Social Responsibility


Robinson Bradshaw is committed to our clients and to the communities in which we do business. Our attorneys have a strong tradition of public service to a wide range of charitable, professional and community organizations. The firm encourages and supports our lawyers who give back to the community through volunteerism, leadership and financial support.

Pro Bono

Our firm has long recognized a civic and professional responsibility to address the unmet legal needs of the indigent and disadvantaged population. We provide pro bono services to individuals and organizations that assist this underserved population, including matters referred by Legal Aid of North Carolina, Inc., Mecklenburg County Bar Domestic Violence program, Legal Services for the Elderly, Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy (formerly Legal Services of Southern Piedmont) and the Council for Children’s Rights.

Lawyers at the firm also provide pro bono assistance to nonprofit charitable organizations in the community. Services include corporate organization, financing, real estate acquisitions and other business transactions.

The firm also performs pro bono criminal work, particularly in the areas of appointed criminal appeals and post-conviction capital representation.

Representative Experience

Awards & Recognition

Robinson Bradshaw and our attorneys are frequently recognized for community involvement. Examples of awards and recognition include:

Public & Bar Service

Four of our lawyers – Russell M. Robinson IIRobert C. SinkA. Ward McKeithen and Robert E. Harrington – have served as president of the Mecklenburg County Bar Association. Robert Sink previously served as president of the North Carolina State Bar. And, John R. Wester served as president of the North Carolina Bar Association.

In addition, Richard A. Vinroot was a member of the Charlotte City Council from 1983-91 and mayor of the city of Charlotte from 1991-95. And, Ward McKeithen served as a member of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Board of Education from 1976-88.

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