Meet Trey Robison
Trey Robison is the best choice for Union County District Attorney. Here’s why:
Experience matters. Trey Robison has been an attorney for more than 21 years. The majority of his legal career has been spent serving the citizens and taxpayers of Union County, first as an Assistant District Attorney and, for the last seven years, as Union County’s elected District Attorney. Over the years, he has helped multitudes of crime victims find justice in our courts and has prosecuted the very worst killers, predators, and con artists that victimize our community. He has successfully argued dozens of cases in front of juries. He is a no-nonsense, professional prosecutor who expects the very best effort from his staff and his law enforcement partners. He is a man of personal and professional integrity that treats people fairly and with respect.
Since becoming District Attorney, Robison has implemented a variety of new processes and procedures into the DA’s Office which have led to increased efficiencies, more effective prosecutions, and significant savings of taxpayer money. Here are a few examples:
- Specialization and training of Assistant District Attorneys in specific practice areas (like child abuse or violent crimes, as examples) has led to better outcomes for crime victims and more successful prosecutions of criminals.
- Prioritization of cases where the defendant is in the Union County jail, awaiting trial, has led to those cases being disposed of much more quickly, thus saving taxpayer dollars. In calendar year 2017 alone, more than $1,000,000.00 in jail costs were saved in this manner.
- Reorganization of the manner in which cases are taken in, processed, and tracked within the DA’s Office has led to a substantial decrease in disposition times for all types of cases and has facilitated improved record keeping which has, in turn, permitted targeted deployment of prosecution resources.
Robison is respected by his fellow District Attorneys and serves as their representative on the North Carolina Criminal Justice Training and Education Standards Commission, which certifies all police officers, highway patrolmen and probation officers in North Carolina.
Robison is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma and the Wake Forest University School of Law. He is an Eagle Scout. He is also a family man and has been married to his wife, Becky, for 17 years. Together, they are raising three fine sons. Robison and his family are members of Philadelphia Presbyterian Church.
There is no substitute for experience.
North Carolina Prosecutorial District 20B in Union County
January 2011 – present
Chief prosecutor and administrator of the criminal justice system in Union County, NC.
Responsible for calendaring and prosecuting all criminal charges brought by state, county, and local law enforcement agencies in a county with more than 230,000 citizens.
Supervises a staff of 13 Assistant District Attorneys and 10 Legal Assistants in processing more than 30,000 cases each year.
Advises local law enforcement on charging decisions and legal issues pertaining to a variety of criminal justice matters.
Personally oversees the prosecution of major cases including homicide, child abuse, armed robbery, and sexual assault.
Caldwell Helder Helms & Robison, PA in Monroe, NC
April 2003 – December 2010
Partner in a medium-sized law firm. Represented clients in a variety of civil litigation and criminal defense matters including jury trials, bench trials, mediations and arbitrations.
Robison ↦ Robison, PA in Monroe, NC
November 2002 – April 2003
Partner in a small law firm. Represented clients in a variety of civil litigation and criminal defense matters including bench trials, mediations and arbitrations.
Assistant District Attorney
North Carolina Prosecutorial Disctrict 20 in Union, Stanly, Anson, and Richmond Counties
September 1996 – November 2002
Began as a line prosecutor in Union, Stanly, Anson, and Richmond Counties. Subsequently promoted to Senior Assistant DA for Union County.
Prosecuted a variety of felony and misdemeanor matters including murder, drunk driving, vehicular homicide, armed robbery, rape, child abuse, drug trafficking and domestic violence assaults. Conducted numerous successful jury trials.
While Senior ADA in Union County, was responsible for the supervision and training of all Assistant DAs assigned to Union County.
While Senior ADA in Union County, directed the calendaring and prosecution of all criminal cases in Union County Superior Court.
Collaborated with and advised the Union County law enforcement community on a variety of criminal justice and legal matters.
Federal Bureau of Investigation in Oklahoma City, OK & Philadelphia, PA
March 1988 – August 1993
Began as a night clerk in the Oklahoma City field office while still completing an undergraduate degree at the University of Oklahoma.
Selected to attend specialized training at the FBI Academy in Quantico, VA in May of 1989.
Upon completion of training, assigned to foreign counter-intelligence and counter-terrorism duties in the Philadelphia field office.
Married to Rebecca L. Robison since February 2001. She is a partner at Helms Robison Lee & Bennett, PA. She is a NC board certified family law specialist.
Three sons: James (14), Will (12), Pete (10).
Member of Philadelphia Presbyterian Church.
Eagle Scout, Troop 88, Claremore, OK.