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Robert E. Whitley


Whitley Law Firm

About Bob 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.

“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.


  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice


  • East Carolina University

    BS BA
  • Wake Forest University School of Law



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