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Robert Charles DiDomenico III

Criminal defense Attorney at Durham, NC

5.0   13 reviews
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  • Licensed for 2 years
    State NC
    Acquired 2021
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About Robert

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I am a graduate of The University of North Carolina School of Law. While working as an actor in New York City, I experienced first-hand how “powerless” non-union performers were taken advantage of by those in positions of authority. My experience organizing collective action to secure adequate health and safety conditions for his cast-mates in a particularly unacceptable production inspired me to pursue a career in law.

While in law school, I continued to advocate for those in need by providing 100+ hours of Pro Bono legal services, and by defending local tenants against eviction as a clinician in the UNC Civil Legal Assistance Clinic.

I have been practicing law in Alamance, Chatham, Durham, Granville, Johnston, Orange, Person, and Wake County. I have personally handled DWIs, assault, domestic violence, theft, and traffic charges; as well as expunctions.

I would be humbled and honored to advocate for you.


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Posted by anonymous | June 12, 2024
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The man with the Plan
First, I want to extend my heartfelt thanks to Robert for his outstanding work and achieving a favorable outcome in my case. What began as a single DWI escalated into two DWIs and a severe car crash involving only myself. Throughout this challenging legal journey, Robert maintained consistent communication, guiding me on what needed to be done and explaining the potential outcomes. He recognized the importance of my recovery from the car accident as part of my mitigation efforts. During the trial, Robert spoke highly of me to both the DA and the judge. He discovered a clinical error in the filings, which led to the dismissal of one of my DWIs—a tremendous relief given my significant health and professional responsibilities. In summary, if you are prepared to do the necessary work to mitigate your case, Robert will handle the rest. Robert is the attorney you want on your side!
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Posted by Marcus | May 30, 2024
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License suspension
I had a case for a failure to appear and he got it dismissed. It was a quick process too and he went above and beyond for handling my case. In the process he got my license unsuspended.
Posted by Orrion | March 5, 2024
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Exceptional Experience!
Mr. Robert was a simply amazing experience all around with my proceeds. Case led to a dismissal, very communicative and prompt for all appearances. Would highly recommend and first option to hire again !
Posted by SSP | February 21, 2024
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Stellar Human
After calling many lawyers, I was a bit discouraged, disheartened, and overwhelmed. From Day one, Mr. Robert DiDomenico was extremely professional, genuine, and willing to handle my case with ease. He actually listened and processed what I experienced with kindness. He has a brilliant mind to achieve the best outcome (which he did exceptionally for my case) and is honestly very humble. Hire him.
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Posted by anonymous | January 22, 2024
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Rob and the staff at Hiltzheimer Law Office handled my traffic matter perfectly. Great communication from the office from the beginning, and Rob was able to negotiate my case so that I don't have to deal with a suspension and I also avoid any insurance increase. Highly recommended. Thank you!
Posted by Natalie | January 17, 2024
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Hired the right Attorney
Being my first traffic offense in 5 years of driving, I needed an Attorney to give me a chance to clear my record. I am a student Athlete at NCCU in Durham and wanted to find someone familiar in the area and had a desire to help me. I contacted the office of Mr. DiDomenico III . From the very beginning it was the right decision , and the outcome was more than I could have hoped for. I highly recommend this attorney and office!
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Posted by Nick | December 12, 2023
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Amazingly kind, knowledgeable, efficient, and solution-oriented
Robert was hired by my teenage son to help resolve several charges that stemmed from one traffic stop. The charges were significant and could have impacted my son for the rest of his life, despite it being a one-time mistake that hurt no one. Robert was patient, explaining the potential impact of the charges and clearly outlining what my son could expect. He worked with the DA to negotiate pro-active steps that my son could make to take responsibility for his mistakes while also giving him hope of an outcome that wouldn't scar his record forever. Through partnership with Robert, my son completed these requirements (courses and community service) to get the charges reduced. BUT the biggest praise for Robert came during a period after we thought the case was over. Due to a clerical error, some of my son's charges were split between two different cases and court dates. After a no-show for one of these cases (that neither my son or Robert were aware of), my son's license was revoked and significant fines were imposed. Literally within one hour of me contacting Robert, he had gone to the court house, identified the errors, met with the DA (during which the charges in this second case were dropped), and was filing paperwork to have the DMV rescind the revocation of my son's license. If my son's license would have been revoked and/ or these charges would have been on his record, I think my son would have taken many steps back in his long, slow improvement he has been making over the last year. I honestly thank Robert for not only quickly solving this legal pitfall, but also being an advocate with impact for a young man who is trying to turn his life around.
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Posted by anonymous | December 6, 2023
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On point!
Rob and Ben Hiltzheimer handled my case with in 24 hours of hiring them and case was dismissed! Rob and his team were prompt, clearly communicated and listened to what the circumstances were. Very glad I hired Rob and his team.
Posted by Andrew | November 20, 2023
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Dismissed speeding citation
I hired Robert DiDomenico to represent me in court for a speeding ticket at 15 over, and while I was expecting at best a reduction in severity, Robert successfully argued for the ticket to be dismissed entirely. Would recommend.
Posted by TRP | June 7, 2023
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Excellent Traffic Infraction Resolution
Oh boy am I every so grateful for Robert. He helped reduce my traffic ticket so that I didn't get points in my license, possible suspension & best of all no increase in my car insurance. If you are in need of a lawyer, don't hesitate in retaining Robert. He is well worth your peace of mind. He is the best.
Posted by anonymous | June 7, 2023
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Excellent - Never A Doubt.
Robert D was my attorney on my case. I live in Phoenix, Arizona & was charged with a DWI in Raleigh, NC for a .06 Robert explained the process in great detail & I put my trust in him being over 2,100 miles away from Wake County, NC. Robert showed up to every court hearing, debriefed me on every situation along the way, & kept me in the loop on every detail that came along. I wanted to plea guilty with a .06 just to move on with my life due to the court system being so behind and my case not being heard. Robert advised me to have my day in court & stick out the process. After 13 months & not once returning to the state of North Carolina for court, Robert was able to get my case significantly reduced and the DWI off my driving record. Robert is a great attorney & even a better person. I felt comfortable with his guidance from start to finish and couldn’t be happier with the outcome. I
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Posted by anonymous | April 20, 2023
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Careless and Reckless Driving
I made the mistake in speeding trying to make my exit on my way to work in Durham and was stopped and issued a ticket. My nerves grew on me as this was the first time with a careless and reckless. I called Robert DiDomenico, and he helped with my case. He told me my best options and was truly honest about the situation. Let me tell you, Robert did an amazing job for my case. He persuaded the DA to remove my case so no points would be allowed on my record. The best quality that Rob has is he tries to ensure the best outcome possible. Thanks to Rob, my case was thrown out and no points was added to my insurance and I get to continue having a clean driving record. I don’t ever plan on getting any more tickets, but I definitely would recommend Hiltzheimer Law Office, PLLC to anyone!!!
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Posted by Nai | October 25, 2022
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Great attorney for criminal cases
I hired Robert C DiDomenico III from Hiltzheirmer Law Office, PLL in the summer of 2022 to help me fight a false assault and battery charge that was on my record from an incident in winter 2021. From the moment I shared my story with Mr. DiDomenico, he assured me that he had my back, could take on this case and would do everything in his abilities to make sure this case was dismissed and closed as quickly as possible. Having this on my record was preventing me from getting a quality job and as a single mom that was really putting my future and my sons future in jeopardy. Mr. DiDomenico talked me through all of the looming court proceedings and was available to answer all my questions while working on my case. He was prompt and easy to communicate with from start to finish. In the end, Mr. DiDomenico was able to have my case dismissed and he also help me get my record expunged. I would highly recommend Mr. DiDomenico for your criminal case.
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AVVO RATING 6.7 (Good)

Work Experience

  • Associate Attorney
  • Hiltzheimer Law Office, PLLC
  • 2021 - Present
  • Certified Law Student
  • UNC School of Law Civil Legal Clinic
  • 2020 - 2021
  • Legal Extern
  • Alamance County District Attorney's Office
  • 2020 - 2020
  • Judicial Extern
  • United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina
  • 2019 - 2019
  • Judical Extern
  • North Carolina District Court
  • 2019 - 2019
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  • University of North Carolina School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2021
  • East Carolina University
  • BFA - Bachelor of Fine Arts
  • 2015


  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2023 - Present
  • Chapel Hill Public Library Foundation
  • Board of Directors
  • 2022 - Present
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice, Criminal Def
  • Member
  • 2021 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Outstanding Clinic Team Award
  • Clinical Legal Education Association
  • 2021
  • Eugene Gressman & Daniel H. Politt Oral Advocacy Award
  • University of North Carolina School of Law
  • 2019

Speaking Engagements

  • e-Courts: A Brief Survival Guide
  • e-Courts
  • 2023

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Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 01
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"I endorse Robert DiDomenico without hesitation. Rob and I work together and I can attest that he is a stellar attorney who is committed to getting results for his clients. He takes every case seriously and works hard on behalf of every client he takes on. Highly recommended for any and all criminal and traffic matters."
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Durham Criminal defense Lawyer Robert Charles DiDomenico III
Robert Charles DiDomenico III
Criminal defense Attorney
Durham, NC
Licensed for 2 years
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