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Who am I? I am a lawyer who has been practicing for almost 24 years. For that entire period of time, I have only handled personal injury cases, nothing else. I understand that the important things in life are not things at all...but integrity, values and loved and friends alike.


I do not represent corporations and I sure don’t represent insurance companies. I represent ordinary people. Why? Well, when I was about 22 years old, I was working on an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico as a roustabout and later a part-time roughneck on a drilling floor. I was trying to make some high dollar quick money to save for law school tuition. One day while boarding a rig from a crew boat, I witnessed   a boom of an enormous crane fall and as it fell it killed several men and severely injured several others within a few feet of where I was located. The boom fell due to a cable that had snapped. Several months later I entered my first year of law school and was haunted as to why that cable gave way killing those men. Obviously, it had not been inspected or maintained properly. Really, from that point on in my life I knew who I was going to represent and the type of law that I was going to practice. That is my story. I am licensed in three States: North Carolina, New York and New Jersey. I have tried cases in all three States both in State and Federal Court. I currently limit my practice to North Carolina but would have the ability to try cases in New York and New Jersey as well. 


I do not advertise on television or by billboard or direct mail as some lawyers do. I don’t believe in it. Most of my clients have been referred by former clients, other attorneys and by word of mouth. Once a client, always a client. That is the goal. Relationships count.


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Practice areas


  1. Car Accident: 30%
    31 years, 334 cases
  2. Motorcycle Accident: 25%
    31 years, 43 cases
  3. Brain Injury: 20%
    31 years, 9 cases
  4. Spinal Cord Injury: 10%
  5. Other: 15%
  6. More 



Contingent (33-40%)

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Attorney endorsements

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  • Adrienne S. Blocker

    It rare to find a truly passionate attorney who can combine the skills of keen legal insight and analysis, with a real and ready human touch that is truly client-centered. Robert Armstrong is just such an attorney. Robert deeply cares about his clients which is evidenced by the strong advocacy he provides to them. I am pleased to give Robert my highest professional recommendation


    Adrienne Blocker Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Charles John Mirisola Jr

    I endorse this lawyer. I have known Robert L. Armstrong for 28 years. I have consulted with him and referred medical malpractice and personal injury cases for his handling. Robert is at the top of his profession. He is smart, truthful, trustworthy and he will treat you with kindness and consideration. Simply put, you will not find a better medical malpractice and personal injury attorney.


    Charles Mirisola Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

404 N. 3rd St. Suite 105
Wilmington, NC, 28401


NYCurrently registered 198503/07/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2012
Behavior Assessment and Ethical ElicitationInternational Interviewing and Interrogation, LLC1997
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Associate and then Junior PartnerSimonson, Hess & Leibowitz P.C.1987 - 1991
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar Association, Litigation Section, Trial Evidence CommitteeMember2010 - Present
American Bar Association General, Solo and Small Firm Division Litigation CommitteeMember2010 - Present
North Carolina Advocates for Justice, Auto Torts SectionMember2009 - Present
North Carolina Advocates for Justice, Professional Negligence SectionMember2009 - Present
North Carolina Advocates for JusticeSustaining member1991 - Present
North Carolina Bar AssociationMember1991 - Present
New Hanover County Bar AssociationMember1991 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1985 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Doe v Medcal CenterConfidential settlement
Doe v Power CompanyConfidential settlement
Doe v Nursing HomeConfidential settlement
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
New York Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1984
Louisiana State University, Baton RougeChemistryBA - Bachelor of Arts1979