LEGAL EDUCATION: George Washington University, J.D. 1995
COURT ADMISSIONS: U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado Virginia Supreme Court and all inferior courts
Attorney Jenkins in the News
Robert L. Jenkins, Jr., a native of Charleston, South Carolina, is a graduate of historic Howard University located in Washington, District of Columbia. At Howard University, Mr. Jenkins obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in history. He received his Juris Doctor from the National Law Center at the George Washington University. As a collegiate Mr. Jenkins served as a Capital Hill Aide to the Honorable Arthur P. Ravenel of the United States House of Representatives. Upon graduation, he served as Law Clerk to the Honorable Ulysses B. Hammond, Executive Officer of the District of Columbia Courts. As Law Clerk to the Executive Officer, Mr. Jenkins served as an intra-governmental liaison between the District of Columbia Courts and the District of Columbia City Council, and the United States Congress. In addition, Mr. Jenkins duties included assisting the Executive Officer in the day-to-day administrative operations of the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia and the Superior Court of the District of Columbia.
Mr. Jenkins actively handles a variety of criminal defense matters representing juvenile and adult clients. He has spent his entire career as an attorney principally defending citizens charged with offenses in federal and state courts. He has successfully defended individuals accused of drug-related offenses, sexual assaults, tax violations, as well as capital murder. In 1998 Mr. Jenkins' professionalism and accomplishments as a trial advocate were recognized with his election to the George Mason American Inns of Court as a Barrister. He is a member of the Virginia State Bar and has been admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, United States District Court for the Districts of Colorado, Eastern District of Virginia, and District of Columbia.
Mr. Jenkins has appeared as a legal commentator on local and national television shows such as MSNBC Live. He also routinely lectures as a Virginia Continuing Legal Education speaker on federal criminal defense issues.
Mr. Jenkins is a life member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., as well as a member of the Alfred Street Baptist Church located in Old Town Alexandria.