Attorney and Counselor at Law
Attorney Robert Sansbury is a Myrtle Beach native and 2001 graduate of Myrtle Beach High School. He has achieved a peer-reviewed rating of “AV Preeminent” on Martindale Hubbell, and was named a Super Lawyers “Rising Star” three years in a row (2014, 2015, and 2016) – an honor reserved for the top 2.5% of young lawyers in South Carolina. Robert has lectured to other attorneys through the South Carolina bar on the use of depositions at trial, and is a co-editor of the publication, “South Carolina Deposition Practice Handbook.” He has been invited to speak on legal topics at insurance seminars, classrooms, and other settings.
Before founding the Sansbury Law Firm, Robert 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, and now applies his legal experience to help compensate victims injured due to the negligence of others and defend those who have been accused of crimes.
Robert has extensive experience handling a variety of 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 a variety of criminal defense cases ranging from speeding tickets, misdemeanors and DUI’s, to kidnapping, armed robbery and other felonies.
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 the Judge Joseph F. Anderson “Best Advocate” award on the school’s Mock Trial Competition Team. Prior to law school, Robert graduated Clemson University in 2005, cum laude, where he received a B.A. degree in Language and International Trade, with an emphasis on Spanish language and international business. Robert’s extensive Spanish language experience also 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 law school, he served as 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. He resides in Myrtle Beach with his family. Outside of the law, he enjoys hunting, salt-water fishing, traveling, and cooking.