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Robin Stinson is a native of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Ms. Stinson practices exclusively in the field of Family Law and Alternate Dispute Resolution. Ms. Stinson is a North Carolina State Bar Certified Specialist in Family Law and a fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Ms. Stinson is a past President of the North Carolina Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. She frequently serves as a speaker at Continuing Legal Education Programs and has presented manuscripts on a wide range of Family Law topics, including Family Law Mediation, Civil Procedure Issues and Third Party Issues in Family Law matters, Premarital Agreements, and Marital Debt. In March 2007, Ms. Stinson was awarded the Board of Legal Specialization of the North Carolina State Bar’s James E. Cross Leadership Award in recognition of her outstanding leadership as a Board Certified Specialist in Family Law.


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Education

 

Duke University (A.B., cum laude, 1981)
University of North Carolina School of Law (J.D., 1984)


Bar / Court Admittance

 

1984, North Carolina
United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina, 1985
United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 1986
United States Supreme Court, 2002


Practice(s)

 

Membership(s)

 

Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers since 2001 (President of North Carolina Chapter 2010-2011)
Forsyth County Bar Association [President, 2001-2002; President-Elect, 2000-2001; Vice-President, 1999-2000; Treasurer, 1998-1999; Secretary, 1997-1998; 21st Judicial District Bar Ethics and Grievance Committee, (Member 1994-1997; Chair, 1996-1997)]
North Carolina Bar Association (Endowment Committee Chair, 2007-2010; Board of Governors, 2004-2007; Family Law Section, Chair, 1998-1999; Vice Chair, 1997-1998; Family Law Council, 1993-1996; Family Forum, Editor, 1995-1997, 2002-2004


Civic Activities

 

Children's Law Center of Central North Carolina (Board Member, 2011- , Chair, 2013- ) 
The Legal Aid Society of Northwest North Carolina (Board Member, 2006-2008)
Member and past children’s Sunday School Teacher, Centenary Methodist Church (Board of Trustees, 2007-2009)
The Montessori School (former Chair and Board Member)
Northwest Child Development Council, Inc., Board of Directors (1997-1999)
Duke University Annual Fund, Class of 1984 Committee
Winston-Salem Alumnae Chapter of Alpha Omicron Pi


Awards / Honors

 

The Best Lawyers in America® in Family Law and Family Law Mediation (2007- )
The Best Lawyers in America® - Lawyer of the Year in Family Law Mediation (2014)
The Best Lawyers in America® - Lawyer of the Year in Family Law (2015)
Business North Carolina magazine Legal Elite (2007- )
James E. Cross, Jr. Leadership Award, Board of Legal Specialization, North Carolina State Bar (2007)
YWCA Women of Vision (2002, 2009)
North Carolina Super Lawyers (2006- ); Top 100 and Top 50 Female Attorneys (2007, 2012, 2014)
AV® Preeminent™ Rating, Martindale-Hubbell


Author / Lectures

 

Family Law Mediation, NC Bar Association Dispute Resolution Annual Meeting (2013)
Client Contact and Management, NC Bar Association (2012)
Third Party Issues in Complex Financial Cases, NC Bar Association Intensive Equitable Distribution Seminar (2012)
Discovery in Family Law, NC Advocates for Justice Seminar (2012)
Managing the Generation Gap in Technology, NC Bar Association Family Law Annual Meeting (2010)
Top Ten Cases on Family Law Agreements, NC Bar Association (2010)
Direct Examination, NC Advocates of Justice (2010)
Hot Issues In Evidence and Civil Procedure in Family Law Cases 2009 Family Law Specialists
Meeting.  
Family Financial Overview, North Carolina Bar Foundation Annual Meeting of Alternate Dispute Resolution Section (March, 2009)
Safeguarding Assets against Marital Breakdown and Divorce, North Carolina Bar Foundation Estate Planning and Probate Survey Seminar (2007, 2004, 2001, 1998, 1996, 1994, and 1991)
Civil Procedure Issues in Family Law Cases, Wake Forest University School of Law Family Law Seminar (2007)
Safeguarding Assets against Marital Breakdown and Divorce, North Carolina Bar Association Estate Planning and Probate Survey Seminar (1991, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2001, 2004 and 2007) The Use and Abuse of Private Investigators, Wiretaps, and Other Means of Investigation, NC Bar Foundation (2/17/2005)
HIPAA and Obtaining Medical Records in Domestic Cases, NC Bar Foundation Intensive Equitable Distribution Seminar, (2005 and 2006)
Family Law Warnings for the General Practitioner, Wake Forest University School of Law General Practice Seminar (2005)
Third Party Issues In Family Law Cases, Wake Forest University School of Law Family Law Seminar (2005)
Civil Procedure Issues In Family Law Cases, Wake Forest University School of Law NC Bar Foundation’s Family Law Seminar (2004 and 2007)  
Evidentiary Issues In Child Custody Cases – Cutting Through the Red Tape, North Carolina Bar Association Hot Topics in Family Law Seminar (2004)
Preparing for and Appearing at Mediation and Trial, Half-moon, Inc. Seminar on How to Practice Family Law in North Carolina (2004)
Adoption Law Case Update, Forsyth County Bar Association (2003)
Petitions, Motions and Extraordinary Writs in Appellate Courts, North Carolina Bar Association (2003)
Jurisdiction and Third Parties, Wake Forest University School of Law Equitable Distribution Seminar (2003)
Third Party Issues, Wake Forest University School of Law Family Law Seminar (2002)
Really, What is Marital Debt? North Carolina Bar Association Family Law Intensive Seminar (2001)
Third Party Custody and Grandparent Rights, Wake Forest University School of Law Third Party Seminar (2001)
Personal Jurisdiction and Other Issues, Wake Forest University School of Law Equitable Distribution Seminar (2000)
Discovery: Obtaining Documents and Information, Wake Forest University School of Law  Family Law Litigation Seminar (1998, 1995)
To Join or Not to Join: Third Parties in Equitable Distribution Cases, Wake Forest University School of Law Equitable Distribution Seminar  (1997)
Selected Evidentiary and Procedural Issues in Domestic Cases, Wake Forest University School of Law Family Law Litigation Seminar (1996)
Discovery: Obtaining Documents and Information, Wake Forest University School of Law Family Law Litigation Seminar (1995)
Depositions Upon Written Questions, North Carolina Bar Association Annual Family Law Section Meeting,  (1995)
Preparing and Using Exhibits in Domestic Litigation, North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers Family Law Seminar (1995)
Is Personal/Professional Goodwill Marital Property?  North Carolina Bar Association Intensive Equitable Distribution Seminar (1993 and 1994)
Trial Problems in Domestic Litigation, North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers Annual Practical Trial Skills Seminar (1993)
Civil Procedure, Discovery and Motion Practice in Family Law Cases, Wake Forest University School of Law Practical Family Law Seminar (1993)
Ethical and Professional Issues in the Family Law Practice, Wake Forest University School of Law Practical Legal Ethics Seminar (1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, and 1998)
Course Planner for Family Law Seminar, North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers, (1992)
Expert Witnesses in Domestic Cases, Wake Forest University School of Law Family Law Symposium (1991)
"Chapter 15, Expert Witnesses in North Carolina Family Law Practice Manual," Rev. Ed. 1991, published by Wake Forest University (co-authored)
Child Support, North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers Annual Legal Assistants Seminar (1991)
Speaker, National Business Institute Seminar, Family Law in North Carolina (1991)