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Dustin Spencer McCrary

Family Attorney at Statesville, NC

4.8   147 reviews
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State NC
    Acquired 2009
    Status
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About Dustin

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Hi, I am Dustin McCrary, a divorce lawyer focusing on the legal needs of divorce and separation, child custody, child support, alimony and spousal support, property distribution and domestic violence. I’m a divorce lawyer in Statesville, Mooresville, Hickory and surrounding areas because I believe that divorce is tough and demands five-star-quality plus representation.

My clients would tell you that I have the inexplicable ability to put them at ease.  I have a calming presence and genuinely care about every person I come in contact with.  I'm quick-witted and think fast on my feet. I have an answer for anything and you will undoubtedly find yourself repeating one of my witty remarks. 

I love spicy food, being outdoors on the golf course or fly-fishing in a stream in the mountains, and UNC athletics, not necessarily in that order.  I’ve been to seven UNC versus Dook basketball games in Chapel Hill, the best being the come from behind win in 2005. When it comes time to beat my friends on the golf course, my fiercely competitive spirit comes out and I don’t lose.   

I graduated from the University of North Carolina with a B.A. in Communications and earned my law degree with honors and M.B.A. from North Carolina Central University.  While there, I was a member of the North Carolina Central Law Journal, graduated #1 in my M.B.A. class, and served as a teaching assistant for the business law classes at the School of Business.

In my spare time, I serve on the executive board of the Greater Statesville Chamber of Commerce, March of Dimes, and Iredell County Republican Party. I am definitely a people person, and I enjoy serving my community through these organizations.


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The Law Office of Dustin S. McCrary, PLLC
102 W. Broad St.
Statesville, NC, 28677
The Law Office of Dustin S. McCrary, PLLC
181 North Main Street, Suite 218
Mooresville, NC, 28115
The Law Office of Dustin S. McCrary, PLLC
520 8th St NE
Hickory, NC, 28601
The Law Office of Dustin S. McCrary, PLLC
118 Main St NW
Suite 200
Lenoir, NC, 28645
The Law Office of Dustin S. McCrary, PLLC
203 E. Union St.
Suite 200
Morganton, NC, 28655
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Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  147 customer reviews
Posted by anonymous | April 5, 2024
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Wish I hired him ...
I made a cardinal mistake in trusting in the law by self-representing during a hostile divorce. Consulted with Dustin on how to fix it and he was upfront and realistic. He doesn't do appeals but helped me finding someone that does (which is much easier said than done in this area). I just wish I would have relied on him before things got bad.
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Posted by Meraiah | December 10, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Child custody
Going through any court experience is hard and when it comes to a custody hearing involving your children, to me, that is the hardest situation to go through. The very first time I had gone to court I was so terrified & could not keep myself from being emotional, to the point I asked for it to be dismissed before it started because I just wanted to go home and hold my babies. If you are a parent whose children are your heart and you need a lawyer for your case, run to Dustin. He listened to me and I felt he genuinely cared about the outcome of mine and my children’s future, he responds to emails and texts so quickly, his paralegal Heather is an angel & quickly became an ear to listen to my concerns and fears and she is always so very kind to me, she always answers emails and phone calls and she talked to me as long as I needed her to just so I’d feel okay again. Dustin represented me in a way that you pray you’ll be represented in any court. When I had to testify Dustin was right there with me throughout it all, calming me down and telling me that I was okay and giving me words of encouragement when I had to read some of the painful things involved in my case. I couldn’t sleep the week before court, but if I would have known how amazing of a lawyer Dustin is and how hard he will fight for you, I wouldn’t have been nervous at all. I will recommend Dustin to everyone. As someone that doesn’t trust easily, I can assure you, you can trust Dustin, you can feel confident that he is great at what he does and sleep peacefully up until the court date no matter what it’s pertaining to because if you have Dustin as your lawyer, your case is being handled by the best and safest person it could be. I will always be so grateful for having met Dustin and his staff and if he is your lawyer, you will too!
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Posted by Jeremy Arnold | June 4, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Senior family lawyer recommended
I have dealt with Dustin and found him to be direct and with a practical approach . We has an excellent website and I would recommend him to others who are stressed snd want straightforward advise
Posted by Mark | April 15, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Consultation follow up
Mr. McCrary is very responsive and takes the time to carefully review the process and set expectations. While I ultimately engaged another attorney, Mr. McCrary contacted me to endorse their skills and asked me to keep him in the loop on my hearing. Exceptional follow up.
Posted by Alexa | August 7, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The BEST in the business!
Mr. McCrary represented me in a Domestic Violence/ Criminal matter. With all the stress and chaos that came from that Mr. McCrary was always there at anytime to answer ANY of my questions and advise me the best way he knew. Mr. McCrary is knowledgeable, listen to you and fights for his clients! I could not be more proud of the job Dustin did, my charges were dropped and I can finally breathe. Forever grateful for Mr. McCrary!
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Posted by AK | June 20, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend!
What an outstanding young man! Very knowledgeable & caring. He handled a custody case for me & did an amazing job. I loved the fact I could call him anytime I did not have to go through someone else and wait for him to call me back. Debbie is awesome too.. such great people who you can trust.
Posted by Nanna | February 18, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent and Caring Attorney
Dustin McCreay cares about his clients. He is not only an amazing lawyer but a good-hearted man. In our desperate time of need he was there for us. He stayed at his office and meet with us after his office hours had closed. We meet with Dustin several times after hours, due to our work schedules. My daughter’s situation was very unfair to her and we had no experience with legal matters. Dustin took her and us her parents under his wing. I knew at Dustin’s first impression he was the man we needed for the job. His confidence, presents and the way he spoke with us, gave us reinsurance. Dustin not only spoke to my daughter about her custody situation but he spoke with me. With my daughter being his client and her confidentiality, Dustin still had time to speak to me privately. He insured me that he would do everything he could get my grandson back to his mother and us. We trusted Dustin and he didn’t let us down. Dustin’s presents in the court room was superior and demanding. He believes in what he’s fighting for and goes after. Dustin is not only an outstanding lawyer is a genuine great person. He’s fair, approachable, easy to talk to and even humorous. I would recommend Dustin to represent anyone for any case they may have. Thank you again Dustin for everything you did for my daughter and for us.
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Posted by Caroline | January 22, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Alleviated my stress
I got a speeding ticket right around Thanksgiving, but finding Dustin by reading his other reviews here made me feel confident that he'd be able to handle it. I was able to relax and enjoy the holiday! When we connected the following Monday, he exceeded my expectations. He's so prompt, thoughtful, and personable answering all of my questions. He really took the stress out of the situation and I can not recommend him enough if you similarly find yourself ticketed. Go Tar Heels!
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Posted by Jamie | November 23, 2018
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Confident & Knowledgeable
A professional from the start. Mr. McCrary is able to interpret information in a moments notice and respond back well to it. He has self confidence that is easily seen in the courtroom. There is no doubt he knows the law. He stands up for what is right and just. He is honest with you about your case and does his best for you regardless of the end result. I was referred to McCrary from a friend. I too would like to recommend his professional legal services.
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Posted by Rex | November 19, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
You will get your best possible outcome with Dustin by your side
Dustin represented me through a very lengthy, very complex divorce, spanning almost 3 years. During this time Dustin had to battle 4 different law firms, each with their own strategies to sway the outcome in my ex’s favor. Dustin supported me through the custody battle, division of property, alimony and child support battles with great success. Each of these components came with their own set of challenges, which Dustin navigated with professionalism, grace and integrity. To make things more challenging for Dustin, my work schedule did not allow us to meet during normal business hours, forcing him to meet later in the evening and during weekends. Dustin even worked on my case during his honeymoon. I know this probably did not earn him points with his new bride, but the timing of his involvement was instrumental in a positive outcome for me. Dustin started out as my lawyer, but quickly grew into a good friend. I have, and will continue to strongly recommend Dustin for any family issues. He is honest, and forthcoming. He will educate you on what to expect, and advise you on the best course of action. You will get your best possible outcome with Dustin McCrary by your side.
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Posted by Neal | October 24, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Unquestionable Integrity and Consummate Professionalism
Words cannot convey the amount of appreciation and respect I have for Dustin professionally and personally. After two extremely bad prior experiences with divorce litigation I contacted Dustin's office to assist in finalizing some remaining open issues. His responsiveness, thoroughness, candor and compassion were night and day from what I had previously experienced. I was extremely impressed and grateful for how he genuinely cared for and respected my position in this difficult matter. I wish I had contacted him from the beginning as I am certain I could not have found a better Attorney or person to handle my divorce litigation.
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Posted by Sherry | October 17, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
When I could not find my way...
When I first went to see Mr McCrary, I was so distraught and lost, when unexpectedly, I had been left and asked for a separation/divorce after a 34 year marriage. Dustin showed a true genuine concern not only for my legal welfare, but my overall health and well-being. When my emotions were all over the place and I often wanted to react out of hurt and resentment, he was my calm in the storm, tried his very best to help me stay focused on what was in my best interest, and to as what Dustin would say, "Stick to the Nuts n Bolts" and only responding to those aspects that would help me get the most favorable outcome. In my case, it was protecting my retirement which I will be looking at in just a couple of years. Dustin was able to help us negotiate and sign a separation agreement that allowed me to keep my retirement intact and solely mine when I do retire. This has truly been the most painful experience of my life. I have no doubt, that without Mr McCrary, I would not have survived this ordeal and maintained my self-worth, begin to recover, and start a new life with the best settlement that I could have achieved. He was my advocate, my adviser, and my trusted friend when I needed him most. I will forever be indebted for his services.
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Posted by anonymous | October 4, 2018
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Expungement Process
Both Dustin and his paralegal Debbie were among the most pleasant and efficient people I've ever dealt with in the legal system. Dustin's office always answered me and he himself was never far behind to follow up on any concern i had.
Posted by Steve | August 31, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend
Dustin did a geat job handling my seperation and divorce. He put up with my many questions and insecurites but ended up getting me a settlement that 95% of divorce men would live for. I would highly recommend him. He was always there and responded to my questions promptly.
Posted by David | July 12, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
World-Class Professional - Awesome Results !
Mr. McCrary obviously cares about his clients - this is the second time he has handled one of my Daughters transgressions, and in both cases the outcome was much more favorable than even I had hoped. I trust him to do what he promises - completely, he communicates well and is always professional, I would give you 6 stars if I could. Thank You Dustin... Warmly, David
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Posted by anonymous | July 11, 2018
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Review for Dustin McCrary
Dustin is an excellent attorney he helped reduce my speeding ticket to a smaller cost than what it originally was going to be Highly recommended.
Posted by anonymous | July 11, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Awesome Person
I had a consultation with Dustin to discuss a dispute over child support I was encountering with my ex-wife. He was very professional and polite. From the beginning of our conversation it was evident that he wasn't just looking to turn a profit, but honestly cared about my issue and how he could help me. He offered advice that not only saved me money in the long, but erased excess stress and time I had to dedicate to the issue. His knowledge of local attorney's proved to be invaluable and showed me that he has a good standing within the field. I can't tell you how much Dustin was able to assist me and how many people I have recommended him to for help. He is not only a great attorney , but a wonderful person.
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Posted by Dwayne | July 10, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
3 Words - Peace Of Mind
I recommend Dustin McCrary to anyone who is dealing with the tough choices of separation or divorce. I knew I needed legal advice from a competent and professional attorney, which Dustin certainly is. But what made me realize that I had made the right choice in hiring him was the peace of mind that I had whenever I interacted with him. He really puts your mind at ease. Not every situation is the same. And Dustin gets to know you and the unique situation you’re in. He will work hard to make sure you get the best result for your specific circumstance.
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Posted by Bethany | April 18, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Hands down best attorney I could have dreamed of
Years after going through a domestic violence situation and getting away, my son was taken by the abusers family under false pretenses. I met & spoke with MANY attorneys and couldn’t seem to find anyone who gave me the feeling that they were even so much as interested in my complex case. After meeting with Mr. McCrary, I knew without a doubt that he was the attorney God had in store for my case. He was kind, calm & passionate. I felt as though he cared about my case just as much as I did, which of course is a HUGE deal. He handled my trial in a way that I couldn’t have imagined going better, resulting in me gaining full custody of my son without him ever having to see the ones who took him again. I will forever be grateful to Mr. McCrary for all of his hard work & dedication!!!
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Posted by Jason | March 23, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Believe the positives
I hired Dustin to help me get custody of my daughter. I was worried that my daughter was going to be put in a really bad living situation with her mother where she would be constantly around drugs and exposed to lice. After my first meeting with Dustin, I knew he wouldn’t let that happen. In court, Dustin was prepared with a couple different strategies and was prepared for any scenario that we could have been hit with. At the moment I have temporary custody of my daughter with her mother only having supervised visitation. My daughter isn’t being thrust into a terrible living situation and I know with 100% certainty that she is safe. I would recommend Dustin to everyone.
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • The Law Office of Dustin S. McCrary, PLLC
  • 2012 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Homesley, Gaines & Dudley, LLP
  • 2010 - 2012

Education

  • North Carolina Central University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • North Carolina Central University
  • MS - Master of Science
  • 2009
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2005

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Williams v. Williams
  • Won

Associations

  • Iredell County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Legal Elite
  • Business North Carolina
  • 2020
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Legal Elite
  • Business North Carolina
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Legal Elite
  • Business North Carolina
  • 2016
  • Top 10 Attorneys Under 40
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Top One Percent
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2015
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
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Publications

  • Continuing Legal Education Seminar publication
  • Critical Family Law Case Law Updates
  • 2015
  • Senior Citizen Financial Planning Forum
  • Legal Issues for Senior Citizens
  • 2010

Speaking Engagements

  • Iredell County Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Seminar
  • Critical Family Law Case Law Updates
  • 2015
  • Iredell County Clerk of Superior Court Forum
  • Iredell County Clerk of Superior Court Forum
  • 2014
  • Senior Citizen Financial Planning Seminar
  • Legal Issues for Senior Citizens
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

Received (20)
Given (24)
Endorse Dustin
Family Attorney | Jan 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dustin is more than just a good lawyer, he's a good person. I have no problem recommending him for your family law needs, because I know he does everything he can to help his clients get the best result possible. If you need a family lawyer, you can choose Dustin Spencer McCrary with confidence."
General practice Attorney | Jul 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I worked with Attorney McCrary on a very difficult legal matter (as opposing counsel). He was extremely easy to work with and kept his client's best interest in mind. We were able to reach a resolution that was agreeable to everyone involved. Since then, I have referred him any clients of mine that need assistance with a matter in Statesville and surrounding areas (I practice in Chapel Hill/Raleigh). I get great feedback from my clients about the way that Dustin McCrary handled their case. I will most definitely continue to refer his services."
Family Attorney | Jul 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dustin knows all the players in Iredell County. The saying goes, “a good lawyer knows the law, but a great lawyer knows the judge.” Well, Dustin knows everybody. Dustin cares about his clients and works hard to get them a great result. Dustin is easy to work with as a fellow attorney. I recommend that people hire Dustin."
Family Attorney | Jul 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dustin reads a room as well as any attorney I've worked with, and he has a real talent for communicating with judges, his fellow lawyers, and parties going through the family court process. I think this helps him craft effective arguments that can earn better outcomes for his clients. I have a tremendous amount of respect for him and enjoy having him as a member of my local bar."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dustin exhibits the highest degree of knowledge and professionalism in representing his clients and striving to achieve excellent results. I highly recommend him as an attorney!"
Family Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dustin is a thoughtful, trustworthy, and diligent attorney. I would not hesitate to refer a client to him, and I would trust him to give me an honest, practical assessment of any case."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 01
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"It is always a pleasure to work with Dustin. He is very knowledgeable about the law and is a very strong advocate for his client. Dustin takes a problem solving approach which benefits his client emotionally and financially. He has a great deal of integrity in everything he does. I strongly endorse this lawyer. Mike godley"
Family Attorney | Jul 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dustin is a hard-working attorney who gets results for his clients. He is well respected in our legal community. I confidently endorse Dustin."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 10
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Dustin is a smart advocate for his clients. He understands the law and knows how best to achieve his client's goals, whether in the courtroom or at the mediation table. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jun 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dustin is a great attorney with a brilliant mind. He is an intelligent man yet he is down to earth and relates well with his clients. Dustin has always been a hard worker and goes the extra mile for his clients. Dustin's personality and charm with the court sets him apart from others."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 16
Relationship: Friend
"I have known Dustin personally and professionally since our days together at UNC-Chapel Hill. I refer all of my clients to him whenever they have a need a lawyer in Iredell County. I know Dustin to be bright, hardworking, and dedicated to his clients. He tries as hard as he can to get his clients the best possible outcome. I have heard nothing but great things from my clients about their experiences with Dustin."
Family Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dustin is an excellent lawyer--knowledgeable and ethical. He's a talented Tar Heel that brings the Carolina Way to the courtroom."
General practice Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Dustin McCrary personally and professionally for the past 9 years. He is a person of great integrity and he exhibits professionalism in all aspects of his life. I know Dustin to be a diligent worker and a fine lawyer. I give him my endorsement."
Family Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Dustin has helped countless clients of mine who have chosen him as their representative in family court. He has a proven track record of honesty and straightforwardness. Additionally, I find him dedicated to public service."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Dustin has integrity and represents his clients well."
Family Attorney | Oct 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Dustin is a hardworking attorney who provides efficient and effective legal counsel for all of his clients."
General practice Attorney | Sep 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Dustin does a fantastic job of communicating with his clients. He provides a high level of personal service to each of his clients. I hope to work with Dustin again in the near future and will continue to refer clients to him without hesitation."
Family Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Friend
"After having the opportunity to work with Dustin (aka "Birdie") in undergrad, law school, and now as licensed attorneys, I feel well qualified in endorsing him as a lawyer. He is both charming, bright, and personable. He has a unique ability to understand very trivial matters and convey them in a simple and effective manner. Oh, and he's not a bad golfer either."
General practice Attorney | Jun 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Dustin since his high school years and helped mentor him through law school. While Dustin is just getting started with his law practice, I know that his honesty, trustworthiness and his work ethic will carry him a long way in this business. The Mooresville/Lake Norman community is fortunate to have someone of his character at their service."
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