Robert earned his law degree from Samford University, Cumberland School of Law, concentrating his coursework on trial advocacy and constitutional law. Robert was the associate director for trial competitions on the Law School Trial Board. While in law school, Robert volunteered at a local middle school, interned with a federal judge, worked at the District Attorney’s office in Family Court, and worked alongside a criminal defense attorney. Robert authored a comprehensive paper on the right to confrontation in criminal prosecutions. Robert completed the National Institute for Trial Advocacy Trial Skills Program in February of 2008.