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Jeff is a founding member of The CW Law Group, PC.  He is certified by the North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission to mediate Settlement Conferences in Superior Court Civil Actions, and is a counsel member of the North Carolina Bar Associations Alternative to Dispute Resolution Section.  Jeff is licensed to practice law in North Carolina and in the United States District Court, Eastern and Middle Districts of North Carolina. He practices in the areas of contracts, entertainment, personal injury and criminal law, including all traffic matters.   He has been an extremely active advocate of Voter Protection and has successfully argued cases before the North Carolina Board of Elections.  Jeff received his BA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Juris Doctor from North Carolina Central University School of Law.

Jeff’s professional career began as Director of a Community Based Alternative Program designed to provide guidance and mentors for court-involved juveniles.  He later accepted a position as a Counselor with Juvenile Services where he was assigned to juveniles that were in or at risk to be sent to Training School.  While there, Jeff was elected to The Greene County Board of Education, and was noted to be the youngest documented elected official in the history of Greene County. He later became a financial advisor with Merrill Lynch.  While working at Merrill Lynch he managed the accounts of high net worth individuals and companies.  He was one of the founding members of the Wilson County Chamber of Commerce Minority Business Counsel; he served on the Wilson-Greene Red Cross Board of Directors and the Lucy Hart Hill Family Literacy Board.  Prior to attending law school Jeff served as the first African-American Magistrate in his home town of Snow Hill, NC.  Jeff has dedicated most of his adult life to working with at-risk and underserved populations of Eastern North Carolina. He completed The William C. Friday Fellowship for Human Relations, a two-year program, in the summer of 2013.  The Fellowship identifies and invests in North Carolina leaders who have the will to learn, the skill to lead publicly, the courage to influence systems, and the drive to be innovative, just and fair. After completing the program Jeff became a member of a life-long Network of Fellows who inspire, support, and challenge one another to affect positive change in their local and statewide communities.

Although Jeff’s practice is in Durham, he maintains a residence and his voter registration in Snow Hill.  He believes Eastern North Carolina loses its greatest resource, young professionals, to the more metropolitan areas.  As a result he remains committed to bringing positive change to this community.