David Ferrell Branch, Jr.

Practice Areas

Criminal Defense
DWI and Traffic Offenses
Driver’s License Restoration


North Carolina Advocates for Justice
North Carolina Bar Association
Robeson County Bar Association

Bar Admissions

North Carolina
US District Court, Eastern District,1981
US Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit, 1985
US District Court, Western District, 1986
US District Court, Middle District, 1989

Education and Professional Background

Wake Forest University, BA History 1977
Samford University, Cumberland School of Law, JD 1981
Past President, Robeson County Bar & 16B Judicial District Bar, 2003
Associate Editor, American Journal of Trial Advocacy
State Bar Councilor, North Carolina State Bar, 16B Judicial District (2013-2019)

Professional and Community Involvement and Awards

Meredith College Board of Trustees (2020-     )
Past Chairman of the Buck Harris Committee, Robeson County Bar (2003-2018)
Board of Directors Presbyterian Foundation of Lumberton
Member, U.S.S. North Carolina Battleship Commission, 1993-2001
Former Campaign Chairman, Committee to Elect Congressman Mike McIntyre
Defense Attorney of the Year, The Rural Justice Project, 1992
Past BSA Troop 301 Committee Member
Deacon and Elder, First Presbyterian Church of Lumberton
Past Trustee, Endowment Trust of First Presbyterian Church of Lumberton
Chairman, 16B Bar Candidate Committee, North Carolina State Bar
Past Member, Executive Committee of the NC Conference of Bar Presidents
Past Vice President of Administration, Cape Fear Council, BSA
Recipient, John Wishart Campbell Professionalism Award, Robeson County Bar, 2012
Cape Fear Council, BSA Executive Board Member
Eagle Scout and Silver Beaver Recipient

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