David Teddy is a lifelong resident of Shelby, North Carolina. He graduated from Shelby Senior High School in 1981 where he was a member of the Student Council. Mr. Teddy attended the University of Tennessee where he majored in marketing and obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. He graduated with honors from UT where he was a member of the Cross Examination Debate Association.
Mr. Teddy attended Campbell University School of Law and obtained his J.D. degree in 1988. While at Campbell, Teddy was elected president of the Student Bar Association. He was selected to participate as a member of National Moot Court team. In his final year at Campbell, the Student Bar Association created the “David R. Teddy Innovative Leadership and Service Award.” This is given each year during the annual Law Day banquet to a Campbell Student who demonstrates a keen sense of leadership and service to the law school. Mr. Teddy was also the recipient of the Fred O. Dennis Citizenship award.
After graduating from law school, Mr. Teddy began his legal career in Shelby as an associate with Shelby city attorney, Michael S. Kennedy. After one year as an associate, Mr. Teddy became a partner and the firm name was changed to Kennedy & Teddy. In 1995, Mr. Teddy formed a new firm with his friend and fellow Campbell alumnus, Ralph Meekins. The firm of Teddy & Meekins opened for business in 1995.