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Ernest Clarke Dummit

Ernest Clarke Dummit

also known as Clarke Dummit

 This lawyer has been disciplined by a state licensing authority.

Practice areas:

DUI & DWI, Criminal Defense, Litigation

About Me

Mr. Dummit is an aggressive trial attorney who has earned a reputation for successfully and professionally representing his clients in the courtroom. He routinely represents clients with charges varying from Driving While Impaired to Drug Trafficking in criminal courts. Mr. Dummit also litigates for victims in cases ranging from simple auto negligence to medical malpractice and wrongful death cases.


He has focused his practice in actual courtroom litigation for 20 years and has had extensive experience in district and superior courts, and in both State and Federal Courts.


Mr. Dummit has taught seminars to other attorneys on civil and criminal litigation. He has taught CLE seminars for Wake Forest, NBI and The DWI Round Table related to the latest defenses, scientific literature, case laws, legal treatises and articles on the subject of DWI defense. He has been asked to appear as a commentator for News Channel 12 on criminal law issues and has taught cross-examination of law enforcement at a seminar in California.


He is licensed in North Carolina, the United States Supreme Court, Federal District Court, Tax Court and the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals.


He has been a member of the Academy of Trial Lawyers, the National Criminal Defense Association and the North Carolina Bar Association.


Mr. Dummit received his B.A. from Vanderbilt University in 1983, and his J.D. from Wake Forest School of Law in 1986. He was honorably discharged from The United States Marine Corps in 1981.


He was a candidate for District Court Judge in 1996. He founded the North Carolina DWI Round Table. He also authored The North Carolina DWI Manual.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1986

  1. DUI & DWI: 60%
    29 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 30%
    29 years, 1 thousand cases
  3. Litigation: 10%
    29 years, 25 cases

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

21 total 

  • Dewey Powell Brinkley

    I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Dummit is perhaps the most knowledgeable driving while impaired attorney in the triad area. I highly recommend him if you have been charged with an impaired driving offense in the Forsyth County area.

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    Dewey Brinkley Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

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    I endorse this lawyer. As a fellow attorney, I consider Mr. Dummit to be a leader in his field, criminal defense, and in particular DWI defense. I never have met him in person and do not live in the same part of the state as he does, but I am very aware of his trial skills and of some of the results he has obtained. Aside from being a very accomplished trial lawyer, he is committed to justice and to public service. He has assisted me personally, along with many others, by sharing his written briefs, suggesting trial strategies, and in other ways. Without taking away from other fine lawyers in his part of North Carolina, I would recommend him without hesitation.

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    Joseph Dipierro
    Relationship: Other

Contact Info

DummitFradin - Winston-Salem

1133 W 1st St
Winston-Salem, NC, 27101-3611

DummitFradin - Greensboro

412 W. Market Street
Greensboro, NC, 27401

DummitFradin - Gastonia

201 W. 2nd Ave., Suite E,
Gastonia, NC, 28052

DummitFradin - Charlotte

321 West 11th Street
Charlotte, NC, 28202

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
NCAuthorized to practice law198604/08/2015
GAResigned Dues Deficient198605/08/2015

Professional Misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Censure
    issued in NC, 2008

    updated

    This means the attorney did something wrong, but the Bar did not suspend the lawyer. Typically in this case the lawyer's poor behavior is exposed to the public in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior.

  2. Censure
    issued in NC, 1999

    updated

    This means the attorney did something wrong, but the Bar did not suspend the lawyer. Typically in this case the lawyer's poor behavior is exposed to the public in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior.

  3. Reprimand
    issued in NC, 1994

    updated

    Typically in this case the lawyer's poor behavior is exposed to the public in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior.

Avvo Contributions
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
ModeratorModerator for the NCAJ DWI Seminar2013

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Trial AttorneyDummitFradin1986 - Present

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
North Carolina Advocates for JusticeN/A2003 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
St. v. Veazey1, 191 N.C.App. 181 (2008)Remanded to Trial level
St. v. Veazey2, 689 S.E.2d 530 (2009)Remanded to Trial level

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Advanced Trial TacticsVOIR DIRE AND JURY SELECTION STRATEGIES2012
Applying the Rules of Evidence: What Every Attorney Needs to KnowEXPERT REPORTS AND SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE2011
The Criminal Defense Trial From Start to FinishCross Examination2010
Marketing Your Legal PracticeImplementing the Plan2008
Marketing For Your PracticeThe Art of Rainmaking2007

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Wake Forest UniversityLawJD - Juris Doctor1986
Vanderbilt UniversityPhilosophyBA - Bachelor of Arts1983

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
"Basics of DWI"Motions Practice2013
First Annual Masters in DWIDWI - Complex Sentencing Issues2012
Advanced Trial TacticsEFFECTIVE EXHIBITS AND COURTROOM TECHNOLOGY2012
Applying the Rules of Evidence: What Every Attorney Needs to KnowETHICS2011
The Criminal Defense Trial From Start to FinishCross Examination2010
Essential Law Practice ManagementEssential Law Practice Management2010
A Litigation Paralegal's Guide to Case ManagementLegal research2009
Marketing Your Legal PracticeImplementing the Plan2008
Automobile Cases From Start to FinishA Paralegal Perspective2008
The Criminal Defense Trial From Start to FinishGuerilla Cross-Examination2007
Marketing For Your PracticeThe Art of Rainmaking2007
The Criminal Defense Trial From Start to FinishVoir Dire2006
Automobile Litigation: Strategic Issues and AnswersTrial preparation2006
The Criminal Trial From Start to Finish in North Carolina: The DefenseAdvanced Trial Strategies2005
Plaintiff's Personal Injury From Start to Finish in North CarolinaPreparing the Demand Package2005
Overcoming Your Fears: Utilizing Technology in LitigationComputers in Court2004
The Criminal Trial From Start to Finish in North CarolinaVoir Dire2003
The Criminal Trial From Start to Finish in North CarolinaExpert Testimony2001