Robert A. Muckenfuss Partner

Robert chairs the firm’s Complex Commercial Litigation Department, focusing on complex business and financial services litigation and trials. Robert handles “bet-the business” matters and manages multi-front litigation threats, coordinating large teams.

He serves as trusted counselor to companies and individuals faced with crisis and risk, including helping to guide communications and media response. “The right result for the client may or may not include trial. It’s critical to know the client’s business inside and out and understand their business goals.” Robert also advises clients in the motorsports industry, serving as primary outside counsel for the first-ever Drivers Advisory Council in NASCAR.

In his pro bono practice, Robert is routinely appointed to represent indigent criminal defendants and has tried numerous criminal cases to jury verdict. Prior to joining McGuireWoods, Robert clerked for Chief Justice Jean H. Toal on the South Carolina Supreme Court.

  • University of South Carolina School of Law, JD, 1997
  • University of Virginia, BA, 1993

Member, North Carolina Bar Association

  • Hon. Jean H. Toal, Supreme Court of South Carolina, 1997-1998
  • North Carolina
  • South Carolina
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina

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Named to the "Power List: Business Defense," North Carolina Lawyers Weekly, 2023

Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation, Woodward/White, Inc., 2022, 2023

Selected for inclusion in “Legal 500 United States,” Securities Litigation: Defense, 2021; General Commercial Disputes, 2022

Selected for inclusion in America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Litigation: General Commercial, North Carolina, Chambers USA, 2012, 2013

Named to "40 Under 40," Charlotte Business Journal, 2009

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