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Robert C. Younce, Jr. "Chip"
Chip was born in Lexington, Kentucky in 1958, and moved with his family to Raleigh, North Carolina in 1965 with the first wave of IBM. His parents still live in the same house they moved into in 1965.
After graduating from Sanderson High School in 1976, Chip went to Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. From 1977 to 1979, Chip took a break in his studies to serve a two year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in northeastern Italy. The mission changed Chip's life. One important lesson he learned was that any real happiness we experience in life will be through service to others.
Chip married the former Dawn Dooley, also of Raleigh, in 1982 at the end of his junior year at BYU. After graduating with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Management and with minors in Italian, Accounting and Economics in 1982, Chip entered the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law.
While in law school, Chip joined the U.S. Marine Corps and graduated from the Officers Candidate School in 1983. After graduating from law school with a Juris Doctor and passing the bar exam in 1985, he began full-time active duty with the Marines. During the three years he was in the Marines, Chip was stationed at Quantico, Virginia, Newport, Rhode Island, and Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. After initial training, Lieutenant Younce was the first Judge Advocate to serve as Company Executive Officer at the Infantry Training School. Later, as a Trial Counsel, or military prosecutor, Chip tried over 70 courts martial. As Legal Assistance Officer, Captain Younce assisted thousands of Marines and their dependents with consumer protection problems, wills, family law advice, landlord-tenant problems, etc.
In 1988, Captain Younce left the Marine Corps with an Honorable Discharge to open the Raleigh office for the Dixon, Duffus, and Doub law firm. He remained with that law firm for 12 1/ 2 years through several name changes. In 1992, Chip was made a partner in the firm. By the time Chip left that firm to form a new partnership with David Vtipil in 2001, he had developed a strong reputation for honesty, hard work, and aggressive, competent representation of his clients. Chip is a civil litigator, emphasizing personal injury, workers' compensation, product liability, and other medically related issues. He has tried over a dozen civil jury trials, over 50 workers' compensation hearings, and has taken hundreds of depositions. Chip has been designated by the North Carolina State Bar as a Board Certified Specialist in Workers' Compensation Law.
Chip is a member of The American Association for Justice, the North Carolina Advocates for Justice, the North Carolina Bar Association, the North Carolina State Bar, the Wake County Bar Association, and the Workers Injury Law & Advocacy Group.
Chip and Dawn now have six children, three girls and three boys. Chip and his family are very active in their church. He has served in several positions of leadership both in his church and in the Boy Scouts of America. Chip plans to spend the rest of his life serving God, his family, his church, his clients, and his community.
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