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.
|Partner||Neely & Lanier, PLLC||2012 - Present|
|Emergency Recalled District Judge||NC Administrative Office of the Courts||2009 - 2011|
|Chief Distict Court Judge JD 19B||Chief District Court Judge NC Distict 19B||1984 - 2008|
|District Court Judge Distirct 19B||NC District Court Judge||1980 - 1984|
|Partner||Moser, Ogburn, and Neely, PA||1978 - 1980|
|Director of Student Activities||College of Charleston||1971 - 1973|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|North Carolina Bar Association||Member||1992 - Present|
|University of South Carolina School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1976|
|College of Charleston||BS - Bachelor of Science||1971|
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