NACDA Names Robinson to “TOP 10”
For the third year in a row, Attorney Leslie “Les” Robinson has been selected as a recipient of the National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys’ TOP 10 for the state of North Carolina. The National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys (NACDA) reviews more than one million attorneys across the United States to bestow the most prestigious honor by the state to only 10 attorneys. These attorneys are selected because they demonstrate a great deal of knowledge, skill, experience, expertise and success in their practice of criminal defense.
Established in 2013, the NACDA has a stringent selection process that includes an analysis of each attorney’s efforts and achievements. To be considered for the award, attorneys must be nominated by a licensed practicing attorney or an NACDA research staff member. Then, the Selection Committee presents 50 of the best criminal defense attorneys in each state to be reviewed by the Board of Governors who make the final top 10 selections.
Recognition from NACDA is a great distinction for Mr. Robinson. “I am honored to have been once again selected by NACDA as one of the TOP 10 attorney’s in North Carolina,” noted Robinson. “To be held in high esteem by one’s peers is very humbling and a recognition I will continuously strive to accomplish.”
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.