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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
    16 years
  2. Federal Crime: 20%
    16 years
  3. Speeding Ticket: 15%
    16 years
  4. DUI & DWI: 15%
    16 years


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Attorney endorsements

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  • Brandon C. Fernald

    I have known David Burgess for almost 20 years now and have worked with him on several matters. He is a consummate professional, but a bull dog when he needs to be. He knows the law, is extremely intelligent, and as committed to winning as it gets. I would not hesitate to hire him on any criminal matter.


    Brandon Fernald Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse David. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

David Burgess Law, Professional Corporation

525 North Tryon Street
Suite 1600
Charlotte, NC, 28202-0213


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Order of the CoifChicago-Kent College of Law1994
Law Review, Exective Articles EditorChicago-Kent College of Law1993
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PresidentLaw Office of David Q. Burgess, Professional Corporation2000 - Present
AssociateKennedy Covington Lobdell & Hickman1998 - 2000
AssociateSkadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP1994 - 1998
Association namePosition nameDuration
United States Supreme Court BarBar Member2011 - Present
United States Fourth Circuit Court of AppealsBar Member2002 - Present
United States District Court for the Eastern District of North CarolinaBar Member2000 - Present
United States District Court for the Middle District of North CarolinaBar Member2000 - Present
North Carolina Supreme Court BarBar Member1999 - Present
United States District Court for the Western District of North CarolinaBar Member1999 - Present
Mecklenburg County BarBar Member1999 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Accessory after the Fact to Murder Conviction ReversedConviction Reversed
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Chicago-Kent College of Law Illinois Institute of TechnologyLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
University of Southern MississippiPhilosophyBA - Bachelor of Arts1991
University of WalesPhilosophyN/AN/A