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W. Sloan Goforth

also known as Sloan Goforth

About me

As an attorney, my goal is to use my education and experience to provide each of my clients with excellent legal representation and to help resolve personal and business issues that happen in life.  Many times, the need for an attorney is due to a stressful or negative experience.  Having my own firm allows me to dedicate my time to your individual needs and protecting your rights.

I practice and have experience in several areas of law including: trafficcriminalfamilydivorce, custody, personal injurydisability, as well as wills, trusts and estate planning.  Whether you are going through a divorce, have been injured on the job or need some assistance with planning for your future, we are here to help.

I grew up in Kings Mountain, NC where I participated in many sports and activities.  I received a scholarship from Appalachian State University to become a high school history teacher.  I graduated from Appalachian State University in 2002 and worked as a high school teacher at Hunter Huss High School in Gastonia, North Carolina.   My education and experience as a teacher allows me best serve my clients in trials and negotiations.  Many times judges and juries depend on the attorney to teach the law and present complex factual scenarios in an understandable manner.  I rely on my training and experience as a former teacher to present each case in a way that helps to educate the judge or jury.

After teaching in Gastonia, North Carolina, I decided to attend law school.  I graduated from the University Of South Carolina School Of Law in the spring of 2008.  My family and I relocated to my wife’s hometown of Statesville, North Carolina, where I enjoy many aspects of community involvement.  It is important to me to give back to the community I live in; therefore, I volunteer on many different boards including: United Way of Iredell County Board of Directors and Executive Committee, YMCA of Statesville – Local Board of Directors, Mitchell Community College Endowment Board, and the Civil Service Board.

I am a member of the Greater Statesville Rotary Club where I am a Paul Harris Member.   I attend church at First Presbyterian Church of Statesville and enjoy spending time with my children and family.  I am an avid Appalachian State University football fan and spend many Saturday afternoons in Boone, NC watching the team play.


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Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 25%
  2. Criminal Defense: 25%
  3. DUI & DWI: 20%
  4. Speeding Ticket: 20%
  5. General Practice: 10%



Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

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  • Steven C. Follum

    I have had the privilege to work with Mr. Goforth for the past 7 years, both as co-counsel and colleagues. He is a zealous advocate for his clients; he is well versed in the law and trial practices. I personally endorse Mr. Goforth.


    Steven Follum Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Jon William Welborn

    I endorse this lawyer. I have known Mr. Goforth for a number of years and know that is well versed as a trial attorney should be. I would recommend him to anyone looking for legal counsel.


    Jon Welborn Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

W. Sloan Goforth, Attorney at Law, PLLC

234 W. Broad St.
Statesville, NC, 28677


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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyW. Sloan Goforth, Attorney at Law, PLLC2014 - Present
AttorneyEisele Ashburn Greene & Chapman2011 - 2014
AttorneyPope McMillan Kutteh Privette Edwards & Schieck2008 - 2011
Association namePosition nameDuration
North Carolina Advocates for Justice, Criminal Defense SectionChairperson2012 - Present
United Way of Iredell CountyChairman2011 - Present
North Carolina Advocates for JusticeMember2008 - Present
Greater Statesville Rotary ClubMember2008 - Present
North Carolina Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers, Criminal Law SectionMember2008 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of South Carolina School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2008
Appalachian State UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts2002
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Nicholson Funeral Home ForumEstate Planning2015
22A District Bar Association Meeting22A District Bar2012