Robert Jessup (“Robby”) is a serious injury and wrongful death lawyer. He has been inducted as a Lifetime Member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum (and as a Lifetime Member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum) for winning numerous multi-million dollar recoveries. (This honor is given to less than 1% of trial lawyers in the United States.) Robby has also been recognized as one of the Top 40 Lawyers Under 40 by The National Trial Lawyers.
In his practice, Robby has represented many individuals hurt or killed by truckers, drunk drivers, freight train companies and amusement park operators. He also handles sexual abuse cases, primarily those arising in educational settings.
Robby operates the firm’s serious injury and wrongful death practice under the tradename RDU Injury Law, https://rduinjurylaw.com/.
All initial consultations with Robby are free, and he remains personally involved at all stages of his clients’ cases.
Robby received his BA cum laude (Journalism & Religious Studies) and his Juris Doctor cum laude from UNC-Chapel Hill. He is a native of Greenville, North Carolina, and he is an active member of North Carolina Advocates for Justice (NCAJ), an association of legal professionals working to protect people’s rights through education and advocacy.
NCAJ awarded Robby with the Order of Service Award for his participation and contributions on its boards. Among other professional activities, Robby has served as regional coordinator for several high school mock trial competitions and serves as Verdicts & Settlements Editor of the magazine Trial Briefs.
In addition to membership in local and State bar associations, Robby is licensed to practice law and has litigated cases in all North Carolina State Courts (including the Court of Appeals & Supreme Court), the North Carolina Industrial Commission, all Federal Courts within the State of North Carolina (including the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina, the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina & the U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina), and the United States Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.
As a Certified Superior Court Mediator by the North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission, upon request, Robby serves as a third-party neutral in mediations and arbitrations.
- J.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, with honors, 2011
- B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, with honors, 2008
- National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40
- North Carolina Advocates For Justice
- Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum