED OF STATUTORY RAPE OF A 13 YEAR OLD GIRL; HE WAS LOOKING AT 20-25 YEARS AND THAT WAS WITHOUT ANY CONCRETE EVIDENCE. EVERYTHING HAPPENED SO FAST THAT I DID NOT KNOW WHO TO TURN TO BECAUSE I KNEW THAT THE FATHER OF MY CHILD WAS NOT CAPABLE OF SUCH A DEPLORABLE CRIME. I PRAYED TO GOD TO PLEASE HELP ME FIND A GOD SENT LAWYER TO HELP MY CHILDS FATHER. GOD ANSWERED MY PRAYERS AND LED ME TO ATTORNEY ROBERTS. ATTORNEY ROBERTS GOT THE FATHER OF MY CHILD BOND REDUCED FOM $300,000 TO $50,000 & THEN TO $10,000 IN A MATTER OF 60 DAYS WHICH IS OUTSTANDING DUE TO THE SEVERITY AND SENSITIVITY OF THE CRIME IN WHICH HE WAS ACCUSED OF. AS OF RIGHT NOW ATTORNEY ROBERTS IS STILL WORKING ON THE CASE YET THE OUTCOME SEEMS TO BE VERY POSITIVE & OPTIMISTIC. I AM GOING TO CONTINUE TO PRAY EVERYDAY THAT GOD CONTINUES TO WORK THROUGH ATTORNEY ROBERTS AND HE (MY CHILDS FATHER) GETS CLEARED OF THIS DEFAMING, DEGRADING, & DEPLORABLE CHARGE & ACCUSATION. I KNOW WITH GOD WORKING THROUGH ATTORNEY ROBERTS THESE FALSE ACCUSATIONS WILL BE THROWN OUT & THE CASE WILL BE DISMISSED. I KNOW WITHOUT A SHADOW OF A DOUBT THAT ATTORNEY ROBERTS IS HEAVEN SENT & A GIFT GOD ALMIGHTY. WITHOUT ATTORNEY ROBERTS DEFENDING THE FATHER OF MY CHILD I KNOW THAT MY CHILD WOULD BE GROWN & POSSIBLY HAVE KIDS OF THEIR OWN BY THE TIME THEIR FATHER GOT RELEASED FROM PRISON & ON TOP OF THAT HE WOULD HAVE HAD TO REGISTER AS A SEX OFFENDER FOR THE NEXT 30 YEARS; MEANING THAT IF HE HAD GRANDCHILDREN HE COULDN'T BE AROUND THEM EITHER. SO NOW TO ALL OF YOU WHO ARE READING THIS & YOU HAVE A SIMILAR SITUATION OR MAYBE EVEN THE SAME ONE YOU NEED ATTORNEY ROBERTS ON YOUR TEAM. THIS IS NOT A PAID ADVERTISEMENT BUT THE HEARTFELT TRUTH. RIGHT NOW I WANT TO SEND A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO ALL OF ROBERTS LAW GROUP & A VERY SPECIAL THANK YOU TO "JILL" & "ATTORNEY ROBERTS" FOR ALL THAT YOU HAVE DONE, DOING & GOING TO DO. MAY GOD CONTINUE TO FAVORLY BLESS THIS LAW FIRM BECAUSE YOU ALL ARE SUCH GOOD PEOPLE THAT REALLY WANT TO HELP THOSE WHO ARE IN TROUBLE AND WANT TO FIGHT FOR THEIR FREEDOM. THANKS AGAIN, AGAIN, & AGAIN. I LOVE YALL, (TRULY) BLESSED
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Posted by Araviah | June 7, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
First time offender and it was a breeze!!!!
Between Michelle and Sabina I cannot thank either of these ladies enough! They kept me updated throughout the entire process at a very fair and reasonable rate! Their energy was everything I needed to get rid of my nerves and all charges ended up being dismissed!! Thank you so much again Roberts law group you all are amazing at what you do!!
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Posted by Howard | October 31, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Patrick is the best attorney around
Patrick Roberts is the smartest guy in the room. After interviewing 10 attorneys it was clear Patrick was the best fit for us. He was honest, clear in expectations, and it was obvious he was the most knowledgeable in this space. He walked us through the entire process from the beginning to a very favorable outcome which he presented in our very first meeting. There is no better attorney in this area than Patrick. Call him today to give you/your family member the best chance to defend themselves!
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Posted by Sophia | July 12, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best Legal Defense I've Ever Had
Excellent law office that produces the results you are looking for. Patrick is a legal savant who not only is an outstanding legal advocate, but also has an office of highly competent associates. I retained and worked with Patrick and his team for four years and my primary expectations were without a doubt satisfied. Patrick will always be my first choice for legal defense for myself or my family. Standout Points: Patrick's clients receive bond reductions that other attorneys are unable to secure. Patrick and his team double check their own knowledge of the law so that their courtroom presentation is well organized and flawless. Patrick knows how important it is to present your particular case in the right environment to receive the most positive reception. Someone from the office always calls the morning of a court appearance to verify your attendance as well as tell you who will be present from their office. Patrick is VERY upfront and honest. Ben and Kevin are also very present and competent attorneys. Sabina is the best paralegal I've ever worked so closely with. Your privacy is a priority as well as professionalism on their behalf.
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Posted by Dana | June 8, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wonderful attorney
When our son was arrested on sexual assault and rape charges, I was lost. I searched and found Patrick Roberts. I was impressed with his resume so we met with him and hired him. Now our son's case is over. It has taken a long time to get to the end of this experience, but I thank God for sending Patrick Roberts our way!
Posted by DEL.R | October 4, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
THE BEST CRIMINAL LAWYER IN NORTH CAROLINA
Law Offices of Roberts law group pllc is number one in Raleigh ,North Carolina .Robert Patrick is truly one of the best criminal lawyer out there. he is always one step ahead and make you always feel comfortable,true professionals who listen and really care.I was more than satisfied to hire him,he took my sex offence case seriously and convince district attorney to drop the chargers. the whole process couldn't have been "more smoother". I can blindly recommend Robert Patrick and his team to any one . thank you for every thing you have done to me and helping me to get my life back .thank you Sabina ans Abbie for every thing youhave don to me DEL.R
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Posted by anonymous | September 19, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
No Charges!!!!!
Our teenage son was recently accused of sexual assault in a dorm on a college campus. We believed in his innocence, did our research and hired Raleigh's top rated Super Lawyer, A. Patrick Roberts and we were not disappointed. We knew from the consultation that we were in good hands. Mr. Roberts wasted no time obtaining the report and jumping into action. I will never forget the joy I felt in my heart when I received the call informing me that there would be no charges made against our son. His practice is very efficient and receptive in every way. He is the REAL DEAL!
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Posted by Mary | July 20, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Brilliant and effective attorney
We hired Patrick to defend our son against very serious felony charges that we knew to be false. It was the scariest thing to put our trust in someone to help us, especially living out of state, but we were so fortunate that we found Patrick. He showed a tremendous attention to detail, hired experts to examine and refute the evidence, and used brilliant strategies to poke holes in the case. After four long years, and many highs and lows, Patrick did what he promised: he took care of our son. Felony charges were reduced to a misdemeanor with no jail time. We will always be grateful to Patrick and his firm for giving our son his life back.
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Posted by Aliya | April 26, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing and Confident Attorney
I was involved in a complicated health care fraud federal case. I was afraid, lost and worried about losing everything I worked hard to build. I contacted Robert's Law Team as soon as I was contacted by the federal government and immediately, I felt like I had a team on my side to support and advocate for me. I felt protected. In honesty, there were times I did not always get along with Mr. Roberts. I didn't like the truth he tried to explain to me. I was new to this system and wanted things my way, only, but through each step, he calmly reminded me that it was his job to see a case and all it's possibilities to the end and to trust him. He also told me very early on that I may not always agree, or "like" him but he would always work hard for me. And that, he did. When I was sentenced in court, Mr. Roberts did his very best to explain my extenuating circumstances to the Judge and prosecuting attorneys in an effort to obtain the lowest sentence possible under the law, for me. He stood in the line of fire for me and my family that day. I testified in my case and Mr. Robert and his wonderful secretary, Sabina were my life-line. They answered all stressed out emails from prison, made sure to keep in contact with my family and when the big day arrived to present my information in court; on the very first row, giving me a "thumbs up" was none other than Mr. Roberts. He wasn't required to be there, he was there to support his client, me. He went over and beyond the scope of an attorney. He listened to my concerns, allowed me to cry, whine and complain, but, never once did he give up on me. I have been through an amazing journey from indictment, to prison, to back but the salve that allowed me to stand here today, was that very first decision I made to hire a competent attorney that cared about me as a person and most importantly, knew and understood the law. I highly recommend Roberts Law Team if you value competent, aggressive, confident attorneys when you need them most.
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Posted by Harry family | March 11, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Gift From GOD!!!!
With Jesus Christ being the head of our lives and attorney Patrick Roberts expertise in the law the impossible was made possible. In 2016 our 23 year old son was a soldier in the U.S Army stationed in North Carolina. He meet a young lady and they began to have a sexual relationship. Upon taking her home one evening he was approached by a police officer who stated that she was under age. He was asked to come to the police station and give a statement . During the interview with the police officers he admitted to having a sexual relationship with the young lady. He was later charged with statutory rape in 2 separate counties along with other charges. While searching online for an attorney we came across The Roberts Law Group. We drove 9 hours from Alabama to Raleigh N.C to meet with Attorney Patrick Roberts . Being from the south my husband and I were a little intimidated at first but after meeting attorney Roberts and his staff they made us feel very comfortable. Attorney Roberts and his staff were very professional. Every time our son had a court appearance my husband and I were notified several weeks in advance. When there were questions or concerns about the case attorney Roberts always notified us personally. During the entire year of 2016 our emotions were all over the place . It seemed like the DA had all of the evidence needed to convict our son. Our son was facing a lot of years in prison. But with our faith in God it finally turned around. Attorney Roberts negotiated a 24 month suspended sentence on all of the charges in the first County. In March 2017 attorney Roberts negotiated a 24 month suspended sentence on of all the charges in the second County . After serving 12 months of probation our son will soon have his life back. He has a felony on his record but he does not have to register as a sex offender. We are very grateful to The Roberts Law Group for there professionalism. We thank our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ .
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Posted by Kamal | September 20, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Patrick Roberts
I hired attorney Patrick Roberts. I had a search warrant executed at my house based on receiving Growrh Hormone illegalky. Police found some weed during the search. Well, I had a prescription from a doctor for hgh. Anyways, no Fedreral charges and weed charge dismissed after probation and comminity service. Awesome attorney.
Posted by anonymous | September 13, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Once we hired the Roberts team, we knew we had the best
Patrick and his team are truly top notch. They are professional and committed to understanding you and your case and doing everything possible to reach the best outcome. My son was charged with 3 felonies and the outcome was 1 misdeamenor charge. When you hire Patrick and his team you know they are the best and it helped put my mind at ease during a very stressful time in our lives. He knows everyone in the court system and you can tell he is highly respected by them. He always took the time to explain to us what was going on which I appreciated. Patrick is able to see many different angles for a case and determine the best argument. Ben and Kevin were also great to work with and I appreciated having a whole team on our side. I would highly recommend the Roberts Law Group to anyone in need of a defense lawyer. My son was so inspired by Patrick that he is now considering studying law.
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Posted by anonymous | August 30, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Attentive and highly skilled
I hired Patrick and his firm to represent me in a very sensitive and frightening case. I was able to come in for a meeting immediately and had one of the most honest conversations of my life. He was honest, direct, and kind. There was no hint of judgement from a single person on their staff They fought for my rights in a way I've never seen. I still joke with some close friends about the prowess that man has in a court room. Not only did he fight for me, he also ponted me in the direction of people who could actually help me. His confidence, knowledge, and support led to my charges being dismissed. I will forever keep their business cards on hand, and plan to use them for any legal matters, within their purview, going forward. If you've never done this before, feel hopeless, and don't know what the next step is, please don't look any further. This is not an area of life where price shopping gives you a better deal. No matter the outcome, you can rest assured your case was handled in the best of ways with Patrick Roberts and the many powerful people he works with.
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Posted by David | August 27, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional representation from a Criminal Defense Attorney
When the future of your life and family are on the line, there is a fear and hopelessness that often seizes upon you. This past year has been the most challenging of my entire life. Yet I would not be here to share these thoughts if it had not been for Attorney Patrick Roberts and his office staff at Roberts Law Group. I was involved in a situation that broke me as a human being, a father and a husband to my core and I needed help. I found the Roberts Law Group searching on the Internet for someone who could understand my situation, defend me and help guide me through the process. When my wife and I first met with Attorney Roberts we knew we had come to the right person. He was upfront and transparent with his experience, fees, the various options in approaching this type of case, the seriousness of the situation, and possible outcomes; even helping me to locate the professional therapy I was looking for and needed. From the very first meeting, Attorney Roberts and his staff were encouraging, supportive and helped me have the courage to face what lay ahead. After careful review of the evidence, Attorney Roberts laid out his primary objectives and strategies for achieving those objectives. Placing complete trust in his representation, he and his team went to work. They were all extremely professional, respectful and supportive throughout the case. Attorney Roberts effectively communicated progress as needed and worked with the prosecution to reach an agreement. At the final sentencing, he was able to negotiate a judgement significantly reduced from what was originally charged, including no prison time. It’s been about a year now since engaging the services of the Roberts Law Group and they have stood by me every step of the way, even after the judgement to help with a clarifying motion that resulted in an order improving my situation further. It would be impossible to adequately relay how spiritually, emotionally and physically overwhelming this burden has been. Yet God put Attorney Roberts in our path which has helped give me, my wife and children hope for a better future. While the journey still continues, and will for a long time to come, I am committed to getting better, being better and paying it forward. Many sincere thanks to the Roberts Law Group team and especially Attorney Patrick Roberts.
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Posted by R & J parents | August 17, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Helped our son during a difficult charge
We hired Patrick Roberts when our son was accused of a crime. Patrick knew exactly what to do and what the possible outcomes were. We did everything he said and to our relief charges were eventually dropped. He knows the people on the other side having worked with them. He knows what they look for and of course what they don't. When he is involved in the case they respect him. He brings credibility. He knew the long term implications of the charges and did everything, everything he could to give us the best possible outcome. It is a stressful time, the courts move painfully slow. Trust him. Patrick knows what he is doing..
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Posted by Larry | June 21, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best Defense
Patrick Roberts represented me during a very difficult time in my life, in which I was charged with a Federal Class D felony. From the first time my wife and I met Patrick we felt confident that we had found the best lawyer to represent me. I was very scared, as this was my first experience being charged with a federal offense. Patrick is a very brilliant and confident lawyer. All of his office staff are compent , friendly, and very organized. Sabina is a very resourceful paralegal ,and is always available for any questions or concerns,via phone, or e-mail. The communication with the office staff was excellent. The entire office staff go out of their way to treat you with respect, and ensure that you have the best experience possible during a very stressful time. Patrick was always honest with my wife and I, and from the first day we hired him, we felt that he immediately started working on my defense. He takes the time to explain in detail what to expect with the court process, and what he expects the outcome to be. Also, Ben ( lawyer) was great and very patience with me. If you find that you or someone you love, are in need of a criminal defense lawyer, trust me and my wife ,when we tell you that Patrick Roberts is the very best! Patrick was the first lawyer that I spoke to regarding a target letter I received, and I know now that there couldn't have been a better lawyer to have handled my case. My wife and I would like to express our gratitude to Patrick, and to all of his staff in the Raliegh office. Thank you for getting us through the most stressful time of our lives!!
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Posted by TC | February 6, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Dedication at every turn!!!
Had no idea where to turn, there were very serious allegations against me so I searched for an attorney online. Who did I find, the best! Attorney Patrick Roberts was honest upfront from day one. His team works very hard and are excellent at what they do. They stayed in touch with me over the entire investigation process. The results investigation closed, no criminal charges files! Trust me if you need law advice or representation hire Attorney Roberts. Thank you to Attorney Patrick Roberts and his law team!
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Posted by anonymous | January 26, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great representation and exceptional service
Patrick's law group was awesome when I was being investigated by the police for allegations made by one of my children. His team was able to present our side of the story and show that these things did not happen as was being alleged. Because of his actions the police decided to not pursue charges. I would hire them again in a heartbeat.
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Posted by Yakita Withers | December 9, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Yakita
My lawyers at Roberts Law Firm are the best.Abby,Sabina & Patrick handled my Felony &Misdemeanor charges.Got my cases handled & My license back.They did this while I was out of state.They're definitely worth the money.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2019.

Reprimand issued in NC, 2019
updated on 08/14/2019

Typically in this case the lawyer's poor behavior is exposed to the public in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior.

A. Patrick's comment: “This bar discipline resulted from a federal trademark fraud case I resolved in 2014. In 2019, the North Carolina State Bar reprimanded me for failing to consult with an attorney experienced in federal asset forfeiture before discussing a plea agreement with my client and for failing to use a Mandarin interpreter when discussing that same plea agreement with the same client. I no longer handle federal criminal cases.”

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Patrick Roberts Law PLLC
  • 2024 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • Roberts Law Group PLLC
  • 2007 - 2023
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Wake County District Attorney's Office
  • 2005 - 2007
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Johnston County District Attorney's Office
  • 2005 - 2005
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • New Hanover District Attorney's Office
  • 2003 - 2005
  • Associate Attorney
  • Greg Jones & Asscociates
  • 2002 - 2003
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Education

  • White Collar Criminal Defense College
  • Certificate of Completion
  • 2013
  • National Criminal Defense College
  • Certificate of Completion
  • 2011
  • Trial Lawyers College
  • Certificate of Completion
  • 2010
  • Duke University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1997
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • FEDERAL MORTGAGE FRAUD
  • CASE DISMISSED
  • FIRST DEGREE MURDER
  • NOT GUILTY
  • DWI/Hit & Run Charges Dismissed
  • All charges dismissed.
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Associations

  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • North Carolina Ethics Commission
  • Commisioner
  • 2016 - 2017
  • North Carolina Juvenile Justice Planning Committee, Governor's Crime Commission
  • Committee Member
  • 2015 - 2016
  • North Carolina Juvenile Justice Planning Committee, Governor's Crime Commission
  • Committee Member
  • 2014 - 2015
  • American Association for Justice
  • Public Affairs Committee Member
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Wake County Academy of Criminal Trial Lawyers
  • Vice President
  • 2009 - 2010
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2009 - 2014
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2008 - 2018
  • North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers, Criminal Law Section
  • Member
  • 2008 - 2012
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Client Champion Platinum
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2021
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2021
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Client Champion Platinum
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Nation's Top One Percent
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2019
  • Client Champion Platinum
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • AV Preeminent
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Nation's Top One Percent
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2018
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Nation's Top One Percent
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2017
  • Nation's Top One Percent
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2016
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Nation's Top One Percent
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2015
  • North Carolina Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2015
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • North Carolina Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Clients' Choice
  • Avvo.com
  • 2014
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Top 40 Lawyers Under 40
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2013
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2013
  • North Carolina Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2013
  • Clients' Choice
  • Avvo.com
  • 2012
  • Cross Examination Course Certificate
  • National College of District Attorneys
  • 2007
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Publications

  • Duke Environmental Law and Policy Forum
  • Editorial Staff
  • 1999

Speaking Engagements

  • CLE - Hot Topics for Bail Agents
  • Survey of the Law on Bail in North Carolina
  • 2014
  • Professionalism for New Admittees
  • Starting and Running a Law Office
  • 2013
  • Professionalism for New Admittees
  • Organization of Your Law Office - The Basics
  • 2012
  • North Carolina Wesleyan College Course
  • The Legal & Regulatory Environment of Business
  • 2008
  • North Carolina Wesleyan College Course
  • The Legal & Regulatory Environment of Business
  • 2007
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Attorney endorsements

Received (20)
Given (20)
Endorse A. Patrick
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Patrick is one of the best defense attorneys in the area. He works very hard for his clients and he gets fantastic results."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. Patrick is a great trial lawyer and a person who I go to for legal advice in my own practice. Patrick is dedicated to his client's and a master at criminal defense. I would not hesitate to hire him if I was in trouble and needed a lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Co-worker
"One hell of a criminal defense attorney. Patrick has the intellect, experience, and aggressive attitude required to excel in the most complex and challenging areas of criminal defense practice."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Patrick for years and have always been struck by his knowledge and dedication. I endorse him without hesitation or qualification."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Patrick is a thoughtful and experienced attorney. When I have a client needing representation in the Raleigh area in his areas of practice, he would be my referral of choice."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Patrick Roberts is a fierce advocate on behalf of his clients. He and lawyers at his firm are excellent criminal defense lawyers who work hard to aggressively defend their clients. Patrick Roberts also has an excellent command of many of the technical issues - lacking among fellow lawyers - that are implicated in cases involving technology, forensic science and the like. I've watched him dissect hostile witnesses on the stand, and argue for excellent outcomes for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I attended the Trial Lawyers College with Patrick. If I was facing serious criminal charges anywhere in North Carolina, he would be my first call."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Working for Mr. Roberts has been a great experience. His background and experience have provided me with a wealth of knowledge and a great model for representing clients. I endorse him wholeheartedly."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Andy. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 03
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer without reservation. Patrick is plain outstanding. The highest remark I can give a lawyer is that I would ask him to represent me were I charged with a crime. I would ask Patrick and know that I would be in the very best of hands."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I knew Patrick when he was an assistant Distrit Attorney, and was also impressed with his high ethical standards, and his reasoned and expereinced approcah in handling his cases. He is an exemplary attorney and I highly reccomend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Patrick is a fantastic attorney who is dedicated to his clients' interests and truly cares for his clients. He has the experience and trial skills necessary to achieve the results his clients need. I recommend anybody in need of a criminal defense attorney use him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Aggressive attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 01
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I've learned a lot from working with Patrick Roberts. He's an aggressive, tireless advocate for his clients. As a former prosecutor, he has an extensive insight into the workings of the criminal justice system. Highly recommended."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Patrick Roberts is undoubtedly one of the best attorney advocates in the Triangle area. His experience as a former prosecutor is invaluable to any client seeking an attorney who knows the ropes. His honesty, integrity, and straightforwardness are qualities every client should seek in an attorney. I would, without hesitation, strongly recommend Mr. Roberts to anyone seeking an outstanding criminal defense lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 08
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I have known A. Patrick Roberts for 5 years. He has always been very professional and very highly regarded in the criminal defense community. I have gotten to know Patrick over the years and come to highly respect him as a friend and an attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the challenge of working with Atty Roberts when he served as Asst. District Atty in Wake Co. and have worked closely with him as fellow defense counsel. As an ADA, I found him to be professional, reasonable and fair in every regard. He represented the State of North Carolina with integrity. As private counsel, his intelligence and knowledge of procedure and law has been even more impressive. Attorney Roberts is not your "run of the mill" lawyer. While he's sharp and knows his stuff, he is also approachable and relates well with clients, colleagues, judges and courthouse personnel. He never, never walks away from a challenge. In the courtroom, his experience as both prosecutor and criminal defense attorney provides him with a unique perspective and ability to process each matter he handles quickly, efficiently and effectively. I highly recommend Attorney Roberts and place full confidence in his abilities."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 31
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I have worked with Mr. Roberts as co-counsel on a number of state and federal criminal cases over the past ten months (since the summer of 2008) and I am very impressed with his legal acumen, his dedication to his clients and their cases, and his attention to detail. He is one of the best up and coming criminal defense lawyers in the Raleigh/Triangle community. I have practiced law as a trial attorney for more than 20 years and I have worked with and supervised thousands of attorneys. I can confidently state that he is in the top 5% of criminal defense lawyers I have known."
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Raleigh Sex crime Lawyer A. Patrick Roberts
A. Patrick Roberts
Sex crime Attorney
Raleigh, NC
Licensed for 21 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available
This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2019. See details