R. Lee Robertson, Jr.

Top rated construction litigation attorney in Charlotte, North Carolina

Robertson & Associates P.A.
R. Lee Robertson, Jr.
Robertson & Associates P.A.

Practice Areas: Construction litigation, Business litigation view more

Licensed in North Carolina since: 2012

Education: Charlotte School of Law

Selected to Rising Stars: 2022

Robertson & Associates P.A.

2730 E. W.T. Harris Blvd.
Suite 101
Charlotte, NC 28213 Visit website

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Lee Robertson Jr. is a managing partner of Robertson & Associates, a boutique commercial, construction, and real estate litigation law firm located in Charlotte, North Carolina. Mr. Robertson manages the firm’s robust litigation practice, successfully and aggressively representing businesses and individuals throughout the Charlotte-metropolitan area and across North Carolina. Mr. Robertson has tried numerous jury and bench trials to verdict, and since 2012, has recovered more than $75,000,000 for his clients.

Mr. Robertson primarily represents contractors, subcontractors, and owners in construction disputes over workmanship and payment. Mr. Robertson also represents and defends hundreds of businesses and nonprofit organizations in all manner of transactions and disputes related to formation and governance, employment, policy development, contracts, and real estate. Mr. Robertson also represents real estate agents, plumbers, electricians, and other licensed professionals before their respective licensing boards. Mr. Robertson’s firm handles a variety of non-litigation matters for its clients, including commercial real estate transactions, entity formation, estate planning, and estate administration.

Mr. Robertson is regarded as an expert in North Carolina lien law, and regularly provides continuing education seminars and training to other lawyers about the application of North Carolina’s technical lien statutes. Mr. Robertson completed his B.A. at North Carolina State University and earned his J.D. at the Charlotte School of Law. Mr. Robertson was admitted to the North Carolina State Bar in 2012 and is licensed to practice before all North Carolina courts and the United States District Courts for the Western, Middle, and Eastern Districts of North Carolina, as well as the United States Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Professionally, Mr. Robertson is very engaged with the Mecklenburg County Bar, the Mecklenburg Bar Foundation, and the North Carolina Bar Association. Mr. Robertson is also highly involved in his community and serves as a member of the Boards of Directors of numerous local nonprofit organizations. Mr. Robertson has chaired several committees for both the Mecklenburg County Bar and the North Carolina Bar Association. Currently, Mr. Robertson chairs the North Carolina Bar Association’s Communications Committee and sits on the Mecklenburg County Bar’s Grievance Committee and Mecklenburg Bar Foundations’ Board of Directors. Previously, Mr. Robertson chaired the Mecklenburg County Bar’s Leadership Institute, which provides intensive leadership training and development to emerging lawyers, chaired the Mecklenburg County Bar’s Social & Networking Committee, and served as a member of the Mecklenburg County Bar’s Board of Directors. Mr. Robertson has served as a member of the Keith Family YMCA Board of Managers for ten years and chaired the Board of Directors of RAIN for the past two years.

Mr. Robertson has been named a Business North Carolina Magazine’s “Legal Elite” and a “SuperLawyer” for multiple years. In 2022, Mr. Robertson was recognized as the Mecklenburg County Bar’s Outstanding Pro Bono Attorney. Mr. Robertson was named “2021 Person of the Year” by QNotes Magazine.

Professional Recognition

Mecklenburg County Bar Outstanding Pro Bono Attorney Award (2022)

Business North Carolina Magazine Legal Elite (2021)

Practice areas

Construction litigation: business, Business litigation, Construction litigation: consumer, Employment & labor: employer
  • 30% Construction litigation: business
  • 40% Business litigation
  • 20% Construction litigation: consumer
  • 10% Employment & labor: employer

First Admitted: 2012, North Carolina

Professional Webpage: https://www.rlrobertson.com/r-lee-robertson-jr/

Educational Background:
  • North Carolina State University, BA, 2003
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • President, Charlotte School of Law Alumni Association, 2016
  • President, Charlotte School of Law Alumni Association, 2014
  • President, Charlotte School of Law Alumni Association, 2015
  • Keith Family YMCA Board of Managers, 2022
  • North Carolina Pro Bono Honor Society, 2022
  • Farewell to Summer Foundation Board of Directors, 2022
  • RAIN Board of Directors Chairman, 2022
  • The Havens, Inc. Board of Directors, 2022
  • Charlotte Pride Board of Directors, 2022
  • The Plus Collective Board of Advisors Vice-Chairman, 2022
  • Charlotte LGBTQ Elders Board of Directors, 2022
  • Farewell to Summer Foundation Board of Directors, 2021
  • Keith Family YMCA Board of Managers, 2021
  • RAIN Board of Directors Chairman, 2021
  • The Plus Collective Board of Advisors, 2021
  • Charlotte Pride Board of Directors, 2021
  • North Carolina Pro Bono Honor Society, 2021
  • RAIN Board of Directors, 2020
  • Keith Family YMCA Board of Managers, 2020
  • The Plus Collective Board of Advisors, 2020
  • Charlotte Pride Board of Directors, 2020
  • Keith Family YMCA Board of Managers, 2019
  • RAIN Board of Directors, 2019
  • The Plus Collective Board of Advisors, 2019
  • Charlotte Pride Board of Directors, 2019
  • Wesley View Townhomes Condominium Association President, 2018
  • Wesley View Townhomes Condominium Association President, 2019
  • RAIN Board of Directors, 2018
  • The Plus Collective Board of Advisors, 2018
  • Charlotte Pride Board of Directors, 2018
  • Keith Family YMCA Board of Managers, 2018
  • Keith Family YMCA Board of Managers, 2017
  • Keith Family YMCA Board of Managers, 2016
  • Keith Family YMCA Board of Managers, 2015
  • Keith Family YMCA Board of Managers, 2014
  • Keith Family YMCA Board of Managers, 2013
  • The Relatives Ambassador, 2020
  • RAIN, Inc. Board of Directors, 2019
  • Keith Family YMCA Operations Committee Chairman, 2021
  • Keith Family YMCA Annual Campaign Committee Chairman, 2018
  • North Carolina Pro Bono Honor Society, 2020
  • North Carolina Pro Bono Honor Society, 2019
  • Dowd YMCA Masters Swim Team, 2018
  • Mecklenburg County Human Resources Advisory Committee, 2019
  • Charlotte School of Law Board of Visitors, 2019
  • President, Charlotte School of Law Alumni Association, 2017
  • Adjunct Faculty, Charlotte School of Law Paralegal Certificate Program, 2019
Honors/Awards:
  • , Person of the Year, https://qnotescarolinas.com/2021-person-of-the-year/, 2021
  • , Mecklenburg County Bar Oustanding Individual Pro Bono Attorney, https://www.meckbar.org/?pg=nominations-sought-for-2016-17-mcb-pro-bono-awards, 2021
  • , Carolinas Chamber of Commerce “Icon” Award, https://www.clgbtcc.org/, 2022
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Mr. Robertson presented to the annual convention of the North Carolina Florists Association about important post-COVID legal considerations., Speaker, "Contractual Considerations after COVID", North Carolina State Florists Association Annual Convention, 2022
  • This Practice Note provides step-by-step guidance to the statutory claim of lien process in North Carolina., Author, "North Carolina Mechanic's Liens on Real Property Practice Note", LexisNexis Practical Guidance, 2022
  • This Practice Note provides the practitioner of construction law with guidance on proper drafting of commercial construction contracts., Author, "North Carolina Commercial Construction Clauses Practice Note", LexisNexis Practical Guidance, 2022
  • Mr. Robertson presented a program to members of the Phi Gamma Fraternity at Davidson College about the dangers of underage and excessive alcohol use., Speaker, "Fraternities and Alcohol", Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity, Davidson College Chapter , 2022
  • The North Carolina Construction Law Deskbook is the definitive resource for construction law practitioners in North Carolina., Associate Editor, "North Carolina Construction Law Deskbook", North Carolina Bar Association, 2021
  • “Green construction” (also known as “green building” or “sustainable construction”)[1] describes the application of processes that are both environmentally-responsible and resource-efficient throughout a project’s life-cycle: from planning to design, construction, operation, maintenance, renovation and demolition.[2] The concept of green building is itself not new, and most lawyers today have at least a working definition of sustainable construction. But, unlike the other chapters of this Deskbook, this chapter deals primarily with the public policy and theory supporting these practices.  [1] “Green construction,” “green building,” and “sustainable construction” are used interchangeably throughout this chapter.[2]Definition of Green Building,” United States Environmental Protection Agency, (last visited February 7, 2021)., Author, Chapter 9: Green Construction, North Carolina Construction Law Deskbook, 2021
  • It is important for a lawyer to understand construction liens, how to use them, and when necessary, how to defeat them. The lien process is technical and, for the unfamiliar practitioner, full of missteps and mistakes. This session attempts to simplify the process by explaining, simply, how liens are used, when liens are used, and what to do when you encounter a lien., Speaker, "North Carolina Lien Law: Construction Liens and Title to Real Property", North Carolina Bar Association Real Property Section Winter Program, 2021
  • Mr. Robertson presented to the Triangle Chapter of the National Association of Caterers and Event Planners about important legal considerations when dealing with customers., Speaker, "Damage Control", Triangle Chapter, National Association of Caterers and Event Planners, 2021
  • Mr. Robertson presented a program to members of the Phi Gamma Fraternity at Davidson College about the dangers of underage and excessive alcohol use., Speaker, "Fraternities and Alcohol", Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity, Davidson College Chapter, 2021
  • This session provides nonprofit directors and executives with a "how to" guide for the day-to-day operation of their organizations., Speaker, "Nonprofit Bootcamp", Carolinas Chamber of Commerce, 2020
  •  Designed to address a variety of topics, this program serves as construction law potpourri of sorts, and addresses an assortment of trends and changes in the field. These topics, chosen by the section members, include basic lien law at the forefront of a dispute, the bankruptcy considerations at the tail end of a dispute and everything in between. Each session provides practical information for the everyday practice of construction law. , Speaker, "Construction Law Potpourri: An Assortment of "Trends and Changes", North Carolina Bar Association Construction Section Winter Program, 2020
  • In this presentation, Mr. Robertson trained newly-admitted lawyers about the mechanics of managing a law office., Speaker, "Professionalism for New Attorneys: Law Office Management", Charlotte School of Law, 2016
  • Mr. Robertson moderated the two-day Professionalism for New Attorneys seminar, which introduced newly-admitted attorneys to the practice of law in North Carolina., Moderator, "Professionalism for New Attorneys", Mecklenburg County Bar, 2016
  • Mr. Robertson participated in a panel speaking to newly-admitted students at the Charlotte School of Law., Panelist, "New Student Orientation Panel", Charlotte School of Law, 2015
  • Mr. Robertson spoke to classes of law students about the North Carolina Bar Examination., Panelist, "Bar Takers Panel", Charlotte School of Law, 2015
  • In this presentation, Mr. Robertson trained newly-admitted lawyers about the mechanics of managing a law office., Speaker, "Professionalism for New Attorneys: Law Office Management", Charlotte School of Law, 2015
  • Mr. Robertson spoke to high-achieving students considering law school in this panel discussion., Panelist, "Potential-Student Admission Panel", Charlotte School of Law, 2014
  • Mr. Robertson instructed insurance professionals in an approved continuing education program about premises liability., Speaker, "Premises Liability for Insurance Adjusters", Sedgwick, 2014
  • In this presentation, Mr. Robertson trained newly-admitted lawyers about the mechanics of managing a law office., Speaker, "Professionalism for New Attorneys: Law Office Management", Charlotte School of Law, 2014
  • In this presentation, Mr. Robertson trained newly-admitted lawyers about the mechanics of managing a law office., Speaker, "Professionalism for New Attorneys: Law Office Management", Charlotte School of Law, 2013
  • Mr. Robertson presented to the InfiLaw National Policy Board annual meeting., Panelist, National Policy Board Meeting, InfiLaw, 2013
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Mecklenburg County Bar, 2022
  • North Carolina Bar Association Foundation Law-Related Education Committee, 2015
  • North Carolina Bar Association Young Lawyers Division The Advocate Newsletter Humor Columnist, 2015
  • North Carolina Bar Association Law School Liaison Committee, 2014
  • North Carolina Bar Association Communications Committee, 2020
  • North Carolina Bar Association Communications Committee Chairman, 2022
  • North Carolina Bar Association Construction Section Deskbook Committee, 2022
  • North Carolina Bar Association Construction Council Member, 2022
  • Mecklenburg Bar Foundation Development Committee, 2022
  • Mecklenburg County Bar Young Lawyer's Division, 2018
  • Pauli Murray Bar Association Nominating Committee Chair, 2021
  • Pauli Murray Bar Association, 2022
  • Mecklenburg County Bar Attorney Mentor, 2022
  • Justice Bobbitt Inn of Court Associate Member, 2022
  • Mecklenburg County Bar Social & Networking Committee Member, 2015
  • Mecklenburg County Bar Social & Networking Committee Vice-Chairman, 2016
  • Mecklenburg County Bar Social & Networking Committee Chairman, 2017
  • Mecklenburg County Bar Leadership Institute Committee, 2018
  • Mecklenburg County Bar Leadership Institute Vice-Chairman, 2020
  • Mecklenburg County Bar Leadership Institute Chairman, 2021
  • Mecklenburg County Bar Board of Directors, 2021
  • Mecklenburg Bar Foundation Board of Directors, 2022
  • Mecklenburg County Bar Grievance Committee Member , 2022
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina, 2022
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina, 2022
  • United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina, 2022
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 2022
  • North Carolina State Bar, 2022

Office location for R. Lee Robertson, Jr.

2730 E. W.T. Harris Blvd.
Suite 101
Charlotte, NC 28213

Phone: 704-597-5774

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1 Year Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2022

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