Robinson named to Legal Elite Hall of Fame

Published 9:44 pm Sunday, February 18, 2018

From Robinson Law Firm P.A.


Local attorney, Les Robinson was recently named to Business North Carolina Magazine’s Legal Elite Hall of Fame. Robinson was named to Legal Elite in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017. As the top vote-getter in the criminal law category in 2018, Robinson has now become a member of Legal Elite’s Hall of Fame.

Legal Elite is a listing of the state’s top lawyers in business-related categories. This prestigious recognition is awarded to a select few of North Carolina’s finest legal practitioners. The voting ballots are distributed to more than 20,000 attorneys who live in the state and are members of the North Carolina State Bar.

Only about 3 percent of the state’s practicing attorneys are selected as Legal Elite, and of that 3 percent, the top attorney from each category is named to the Hall of Fame. Once an attorney becomes a member of the Hall of Fame, they are ineligible to win again, but will remain in the Hall of Fame and recognized as the top vote-getter for that year.

Voting legal peers are asked to select an attorney who they consider the best in their chosen field, based on hands-on observation and experience. Robinson is known for his exceptional leadership skills and steadfast commitment to vigorously protect the rights of the criminally accused and charged.

With more than 30 years of in-depth legal experience as a Greenville criminal defense lawyer, Robinson has handled a broad range of criminal cases, with an emphasis on cases involving alcohol and drug offenses. He wrote “The Ultimate DWI Checklist,” which is widely-used among law practitioners. Les Robinson is also a continuing legal education speaker for both the North Carolina Bar Association and the North Carolina Advocates for Justice where he shares his extensive wealth of knowledge.

Robinson was born and raised in Greenville. He graduated from East Carolina University and, immediately thereafter, attended Campbell University School of Law where he received his Juris Doctorate degree in 1986.

After graduating from law school, he returned to Greenville where he entered into private practice in August 1986. Since that time, he has tried more than 3,000 bench and jury trials throughout eastern North Carolina.

Robinson has been repeatedly elected by his peers to leadership positions in local, district and state bar organizations. He served for nine years as the elected Bar Councilor representative to the North Carolina State Bar. As Bar Councilor, he served on numerous committees in the capacity as committee member, vice chair and chair. In addition, he is a frequent continuing legal education speaker for legal associations throughout the state. He has also given CLE presentations for the North Carolina Advocates for Justice, North Carolina Bar Association, North Carolina Public Defenders and the North Carolina Institute of Government.