Attorney Robert Sansbury is a Myrtle Beach native and 2001 graduate of Myrtle Beach High School. He was given the “10 Best in Client Satisfaction” award by The American Association of Personal Injury Attorneys, was named “Top 40 under 40” for South Carolina Civil Litigation by The American Society of Legal Advocates, has achieved a peer-reviewed rating of “AV Preeminent” on Martindale Hubbell, and was named a Super Lawyers “Rising Star” eight years in a row (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021) – an honor reserved for no more than 2.5% of lawyers in South Carolina. Robert has lectured to other attorneys through the South Carolina bar on the use of depositions at trial. He is a co-editor of the publication, “South Carolina Deposition Practice Handbook", and has been invited to speak on legal topics at insurance seminars, classrooms, and other settings.
After law school, Robert served as judicial law clerk to The Honorable Roger M. Young of the South Carolina Circuit Court. He then worked as a Senior Associate for a large, regional defense firm where he gained invaluable, first-chair experience defending auto accidents, personal injury claims, large-loss trucking accidents, and multi-million dollar asbestos litigation. Robert’s article “Pointing the Finger: An Examination of South Carolina Law Regarding Allocation of Fault to Non-Party Tortfeasors,” written for SCDTAA’s The Defense Line, was cited by Judge Bryan Harwell in a Federal District Court Order. He has tried numerous cases to verdict representing both Plaintiffs and Defendants.
He now applies his legal experience to help compensate victims injured due to others’ negligence and assist clients in resolving other civil litigation disputes.
Robert has extensive experience handling various accident cases, including wrongful death, traumatic brain injury, fractured limbs, injuries resulting in surgery, injuries to children, permanent scarring, dog bites, and other severe injuries. He has successfully handled various other civil litigation matters, including breach of contract, evictions, probate disputes, and cases pending before various medical licensing boards.
Robert obtained his Juris Doctor degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 2008, where he was a member of the John Belton O’Neall Inn of Court, the Dean’s List, served as President of the Criminal Law Society, Secretary of the student chapter of the South Carolina Trial Lawyers, and received Judge Joseph F. Anderson “Best Advocate” award on the school’s Mock Trial Competition Team. Before law school, Robert graduated from Clemson University in 2005, cum laude, where he received a B.A. degree in Language and International Trade, emphasizing Spanish language and international business.
Robert’s extensive Spanish language experience includes an exchange semester in Spain, an exchange semester in Chile, and working as Clemson University’s undergraduate Spanish tutor while in college. After graduating from law school, he served as a law clerk to the Honorable Roger M. Young, 9th Judicial Circuit.
Robert is admitted to practice in all Federal and State Courts in South Carolina and is a certified Circuit Court Mediator by the South Carolina Supreme Court. He resides in Myrtle Beach with his family. Outside of the law, he enjoys golf, hunting, salt-water fishing, traveling, and cooking.