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About me

I am a Board Certified Specialist in State and Federal Criminal Law and have been Board Certified since 2003.  I am a past chair of the Criminal Justice Section of the North Carolina Bar Association and past co-chair of the Criminal Law Board Certification Committee for the North Carolina State Bar.  I have also been voted by my peers to the North Carolina Legal Elite  from 2007 through 2014 and Super Lawyers from 2008 to 2014..  Finally, I am an AV rated lawyer, which is the preeminent rating an attorney may receive through Martindale Hubbell.


My practice is almost exclusively dedicated to serviing individuals who have either been charged with a criminal offense or are being investigated by either State or Federal Law Enforcement.  My goal for every client I represent is to aggressively seek the best possible results while also providing the very best in customer service.


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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 45%
    21 years
  2. Federal Crime: 30%
    16 years
  3. DUI & DWI: 25%
    21 years


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Sean Michael Olson

    Ames is not only a great, smart attorney, he is one of the nicest people in the Guilford County Courthouse. A dogged advocate for his clients, he fights hard for them, whether their charges are DWI or first-degree murder. Clients looking for vigorous intelligent, empathetic representation can look to Ames.


    Sean Olson Criminal defense Attorney
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  • Richard Scott Girdwood

    I refer criminal and traffic matters in Guilford County to Ames whenever I am able. My clients have always been impressed with him and his advocacy. I endorse this lawyer.


    Richard Girdwood Personal injury Attorney
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Contact info

The Law Offices of Ames Chamberlin PLLC

100 S Elm Street, Suite 430
Greensboro, NC, 27401


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2014
Legal EliteBusiness North Carolina2014
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2014
Best LawyersU.S, News2014
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerThe Law Offices of Ames Chamberlin PLLC2004 - Present
criminal defense attorneyCausey Law Firm2000 - 2004
Assistant Public DefenderGuilford County Public Defender's Office1996 - 2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
Guilford American Inn of CourtMaster2001 - Present
North Carolina Advocates for JusticeMember2000 - Present
Greensboro Bar AssociationMember1995 - Present
North Carolina State BarCo-chair Criminal Law Board Specialization Committee2010 - 2012
North Carolina Bar AssociationChair of Criminal Justice Section2008 - 2009
Greensboro Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationPresident2005 - 2006
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Criminal Conversation-The Ultimate Blue Collar CLE"The New Rule 702(a)"2011
Successful District Court Practice in the Southern Piedmont"Attacking the Stop"-Expectation of Privacy2009