Marcus W. Chesnutt
Marcus W. Chesnutt was admitted to the practice of law in 1978. He attended the University of North Carolina and the Cumberland School of Law of Samford University. At that time he served as the Senior Law Clerk to the Chief U.S. District Court Judge for the Eastern District of North Carolina. Marc has been recognized by the Bar Registry of Preeminent Lawyers, “Best Lawyers in America”, “Top 100 Lawyers in Criminal Defense by the National Trial Lawyers”, as well as being selected as a “Top Lawyer by Business N.C.” and the “Global Directory of Who’s Who”. He also served as president of the 3rd Judicial District. With his main practice areas being CRIMINAL\ TRAFFIC and TRIAL work, Marc stays active in the legal communities surrounding District 3B. Marc lives in New Bern with his wife Sissy.
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Gary H. Clemmons
Gary H. Clemmons, a native of Wilmington, North Carolina, was admitted to the North Carolina Bar in 1981. He received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from UNC-Chapel Hill and his Juris Doctorate (J.D.) Degree from Campbell University School of Law, where he was a member of the Law Review. He was Senior Law Clerk to a federal judge in the Eastern District of North Carolina and an Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina.
He is a member of the North Carolina Bar Association where he has served on the litigation and mediation councils. He is also a member of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice (NCAJ) (formerly Trial Lawyers) and a former member of its Board of Governors. His professional recognition’s include “Best Lawyers in America”, “Super Lawyers/North Carolina”, “Top Lawyers/Business North Carolina”, and Bar Registry of Preeminent Lawyers.
Gary has published articles, authored manuscripts, and been a requested speaker for NCAJ in the personal injury field. His practice areas include personal injury, civil litigation (plaintiff and defendant), condominium and property owners associations, federal criminal defense, and workers compensation.
He is married to the former Nan Blackerby of New Bern, North Carolina, has two children and four grandchildren. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family, walking, playing tennis and boating.
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T.R. Cook’s practice focuses on helping claimants in workers’ compensation and personal injury cases, as well as general civil litigation. Prior to joining Chesnutt and Clemmons, T.R. practiced workers’ compensation defense at two major law firms in Atlanta, GA, representing employers and insurance companies throughout the state. In that capacity, he was able to gain valuable insight into the ins and outs of how insurance companies evaluate claims for workers’ comp benefits. These days, he puts that knowledge to use by helping injured workers throughout eastern North Carolina. T.R. began his legal career as a criminal defense attorney, representing clients accused of crimes throughout Georgia in State, Superior and Federal courts.
State Bar of North Carolina
State Bar of Georgia
US District Court, Northern District of Georgia
Mississippi College School of Law,( J.D.)
University of Tennessee, cum laude (B.A.)
Parker Chesnutt Honeycutt
Parker Chesnutt Honeycutt is an attorney that joined Chesnutt & Clemmons full time in November 2021. But from her days as a baby napping in the conference room across the hall, she has “grown up” around this office and the practice of law.
Prior to Chesnutt & Clemmons, for over 10 years Parker was a corporate attorney in the Raleigh area working for a global business with nearly 40 subsidiaries worldwide. Most recently she held the role of the company’s Chief Legal Counsel. In that role she served as head of global legal operations, compliance, and privacy, and also served as the company’s corporate secretary. She was also responsible for the company’s legal strategy and daily operations of the legal department, global clinical contracts group, corporate transactions, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, and oversight and direction of the legal aspects of the company’s successful merger in 2021.
Parker earned her Juris Doctor from North Carolina Central University School of Law and is licensed to practice law in North Carolina. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina. She was named Corporate Counsel of the Year 2015, Rising Star, by the Triangle Business Journal.
When not in the office, she enjoys wakeboarding, playing tennis and spending time with her husband, daughter, and their dogs, as well as her family and friends.