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Meet Robert D. Hinshaw

Robert D. Hinshaw, J.D. Robert D. Hinshaw

Born: Elkin, NC 1950
Graduated from Elkin High School, 1968, Wake Forest University (B.A. in Chemistry), 1972
Wake Forest School of Law (J.D.) (Law Review), 1977


Chemist, Standard Brands Chemical Industries (1972-1974)
Founder and President of Legal Research, Inc. (1975-1977)
Partner, Alexander & Hinshaw (1977-1983)
Partner, Alexander, Wright, Parrish, Hinshaw & Tash (1983-1986)
Sole Practitioner (1986-1990)
Senior Partner, Hinshaw & Timberlake (1990-1991)
Hinshaw & O’Conner, Attorneys (1991-1993)
Robert D. Hinshaw, Attorney (1993-1998)
Hinshaw & Jacobs, Partner (1998- 2015)

Robert D. Hinshaw, Attorney (2015 – present)


Director, President, State Director and Vice-President of Winston-Salem Jaycees (1977-1990)
Chairman of Planning Committee and Legal Counsel for Incorporation Committee,
Clemmons Community Development Council (1978-1990)
Member and Trustee, Clemmons First Baptist Church (1982-1992)
Most outstanding local President in North Carolina Jaycees (1983)
Distinguished Service Award from Winston-Salem Jaycees (1983)
Associate Legal Counsel and Legal Counsel for North Carolina Jaycees (1983-1986)
Selected to Outstanding Young Men of America (1984)
JCI Senator (1986)
Member (1986-1992), Assistant Secretary (1989-1990) and Secretary 1991-92
State Board of Directors, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Instructor, Time Management – ID College (1987)
Board of Directors, Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) (2000-2003)
Board of Directors, West Forsyth YMCA (2002-2008)
Chairman of Board Development Committee and Executive Committee, West Forsyth Y (2004-2008)

Board of Directors, Cancer Services, Winston-Salem, NC (Treasurer, 2013-present) (2011-present)

Board of Trustees, Novant Health Services Foundation, Clemmons, NC   (2015-present)


Member, Winston-Salem Homebuilders Association, Associate of the Year-1991, Life Spike-1996
Member, Winston-Salem Estate Planning Council, Vice President 1999-2000 and 2004-05, President 2006-2007
Member, Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce Chairman, Ethics and Grievance Committee, Winston-Salem
Homebuilders Association (1989-1991); Vice President (1991-92)
Member, Board of Directors, Winston-Salem Homebuilders Association (1988- present)
Member, North Carolina State Bar Association (including Wills and Probate, Real Property and Office Management Sections)
Member, Forsyth County Bar Association
Board Certified Specialist in Estate Planning and Probate Law since 1991
Member National Association of Estate Planners and Councils; Accredited Estate Planner since 1998
Member, Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce

Superlawyer in areas of Estate Planning and Probate   (2008)