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Robert C. Younce, Jr. “Chip”
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Chip’s Areas of Practice:

“I believe in giving quality, personal service to my clients. I become friends with most of my clients during the course of the case. Most of my cases are referred to me through past clients who trust me and were satisfied with what we did for them. I tell the absolute truth to my clients at all times — whether it’s what they or anyone else wants to hear or not. I also receive a substantial number of referrals from doctors, therapists, or other attorneys who know me, know my character, and know my abilities.”

Personal Success

Representative Sample of Cases Successfully Resolved

Represented office worker who had been denied benefits because her fall was allegedly caused by seizures. Chip proved that she had tripped on carpet, hit her head when she fell, and the head injury caused her permanent, disabling seizures. The office worker now receives lifetime medical and disability benefits.

Represented the family of an office worker who was exposed to construction dust during renovations in the 1970s who died from mesothelioma. Chip proved that the dust contained asbestos and obtained full death benefits for the worker’s family.

Proved that a jet engine assembler’s contact dermatitis was caused by exposure to a chemical in his workplace and obtained a large settlement approximating total permanent disability for him.

Obtained a large settlement for food processor who suffered with post-traumatic stress disorder following an explosion and fire at her plant.

Won a jury trial in which a young man who was a passenger in a car speeding to elude the police died in the subsequent accident.

Represented many nurses and doctors injured by latex glove allergies.

Represented an operating room nurse injured by the repetitive motions of her job.

Represented a young woman who was seriously injured when her car drove under the trailer of a truck that had pulled out in front of her.

Represented a man who was permanently disabled by a concussion he received when rear-ended by another car.

Represented a young girl who lost her eye when a neighbor shot her with a BB-gun.

Represented a man who lost his eye when fireworks malfunctioned.

Represented the family of a convenience store clerk who was shot in a robbery of his store.

Obtained lifetime medical and disability benefits for man who suffered a brain injury when a valve exploded while working underground.


Chip was born in Lexington, Kentucky in 1958. His family moved to Raleigh, North Carolina when he was seven, and has been there ever since. He served as a missionary for his church in Italy for two years from 1977 to 1979, and learned to speak Italian fluently. He received a BS from Brigham Young University in 1982 and a Juris Doctorate from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1985. Chip married his wife, Dawn, in 1981. They have been blessed with six children, four of whom are now married, and five grandchildren.

After passing the North Carolina Bar Exam in 1985, Chip served three years in the U.S. Marine Corps as a Judge Advocate trying scores of courts martial. He left active duty in 1988 as a Captain and joined the law firm that later became known as Duffus, Younce, Melvin & Vtipil, founding its Raleigh office. In 2001 Chip and David Vtipil founded the Younce & Vtipil law firm.

Chip is a member of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice, the North Carolina Bar Association, and the Wake County Bar Association. He has been heavily involved in church and community service throughout his career, including five years as bishop of the Cary Second Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Scoutmaster, and District Committee Chair for the Crosswinds District of the Boy Scouts.

Chip concentrates his law practice in personal injury and workers’ compensation law. He has tried over 100 workers’ comp cases to Opinion and Award and about a dozen personal injury jury trials to verdict. He has been board-certified by the North Carolina State Bar as a specialist in workers’ compensation law since 2001.

Chip Answers Common legal Questions


  • University of North Carolina School of Law, J.D.
  • Brigham Young University, B.A.

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina

Meet Our Attorneys

Our attorneys handle a variety of claims, including car wrecks, truck wrecks, motorcycle wrecks, on the job injuries, wrongful death cases, harmful drug injuries, slip and fall injuries, and product liability claims, such as asbestos.

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