Alumnus Lynn E. Roberts III Named to National Black Lawyers Top 40 Under 40

Posted March 02, 2020, 10:44AM
Lynn E. Roberts III

North Carolina Central University School of Law alumnus Lynn E. Roberts III,’14, can now add a National Black Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 award to his list of accomplishments. 

The Top 40 Under 40 list honors highly successful and influential lawyers who are known for providing exceptional legal representation in their respective practice areas.

Those selected have achieved notable settlements and verdicts as a lawyer; demonstrated leadership and membership in national and state specialty lawyer organizations; and earned high rankings and ratings by leading national evaluation organizations. 

Currently, Roberts serves in a dual role as assistant general counsel and assistant director of Equal Opportunity Programs at the University of Hartford. 

Prior to joining the University of Hartford, Roberts was an associate attorney for Wilbraham, Lawler & Buba law firm. He has also provided legal counsel at Mincey Fitzpatrick Ross LLC.  

Attending NCCU School of Law equipped me with the skills necessary to navigate the turbulent and, at times, unforgiving legal profession. NCCU emphasizes the importance of preparing today for tomorrow’s opportunities, while remaining mindful of the black lawyer’s role in the continuing fight for civil rights and economic justice for future generations.

While attending NCCU School of Law, he served as a research assistant and chairman of the Moot Court Executive Board. In addition to the juris doctor, he also holds a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and history from Lincoln University. He is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, specializing in civil and criminal defense, civil rights litigation and higher education law.

“Embrace the unknown – with time, opportunities will present themselves,” he tells aspiring lawyers. “Success is rarely linear; there are lessons to be learned in every situation.”

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