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About me

I am a graduate of Georgetown University Law School and focus on federal and state criminal defense and asset forfeiture matters.  I also represent licensed professionals facing disciplinary actions by their licensing boards, as well as public officials facing government ethics investigations and other political inquiries.


 


At Georgetown Law, I was selected to join Georgetown’s Moot Court team and won Best Brief in a regional competition.  Before going to Georgetown Law, I attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where I was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa honors society and graduated in the top 3% of my class.  


 


I have developed substantial experience in complex litigation.  For example, after a three week federal criminal jury trial in which their client was charged with embezzlement, false statements and tax evasion, Joe Cheshire and I litigated numerous post-trial motions and won a new trial for our client.  In another case, I obtained the release of over $2 million of seized client assets in a federal asset forfeiture matter related to a long-running federal bribery prosecution.  My state court work has included representing people charged with tax evasion cases, drug offenses and murder.


 


I have represented two members of the North Carolina House of Representatives; a former gubernatorial candidate; a Superior Court Judge; the chairman of a county school board; and numerous bankers, doctors, lawyers, accountants and real estate agents.


 


I have been a featured speaker for the North Carolina Advocates for Justice lContinuing Education Program and am an active member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.


 


If you are facing a governmental investigation or criminal charges, please feel free to call me for a free consultation today.

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Criminal Defense: 30%
  2. Federal Crime: 30%
  3. White Collar Crime: 30%
  4. Ethics: 10%

Payment

Payment types:

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Attorney endorsements

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  • Hart Miles

    Elliot is an up and coming star in the criminal defense arena -- a great work ethic and all around talented attorney.

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    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Damon John Chetson

    Fiercely smart. Deeply committed to his clients' welfare, and to mastering the facts of his cases and the law. I've watched Elliot Abrams litigate and win against prosecutors twice his age. I strongly endorse Elliot Abrams as a criminal defense lawyer in state and federal court.

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    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

CHESHIRE PARKER SCHNEIDER & BRYAN, PLLC

PO Box 1029
Raleigh, NC, 27602

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
NCActive201107/19/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Legal EliteBusiness North Carolina2016
NCAJ Educational Achievement Program AwardNorth Carolina Advocates for Justice2013
Best Law FirmsU.S. News & World Report2013
NCAJ Educational Achievement Program AwardNorth Carolina Advocates for Justice2012
Best BriefGiles Sutherland Rich Moot Court Competition2010
Top 100 LawyersNational Trial LawyersN/A
Top Under 40National Trial LawyersN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyCHESHIRE PARKER SCHNEIDER & BRYAN, PLLC2011 - Present
LAW CLERKCHESHIRE PARKER SCHNEIDER & BRYAN, PLLC2009 - 2011
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Wake County Bar AssociationAttorney MemberN/A
North Carolina Bar AssociationAttorney MemberN/A
North Carolina Advocates for JusticeAttorney MemberN/A
Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
North Carolina Bar Association: General Practitioner's Guide to Criminal LawFederal Criminal Practice2016
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Georgetown University Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor2011
University of North Carolina School of LawPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2008
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
NCAJ WebinarAsset Forfeiture2016
EDNC Federal Public Defender Spring SeminarCivil & Criminal Asset Forfeiture2016
Professionalism for New AdmitteesDealing with the Courts2014