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DeVore, Acton & Stafford consists of highly experienced litigation attorneys, specializing in catastrophic injury, wrongful death, contract issues, and property disputes. We also perform record expunctions and represent clients in criminal district court.


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Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 50%
  2. Contracts: 25%
  3. Wrongful Death: 25%


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Ryan T. Smith

    Strong attorney in a strong firm. Derek and his colleagues are known for litigation.


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  • Michael S. Waddington

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


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Contact info

438 Queens Road
Charlotte, NC, 28207


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Magna Cum LaudePhi Beta Kappa2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyDeVore, Acton & Stafford, PA2009 - Present
Supervising attorney to Charlotte Law StudentsLegal Aid of North Carolina2014 - 2015
Summer AssociateDeVore, Acton & Stafford, PA2004 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
United States Supreme Court BarMember2013 - Present
United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth CircuitAdmitted to Practice2010 - Present
Justice Bobbitt Inn of CourtMember2009 - Present
United States District Court for the Western District of North CarolinaAdmitted to Practice2009 - Present
North Carolina State BarAdmitted to Practice2009 - Present
Mecklenburg County Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Court of Appeals - Demerrit v. SpringsteedAffirmed on Appeal
Civil Negligence - Adams v. ColeDirected Verdict - $100,000 in damages
Court of Appeals: NC Farm Bureau v. AdamsReversed and Remanded
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Publication nameTitleDate
Legal BlogLegal Issues in North Carolina2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of North Carolina School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2009
University of North CarolinaPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2006
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Lawyer on the Line ProgramSupervising Attorney2015