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David Gantt

David Gantt

Practice areas:

Social Security, Workers Compensation

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1981

  1. Social Security: 60%
    34 years
  2. Workers Compensation: 40%
    34 years

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Contact Info

82 Church St
Asheville, NC, 28801-3622




Professional Misconduct

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Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
National Advocates Top 100National Advocates2015
National Trial Lawyers Top 100National Trial Lawyers2015
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Top 100 Litigation Lawyers in NCAmerican Society of Legal Advocates2014
Top 100 Litigation Lawyers in NCAmerican Society of Legal Advocates2013
Stepp Labor Leader AwardWNC Central Labor Council2012
Environmental Excellence AwardAsheville Greenworks2011
Top 100 Lawyers in NCAmerican Trial Lawyers Association2010
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2010
Leadership AwardSierra Club2010
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2009
Top 100 Lawyers in NCAmerican Trial Lawyers Association2009
Friends of the River AwardRiverLink2007
Citizen Lawyer AwardNorth Carolina State Bar Association2007
RiverWise Award for French Broad River preservationRiverLink2006
Centennial Award for Community ServiceNorth Carolina State Bar Association2005
Circle of Excellence Award for Community LeadershipCASE2005
Charles Campbell Regional Leadership AwardLand of Sky Council2004
Board Certified Specialist - Workers' Compensation LawNorth Carolina State Bar Board of Legal SpecializationN/A

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing PartnerDavid Gantt Law Office1982 - Present


Association NamePosition NameDuration
March of Dimes Walk for BabiesChair2012 - 2012
Meals on WheelsPolar Bear Jumper2011 - Present
Disability Advocate Section of NC Advocates for JusticeChair2008 - 2008
Mountain Resources CommissionBoard of Governors2008 - 2012
NC Employment Security CommissionBoard Member2008 - 2012
Asheville Airport AuthorityAuthority member2004 - 2012
Metropolitan Sewerage DistrictBoard Member2000 - 2008
Buncombe County Board of CommissionersChairman1996 - Present
NAACPLifetime Member1990 - Present
North Carolina Bar AssociationMember1981 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1981 - Present
28th Judicial District BarMember1981 - Present
National Organization of Social Security Claimants RepresentativesMemberN/A
Martin Luther King, Jr. CommitteeBoard MemberN/A
North Carolina Advocates for JusticeFormer Board of GovernorsN/A
United WayBoard MemberN/A
Eblen Charities FoundationBoard MemberN/A
NAACPLifetime MemberN/A


Publication NameTitleDate
North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers MagazineWoodson Workers' Compensation Case1996


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of North Carolina, Chapel HillEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1981
Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1981

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Annual Meeting in AshevilleRegional Partnerships2013
Annual Meeting in Pittsburg, PABenefits of Open Spaces2012
North Carolina Paralegal AssociationSocial Security Law for Paralegals2010
North Carolina Industrial CommissionWorkers' Compensation Ethics2010
North Carolina Advocates for JusticeWhy practice Social Security law?2010
75 anniversary celebration in Roanoke, VAEconomic benefit of Blue Ridge Parkway2010
North Carolina Advocates for JusticeBasics in Social Security Law2009
North Carolina Academy of Trial LawyersWhere do I find Social Security Rules and Regulations?2006
North Carolina Academy of Trial LawyersBasic Social Security Benefits2006
North Carolina Bar AssociationEthics in Worker’s Compensation Cases2003
North Carolina Bar AssociationDamages in Worker’s Compensation Cases2003
North Carolina Academy of Trial LawyersSocial Security Regulations2003
North Carolina Academy of Trial LawyersIntro to Social Security law2002
North Carolina Bar AssociationAll Star Trial of Sex Harassment Case2001
North Carolina Academy of Trial LawyersInterpreting Social Security Language for Beginners1999
North Carolina Academy of Trial LawyersSocial Security Jargon for Beginners1998
Wake Forest UniversityEthics in Worker's Compensation Cases1996
North Carolina Academy of Trial LawyersSocial Security Language Made Easy1996
North Carolina Academy of Trial LawyersSocial Security Administrative Mistakes and Remedies1995
Wake Forest University CLEEthics from the Plaintiff's Worker's Compensation Perspective1994
North Carolina Academy of Trial LawyersAdvanced Worker's Compensation and Ethics1993
North Carolina Academy of Trial LawyersFarmer's Right of First Refusal1991
National Business InstituteTrying the Automobile Injury Case in North Carolina1991