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Robert Cummings

Meet Robert Cummings

Robert S. Cummings is a 2007 graduate of Campbell University School of Law and completed a Bachelor of Arts in History and Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is an AV Preeminent Peer Rated Lawyer at Martindale Hubbell.

He is a member of the North Carolina State Bar, the Chatham County Bar Association, the 18th Judicial District Bar, and the North Carolina Bar Association’s Family Law Section where he serves on the Domestic Violence Committee and has formerly served on the Section Counsel for the NCBA’s Solo, Small Firm & General Practice Section.

Robert has served the people of Chatham and surrounding counties throughout his legal career. He works closely with his clients to advise, counsel, and represent them through family law disputes, the probate process, and toward resolving traffic matters that occur in the County. Robert’s ability to connect with people from all walks of life allows him to focus on understanding his clients and their individual circumstances.

Outside the Chatham County Justice Center, Robert reads the super-hero multiverse of DC Comics, enjoys Nintendo games past and present along with his kids and explores multiple editions of Dungeons & Dragons. He is a lifelong fan of the Baltimore Orioles, despite the fact they have not made it to the World Series since 1983. Whether it’s walking in the North Carolina mountains or hanging around the house, Robert enjoys his interests and time with his wife and two sons.


Campbell University School of Law

  • Juris Doctor, 2007

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

  • Bachelor of Arts in History and Political Science, 2002


  • North Carolina State Bar, 2007
  • United States District Court, Middle District of North Carolina, 2010


  • AV Preeminent Peer Rated Lawyer by Martindale Hubbell, since 2022
AV Preeminent Peer Rated Lawyer Award


  • Panelist at 18th Judicial District Bar, 7th Biennial Professionalism CLE – The “Pro” in Bono; February, 2016


  • Chatham County Bar Association, since 2007
  • 18th Judicial District Bar, since 2007
  • North Carolina Bar Association, since 2007
    • Family Law Section, Domestic Violence Committee Member since 2016
    • Solo, Small Firm & General Practice Section, Council Member 2014-2017
  • North Carolina State Bar, since 2007


  • Legal Aid of North Carolina - Pittsboro Office, Staff Attorney, 2007-2010
  • Hopper Cummings PLLC, since 2011


Robert Cummings is an AV Preeminent Peer Rated Lawyer

Robert Cummings Recognized by Martindale Hubbell as an AV Preeminent Peer Rated Attorney

Client and Peer Reviews

Another Happy Client

Ms. Hopper was patient and detail oriented. ... Overall, the process was efficient, well-organized and painless. If you’re looking for someone to assist with your will and advance directives, we would highly recommend Hopper Cummings.

Peer Comment

Seeing that Robert Cummings is going to be my opposing counsel in a family law case means that case is going to be fought fairly, efficiently, and intelligently, without expensive 'lawyer games' or undue delays. I have and will continue to refer cases to him.

Another Happy Client

My family has used Hopper Cummings for estate planning and wills as well as occasional legal advice. The process was always efficient, respectful, and individualized to our specific needs. This is the benefit of a local firm -- I highly recommend them for any civil law needs!

Peer Comment

I refer all family law matters to Robert Cummings because I have confidence in the way he interacts with clients.

Another Happy Client

My husband and I worked with Marie Cummings and her team to complete our estate planning. This is not an easy task for anyone, and we so appreciated Marie's experience, expertise, patience, and support. ... We are happy to offer a wholehearted recommendation for Marie and her colleagues.

Another Happy Client

I came to Mr. Cummings during the most difficult time of my life.  He helped me navigate the divorce process in a no-nonsense way.  ... His voice of reason helped me to stay calm and focused on the task at hand.  I highly recommend Mr. Cummings to anyone in my position.

Peer Comment

Robert Cummings provides a firm, steady and calming approach to custody issues.

Peer Comment

Robert is a highly effective attorney. I have referred several people to him and have heard nothing but positive experiences. He understands the law and cares about his clients.

Another Happy Client

We have worked with Hopper Cummings on several occasions, from estate planning to starting a 501(c)(4). They are welcoming and responsive. They explain things in easy-to-understand terms and set reasonable expectations. We highly recommend Hopper Cummings!

Another Happy Client

Robert Cummings represented a family member in a moving violation. He was responsive to all of my questions and very professional in explaining how the system worked and what needed to be done to help resolve the ticket with the best possible outcome.  I would recommend his office and their services. 

Another Happy Client

Robert and his team were amazing ... was successfully able to move the court date forward and have the ticket resolved and diligently e-mailed us all the confirmations as well. Thank you to his team and we would highly recommend them.


Peer Comment

Robert understands traffic law and he is a very effective advocate for his clients. I have referred several clients to Robert and he always does a great job.

Another Happy Client

They made it easy and effortless for dealing with traffic court! I appreciate you all. Great communication too.


Another Happy Client

Great experience!  I received my first moving violation in about 20 yrs ....  called Hopper Cummings for assistance.  The process from first contact to resolution went smoothly. Highly recommend!


Peer Comment

Excellent Family Law Attorney.

Another Happy Client

Awesome lawyer worked hard to get the best outcome for me on a very complicated case. I would recommend Robert Cummings, he cared about my case and represented me very well. Would use him again.


Peer Comment

Robert is an experienced, thoughtful and professional attorney. He exhibits the highest standards in his practice.

Another Happy Client

Robert was quick to return my call, even on a day he was in court.  He was knowledgeable and friendly as was his staff.  His honesty and hard work is definitely an asset.


Peer Comment

Robert does a great job managing a large traffic law caseload yet representing each client zealously. He understands the local procedure for a large traffic caseload and navigates that system with ease.

Peer Comment

Robert Cummings is an excellent attorney with a high level of integrity and compassion.

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