Dudley Witt is the attorney that other attorneys want as a partner in the courtroom. He’s adept at civil, criminal and business cases, and he possesses deep talent, an extraordinary work ethic and a wide-ranging knowledge of the law. Throughout his exceptional legal career, he’s been an attorney who thrives on handling complex cases and devising and delivering strategies that help clients in difficult situations.
Dudley oversees the firm’s civil practice, ensuring that every client gets the benefits of his vast experience in preparing for trial or in negotiations for settlements. He has handled wrongful death suits, business disputes and civil racketeering cases, among others, representing clients in state and federal court. He is a gifted legal strategist who has successfully argued cases before the N.C. Court of Appeals and the N.C. Supreme Court. He also has an active practice representing attorneys before the N.C. State Bar and working with the firm’s other attorneys handling cases before the N.C. Judicial Standards Commission.
Dudley was born in Napoleon, Ohio, where both his parents were attorneys. He received his undergraduate degree from Wake Forest University in 1980 and his J.D. from Wake Forest University School of Law in 1983. He joined the firm in 1988 and became a partner in 1990. He has an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell and was selected as a Top-Rated Lawyer by Top Lawyers of North Carolina for 2014. Dudley is a frequent lecturer on legal ethics, disciplinary matters, and the interplay between civil and criminal proceedings. He has also been a supervising attorney for the clinical program at Wake Forest University School of Law.David B. Freedman
David B. Freedman is one of North Carolina’s most accomplished and respected attorneys. He has built his career on delivering extraordinary service to clients in civil, criminal and professional-practice proceedings. He believes that every case is important and every client deserves an attorney who will represent them with zeal, knowledge and experience.
During his career, David has represented numerous judges and attorneys in state disciplinary actions. He has won jury verdicts in complex civil trials representing both plaintiffs and defendants. He has also handled hundreds of serious felonies, including those involving clients charged with first-degree murder. In addition, David and the firm often represent local law-enforcement officers through the Police Benevolent Association.
David received his undergraduate degree in 1979 and his J.D. in 1982 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is certified as a Specialist in the area of Criminal Law in both State and Federal practice. He has served as President of the Forsyth County Bar Association and as Chairman of the Criminal Law Section of the N.C. Academy of Trial Lawyers. He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America both in white collar and non-white collar criminal law and in 2012 was named the publication’s Lawyer of the Year for criminal defense white-collar and in 2013 the Lawyer of the Year for criminal defense non-white collar. David is listed in The Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, published by Martindale-Hubbell. In 2006, he was named by Business North Carolina as the state’s top criminal defense lawyer and is listed in the magazine’s Legal Elite Hall of Fame. He has been listed in Super Lawyers of North Carolina since 2006.
David has been interviewed numerous times by national and local media on a wide range of legal issues. For 15 years, he taught criminal procedure and trial practice at the Wake Forest University School of Law and has also lectured at Harvard Law School. He is a frequent presenter at Continuing Legal Education seminars in North Carolina and other states.