Drew focuses his practice on complex civil litigation and appeals.
His litigation experience covers a wide array of substantive areas including complex business litigation, government-related disputes, and federal and state constitutional litigation. He has tried cases to verdict in state court, federal court, and the North Carolina Business Court, and has been named by Super Lawyers magazine as a “Rising Star.”
Drew devotes a substantial portion of his practice to handling appeals. He regularly serves as lead appellate counsel in state and federal appeals and has argued cases before the North Carolina Court of Appeals and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. He also frequently advises clients seeking or opposing discretionary review in the North Carolina Supreme Court. Prior to joining the firm, Drew clerked for two years for Justice (now Chief Justice) Mark D. Martin of the North Carolina Supreme Court. From 2007 to 2010, he also served as an adjunct professor at the UNC School of Law, where he taught an advanced course in appellate advocacy and a course in legal writing and oral argument. Since 2011, he has been a member of the North Carolina Bar Association’s Appellate Rules Committee, which makes recommendations to the North Carolina Supreme Court on issues of appellate procedure. He also currently serves on the ABA’s Judicial Division Amicus Committee, which evaluates the potential for amicus involvement by the ABA in cases involving the role, function, and independence of the judiciary.
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