(Raleigh, NC) Defense lawyer Patrick Roberts, of Roberts Marcilliat & Mills PLLC, has been named to the North Carolina Rising Stars List as one of the top up-and-coming attorneys in North Carolina for 2013. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state receive this honor.

The selection for this respected list is made by the research team at Super Lawyers. Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a rigorous multi-phased process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area.

The Rising Stars lists are published nationwide in Super Lawyers magazines and in leading city and regional magazines across the country.

Patrick Roberts is a graduate of the Duke University School of Law, in Durham. He served as an Assistant District Attorney in three counties in North Carolina before devoting his legal career to criminal defense. As a North Carolina defense lawyer, Patrick Roberts has established a record of success on behalf of clients in both state and federal court.

Patrick Roberts is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL). He maintains a 5.0/5.0 client rating on He is also a member of the National College for DUI Defense, a graduate of Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyers College, a graduate of the National Criminal Defense College, and a graduate of the White Collar Criminal Defense College..

Patrick Roberts is the founding attorney of Roberts Marcilliat & Mills PLLC, a law firm dedicated to the rights of the accused throughout North Carolina. The firm is tireless and relentless, like a tiger, in the pursuit of justice on behalf of its clients. Testimonials from several satisfied clients of Patrick’s and of the attorneys at Roberts Marcilliat & Mills PLLC are available on the firm’s websites.

When experience counts, count on Roberts Marcilliat & Mills PLLCThe North Carolina criminal defense attorneys of Roberts Marcilliat & Mills PLLC, fight for the rights of the accused throughout the state. With offices in Raleigh, Wilmington and Charlotte, the experienced defense lawyers of Roberts Marcilliat & Mills PLLC, offer a free initial consultation to anyone facing criminal charges, including drunk driving, sex offenses, drug crimes, white collar crimes or on other felony or misdemeanor crimes in the North Carolina state or federal criminal justice system.

For more information or to contact the firm online to schedule a free consult at the location most convenient for you, please visit the firm’s Raleigh criminal defense siteWilmington criminal defense site or Charlotte criminal defense site. To contact criminal defense lawyer Patrick Roberts, please call 919-838-6643 for a free consultation.

North Carolina v. J.S.
Indecent Exposure
Potentially Facing: 30 days in Jail
Result: Case Dismissed

Roberts Marcilliat & Mills PLLC acted quickly, meeting with the DA’s office to mitigate on behalf of their client, who had no prior criminal history. The Defendant had cooperated fully with the officer. At defense counsel’s prompting, the ADA spoke with his Law Enforcement Officers and determined that Defendant had been through enough already. Dismissed on the first court date.