Robert Paul Jenkins

Family Law


Graham Nuckolls Conner

"The only thing even in this world is the number of hours in a day. The difference in winning and losing is what you do with those hours."

— Anonymous


Why let Paul serve you?

Looking for a family law attorney? You must be, or why would you be here? Your search for a family lawyer ends here. My team and I are dedicated to guiding you through a difficult process. My practice area is focused entirely in the area of family law. This includes divorce and separation, spousal support, property distribution, and child custody & support. Just as I have had the privilege of helping so many others going through similarly difficult circumstances, let me help you.


Paul is an exceptional and dedicated attorney, who brings the same level of intensity to the courtroom as he did on the pitcher’s mound as a student-athlete at UNC-Chapel Hill. After graduating with Dean’s List honors from UNC-Chapel Hill, he attended law school at North Carolina Central University, where he graduated magna cum laude. While at NCCU he actively served the community as a member of the Family Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution clinics, and participated in North Carolina Central University’s Street Law program, teaching at Durham’s Hillside High School. Paul also participated in NCCU’s mentor-mentee program. Additionally, Paul serves as a Teen Court Judge in association with the Mediation Center of Eastern North Carolina. He has volunteered as a mediator with the Dispute Resolution Center in Carrboro, North Carolina. Paul currently serves as a volunteer judge and coach for the North Carolina Advocates for Justice high school mock trial competition.

Paul has received numerous awards and accolades throughout his career. Martindale, the top attorney-rating agency in the nation, has awarded him the AV Preeminent Rating from 2013 through 2022 and also designated Paul as a Top Rated Lawyer in the practice area of Family Law. These are the highest possible distinctions an attorney can receive and demonstrate ones’ legal ability and ethical standards, as reflected by the opinions of members of the Bar and Judiciary.

Paul has also been selected as a member of Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite for the eighth consecutive year and was the only Family Law Attorney within Pitt County to receive this prestigious distinction in 2022. He was also again selected as a 2022 Rising Star by the prominent legal publication, Super Lawyers.

Paul was born and raised in Rocky Mount, North Carolina before calling Chapel Hill home for nearly a decade. In May 2011 he returned to his roots of Eastern North Carolina to work for The Graham, Nuckolls, Conner Law Firm after working previously at the Maitland Law Firm in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, friends and dogs, attending UNC and ECU sporting events, and traveling to major league baseball games to see his beloved Red Sox.


North Carolina Central University School of Law, Durham, North Carolina

  • Honors: Magna Cum Laude
  • Honors: Served community as a Member of the Family Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Honors: Participated in North Carolina Central University’s Street Law Program
  • Honors: Participated in NCCU’s Mentor-Mentee Program

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

  • Honors: Dean’s List

Honors And Awards

  • Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite in the practice area of Family Law, 2015 – 2022
  • Super Lawyers 2021 – 2022 Rising Stars List
  • LexisNexis/Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating, 2013 – 2023
  • AVVO Client’s Choice Award, 2021
  • Martindale Hubbell Top Rated Lawyer in Family Law
  • North Carolina Advocates of Justice, Order of Service

Professional Associations And Memberships

  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Lawyer Referral Service Committee
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice, Family Law Section
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice, Family Law Section, Continuing Legal Education Co-Chair
  • Dispute Resolution Center, Carrboro, NC
  • Greenville-Pitt County Chamber of Commerce
  • Mediation Center of Eastern North Carolina, Teen Court Program
  • Judicial District 3A Bar Association
  • Pitt County Bar Association
  • Greenville Noon Rotary Club