Meet the Attorneys
Robert R. Sansbury, III
Attorney and Counselor at Law
Attorney Robert Sansbury is a Myrtle Beach native and 2001 graduate of Myrtle Beach High School. He currently serves on the SCAJ Board of Governors and was past-president of the Horry County Bar. Robert received the “10 Best in Client Satisfaction” award by The American Association of Personal Injury Attorneys, has achieved a peer-reviewed rating of “AV Preeminent” on Martindale Hubbell, and was named to the Super Lawyers list ten consecutive years in a row (2014 through 2023) – an honor reserved for no more than 2.5% of lawyers in South Carolina. He 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".
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. His 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. Robert 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 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. Before law school, Robert graduated from Clemson University in 2005, cum laude, where he received a B.A. degree in Spanish Language and International Trade.
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 is the proud father of two boys, ages 7 and 5, and is married to the love of his life, Dr. Jilian R. Sansbury, an Internal Medicine physician at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center. He resides in Myrtle Beach with his family. Outside of the law, he enjoys golf, hunting, salt-water fishing, traveling, and cooking.
Pamela Ansari Cobiella
Attorney and Counselor at Law
Ms. Cobiella received her Bachelor’s Degree Magna Cum Laude from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2003 and her Juris Doctor Degree from the University of Maryland School of Law, Baltimore in 2007. She began her legal career as an Assistant Public Defender in Baltimore City and then transitioned into the private sector where she continued representation of her clients in criminal cases throughout the State of Maryland and the District of Columbia. After moving to South Carolina, Ms. Cobiella was admitted to practice law in the State of South Carolina and successfully transitioned to civil litigation where she has tried numerous cases to verdict, often obtaining substantial victories for her clients in court. Ms. Cobiella's success inside the courtroom has encouraged opposing parties to settle for amounts her clients deserve. She joined The Sansbury Law Firm in 2023 where she continues to zealously represent individuals who have been wrongfully injured and deserve to be compensated. She works vigorously during the entire course of the representation to achieve results that are in the best interest of her clients. Ms. Cobiella is licensed to practice law in South Carolina and is bilingual in English and Spanish.