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 a United States Magistrate Judge.
Bob’s early practice focuses on dispute resolution (arbitration, mediation and litigation) involving all areas of business, commercial, construction and products liability law. His practice now focuses on representing community associations.
Bob has been actively involved with the leadership of the Mecklenburg County Bar for many years. Bob 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. He then went on to co-chair the MCB’s Strategic Planning Committee for two years. Bob has been an officer on the Bar’s Executive Committee for several years and was honored to be elected President of the Mecklenburg County Bar in May 2011. He was previously a member of the Litigation Section Council of the North Carolina Bar Association.
Bob and his wife, Barbara, have two adult children and reside in Davidson, NC. They enjoy spending time on Lake Norman and with their granddaughter in Asheville.
Wake Forest University (1980) – BS Business, BA History
Campbell University School of Law (1983) – JD Cum Laude, Law Review Editor-in-Chief