A. Patrick Roberts

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Raleigh, NC

Roberts Law Group, PLLC
 | 203 W. Millbrook Road, Suite 200
Raleigh, NC 27609
Phone: 800-547-2016
Fax: 919-573-0774
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2019
Selected to Rising Stars: 2013 - 2015
Licensed Since: 2002
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (70%),
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (30%)
Attorney Profile

Patrick Roberts is the founding attorney of Roberts Law Group, PLLC, a criminal defense law firm with offices in Raleigh, Wilmington and Charlotte. He served as an Assistant County Attorney in three North Carolina jurisdictions before dedicating his practice to defending those accused of state and federal crimes throughout North Carolina, including drunk driving/DWI, drug charges, sex offenses, white collar crimes, domestic violence and other misdemeanor and felony charges.

Patrick Roberts is an aggressive criminal defense lawyer who believes in fighting for the rights of his clients at every step of the criminal process. Mr. Roberts is an experienced trial lawyer and has developed a reputation for achieving successful results in difficult cases throughout North Carolina.

Mr. Roberts is a graduate of the Duke University School of Law. He is a contributing author to two legal guides focused on effective criminal defense strategies for sex offenses and drunk driving charges. He is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the National College for DUI Defense and the White Collar Criminal Defense College.

Patrick Roberts is admitted to practice before all state and federal courts in North Carolina, as well as the U.S. Supreme Court.  Mr. Roberts serves as a Commissioner on the North Carolina State Ethics Commission.  He is also a member of the North Carolina Juvenile Justice Planning Committee.  Mr. Roberts was appointed to both positons by North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory. 

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Criminal Defense (70%): Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, False Accusations, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Probation, Sex Offenses, Tax Evasion, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence

Criminal Defense: White Collar (30%): White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal

Focus Areas

Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, False Accusations, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Probation, Sex Offenses, Tax Evasion, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence, White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 2 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 3 years

Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2019 Rising Stars: 2013 - 2015

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  • The Numbers Count: Fraud and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines - When you’re looking at federal time, the numbers count. Criminal history points, offense levels, the number of alleged victims and the dollar amounts involved can all impact the amount of time that you serve. Here’s what you need to know about federal white collar crimes and the sentences that are handed down

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    About Patrick Roberts

    Admitted: 2002, North Carolina

    Professional Webpage: http://www.robertslawteam.com/Attorney-Profiles/Patrick-Robe...

    Honors/Awards:

    • Attorney Roberts was selected to receive this award after his clients rated him very highly., Client Champion Award, Martindale-Hubbell, 2018
    • Attorney Roberts was nominated by his peers and awarded this designation after a national vetting process., Nation's Top 1 Percent, National Association of Distinguished Counsel, 2018
    • Attorney Roberts was nominated by his peers and awarded this designation after a national vetting process., Nation's Top 1 Percent, National Association of Distinguished Counsel, 2017
    • Attorney Roberts was nominated by his peers and awarded this designation after a national vetting process., Top 100 Trial Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers, 2017
    • Attorney Roberts was nominated by his peers and awarded this designation after a national vetting process., Nation's Top 1 Percent, National Association of Distinguished Counsel, 2017
    • Attorney Roberts was nominated by his peers and awarded this designation after a national vetting process., Top 100 Trial Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers, 2016
    • Attorney Roberts was nominated by his peers and awarded this designation after a national vetting process., Nation's Top 1 Percent, National Association of Distinguished Counsel, 2016
    • Attorney Roberts was nominated by his peers and awarded this designation after a national vetting process., Nation's Top 1 Percent, National Association of Distinguished Counsel, 2015
    • Attorney Roberts was nominated by his peers and awarded this designation after a national vetting process., Top 100 Trial Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers, 2015
    • Attorney Roberts was nominated by his peers and awarded this designation after a national vetting process., Top 100 Trial Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers, 2014
    • Attorney Roberts was nominated by his peers and awarded this designation after a national vetting process., Top 100 Trial Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers, 2013
    • Attorney Roberts was nominated by his peers and awarded this designation after a national vetting process., Top 40 Under 40, The National Trial Lawyers, 2013
    • Attorney Roberts was nominated by his peers and selected for this award after a national vetting process., Top 40 Lawyers Under 40, American Society of Legal Advocates, 2013

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • U.S. District Court Western District of North Carolina , 2010
    • U.S. District Court Middle District of North Carolina, 2010
    • Vice President, Wake County Academy of Criminal Trial Lawyers, 2009
    • Member, American Bar Association's Criminal Justice Section
    • Member, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
    • U.S. District Court Eastern District of North Carolina, 2008
    • Member, National College for DUI Defense

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Comissioner, North Carolina State Ethics Commission, 2016, 2017
    •  Comissioner, North Carolina State Ethics Commission, 2016
    • Juvenile Justice Planning Committee, 2014

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Lecture to newly admitted attorneys on how to properly establish a law practice., Speaker, Starting and Running a Law Office, North Carolina Advocates for Justice, 2013
    • Lecture to newly admitted attorneys on how to properly establish a law practice., Speaker, Organization of Your Law Office - The Basics, North Carolina Advocates for Justice, 2012
    • Legal Environment for Business, NC Wesleyan College, 2007 - 2008

    Verdicts/Settlements:

    • NOT GUILTY of First Degree Murder (N.C.G.S. § 14-17) - Our client was indicted for First Degree Murder for his alleged role in a drive-by shooting that lead to the death of the victim. Prior to trial, we filed several motions in limine to prevent the State from introducing evidence regarding our client's alleged gang affiliations and past criminal activity. At trial, the State presented video footage and multiple witnesses who testified that our client was the driver of the suspect vehicle. At the time of the incident, our client was subject to "ankle monitoring" which placed him at the scene of the crime at the time of the shooting. Ultimately, the jury returned a verdict of Not Guilty.   Disclaimer: The listed cases are illustrative of the types of cases handled and do not represent the entire record of cases handled by the firm. The outcome of a particular case is based upon a variety of factors and cannot be predicated upon a lawyer's or law firm's past results. The penalties listed for each case are the maximum amount of time the client was facing, based upon the structured sentencing guidelines and taking into consideration each client's criminal record at that time. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome., 2014

    Educational Background:

    • White Collar Criminal Defense College - Graduate, 2013
    • National Criminal Defense College - Graduated from the Trial Practice Institute., 2011
    • Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyers College - Graduate, 2010
    • Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, B.A. in Engineering, 1997

    Industry Groups

    • Criminal Defense
    • DWI
    • White Collar Defense
    Office Location for A. Patrick Roberts

    203 W. Millbrook Road
    Suite 200
    Raleigh, NC 27609

    Phone: 800-547-2016

    Fax: 919-573-0774

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    Last Updated: 8/10/2018

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