Robin F. Verhoeven
Robin Verhoeven received her Juris Doctorate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law in 1998. While in law school, Robin Verhoeven honed her writing and oral argument skills by competing successfully with the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court team and the Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court teams. Individually and as part of a team, Robin won accolades for writing and oral arguments at both the national and international level. Also, while in law school, Robin Verhoeven worked with the North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Assault (NCCASA); first as the Legislative Intern and later as their Interim Executive Director. She is exceptionally proud of her contributions with NCCASA involving the inception of the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) PROGRAM IN North Carolina. Robin Verhoeven owned her own family law firm prior to joining Donna Ambler Davis, P.C. and also worked with the Franklin Law Center prior to Susan R. Franklin's retirement. Robin Verhoeven is licensed to practice in all District and Superior Courts in North Carolina and is also licensed to practice in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina.
"People often ask how I can practice family law, because they assume (correctly!) that it is an emotionally difficult area of law for an attorney. My response is that I have an above-average sense of humor and an easily accessible and well-appointed happy place. Both are true. I believe that laughter is the best medicine and I can conjure up an image of sitting on a peaceful beach somewhere in a skinny minute - this is a good trick when you're having your blood pressure monitored at the doctor's office, by the way. Family law clients are often in the midst of the most difficult time periods in their lives. I tell them that I cannot promise that the process (whether that process is negotiation, mediation, or litigation) will be easy or fun. But I can promise two things; that we will get through it together and that they will experience a great relief whenever the outstanding issues are resolved. In the journey of each family law matter, the client is the captain of his or her own ship. I see my role as a family law attorney as being up in the crow's nest of each client's own personal ship, with my eyes focused on the horizon (i.e. the resolution of the case) and providing guidance through the tumultuous seas of uncertainty to the peaceful shore of resolution."
- University of North Carolina School of Law, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
- Juris Doctorate - 1998
- Honors: Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Team
- Honors: Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Team
- Frostburg State University
- B.S. - 05/1989
- Honors: cum laude
- Major: Political Science
- North Carolina, 2000
- U.S. District Court Eastern District of North Carolina
- North Carolina State Bar, Member
- Judicial District 18 Bar Association, Member
- Orange County Family Lawyers' Association, Member, 1988