June 14, 2014. David S. Robinson, a counsel at Nexsen Pruet in Raleigh has been named 2014 Flag Day Volunteer of the Year by the Veterans Leadership Council of North Carolina – CARES. In recognition of the honor, he was presented the “Flag Patch Plaque” – so-called because it contains a real U.S. Army Flag Shoulder Patch worn in combat in Iraq.
The annual award was given in recognition of Mr. Robinson’s “Resolute leadership and distinguished service to The Veterans Life Center and the cause of homeless and at-risk veterans.”
In presenting the award, VLCNC Executive Director John Turner said, “Mr. Robinson was the indispensable man in our efforts to secure a HUD Community Development Block Grant for the Town of Butner, so we could build the largest home and treatment center for homeless veterans in North Carolina.”
The grant was announced on May 26, 2014, and the VLCNC, along with the Town of Butner have begun the construction process, which will turn a vacant building at the John Umstead Hospital campus into a facility to house and service 150 veterans from throughout North Carolina.
Retired North Carolina Chief Justice Burley Mitchell, who serves on the VLCNC Board of Advisors, said the award to Mr. Robinson was well deserved. “David Robinson contributed his legal expertise and countless hours to making the grant a reality,” Mitchell said. “Because of his efforts, we are closer to solving the problem of homelessness among veterans in our state.”
Mr. Robinson specializes in international law, commercial law and mergers and acquisitions at Nexsen Pruet’s Raleigh office. He is admitted to practice before the US Supreme Court, the North Carolina Supreme Court and the US Court of International Trade. He is a Trustee of Wake Tech Community College, Chair of the Wake County Board of Elections and a Fellow of the Institute of Political Leadership.
The Veterans Leadership Council of North Carolina – CARES was formed in 2009 to fight homelessness, suicide and other serious problems faced by Veterans in North Carolina.