The Womble Carlyle family mourns the unexpected passing of Robert D. “DJ” Mason, Jr., a Partner in the firm’s Greensboro and Winston-Salem offices.

DJ was a member of the firm’s Intellectual Property Litigation Team, where he focused his practice on patent, trademark and trade secret litigation. He graduated with honors from Duke University, and started at Womble Carlyle as a summer associate in 1999. After graduating from the Washington and Lee University School of Law the following year, DJ joined the firm as an attorney.  DJ will be remembered for his keen intellect, quick wit, and his love for Duke basketball.

He is survived by his wife, Lisa, and their two sons, Nicholas and Phillip. We at Womble Carlyle wish to extend our thoughts and prayers to DJ and his family.

The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 9th at Hayworth-Miller Funeral Home, 3315 Silas Creek Parkway in Winston-Salem. The family will receive visitors from 9:45-10:45 a.m. Memorials may be made to the Redeemer School, 1046 Miller St., Winston-Salem, N.C. 27103.