Robert Siler, Of Counsel

Robert F. Siler is an AV Rated attorney and Asheville native who has been practicing law in Franklin since 1975. His practice has been a general practice, with an emphasis on real property, wills, and estate administration. He graduated from Franklin High School in 1955 and from Duke University in 1959.

Mr. Siler served on active duty in the U.S. Navy from 1960-1964, spending his last year on active duty as Officer in Charge of the U. S. Naval Investigative Service Office, Saigon, Vietnam. He then spent several years as a special agent with the Naval Investigative Service and was attached to Naval Headquarters in London for a four year tour.

After his military career, Mr. Siler went on to receive his Juris Doctor from the Wake Forest School of Law, where he graduated Cum Laude in 1975. While in law school, he served as Associate Editor of the Wake Forest Law Review.

Deeply involved in his community, Mr. Siler has been active in a variety of civic, religious, and professional organizations. He is a past Treasurer (1979-1980) and President (1981) of the Franklin Rotary Club , former member of the Macon County Board of Education, former Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Angel Medical Center (1998-2000), former Senior Warden of St. Agnes Episcopal Church, and a former member of the Board of Trustees of the Diocese of Western North Carolina. Mr. Siler has served on the Board of Directors of Nantahala Bank & Trust Company since 2004 and is a Founding Member of the Franklin Youth Soccer League since 1980.

Mr. Siler is equally engaged in professional service and has a long history of leadership and membership in a multitude of organizations. He served as President of the 30th Judicial District Bar in 1990 and acted as the 30th Judicial District Councilor to the North Carolina State Bar from 1994 to 2002. He later went on to become President of the North Carolina State Bar from 2004-2005. Mr. Siler also served as chairman to the Bar Candidate Review Committee for the 30th Judicial District from 1985-1994. He was a member of the North Carolina State Bar Disciplinary Hearing Commission from 2007-2011 and of the American Bar Association House of Delegates from 2006 to 2011.

Office: Franklin | Phone: 828-524-6475 | Facsimile: 828-524-9833 | Email: rsiler@chspa.com

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EDUCATION

Wake Forest School of Law

  • Juris Doctor, cum laude, 1975
  • Associate Editor, Wake Forest Law Review

Duke University

  • Bachelor of Arts, 1959

LEGAL EXPERIENCE

Coward, Hicks & Siler, PA, Franklin & Sylva, North Carolina

Of Counsel (Real Estate, Estate Administration)

HONORS

av-iconAV Preeminent Peer Review Rated

Martindale-Hubbell

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

North Carolina State Bar

  • Member, 1975 – Present
  • State Bar Councilor, 1994 – 2002
  • State Bar President, 2004 – 2005

North Carolina State Bar Disciplinary Hearing Commission

  • Member, 2007 – 2011

American Bar Association

  • Member, House of Delegates, 2007 – Present

30th Judicial District Bar

  • Member, 1975 – Present
  • Chairman, Bar Candidate Review Committee, 1985 – 1994
  • President, 1990

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Nantahala Bank & Trust Company

  • Board of Directors, 2004 – Present

Franklin Youth Soccer League

  • Founding Member, 1980

Angel Medical Center

  • Chairman, Board of Trustees, 1998-2000

Franklin Rotary Club

  • President, 1981
  • Treasurer, 1979 – 1980

Macon County Board of Education

  • Member

St. Agnes Episcopal Church

  • Senior Warden

The Diocese of Western North Carolina

  • Member, Board of Trustees

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FRANKLIN

43 West Main Street
Franklin, NC 28734
Phone: 828-524-6475
Facsimile: 828-524-9833

SYLVA

705 West Main Street
Sylva, NC 28779
Phone: 828-586-2147
Facsimile: 828-586-2605

CASHIERS

211 Cashiers School Road
P.O. Box 1918
Cashiers, NC 28717
Phone: 828-743-2401
Facsimile: 828-743-2403

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    705 W. Main Street
    Sylva, NC 28779
    Phone: 828-586-2147
    Facsimile: 828-586-2605

    Cashiers

    211 Cashiers School Road
    P.O. Box 1918
    Cashiers, NC 28717
    Phone: 828-743-2401
    Facsimile: 828-743-2403

    Franklin

    43 West Main Street
    Franklin, NC 28734
    Phone: ]828-524-6475
    Facsimile: 828-524-9833