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Amiel J. Rossabi
Rossabi Law Partners
706 Green Valley Rd
Suite 410
Greensboro, NC 27408
Direct dial: (336) 895-4350
Direct Fax: (336) 663-1143
arossabi@r2kslaw.com
 
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“I am honored and excited to have formed a new boutique law firm with three other excellent lawyers and friends—Gavin Reardon, Beth Klein and Adam Spivey, together with an unmatched support staff of Beth Bare and Melanie Landacre.  Together, we are using our creativity, experience, and hard work to solve client’s problems and make their lives better.  At the end of the day, that’s what it’s all about.”

Amiel J. Rossabi, Partner

Amiel was born and raised on the West Side of Manhattan, New York City, where he attended City public schools, including high school at the Bronx High School of Science. During high school and college, Amiel had various jobs, including as a vendor (selling popcorn, soda, pretzels and ice cream) at Madison Square Garden and driving a yellow cab.

In 1980, Amiel was recruited to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for fencing and soccer. He played soccer for only one year and fenced for all 4 years. Amiel was undefeated conference champion for three years, was a member of the three-man team that finished 3d in the NCAA’s, and won a Silver Team medal at the 1983 National Sports Festival in Colorado Springs.

Amiel then went to law school at St. John’s University in New York. Besides playing a bunch of basketball at Alumni Gym (and stripping pre-NBA Mark Jackson), Amiel was Chief Justice of the Moot Court Board. As Chief Justice, Amiel had the privilege of editing writings for legendary civil procedure guru David D. Siegel (now deceased).

Amiel’s first job as a lawyer was at Botein Hays & Sklar, then one of the oldest NYC law firms. He started out doing corporate work and soon thereafter focused on litigation, working on varied matters. As an associate attorney at Botein Hays, Amiel worked on almost entirely civil litigation. His cases ranged from suits against the Metropolitan Museum of Art on behalf of the government of Turkey to suits by large high rise condominiums against developers to defense of RICO matters.

In 1989, as a new father, Amiel decided that he wanted to see his daughter more each day, as well as get more actual trial experience than is available in a big city. In January 1990, he began working in Greensboro for Adams Kleemeier Hagan Hannah & Fouts (now known as Nexsen Pruett), becoming a partner in 1994. Amiel learned a great deal from his friends and colleagues during his 10 years at Adams Kleemeier, and tried just about every sort of civil (and criminal) case imaginable. In 2000, he formed a new, small, law firm with his friends, Stuart Albright and Keith Black. During his tenure at what ultimately came to be known as Rossabi Black Slaughter, Amiel successfully represented hundreds of clients, and tried scores of cases. Through it all, Amiel developed a well-earned reputation for being a smart, aggressive, and effective advocate and litigator. In large part because of Amiel’s successes, Rossabi Black Slaughter grew to be a mid-sized, multi-location, general-practice law firm.

Rossabi Law Partners is the culmination of where Amiel wants to be after almost 30 years of practicing law in courts around the country. Amiel formed RLP in 2016 with the vision of a small, multi-faceted, firm that can do just about everything to help individuals and businesses solve problems and make the most of opportunities. Every day, the attorneys and staff of RLP strive to make that vision a reality.

Amiel is licensed to practice in North Carolina and New York

Areas of Practice:

General Civil Litigation & Appeals; Complex Business Litigation; Insurance Coverage and Defense; Personal Injury; Employment; Civil Rights; and Estate Litigation.

Education:

St. John’s University School of Law, New York, NY, J.D., 1987.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, BA, 1984.

Experience:

Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating, the highest rating in legal ability and ethical standards.
Practiced law in New York City from 1987 – 1990.
Practiced law in Greensboro, NC from 1990 – present.
Admitted to the North Carolina and New York State Bars; all Federal District Courts in North Carolina and New York; U.S. Courts of Appeal for the Second, Fourth, Fifth and Seventh Circuits; and the bar of the Supreme Court of the United States.
Trial attorney with experience in more than 100 civil and criminal trials.
Team Leader and teacher at the annual Cardozo Law School Intensive Trial Advocacy Program in New York City.

Professional Affiliations:

Greensboro Bar Association
North Carolina Bar Association

Civic and Community Involvement:

Sports Dreams, Inc., Co-Founder and President