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June 21, 2012, Shelby N.C.– Teddy, Meekins & Talbert, P.L.L.C., is pleased to announce that firm partner, David R. Teddy has been elected to serve as President Elect of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice (NCAJ), a statewide association of attorneys dedicated to protecting the rights of North Carolinians in civil and criminal cases. Mr. Teddy has been an active member of the organization since 1988 and has previously served as Membership Vice President and chair of the criminal law section. Mr. Teddy was elected to the position of President-Elect during the NCAJ annual convention held in Wilmington, N.C. June 16-20, 2012. He is scheduled to become President of the organization in June, 2013.
Mr. Teddy is a board certified specialist in N.C. Criminal Law. He is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the National College of DUI/DWI Defense. Mr. Teddy is a frequent speaker at Continuing Legal Education Seminars throughout the State on criminal law issues such as driving while impaired, drug offenses, assault and battery, larceny, and the Fourth Amendment right to be free from unreasonable search and seizures.
The North Carolina Advocates for Justice has more than 4,000 members. During the convention, the organization celebrated its 50th anniversary. In conjunction with the celebration, NCAJ also recognized the 50th anniversary of Gideon vs. Wainwright, the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision, that first recognized the Sixth Amendment right of poor people to have court-appointed counsel in criminal cases.
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.