“I established this firm with Tom Henson to be the kind of place where everyone could feel comfortable and happy with their representation. We built it from a foundation of integrity, honesty, compassion, and a relentless pursuit of justice for those who have been injured.”
Bob Fuerst founded HensonFuerst with Thomas Henson, Sr., in 1976. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina in 1969, his master’s degree in Ibero-American Studies from the University of Wisconsin in 1970, and his Juris Doctorate in 1973 from University of North Carolina. Bob went on to receive his Master of Law from the University of Brussels (Belgium) in 1974.
He has more than 30 years of experience in complex litigation in North Carolina and currently focuses on nursing home litigation. Bob is recognized by his colleagues statewide as an outstanding litigation and trial attorney.
Bob is fluent in Spanish, has published legal articles about Latin American law, and has a special interest in promoting legal rights and awareness in the Latino/Hispanic community. He lived in Latin America and still returns for visits several times a year.
It’s not your fault.
Because I deal with a lot of nursing home cases, the people I see feel guilty and somehow responsible for what happened to their mother or father. They need to know it’s not their fault.
It’s never an easy decision to place a parent in a nursing home, and people do the best they can to choose the best facility they can afford. Later, if there are problems, they tend to see problem signs that are only visible in hindsight. It’s hard not to feel guilty, but it’s not their fault. I will say it as many times as I have to: It’s not your fault.
I was an anthropology major and studied for a time in central Mexico. I became fluent in Spanish and earned a master’s degree in Latin American Studies before changing to law. Studying anthropology in undergraduate school was fascinating, but I didn’t think I would be able to make a living as an anthropologist. International law seemed to be a good way to blend my needs and my interests. After graduating law school, I went to Europe and got a Master of Law in international comparative law.
My wife and I love to travel when we can, but closer to home—we like to go to the beach and scuba dive. One of my passions is exploring the underwater World War II wrecks off the North Carolina coastal waters.
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