Craig Robertson | Founding Partner

Live by the mantra of patience and poise in the heat of divorce and you will be just fine.

Craig Robertson, Founder of R+E

Get to Know Craig

I grew up at the ballpark. If I wasn’t playing, I was watching my older brother. Actually, I didn’t exactly watch him– I ran around chasing foul balls, which could be returned for free snow cones to the concession stand. In the Mississippi summer heat, nothing beats crushed ice with sugary juice, the kind that makes your whole mouth turn blue or purple or red. We also played cupball, a game like baseball having a ball made from wax paper Coca-Cola cups. A Coke was fifty cents, so our cups came from the trash. It would take several to make a ball, and sometimes we put gravel inside for more weight. The balls fell apart regularly, but we just smashed the cups back together and kept playing. There is typically no bat in cupball, just the palm of the batter’s hand. The bases were anything at the park in the shape of a diamond—like the corner of the aluminum bleachers for first, a steal drum garbage can for second, a bare spot on the ground for third, and a glove for home. The rules are for the most part like regular baseball, but you can also make an out by hitting your opponent with the ball. We called this “pegging.” If you didn’t have enough players, which was almost always, a team could shift the runners from base to base and leave ghost runners in their place, bringing in a base runner to be the next batter. We would play until it was time to go. I usually fell asleep in my dad’s truck on the way home.

My dad coached my baseball team for several years. He was a lefty. I was the youngest of six kids– Mom and Dad each had two from a previous marriage before getting together and having my older brother and me. By the time I was seriously playing ball, Dad was well into his 50’s. We spent lots of time in the front yard playing catch, but he would get tired after a while. His biggest demand was always for hustle. If I was playing outfield, he wanted me to be the first to my position and the first to return to the dugout after the third out. Robertsons hustle. That’s just how it is.

M. Craig Robertson
Tel/601.898.8655
craig@robertson.ms

Paralegal:
Christy Roberts
christy@robertson.ms

The following are reported opinions in which Craig served as lead counsel: Crew v. Tillotson, NO. 2017-CA-01011-COA Decided: August 20, 2019,  Jackson v. Jackson, NO. 2017-CA-01077-COA Decided: March 19, 2019, Ferrara v. Ferrara, NO. 2014-CA-01043-COA Decided: April 12, 2016; Korelitz v. Korelitz, NO. 2015-CA-01758-COA Decided: May 09, 2017; Seale v. Seale, 150 So. 3d 987 (Miss. App 2014); Collins v. Collins, 98 So. 3d 506 (Miss. App. 2012); Carter v. Carter, 98 So. 3d 1109 (Miss. App. 2012); McDonald v. McDonald, 39 So. 3d 868 (Miss. 2010); G.B.W. v. E.R.W., 9 So. 3d 1200 (Miss. App. 2009); Morris v. Morris, 5 So. 3d 476 (Miss. App. 2008); Daniels v. Bains, 967 So. 2d 77 (Miss. App. 2007); Thoms v. Thoms, 928 So. 2d 852 (Miss. 2006); and Staggs v. Staggs, 919 So. 2d 112 (Miss. App. 2005).


EDUCATION AND HONORS

  • Varsity Baseball Athlete, Mississippi College and Mississippi State University
  • Miss. State University, Bachelor of Business Administration, Economics 1996
  • University of Mississippi, Juris Doctor 1999
  • Board Certified Family Law Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • Best Lawyers in America 2012-Present
  • Mississippi Business Journal Top 40 Under 40, 2011
  • Mississippi Business Journal Leadership in the Law, 2018
  • Founder of 200 Million Flowers
  • President & Board Chairman of 200 Million Flowers
  • Board Member, The Shepherd Staff Counseling
  • Board Member, Lifeworks Counseling
  • Mid-South Super Lawyer’s Rising Star 2008-2015
  • Mid-South Super Lawyer 2018-Present
  • Member of Mississippi Commission on Children’s Justice

PERSONAL LIFE

Craig has been married to Rachel Poole since 1999. The couple has two daughters, Mollie Ann and Emma.  Craig is a cheer dad who also spends lots of time in the volleyball gym.  He is interested in art, music, food, wine, travel and the outdoors.  Also, he has recently been doing advanced work in the Enneagram, an ancient tool for empathy.

Get to Know Craig

I’ve had the privilege to work with both Craig and Matt and can say they both are outstanding to work with. From the moment I walked into their offices to finalizing my legal issues to questions that come up periodically they are always available and able to offer excellent legal advice. Would recommend them without hesitation.

We used Robertson & Easterling finalized 5 adoptions. The staff is wonderful and craig goes above and beyond to make sure your experience is smooth and worry free. We will definitely use them again and would recommend them to any family.

I trust Craig Robertson & Matt Easterling. These guys know what they are doing and are highly respected in the Family Law arena. I consistently recommended this group and always received huge thanks from clients that have worked with R+E.

Child custody/guardianship case. He told us what to expect, how to deal with it. Takes care of details. As issues have arisen over time, he (or his firm) have kept us on top of things. His strong suit is in the courtroom. He knows the law and has the confidence to carry it through. Would recommend him highly.

Who knew that family law attorneys could be pro-family? Matt and Craig are for their clients. They want what’s best for you. If that means having you work harder to stay married, they’re for it. If it means having difficult conversations to expose irrational thought processes, they have them. These guys are interested in the person that walks in the door not the check book in their pocket. I appreciate the time they spent with me. They help me understand my options and how they would potentially affect all parties involved. Thank you R+E!

Robertson & Easterling are simply the very best in their field!! I hired Matt for my divorce, and it was the best decision for me and my situation. On the very first phone call, Cassie put me at ease with her compassion and care. From start to finish the level of detailed knowledge, professionalism, warmth, and above and beyond service, are what make this firm a standout. More importantly, they possess a very high level of integrity, honor and trustworthiness, making them, in my opinion, priceless and invaluable. You are in good hands with them, and I highly recommend Robertson & Easterling!

I just wanted to thank you for all of your hard work in helping to finalize the child support settlement. You did an excellent job, and I would highly recommend you to anyone seeking expert legal advice.

Matthew Easterling was the epitome of both professionalism and compassion as he helped our family during an absolute legal crisis. Our case was unique in many aspects; including the fact that a criminal court component was involved. He not only handled our family court issues wonderfully, but he was an asset to our criminal attorney in those proceedings as well.

During the darkest days of my life I was referred to Matt Easterling by a family member. He represented me in a very complicated custody case and divorce. And then again when the situation got worse. I was being attacked at every angle and I felt like Matt came to my rescue. He worked endlessly on my case to help me get the results that I was happy and comfortable with. I felt he was very knowledgeable and always felt like I was in good hands. I would not only recommend him, but highly recommend him to anyone in need. Thanks, Matt! For everything!

Thanks for everything you did to make this divorce as painless as possible. As I said in the beginning, I wanted it my way or I would not be happy. Today, I walked out of your office with a smile on my face. I never thought I would get everything I wanted. If it wasn’t for my faith in God and my trust in you, I do not know how I would have made it to today. Again, thank you for doing such a great job! Hope we can meet on better terms in the future.