Marcus W. Chesnutt

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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.

**AV Peer Rated, Martindale-Hubbell(martindale.com), Highest Possible Rating in Legal Ability and Ethical Standards.