Roberts Law Group, PLLC
North Carolina Criminal Defense Attorneys

On March 13, the North Carolina Supreme Court announced that courts throughout the state would close for at least 30 days, in an effort to protect public safety amid the Covid-19 outbreak. Roberts Law Group will remain open during this time. We are available to meet with new and existing clients in-person or on the phone. Please call our law office to schedule a time to meet.

We FIGHT for the Best Results
We FIGHT for the Best Results

'Dangerous' Donnie Marshall has RLG in his corner

"How can you be consistently honest or just if you don't have the mettle to take a hit?"

- Gordon Marino, Professor of Philosophy and Former Professional Boxer

Gordon Marino, quoted above, wrote a post titled "The Socratic Art of Boxing," in which he discusses the apparent contradiction between teaching philosophy and coaching boxing.

In philosophy, we use words to pummel each other's arguments, testing them against rigorous logic, in service of Truth. In boxing, we just pummel each other, physically, often until one or the other can't get up off the canvas.


But there's much more to boxing than what appears at face value. 

Roberts Law Group sponsors 'Dangerous' Donnie Marshall

As Marino writes, "How can you be consistently honest or just if you don't have the mettle to take a hit?" Of course, not everyone must prove themselves in the boxing ring to show they have what it takes to persevere, but to boxers (and those who do traditional martial arts and MMA), getting in the ring is a surefire way to test yourself.

Watch Dangerous Donnie in action here:

To 'take a hit' means much more than actually taking a hit

It means getting back up again when someone knocks you down in life. It means persevering through pain and uncertainty. It means keeping a cool head when things are heated.

In his post, Marino quotes a few lines from the book Cut Time: An Education at the Fights:

"The deeper you get into the fights, the more you may discover about things that would seem at first blush to have nothing to do with boxing. Lessons in spacing and leverage, or in holding part of oneself in reserve even when hotly engaged, are lessons not only in how one boxer reckons with another but also in how one person reckons with another."

In short, it's about courage, in boxing and in life, and this is why Roberts Law Group has sponsored "Dangerous" Donnie Marshall, 2017 North Carolina Fighter of the Year.

Read more: The Socratic Art of Boxing

Client Reviews

Get Legal Help Now
Let Us Help You

Put our team of criminal defense lawyers on your side today. You are one phone call or email away from getting your questions answered by an experienced defense attorney.

Call us at 877-880-5753 to set up a free consultation or send us an email.

Fill out the form below for a Free Consultation.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Call 877-880-5753 to schedule a free initial consultation.
Offices open weekdays 8am - 7pm, Saturdays 9am - 5pm