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Robert Paul Jenkins

Divorce and separation Attorney at Greenville, NC

5.0   56 reviews

Licensed for 13 years

Virtual consultation available

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Learn Robert’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    35%
    By working proactively and diligently, we are able to move through the divorce process efficiently. We offer compassionate and genuine legal advice to guide you through this difficult time.

    13 years

  2. Family
    30%
    Have an experienced lawyer help you navigate this stressful time, you are laying the foundation for a brighter future for you and your children. Call us to arrange a consultation

    13 years

  3. Child custody
    15%
    By forming a genuine, caring relationship with our clients, we are able to provide straightforward and efficient solutions to the problems you may face. Please call us today

    13 years

  4. Alimony
    10%
    We do not provide false expectations regarding the possible outcomes of your case. Instead, we explain the many different options available and help guide and educate you so that you can make the best decision possible for your unique situation.

    13 years

  5. Child support
    10%
    Your Greenville Family Law Attorney Working For Your Best Interests. Call us to arrange a consultation

    13 years

Paul's practice area is focused entirely in the area of family law, including divorce and separation, spousal support, property distribution and child custody and support.

 

 

 

He is an exceptional and dedicated attorney, who brings the same level of intensity to the court room as he did on the pitcher’s mound as a student-athlete at UNC-Chapel Hill. After graduating with Dean’s List honors from UNC-Chapel Hill, he attended law school at North Carolina Central University, where he graduated magna cum laude. While at NCCU he actively served the community as a member of the Family Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution clinics, and participated in North Carolina Central University’s Street Law program, teaching at Durham’s Hillside High School. Paul also participated in NCCU’s mentor-mentee program. Additionally, Paul serves as a Teen Court Judge in association with the Mediation Center of Eastern North Carolina. He has volunteered as a mediator with the Dispute Resolution Center in Carrboro, North Carolina and also serves as a volunteer judge and coach for the North Carolina Advocates for Justice high school mock trial competition.

Paul has been awarded the AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale Hubbel-Lawyers.com from 2013 through 2018. This is the highest possible rating for any attorney by the top attorney rating agency in the nation. This is the highest possible rating for both his legal ability and ethical standards reflecting the opinions of members of the Bar and Judiciary. Paul further received distinction as a Top Rated Lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell in the practice area of Family Law for ethical standards and legal ability.

Additionally, Paul has been named as a member of Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite in 2015 through 2019 for the practice area of Family Law.

Paul was born and raised in Rocky Mount, North Carolina before calling Chapel Hill home for nearly a decade. In May 2011 he returned to his roots of Eastern North Carolina to work for The Graham Nuckolls Conner Law Firm after working previously at the Maitland Law Firm in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, friends and dogs, attending UNC and ECU sporting events, and traveling to major league baseball games to see his beloved Red Sox.

 

Client's Choice 2021
Client's Choice

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Licensed for 13 years
State NC
Status Active
Acquired 2009
Updated 10/03/2022

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

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Graham, Nuckolls & Conner, PLLC

Reviews

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Client's Choice 2021
Client's Choice
Robert received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2021
Posted by Kristin | August 14, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Top Notch
Mr. Jenkins and the entire staff were amazing to work with. They answered questions, calmed my concerns and made an overall stressful process much easier. I highly recommend this lawyer and his team to anyone needing guidance to understand their legal rights.
Posted by Walter | July 25, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
To Infinity and Beyond
That is the only way to describe the level of support I received in my interactions with Paul Jenkins and the team at the GNC law firm. Paul is a gifted attorney who was an excellent guide through the uncharted waters of separation and divorce. At every step of the way, from my initial consultation, numerous conferences, court appearances, mediation, etc., Paul directed me and ensured that I understood what was happening and that I was prepared. His attention to detail, communication, organization, and most importantly his availability and responsiveness provided me with a sense of assurance that my case and my issues were important to him. I was always confident that he was working to get me the best result possible. Perhaps one of Paul’s best talents is his ability to support his client while providing an honest and realistic assessment of the situation. While some things may not seem to be going your way, you can trust it isn’t because of a lack of effort from your attorney when you are working with Paul. If you are considering a separation, Paul should be the first person you reach out to. I did, and I am lucky to have done so.
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Posted by Christy | November 15, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thoughtful and thorough
When you work with Paul Jenkins you get straightforward, comprehensive, and trustworthy representation. Paul gave me and my children a sense of safety in the midst of difficult domestic issues. I will always be grateful for his guidance and skillful handling of the various issues of my case as well as his calm, reasonable approach. He really saw all the angles and kept our best interests at the forefront.
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Posted by Josh | October 10, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Must Hire! A+ Teamwork
I hired Paul after a failed collaborative divorce route. From the get-go, he explained his purpose and mission as the person that would keep my best interests in mind without “just settling.” I appreciated his conviction and honesty throughout the entire divorce process. I would 100% recommend him and his team to anyone going through a divorce.
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Posted by anonymous | November 15, 2021
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Review
Excellent attorney. Upfront about all fees and conditions. ,,,....................., ..,,...
Posted by Elizabeth | October 10, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mrs
Helped me take care of not only my will but also a pre-nuptial. Very professional and showed extended knowledge and care with the issues involved with a will and pre-nuptial. Paid special attention to the small details involved with my age group of 65 and older. Thank You
Posted by Taya | September 11, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thankful
Paul went above and beyond. He was thorough respectful and considerate. Family Court is never something that anyone ever wants to go through but having a good lawyer helps tremendously.
Posted by anonymous | June 17, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Incredible lawyer & team
Paul Jenkins and his team helped me during my divorce. He was very patient and listened to my concerns. His team and him made a legal agreement that was detailed and catered to my situation. The divorce was smoother than expected. I highly recommend Paul to anyone who finds themselves in a similar circumstance. Thanks again for great service, kindness, and understanding.
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Posted by anonymous | April 12, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable, competent, and kind lawyer
I contacted Paul Jenkins after I was referred to him from a previous satisfied client of his. Upon our consultation, he clearly laid out how the separation and divorce process goes with specific details to my case. Every time we spoke/met I felt confident in his abilities and did not feel rushed or pressured to make a decision. I greatly appreciate his guidance and kindness during this emotional and difficult time. I would absolutely recommend him to anyone I know seeking a divorce lawyer.
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Posted by anonymous | March 5, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Help with a legal separation
Paul Jenkins and his team helped me during the difficult process of my recent separation. He, patiently, listened to my concerns and, with his team, put together a set of documents that made the agreement with my spouse as smooth as possible. I highly recommend Paul to anyone who finds themselves in a similar, unfortunate, circumstance.
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Posted by anonymous | January 16, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you
At a difficult time in my life Paul and his staff were caring and helpful. I knew they were only concerned with the best outcome for me.
Posted by Eric | November 19, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer!!
Hands down one of the best around. Him an his team will not disappoint you in any shape or form!
Posted by anonymous | September 8, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer, Thank you!
Paul was a great help. He helped me understand my case and think through what was best for me. I was lucky to have him looking out for me. In addition Paul was very responsive and professional and made me feel very comfortable in an extremely uncomfortable time.
Posted by meredith | February 23, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Custody lawyer
Paul was amazing from the consultation. He took time to explain every possible scenario that may come my way. Emails and voicemails were always answered promptly. Even after our custody papers were signed, Paul was always available for advice and direction. I would recommend him for all family law needs.
Posted by Dawn | January 26, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Most professional attorney/ compassionate
I consulted with Mr. Jenkins concerning an evaluation for child support that I had never taken through the court system. He did an outstanding job aiding me ,allowing me to use his conference room At no charge for nearly 5 hours while we did the review over the phone because it involved a parent in another state. His paralegal even swore me in over the phone for the phone trial in Florida. I was treated with such professionalism and compassion. I will use him again for anything I may need in the future! They even reimbursed me where I had overplayed in the beginning! Wendy, his assistant could not be more organized and prompt with communication!
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Posted by Connie Langley | August 15, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Child Custody Lawyer
Paul was very helpful to me in my custody case. He was super caring, informative and straight to the point. He help me weigh my options and come to an agreement that both my daughter and I could come to terms with. I am greatful for his help and his eagerness to help me in any way he could including driving almost an hour to handle my case. I highly recommend Paul Jenkins for any of your family court needs.
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Posted by Christy | April 17, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thoughtful and well-prepared
Having been through years of difficult divorce and custody situations, I had all but lost faith in the humanity of attorneys and the legal system. Paul and his paralegal Amy changed my mind. They are kind, empathetic and work diligently for me and my children’s best interests. I cannot adequately express my gratefulness for the heart they put into their work.
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Posted by David Self | July 23, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney
Paul – Paul is an excellent attorney. He is thoughtful, smart, and hard-working. Paul is one a handful of family law attorneys that I seek advice from. When I have difficult legal questions, I seek Paul’s opinion. I recommend that people hire Paul for their divorce and custody issues.
Posted by Vik | June 12, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Experience!
Dealing with the precariousness of a child custody case had left me in a state of anguish. When I decided to hire Paul Jenkins and staff (Elaine), they brought a sense of tranquility which was priceless. Paul showed great dedication, responsiveness, attention to detail, was extremely prepared and took pride in his work. Most importantly, I appreciated his candor. Having Paul Jenkins by my side was the best choice I could have made and he delivered favorable results! Why not let him do the same for you.
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Posted by Wendy | August 9, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great experience
I met with Paul to discuss a separation agreement. Paul and his staff were extremely professional and respectful to me. Paul took the time to explain the legal documents and my options. He thoroughly answered all of my questions and provided quality advice. I had never dealt with a separation before and Paul and his team helped make the process easier. I would sincerely recommend Paul as a Family Law attorney.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • The Graham. Nuckolls. Conner. Law Firm, PLLC
  • 2011 - Present
  • Attorney
  • The Maitland Law Firm
  • 2009 - 2011

Education

  • North Carolina Central University School of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2005

Associations

  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Lawyer Referral Service Committee
  • 2013 - Present
  • Greenville-Pitt County Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Mediation Center of Eastern North Carolina
  • Resident Teen Court Judge
  • 2012 - Present
  • Pitt County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Judicial District 3A Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • North Carolina Advocates For Justice, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice, Family Law Section, CLE Co-Chair
  • Co-chair
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - 2011
  • Dispute Resolution Center, Carrboro, NC
  • Family Law Mediator
  • 2009 - 2011
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Legal Elite, Family Law
  • Business North Carolina
  • 2019
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Legal Elite, Family Law
  • Business North Carolina
  • 2018
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Legal Elite, Family Law
  • Business North Carolina
  • 2017
  • Legal Elite, Family Law
  • Business North Carolina
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Legal Elite, Family Law
  • Business North Carolina
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Magna Cum Laude
  • North Carolina Central University School of Law
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

Received (21)
Given (22)
Family Attorney | Aug 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Paul is an excellent attorney. He is thoughtful, smart, and hard-working. Paul is one a handful of family law attorneys that I seek advice from. When I have difficult legal questions, I seek Paul’s opinion. I recommend that people hire Paul for their divorce and custody issues."
Family Attorney | Aug 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Paul is an excellent attorney who advocates for his clients' best interest. I never worry about referring clients to Paul because I know he has an incredible work ethic and personal integrity."
Child custody Attorney | May 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Paul is an exceptional lawyer who is responsive, sharp, direct and compassionate. We worked together on a procedurally complex inter-county matter and I, as a young lawyer, learned a great deal from him. I highly recommend him."
Family Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"The best thing I can say about Paul is that he is result oriented. That is a wonderful quality in a family lawyer. I look forward to working with him in the future."
Family Attorney | Jul 07
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Paul is a zealous advocate for his clients. He is always professional, hardworking, and detailed. Paul exhibits tenacity and integrity in his cases. I enjoy working with him."
Family Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Paul is a strong advocate and competent legal mind. I do not hesitate to put my reputation on the line and refer to him. Trustworthy and conscientious."
Family Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Paul is an excellent, skilled attorney who not only zealously represents his clients in a courtroom but also outside of court. He has the ability to amicably resolve cases where needed, while also looking out for his client's best interests. He is intelligent and truly cares about the outcomes for his clients. I would highly recommend him for a family court matter."
Family Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Paul has a great reputation among family law attorneys. Anytime I have someone who needs an attorney in Pitt County, I send them to Paul."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Paul is a solid, thoughtful and articulate attorney. Although Paul and I previously worked in the same legal community, I did not fully appreciate his exemplary work until we recently worked together as co-counsel on a case. Paul, his law partners and his staff were professional, efficient and determined to see our case through to a favorable conclusion. I look forward to another opportunity to collaborate with Paul and his firm in the future."
Family Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Co-worker
"Paul is a very skilled attorney who zealously advocates for his clients’ best interest. He is dedicated, knowledgeable, ethical, and a tenacious professional. He has a lot of passion for his work and his clients. I endorse this lawyer’s work."
Family Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Co-worker
"Paul Jenkins is an excellent attorney who is in tune with all the complex issues and aspects family law. He committed to his clients' needs. I consider Paul a great asset to our firm, our legal community and the entire “Down East” community. He is committed to his family, and has all the traits expected of excellent lawyers, include an extremely strong work ethic and personal integrity. He immediately gets down to work, and has done an excellent job on all matters. I am proud to know him, and even more proud to work with him."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"After several years of practice in the Wake County area, Attorney Jenkins is a much-welcomed addition to the Pitt County Bar. He has proven himself to be a kind, determined attorney, who is never afraid to vigorously defend and protect his client’s interests, both in and out of court. Any client who procures Attorney Jenkins’ services can rest assured that their attorney will never be outworked or overmatched by the other side."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ever since I've known Paul in law school he has applied his incredible work ethic, will and determination towards whatever task was in front of him. I, along with our fellow classmates, would often turn to Paul for advice, clarity, or knowledge on just about any subject pertaining to the law. I have no doubts that Paul has carried that vigor into practice as a North Carolina Attorney and would absolutely recommend him to anyone."
Family Attorney | Jul 14
Relationship: Co-worker
"Paul is an outstanding and hardworking attorney. He exhibits the highest level of integrity, enthusiasm, professionalism, and is truly passionate about his work. His dedication, work ethic and knowledge of the law is why I am honored to call Paul a friend and colleague."
Family Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Friend
"Paul Jenkins is one of the hardest working attorneys in North Carolina. He and I have been friends for years, and I had the pleasure of working with him at Maitland and Maitland. He is honest, trustworthy, and goes out of his way to make time for each and every client. I have turned to him for advice time and again and truly value his professional opinion."
Family Attorney | Sep 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"As a attorney, Paul Jenkins is brilliant, well-spoken, and charismatic. But what sets him apart from his peers is that he is as good of a person as his is an attorney. I am honored to call him a friend."
Family Attorney | Sep 23
Relationship: Co-worker
"Paul is an incredibly hard working person and a terrific attorney. He deeply cares about his clients and always goes the "extra mile" to achieve success. I am very proud to work with him, Rob Maitland"
Family Attorney | Sep 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Paul is a good lawyer who is detailed oriented and very industrious."
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Greenville Divorce and separation Lawyer Robert Paul Jenkins
Robert Paul Jenkins
Divorce and separation Attorney
Greenville, NC
Licensed for 13 years
Virtual consultation available