Book smarts with common sense
That’s how my late grandfather described me for as long as I can remember. My granddad owned a vegetable farm for over 50 years in eastern North Carolina. For nearly two decades, I worked alongside my grandfather, which gave him ample opportunity to test my common sense.
As a lawyer, I take a common sense approach to all of my cases. I firmly believe that this approach helps me effectively advocate for my clients. I think it is common sense to listen to clients and to formulate a plan of action. It’s also common sense to return client phone calls, and to keep clients informed and engaged in the outcome of their case.
Since moving to Charlotte in 2010, I have had the opportunity to gain invaluable experience in both civil and criminal law. Ultimately, family law is where I truly found myself at “home.” For the past several years, my practice has been one hundred percent devoted to family law. My passion for family law is rooted in my desire to help people work through some of the most difficult times of their lives, and my hope that each client will emerge from their particular challenge stronger. I know that each case that walks through my door is as unique as the family I am going to be helping. I strive to provide the highest quality of service while addressing the needs of each of my clients with the utmost care and courtesy.
I developed a strong work ethic while growing up on my granddad’s farm. I’m not afraid of a little (or a lot of) dirt. I also learned that you don’t just plant the seed and wait for the fruit. You have to have a schedule to see your plan through. I will work with you to create a distinctive plan of action for your case that places you in the best position to realize your goals. I am compassionate, a good listener, and I am always in search of creative solutions for my clients. Whatever your circumstances, I will guide you through with a confident smile. Rest assured. I look forward to meeting you.
More About Me
I received my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. While at UNC, I took on active leadership roles as a resident advisor, a volunteer with the Campus YMCA, and an active member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. I later received my Juris Doctor degree from North Carolina Central University School of Law. During law school, I was a member of the North Carolina Central University Law Review and was a 2007-2008 Womble Carlyle Scholar. My wife Jerri and I moved to Charlotte, her hometown, in 2010.
When I’m not in the courtroom, I enjoy exercising, playing pool, watching the Carolina Panthers (#KeepPounding), spending time outdoors with my family, and traveling. I especially enjoy spending family time with my wife and my two sons, David II, and Charles, who we named after my grandfather.
- University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill B.A. in Psychology
- North Carolina Central School of Law
- North Carolina
Honors & Associations
- Avvo Client’s Choice Award 2018
- North Carolina Bar Association
Areas of Practice
- Family Law
- Premarital Agreements
- Post-nuptial Agreements
- Separation Agreements
- Equitable Distribution
- Child Support
- Child Custody
- Termination of Parental Rights
- DSS Child Abuse and Neglect