Robert E. Whitley
Robert Whitley has North Carolina in his blood. Ultimately that’s why he came to represent the hard-working folks he labored with in tobacco fields and saw along his paper route. “I just wanted to be a lawyer, and I have an affinity for eastern North Carolina,” says Robert, who started his career in criminal and domestic law and is now eligible to practice for the Supreme Court of the United States.
“I learned that I wanted to be more involved with people, so personal injury was natural.” One of his most memorable and high-dollar recoveries was a creative case he painstakingly prepared for a local factory worker who was seriously injured in a tractor-trailer accident. After 40 years in PI, with a concentration in catastrophic injury and wrongful death, Robert knows everyone deals differently with trauma.
“An unexpected death is one of the most emotional, riveting experiences a family can have, especially when it’s the result of someone else’s poor decision,” he says.