More About Robert
Rob graduated with Honors from the University of North Carolina School of Law. He is admitted to the North Carolina State bar. After law school he worked as an assistant public defender in the 28th Judicial District, in Asheville, North Carolina. As an assistant public defender, Rob worked each day in criminal and juvenile court, representing clients in trial and advising them on the best course of legal action. He is pleased to bring his strong trial advocacy skills and criminal knowledge to the Hatch Rockers Immigration to benefit clients as an advocate in immigration court. Rob became a North Carolina Board Certified Specialist in Immigration Law in 2020.
In law school Rob was appointed a member of the Davis Society for his service to the law school community. He was also named graduating Pro-Bono student of the year for his service through the Pro-Bono program at the university. He was a member and coach of the Broun National Trial team. He was also a staff member of the North Carolina Journal of International Law and Commercial Regulation. He was recognized for his strong writing skills and was published for his note on a religious freedom case in Italy. He interned with Eastern Carolina Immigrants’ Rights Project at the North Carolina Justice Center and the Orange County Public Defender’s Office.
Rob has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He was a member of the Honors program and graduated with honors. Before college he lived for one year as an exchange student in Bergen, Norway. He has also lived and worked in Ecuador, Honduras, France, Malawi and India. At each place he has traveled and lived, he has enjoyed immensely reaching out to new people and learning about the different ways they carry out their lives.
Awarded AILA Carolinas Chapter Pro Bono Award for 2018-2019