Robert C. Dortch Jr.









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Robert C. Dortch Jr.

Practice Concentration

  • Litigation and Dispute Resolution– trials, arbitration and mediation
  • Business and Corporate Litigation
  • Construction Litigation
  • Products Liability
  • Landlord - Tenant Disputes


Mr. Dortch earned his undergraduate degree at Wake Forest University, where he received a BS in Business and earned a BA in History. Bob graduated cum laude from Campbell University School of Law in 1983, where he was the editor-in-chief of the Law Review. Upon graduation, he was a law clerk for United States Magistrate Judge, Russell Eliason.

Bob's practice focuses on dispute resolution (Litigation/Trials, Arbitration and Mediation) involving all areas of business, commercial, construction and products liability law. Throughout his career, Bob has had the privilege of representing a wide variety of clients ranging from individuals and small businesses, to large international companies. He has and continues to represent his clients in state and federal courts, including participating as co-counsel in the successful defense of a nationwide class action involving automotive product defect claims.

Bob has been actively involved with the leadership of the Mecklenburg County Bar for several years. He was a long standing member of the Mecklenburg County Bar Grievance Committee, which he chaired for four years. He subsequently was the chair of the Mecklenburg County Bar’s Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee and co-chair of the MCB’s Strategic Planning Committee.  Bob was a member of the MCB’s Board of Directors for several years and was honored to be elected President of the Mecklenburg County Bar for 2011-12. He was previously a member of the Litigation Section Council of the North Carolina Bar Association. Bob was also a member of the Board of Directors for Legal Services of Southern Piedmont.

Bob has served on several boards of directors for local non-profit organizations, including Davidson-Cornelius Day Care Center, North Mecklenburg Youth Soccer Association, and the East Mecklenburg High School Foundation. He has been a frequent lecturer on construction law topics. When he’s not riding one of his motorcycles, he and his wife, Barbara, enjoy fostering Golden Retrievers through the Golden Retriever Rescue Club of Charlotte. Bob and Barbara have two adult daughters and reside in Davidson, NC.

Wake Forest University (1980) - BS Business, BA History
Campbell University School of Law (1983) - JD Cum Laude, Law Review Editor-in-Chief

Bar Admissions
North Carolina (1983), Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, Middle District of North Carolina, Western District of North Carolina, Eastern District of North Carolina