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Richard M. Lewis, Jr. (Member)

Renny W. Deese (Managing Partner)

James R. Nance, Jr. (Member)

John G. Briggs, III (Member)


Richard M. Lewis, Jr. (Member)

Born in Whiteville, North Carolina, January 15, 1935; admitted to bar, 1963, North Carolina; 1964, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of North Carolina. Education: University of Notre Dame (A.B., 1957); University of North Carolina (LL.B., 1963). Phi Delta Phi. Assistant Solicitor, Superior Court, 1964-1965. Attorney For: Public Works Commission for City of Fayetteville, 1971—; Airborne & Special Operations Museum, 1997—; Fayetteville Redevelopment Commission, 1969—. Member: Cumberland County (President, 1993-1994; Chairman, Real Estate Section, 1977-1985), North Carolina (Member, Real Estate Council, 1985-1987, Treasurer, 1989-1990) and American Bar Associations; North Carolina State Bar. [LTJG, U.S. Navy, 1957-1960]. Practice Areas: Real Estate Law; Wills; Corporate Law; Trusts and Estates; Eminent Domain

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Renny W. Deese (Managing Partner)

Born in Rotenburg, Germany, February 8, 1946; admitted to bar, 1971, North Carolina and U.S. Court of Military Appeals; 1976, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of North Carolina; 1981, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit. Education: The Citadel (B.A., 1968); Wake Forest University (J.D., 1971). Pi Sigma Alpha; Phi Alpha Delta. Author: Note, "The Exempt Status of Cash Surrender-Value of Life Insurance in N.C.," 7 Wake Forest Law Review 515, 1971. Adjunct Professor, Constitutional Issues in Criminal Justice and Legal Issues in Management, Webster College, 1975-1981. Member: Cumberland County and North Carolina (Treasurer, Family Law Council, 1995-2000) Bar Associations; North Carolina State Bar (Chairman, Family Law Specialization Committee, 1995-2000; Councilor, 2001—). Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. [Capt., JAGC, U.S. Army, 1971-1975]. (Board Certified Specialist in Family Law, North Carolina State Board of Legal Specialization). Languages: German. Practice Areas: Family Law; Civil Litigation; Appellate Practice.

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James R. Nance, Jr. (Member)

Born in Lumberton, North Carolina, May 26, 1940; admitted to bar, 1965, North Carolina. Education: Wake Forest University (B.A., 1962; J.D., 1965). Phi Delta Phi. Member: Cumberland County (President, 1997-1998), North Carolina and American Bar Associations; 12th Judicial District (President, 1984-1985, 1997-1998); North Carolina State Bar; North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers. Practice Areas: Civil Litigation; Personal Injury; Defense Litigation; Employment Law; Professional Liability; Civil Rights; Eminent Domain; Construction Law; Workers Compensation.

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John G. Briggs, III

(Associate) born Memphis, Tennessee, April 30, 1972; admitted to bar, 2000, North Carolina. Education: University of Tennessee at Knoxville (B.A., cum laude, 1996); North Carolina Central University School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2000). Member, North Carolina Central University Law School Law Review. Assistant District Attorney, Cumberland County. Practice Areas: Real Estate; Business Law; Criminal Law.

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