Attorney Robert Jenkins – Contributing Writer

Robert Jenkins Esq headshotBobby Jenkins, Esq. is a licensed attorney with over 25 years’ experience representing plaintiffs in personal injury cases. He is a member of the North Carolina State Bar and admitted to the U.S. District Court.


  • Practicing personal injury law since 1992
  • Adjunct Professor at UNC School of Law
  • Published in numerous law journals and magazines


Bobby has practiced extensively in the areas of serious personal injury, including car and truck collisions, product liability, medical malpractice, and wrongful death. He also has experience handling cases related to allegations of fraud, and unfair and deceptive trade practices.

In addition to his work as a practicing attorney, Bobby teaches as an Adjunct Professor at the University of North Carolina School of Law.

From 2010-2017 he served as a full-time Assistant Professor at the Charlotte School of Law, where he taught courses in civil litigation, evidence and trial skills.

Every trial lawyer knows that to be successful you have to be able to explain issues in terms a jury can understand. That’s a hallmark of Bobby’s teaching approach – breaking down and clearly explaining complicated legal concepts.

Bobby has tried cases in state and federal courts, and argued before the North Carolina Court of Appeals and the North Carolina Supreme Court. He served the legal profession on the Board of Governors of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice, and served on the Bar Association’s Litigation Section Council and Trial Practice Curriculum Committee.


Juris Doctorate, University Of North Carolina School Of Law, 1992 (with Honors)
(Order of the Coif; Law Review 1990-91)

Masters of Public Administration, North Carolina State University, 1988

Bachelor of Arts, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, 1984

Licenses & Certifications

North Carolina State Bar

U.S. District Court

Online Profiles

Bobby Jenkins – LinkedIn

Bobby Jenkins – Of Counsel, Lanier Law Group, P.A.

Publications / Presentations

Chaos in the Community: Unravelling the Mess that is North Carolina’s “Same or Similar Community” Standard of Care, Charlotte Law Review, Vol. 6 at 63 (2015)

The Same or Similar Community Standard of Care, Medical Malpractice Fundamentals for Superior Court Judges, North Carolina Judicial College, Continuing Judicial Education, UNC School of Government, Chapel Hill, NC, March 27, 2014

Defensive Medicine: The First Sixteen Years of North Carolina Medical Negligence Litigation Under NCRCP 9(j) and NCRE 702, Charlotte Law Review, Vol. 3, No. 3 at 375 (2012)

Protecting Willful and Wanton Conduct, Vol. 16, No. 2, The Litigator, June 1996

A Summary of 1995 Legislative Changes: Medical Malpractice, Punitive Damages & Products Liability, Vol. 17, No. 2, Campbell Law Observer, March 1996


  • North Carolina Bar Association Medico-Legal Liaison Committee 2012 – 2015
  • Charlotte School of Law, Curriculum Committee, 2012-2105
  • Charlotte School of Law, Advocacy Center, Board of Directors, 2012 – 2015
  • North Carolina Bar Association Litigation Section Council 2000-2003 and Trial Practice Curriculum Committee 2003-2006
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice Board of Governors 1999-2005
  • Member, Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference (via invitation from the Honorable Lacy H. Thornburg (ret.))

Examples of Bobby’s Writing

Key Considerations When Changing Attorneys in a Personal Injury Case

Getting Back Behind the Wheel: Dealing With Post-Accident Anxiety and Fear