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I am a native of Asheboro and returned home to practice law after my admission to practice in 1976 and was in the firm of Moser, Ogburn and Neely, PA until I was elected to the District Court Bench in 1980,  I served as a Distict Court Judge serving Randolph, Moore and Montgomery Counties until I retired in 2008.  From 1984 until my retirement I was the Chief District Court Judge for the three counties of Judicial District 19B.

After serving as a Emergency Recall Judge for 3 years I re-entered practice with my daughter, Sarah Neely Lanier.

I have served on the Governor's Crime Commission, as Vice-President of the NC Bar Association, as president of the NC District Court Judge's Association, and as a member of the Chief Justice's Professionalism Commission.


Practice areas


  1. Speeding Ticket: 15%
  2. Mediation: 15%
  3. Divorce: 15%
  4. Probate: 10%
  5. Other: 45%
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Neely & Lanier, PLLC

350 N Cox St Ste 25
Asheboro, NC, 27203-5514


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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerNeely & Lanier, PLLC2012 - Present
Emergency Recalled District JudgeNC Administrative Office of the Courts2009 - 2011
Chief Distict Court Judge JD 19BChief District Court Judge NC Distict 19B1984 - 2008
District Court Judge Distirct 19BNC District Court Judge1980 - 1984
PartnerMoser, Ogburn, and Neely, PA1978 - 1980
Director of Student ActivitiesCollege of Charleston1971 - 1973
Association namePosition nameDuration
North Carolina Bar AssociationMember1992 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of South Carolina School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1976
College of CharlestonHistoryBS - Bachelor of Science1971