How I Can Help

Family Law
Collaborative Family Law
Separation and Divorce

Child Custody and Support
Spousal Support
Equitable Distribution

Domestic Violence
Marital Agreements
Alternative Dispute Resolution

BIOGRAPHY

Rob has practiced family law for 27 years. He has tried cases in our family courts and witnessed first-hand the destruction the traditional adversarial system can exact upon families and children. For the last 10 years, Rob has focused the majority of his family law practice on alternative dispute resolution with great success, and helping clients resolve their family law disputes mostly through negotiation, mediation, and collaboration, allowing clients and families to make it through to the other side in a much more positive manner. Rob believes that litigation should be a last resort.

Rob has been a board certified specialist in Family Law since 2002, and is also certified as a family financial mediator. He has been recognized every year since 2007 by Business North Carolina Magazine in its “Legal Elite,” and received the top number of votes in the state in 2016. He has also been recognized each year since 2007 by Law and Politics Magazine as a “Super Lawyer.” He has been included in “Best Lawyers in America” every year since 2011. Rob has also been designated through Martindale-Hubbell by his peers as “AV Preeminent,” which is the highest designation recognized. He has served on numerous committees through both the state and local bar, including serving on the Family Law Council of the North Carolina State Bar, and as a former co-chair of the Family Law Section of the Mecklenburg County Bar.

Rob is married and has two teenage boys as well as a teenaged-acting chocolate lab. He spends his free time serving on various committees and community outreach through his church and chasing his children around the Southeast to watch them play soccer. When he has a free moment, Rob enjoys reading, exercising and playing an occasional round of golf.

EDUCATION

  • Wake Forest University, 1990, J.D.
  • Wofford College, 1987, B.A. in Government

PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION

ASSOCIATIONS & ADMISSIONS

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina, 1991

Professional Associations

  • Mecklenburg County Bar
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Charlotte Collaborative Divorce Professionals

    Rob's Approach to Litigation...

     Litigation between spouses and involving families is unique given the fact that it's so personal. Truly no one ‘wins’ in court other than the lawyers. Every case ought to be resolved out of court if humanly possible and litigation only used as a last resort.


      What Rob's Clients Say......

      There is absolutely nothing good about divorce and the entire divorce process. It is emotionally charged and often confusing. Rob Blair was the calm in the storm!! He is extremely competent in navigating North Carolina family law as well as navigating the pitfalls and land mines that are undoubtedly ahead. He works really well with the spouses attorney and his staff is friendly, responsive and efficient...no wasted time or money!! Thanks Rob, I am not sure I would have survived that process as well as I did!!! Tomread more
      Tom Grabowski
      18:04 06 Oct 17
      Rob Blair is my attorney and he represented me throughout my divorce proceedings; he is a man of strong moral character who treats everyone with dignity and respect. Rob is a great communicator and his ability to reason and deal with opposing attorneys paved the way for a smooth process. His level of professionalism is second to none and the same pertains to his entire team. Rob’s knowledge of the law and his pragmatic approach to the challenges one is faced with when going through a divorce make him the best. I am so thankful that I had his representation and I highly recommend him to anyone in need of an attorney.read more
      Layne Flowe
      19:31 16 May 17
      I have known Rob Blair since 2007. He is an exceptional family lawyer. Rob was my attorney through my divorce from a 31 year marriage and for my pre-nuptial agreement when I happily remarried 4 years later. While I can personally attest divorce is one of the most difficult things anyone will ever have to go through, Rob and his staff helped ease the pain by treating me like family during the entire process. They truly care and understand how hard, and sad, a divorce can be. I’m grateful for Rob’s wisdom, strength, and compassion as my advocate throughout my divorce. I give him my highest recommendation. There’s a good reason Business North Carolina magazine named Rob the top family law attorney in North Carolina on its 2016 list of “Legal Elite”, and Best Lawyers in America© has named him to its 2017 list in the fields of family law and family law mediation. He’s really that good.read more
      Deb Disney
      20:27 07 Jun 17
      Rob Blair and his team, Becky, Sue and Lauren, were phenomenal. As a lawyer, Rob is exceptional. As a lawyer who acts as a friend and a guide through the darkest days of this unfair system, Rob was beyond excellent, a shoulder to cry on and a good man to lean on. Mediation based and resolution oriented, Rob can handle the nastiest opposition (my ex-wife had them!) and bring peace to the war. Thank you with all my heart Rob, Becky, Sue and Lauren.read more
      Brian Holland
      18:50 27 Sep 17
      Rob is an outstanding attorney and brings a "human" element to what is normally a very difficult process. He is smart, strategic and balanced and keeps your best interest in mind. He makes sure to clearly understand your goals, gives you his experience based perspective on your goals and adjusts his approach to ensure the best outcome possible. He is highly respected among his peers and those in the legal community but also has the ability to make a strong stand with logic and the law backing him up. Rob didn't "nickel and dime" me to death and kept my financial best interest in mind theougjubt the process. I give him my highest recommendation.read more
      Jason Grier
      00:53 12 May 17
      In choosing an advisor to support me in my divorce proceeding it was critical to me that I not only have a rock solid advocate, but also a high integrity, balanced partner who would not take a predatory or adversarial tone and in so doing make an already emotional situation unnecessarily toxic or damaging for those involved (including the kids). Rob is a master at calmly diffusing the most stressful situation, tirelessly pushing for the most fair and unbiased outcome and navigating the complicated minefield of a divorce proceeding in a way that leaves everyone feeling well taken care of at the end. Even now, more than 6 years after our process I continue to rely on Rob for support and advice, and count him as one of my most trusted advisors.read more
      Alex Pease
      20:22 16 Feb 18