Thomas O. “Thom” Robbins of Raleigh, formerly of Rockingham, was sworn in to the North Carolina State Bar as an attorney at law April 22 before a three-judge panel of the N.C. Court of Appeals.
Court of Appeals Judge Wanda Bryant officiated the swearing-in ceremony and administered the oath of office. Robbins was presented to the court by Professor Amy Flanary-Smith, assistant professor of law and director of legal research and writing at Campbell University’s Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law.
Robbins graduated from Campbell’s law school in Raleigh, where he served on the moot court team and trial team, was the tudent body vice president and was co-editor of the Campbell Law Observer. He received book awards in bankruptcy law, education law and legal theory and was inducted into the Order of the Old Kivett.
In addition, he also holds degrees from the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics in Durham, Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia, Oxford University in England and the University of the Andes in Bogota, Colombia, where he was a Fullbright scholar.
Robbins serves as an administration officer in the bankruptcy unit at the N.C. Department of Revenue in Raleigh. Robbins formerly taught Spanish at Richmond Senior High School.
He is the son of Larry and Ann Robbins of Rockingham and is the grandson of Billy and Billie Mae Caulder and the late Olyn Benson and Edna Rankin Robbins of Rockingham.