Robert C. deRosset


Robert deRosset serves clients primarily in the fields of construction, business, and product liability law. Robert is licensed to practice law in both North Carolina and South Carolina and assists clients in both states.  He tries cases at the state and federal level. He is certified by the North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission to conduct mediated settlement conferences in Superior Court cases and uses his perspective as a seasoned litigator to assist parties to voluntarily resolve their disputes through mediation. Robert has also completed collaborative law training and advanced collaborative law training and he is part of the effort in North Carolina to expand collaborative law into construction and business law. He is an active member of the construction and products liability and complex torts practice groups of ALFA International. He is recognized in North Carolina Super Lawyers®  (2019, 2021) in the area of Construction Litigation and holds an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell.

Prior to joining Young Moore in 2001, Robert practiced law for two years in Columbia, South Carolina and served as a United States Peace Corps Volunteer in León, Nicaragua. He uses the Spanish language skills he gained in Nicaragua to better serve clients of Young Moore and to effectively mediate cases involving parties whose primary language is Spanish.

When he is not working for his clients, Robert enjoys trail running, or running on the streets and greenways of Raleigh. He is a marathoner and novice ultra-marathoner who has not yet run one too many races. He is a fan of the Raleigh area, as well as North Carolina in general, and enjoys showing visitors what the region has to offer.

Education & Bar Admissions

  • J.D., University of South Carolina School of Law, 1996
  • B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1991

Admitted in

  • South Carolina, 1996
  • North Carolina, 2001
  • U.S. District Courts for North Carolina
  • U.S. District Courts for South Carolina
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit


  • Recognized in North Carolina Super Lawyers (2019, 2021) in the area of Construction Litigation
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
  • Order of the Wig and Robe
  • American Jurisprudence Award
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award
  • Student Editorial Board, South Carolina Environmental Law Journal
    • Articles and Notes Editor (Fall 1995 & Spring 1996)
    • Staff Member (Fall 1994 & Spring 1995)


  • ALFA International, Construction Practice Group
    • Vice Chair and Marketing Chair
    • Co-Chair, Practice Group Seminar, 2018
  • ALFA International, Product Liability and Complex Tort Practice Group
  • North Carolina Civil Collaborative Law Association
  • North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys
  • Wake County Bar Association
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • South Carolina Bar
  • Leadership Raleigh (2014)
  • Legal Aid of NC Volunteer Lawyer Program
  • United States Peace Corps (1998-2000)

Publications & Presentations

  • Panel Moderator, ALFA International Client Seminar, “I Want to Go the Extra Mile . . . But if I Give an Inch?  Corporate Social Responsibility Put to the Test in Global Supply Chain,” March 1 – 4, 2018
  • Presenter and Panel Member, The CLM 2016 Southwest Conference, “Putting Your Best Face Forward – Influencing the Internet in Anticipation of Juror Misconduct,” November 3 – 4, 2016
  • Presenter, NC Association of Defense Attorneys Fall Seminar, “Practical Tips for Pursuing Additional Insured Coverage,” September 30, 2016
  • Panel Moderator, ALFA International Construction Practice Group Seminar, “The Buck Stops Where? The New Deal for Additional Insured Endorsements and Risk Transfer in the 21st Century,” July 27 – 29, 2016
  • Panel Moderator, ALFA Products Liability and Complex Torts Seminar, “Putting Your Best Face Forward- Influencing the Internet in Anticipation of Juror Misconduct,” May 18 – 20, 2016
  • Presenter, 2015 Construction Defect Litigation: From A to Z, “Anatomy of a Defect: What it is and the Rules that Apply” and “Litigation: Allegations, Defenses, and Proving Your Case,” May 18, 2015
  • Panel Moderator, 2014 ALFA International Construction Practice Group Seminar, “Products Liability: Controlling Increased Risk in the New Economy,” Survival of the Smartest: Prospering Through Technology, Innovation and Adaptation in an Evolving Market, July 30 – August 1, 2014
  • Track III (Design, Construction Defect and Insurance Litigation) Leader, 2014 ALFA International Construction Practice Group Seminar, “Products Liability: Controlling Increased Risk in the New Economy,” July 30 – August 1, 2014
  • Editor, Product Liability Law Compendium (2011) ALFA International Product Liability Practice Group
  • Panel Moderator, 2010 ALFA International Client Seminar, Pioneering Through the New Economic Frontier: Product Liability in a Changed World, “Federal Preemption of State Law Claims,” March 11 – 13, 2010


  • Anderson v. SeaScape at Holden Plantation, LLC, 241 N.C. App. 191, 773 S.E.2d 78 (2015) (Anderson II)
  • Anderson v. SeaScape at Holden Plantation, LLC, 232 N.C. App. 1, 753 S.E.2d 691 (2014) (Anderson I)
  • Swain v. Preston Falls East, LLC, 156 N.C. App. 357, 576 S.E.2d 699 (2003)
  • Silver v. GMRI, Inc., 650 S.E.2d 676 (N.C. App. 2007)
  • Dail v. Steckler, 157 N.C. App. 364, 578 S.E.2d 710 (2003)

Disclaimer: The above information may not necessarily reflect the attorney’s entire record, and the outcome of any particular future matter cannot be predicated on the attorney’s or law firm’s past results.

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