Roberts Admitted to Practice Before United States Supreme Court

In March 2010, A. Patrick Roberts, a local criminal defense attorney and founder of Roberts Law Group, PLLC, was admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court. Because of his admission, he can now appeal and argue any case in front of the highest court in the land. Roberts was sworn in after the legal counsel for the American Association for Justice (formerly the American Trial Lawyers Association) moved for his admission to the Supreme Court bar.

As a first generation American, whose family immigrated from Jamaica, and the first attorney in his family, Roberts is proud to have reached this step in his legal practice. He received his bachelor of arts (B.A.) from Johns Hopkins University and his law degree (J.D.) from Duke University. He worked as an Assistant District Attorney prosecuting crimes for three North Carolina counties before deciding to open his own law practice to help those who face criminal charges.

As a criminal defense attorney, Roberts has routinely received the highest marks from the clients he serves including ratings on and He is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the National College for DUI Defense, Inc., and the American Bar Association's Criminal Justice Section and currently serves as the Vice President for the Wake County Academy of Criminal Trial Lawyers.

Roberts Law Group, PLLC, has offices in Raleigh, North Carolina, and represents North Carolina clients facing criminal charges including DWI, white collar crimes, drug crimes, domestic violence and other criminal charges. Please visit the firm's website at for more information.

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North Carolina vs. M.W.
Charge: Charge: Robbery with A Dangerous Weapon (4 Counts), First Degree Burglary, Conspiracy to Commit Robbery with A Dangerous Weapon
Facing: 12 - 17 years in prison
Result: Dismissed

An incarcerated defendant accused our client of participating in the robbery of a group of youth at a party. We were able to raise doubt as to the credibility of this individual. In the end, the prosecutor dismissed these charges, citing a lack of evidence.