Robert J. Robinson

Robert J. Robinson

Asheville, North Carolina
Currently the President of Patla, Straus, Robinson & Moore, P.A., Bob Robinson has practiced Law for 54 years and has experience in many areas of the law.  Bob has been a prosecutor, has defended criminal defendants, has been an insurance claims adjuster, handled real estate transactions, represented business organizations and has been the scrivener of many Wills and Trusts.  Bob's practice is currently limited to the areas of estate planning and administration.  During his career, he has served as President of the 28th Judicial District Bar, and had the privilege of serving as a State Bar Councilor for 9 years.  Bob also served as an officer of the North Carolina State Bar for 4 years, as the President of the State Bar in 1993, and on the Client Security Fund and the IOLTA Boards.

Areas of Practice

  • Estate Planning and Administration

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina, 1960
  • U.S. Federal Court, 1960
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1969


  • Wake Forest University School of Law, Winston Salem, North Carolina
    • LL.B., Bachelor of Law - 1960
  • Mars Hill College and Wake Forest College
    • B.A. - 1958

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • 28th Judicial District Bar, President, 1976 - 1977
  • 28th Judicial District Bar, State Bar , Councilor
  • American Bar Association, Member, House of Delegates, 1997 - 2000
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Member
  • 28th Judicial District Bar, Member
  • The North Carolina State Bar, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • U.S. District Court, Law Clerk, 1960 - 1961
  • Assistant U.S. Attorney, WDNC, 1962 - 1964


  • Phi Delta Phi