Contact: David Teddy (704) 396-5155
On January 21, 2010, Shelby attorney David Teddy was re-certified by the North Carolina State Bar as a specialist in North Carolina Criminal Law. He is the only lawyer in Cleveland County to have achieved this distinction. Statewide there are 98 NC Criminal Law Specialists. Mr. Teddy has been certified by the N.C. State Bar as a NC criminal law specialist since 1999.
Mr. Teddy is a partner in the Shelby firm of Teddy, Meekins & Talbert, P.L.L.C., and has been practicing law in Cleveland County more than 20 years. He received his B.S. degree in Business Administration, with Honors, from The University of Tennessee and his JD degree from the Campbell University. Mr. Teddy is the immediate past president of the criminal law section of the N.C. Advocates for Justice. He is the author of the N.C. DWI Trial Notebook which is used by defense lawyers across the State in defending individuals accused of driving while impaired. He is the provisional counsel for the North Carolina Indigent Services Commission with regard to all indigent defendants charged with Capital murder.
Mr. Teddy is available for consultation with regard to a variety of criminal law matters, from traffic matters, assault, drug offenses, larceny and to other serious criminal felony charges. He is a frequent speaker at seminars sponsored throughout the State of N.C. by the N.C. Advocates for Justice (NCAJ), the North Carolina Bar Association and the Wake Forest University School of Law.
The North Carolina State Bar certifies lawyers as specialists in designated practice areas as a service to the public. The program assists members of the public in the selection of legal counsel by identifying lawyers who have demonstrated special knowledge, skill, and proficiency in certain areas of law. The program also gives lawyers a credible way of making their expertise known to the public and other lawyers.
To be certified as a specialist in a practice area, a lawyer must have been in practice for at least five years, devote a significant part of his or her practice to the specialty area, attend continuing legal education (CLE) seminars in the specialty, be favorably evaluated by other lawyers and judges (peer review), and pass a written examination in the specialty practice area. For more information about the North Carolina Legal Specialization program, and to view a list of legal specialists by practice area, please visit the Legal Specialization website at www.nclawspecialists.org, or call the State Bar at 919-828-4620.
A lifelong resident of Shelby, North Carolina, David Teddy was raised with a strong desire to help the people of the community he grew up in. It was this desire to help others along with his appreciation of the art of debate that first spurred his drive to practice law.