Michael L. Robinson

Michael L. Robinson

Partner, Robinson & Lawing, LLP

When Mike Robinson was six years old, he wrote a brief essay in school about what he wanted to be when he grew up. While the other kids in his class wanted to be firemen, cowboys, ballerinas and football players, Mike knew he wanted to be a lawyer and one day a judge.  Since that time, he never wavered from those goals. Today, Mike has a distinguished law career and recently announced his candidacy for the Supreme Court of North Carolina.

For over 33 years, Mike has practiced law in North Carolina. In 1997, he was one of nine lawyers who formed, Robinson & Lawing, LLP.  For the past six years he has served as one of its managing partners. Mike has concentrated his practice on matters involving complex civil litigation, medical malpractice defense, insurance defense, intellectual property matters, and corporate litigation planning and loss prevention. Mike is admitted to practice in North Carolina State Courts, the three U.S. District Courts in North Carolina, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court.

In addition to his professional accomplishments, Mike has served in numerous volunteer capacities with a number of charitable and civic organizations within the community.

Mike is a conservative who believes that judges do not make laws, but rather should enforce them. If elected to the North Carolina Supreme Court, Mike will be tough but fair and will apply the law as written by the state legislature. He will work hard to examine every case that comes before him and take a level-headed approach to his work.

Mike received his undergraduate degree from Davidson College and his juris doctor degree with honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Mike and his wife Wynn have lived in Winston-Salem for the past 33 years. They have four grown children (three sons and a daughter), two daughters-in-law and two granddaughters.



  • Woodberry Forest School, Woodberry Forest, Virginia (1973)
  • Davidson College (B.A., 1977)
  • University of North Carolina School of Law (J.D., with Honors, 1980)