Robert D. “Robby” Robbins, Attorney at Law

BAR ADMISSIONS & AFFILIATIONS

• Bar Admissions and Affiliations

• AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell

• American Bar Association

• South Carolina Bar Association

• Dorchester County (South Carolina) Bar Association

• Berkeley County Bar Association

• National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

• South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

• South Carolina Bar House of Delegates, 1st Circuit Representative

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

• Bell and Robbins Law Firm, St. George, South Carolina; general practice of law. 1987-1997

• First Circuit Representative to SC Young Lawyers Division; responsible for shaping policy for the South Carolina Young Lawyers Division.

• 1st Circuit Deputy Solicitor for Dorchester County, South Carolina, 1997-2001; responsible for managing day-to-day operations of Dorchester County Solicitors office.

• 1st Circuit Deputy Solicitor for Dorchester, Orangeburg and Calhoun Counties, South Carolina, 2001-2003; responsible for managing the day-to-ay operations of the entire 1st Circuit.

• 1st Circuit Solicitor for Dorchester County, South Carolina, appointed by Governor Mark Sanford, 2004.

• Of Counsel to Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, Charleston, South Carolina, 2005-2007

• Robert D. Robbins, Attorney at Law, LLC, Summerville, South Carolina. 2007 – present

EDUCATION

• Valedictorian, Dorchester Academy, St. George, South Carolina, 1980

• Cum Laude, Bachelor of Science, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina. Major: political science. Minor: psychology, 1984

• Juris Doctor, University of South Carolina School of Law, Columbia, South Carolina, 1987

COMMUNITY SERVICE

• Chair of Infrastructure Visioning Task Force

• Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors

• 1st Circuit Public Defender Corporation, Board of Directors

• Greater Summerville Dorchester County Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors and Past Chairman

• Dorchester County Sales Tax Transportation Authority, 2004 – 2014

• Charleston Southern University, Board of Visitors

• Charleston Regional Development Alliance, past member Board of Directors (2 terms)

• Children in Crisis, past member Board of Directors

• Habitat for Humanity, past member Board of Directors

• St. George Development Corporation, past member Board of Directors

• St. George Jaycees, past President

• St. George Businessmenís Club, past President

• Summerville Exchange Club, past President

• Tri-County Regional Chamber of Commerce, past Chairman and member

• Berkeley Chamber of Commerce member

• Board member of DCWA

• Member BCD Council of Governments and Charleston Area Transportation Study Commission

• In 1988, as a member of the Board of the St. George Development Corporation, Mr. Robbins was instrumental in the action to enroll the Town of St. George in the State of South Carolina downtown revitalization program. As a result of these efforts, the town created the Lourie Theatre Corporation, the performing arts center in the Town of St. George.

• As the President of the Tri-County Regional Chamber of Commerce and a member of its Board of Directors, Mr. Robbins was actively involved in starting the Kenny Smith Basketball Camp for children in the Town of St. George. Kenny Smith, who has family in St. George, was a star basketball player for the University of North Carolina Tarheels and the NBA Houston Rockets.

AWARDS & ACCOLADES

• Men to Watch, Summerville Journal Scene

• Bert Cecinia Award, Dorchester County Chamber

• Paul Harris Fellow, Summerville Rotary Club

• Voted Best Attorney in Summerville by the readers of the Summerville Journal Scene, 2009

• Outstanding Young American for Community Service, South Carolina Jaycees, 1996