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C David Gantt

C David Gantt


Personal Injury and Workers Compensation Lawyer
David Gantt Law Office
Asheville, NC
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Attorney Biography

David Gantt is an Asheville-based Board Certified Workers’ Compensation Legal Specialist serving western North Carolina and Chair of the Buncombe County Commission. In addition to Workers’ Compensation, David practices in the areas of Social Security Disability and Personal Injury law. He graduated with a BA in Economics from University of North Carolina at Chapel hill in 1978 before moving on to earn his Juris Doctor from Campbell University Law School in 1981.

David was admitted to bar for North Carolina and U.S. District Court, Western District of North Carolina in 1981. In 1984, he was admitted to the U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, and U.S. District Court, Middle District of North Carolina. Since 1985, he has been admitted to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Active in the legal community, David holds membership to the 28th Judicial Bar, North Carolina, and America Bar Associations. He has served as a sustaining patron and in the President’s Club for North Carolina Advocates for Justice. David is also a member of the National Association of Social Security Disability Claimant’s Representatives.

In addition to his legal involvement, David strives to consistently take part in his local community. He currently holds board membership with the Martin Luther King, Jr. Committee; life membership to NAACP; Governor Appointment for Mountain Resources Commission (2010); and March of Dimes Babies Walk (Chairman, 2012).

David was elected to the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners in 10 elections since 1996. He is currently serving his 8th year as elected Chairman of that Board.

In the past, David has been directly involved with United Way, Eblen Charities Foundation, Asheville Airport Authority, Metropolitan Sewage District Board, NC Employment Security Commission (Governor, 2008-2012), and the Asheville Buncombe Community Relations Council. He served on the Board of Governors for NC Advocates for Justice and as Chair for Disability Advocate Section of NC Advocates for Justice. David has been on the Parents Council for University of North Carolina, served on the board of Pack Square Park Conservancy, and was Dean at People’s Law School for NC Academy of Trial Lawyers.

David has been recognized for his community involvement, legal career, and leadership efforts and is proud and grateful for the honors he has been awarded. In 2004, he received the Charles Campbell Regional Leadership Award. He was honored in 2005 with the Circle of Excellence Award for Community Leadership and the NC State Bar Association Centennial Award for Community Service. He received the RiverWise Award for French Broad River preservation in 2006 and the Friends of the River Award in 2007. In 2007, David was granted the Citizen Lawyer Award by NC State Bar Association. He was listed as a Super Lawyer from 2009-10 and named one of Top 100 Lawyers in NC by the American Trial Lawyers Association for 2009-10. David was awarded the WENOA Sierra Club Leadership Award in 2010, Asheville Greenworks’ Environmental Excellence Award in 2011, Stepp Labor Leader Award from the WNC Central Labor Council in 2012, and WNC Elected Official of the Year in 2015 by Mountain True. In 2013, he was named as Top 100 Litigation Lawyers in NC by the American Society of Legal Advocates. David was listed in Best Lawyers in America in 2015.

David has been married to his beautiful wife, Charise, for 37 years. The Gantts are proud of their 2 children, Brett (PhD, employed at EPA in Research Triangle) and Carrie (admitted to New York and Massachusetts Bars and currently working as a lawyer for New York City).


Practice Areas

 
Personal Injury (50%)
 
Workers Compensation (50%)

Résumé - C David Gantt

Bar Licenses

North Carolina State Bar
North Carolina
Member in Good Standing
1981

Work Experience

David Gantt Law Office
Managing Partner at David Gantt Law Office
1982Present

Education

Campbell Univeristy Law School
Juris Doctor
1981

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Bachelor of Arts
1978

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Specialty Certifications

North Carolina Board of Legal Specialization
Board Certified Specialist
Workers' Compensation Law
North Carolina Board of Legal Specialization
2003

Associations

American Bar Association
Member
American Bar Association
1981

Chair
Disability Advocate Section of NC Advocates for Justice
2008

Board of Governors
Mountain Resources Commission
20082012

Board Member
NC Employment Security Commission
20082012

Authority Member
Asheville Airport Authority
20042012

Chairman
Buncombe County Board of Commissioners
1996

Life Member
NAACP
1990

Member
28th Judicial District Bar
1981

Member
North Carolina Bar Association
1981

Board Member
Eblen Charities Foundation

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Awards & Honors

Legacy Award
Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy
2017

MLK Humanitarian Award
MLK Association of Asheville & Buncombe County
2017

Leaders in the Law
Elon University and NC Lawyers Weekly
2016

Environmental Political Leadership Award
Sierra Club
2016

Liston Ramsey Award
WNC 11th Congressional District Democrat of Year
2016

Outstanding Elected Official
American Planning Association- NC Chapter
2016

Champion of Buncombe County Animals
Asheville Humane Society
2016

Minnie Jones Social Justice Award
Western North Carolina Community Health Services
2016

Greenway Hero
Friends of Connect Buncombe
2016

Marvin Collins Outstanding Planning Award for Distinguished Leadership by an Elected Official
American Planning Association NC
2016

Top 100
National Advocates
2015

Top 100
National Trial Lawyers
2015

WNC Elected Official of the Year
Mountain True
2015

Top 100 Litigation Lawyers in NC
American Society of Legal Advocates
2014

Top 100 Litigation Lawyers in NC
American Society of Legal Advocates
2014

Top 100 Litigation Lawyers in NC
American Society of Legal Advocates
2013

Top 100 Litigation Lawyers in NC
American Society of Legal Advocates
2013

Top 100 Lawyers in NC
American Trial Lawyers Association
2009

Citizen Lawyer Award
North Carolina State Bar Association
2007

NC State Bar Association Centennial Award for Community Service
North Carolina State Bar Association
2005

Charles Campbell Regional Leadership Award
Land of Sky Council
2004

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Commercial Recognitions

Professional Involvement badge
Recognized for Professional Involvement
Lawyer Legion
2021

Best Lawyer
Best Lawyers in America
2018

Best Lawyers in America
2017

Client Distinction Award
Martindale Hubbell
2015

Best Lawyer
Best Lawyers of America
2015

AV Preeminent Rated Attorney
Martindale-Hubbell
2014

Super Lawyer
North Carolina Super Lawyers
2010

Super Lawyer
North Carolina Super Lawyers
2009

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C David Gantt
David Gantt Law Office
82 Church St.
Asheville, NC 28801
davidgantt.com
Office: 828-252-2852

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