Area Attorney, Les Robinson, Supports Local Youth Athletes
Area Attorney, Les Robinson, has graciously donated to the Pitt County American Legion Post 39 senior American Legion Baseball team. American Legion Post 39 has maintained a youth baseball program in the area for more than 50 years. The program gives young men the opportunity to enhance their baseball skills and their ability to work with a team, as well as teaches practical lessons in sportsmanship and citizenship. Many young athletes involved in the program have had successful baseball careers at both the college and professional levels. Players have also gone on to be leaders in Pitt County and elsewhere.
“I am excited to support a program that teaches young men important life skills while enjoying America’s pastime,” noted Les Robinson. “I am eager to see the impact this program will have on local youth for generations to come.”
Post 39’s senior American Legion team is made up of players from all Pitt County Public High Schools within the recruiting area. The North Carolina State Baseball Tournament being held July 20-25 at Pitt Community College. This tournament will include seven other teams from across the state.
Robinson’s donation to the American Legion Baseball team is one of several local programs that he also supports. These programs include Pitt County Girls Softball League, Pitt County Junior Miss Scholarship Program, Greenville Little League, and the Little Willie Center.
Les Robinson was born and raised in Greenville, North Carolina. He graduated from East Carolina University and immediately thereafter, attended Campbell University School of Law where he received his Juris Doctorate degree in 1986.
After graduating from law school, Mr. Robinson returned to Greenville where he entered into private practice in August 1986. Since that time, he has tried more than 3,000 bench and jury trials throughout eastern North Carolina.
Mr. Robinson has been repeatedly elected by his peers to leadership positions in local, district and state bar organizations. He served for nine years as the elected Bar Councilor representative to the North Carolina State Bar. As Bar Councilor, he served on numerous committees in the capacity as committee member, Vice Chair and Chair. In addition, he is a frequent continuing legal education (CLE) speaker for legal associations throughout the state. He has also given CLE presentations for the North Carolina Advocates for Justice, North Carolina Bar Association, North Carolina Public Defenders and the North Carolina Institute of Government.