Former Wake County Asst District Attorney
I grew up in Raleigh, graduating from Ravenscroft School in 1990 and from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1994.
In 1995, I enrolled in The Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law at Campbell University. Following my first year and during my second year at Campbell, I worked as a law clerk at DeMent, Askew, Gammon and Dement. During my third year, I interned at the Wake County District Attorney's office.
Upon graduation and admission to the North Carolina State Bar in 1998, I worked as an associate for a brief period at DeMent, Askew, Gammon & DeMent, opting to become an Assistant District Attorney in Durham County. When a position at the Wake County District Attorney's office came open approximately 3 months later, I jumped at the chance to "come home" to Raleigh as an Assistant District Attorney.
In 2000, I was approached by Rick Gammon to work with Rick at DeMent, Askew. I readily accepted the offer, rapidly building my own criminal defense practice as Rick and I worked closely together on a large number of high profile homicide, sex offense and narcotics cases in both state and federal court. Upon Rick's retirement, I remained a partner at DeMent, Askew until moving and becoming a partner at Sandman, Finn & Fitzhugh in July, 2008.
Member: Member of Bar of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina, North Carolina Bar Association, North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers, American Bar Association, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|10 Best for Client Satisfaction||American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys||2016|
|10 Best Attorneys for Client Satisfaction||American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys||2015|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2012|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2011|
|Partner||Sandman, Finn & Fitzhugh, PLLC||2008 - Present|
|Partner||DeMent, Askew Gammon and DeMent||2000 - 2008|
|Assistant District Attorney||Wake County District Attorney's Office||1998 - 2000|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Better Business Bureau||BBB Rating of A+||2016 - Present|
|North Carolina Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers||Member||N/A|
|American Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||N/A|
|Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1998|
|University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1994|
|Successful District Court Practice||The Devil is in the Details: Trial and Client Preparation||2016|
|State v. C.F.||DWI Dismissed|
|State v. S.D.||Dismissed|
|State v. D.B.||Dismissed|
|State v. S.R.||Dismissed|
|State v. V.H.||Voluntarily Dismissed|
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Thu Jan 26 2017
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