Darrin Jordan - President of the North Carolina State Bar

When attorneys in Rowan County need to keep their legal knowledge up-to-date, the Practical Criminal Law 2021 Continuing Legal Education seminar is the perfect place to be.

This year’s event, which takes place on Friday, December 17, 2021, at the Wallace Educational Forum will be jam-packed with informative presentations from some of the most experienced criminal defense lawyers in the state.

Hosted by President of the North Carolina State Bar, Darrin Jordan, the Rowan Bar Practical Criminal Law Seminar has become the “go to” CLE for criminal defense lawyers in NC

Schedule of Speakers   – PRACTICAL CRIMINAL LAW 2021- WE’RE BACK!

James Davis SrJames Davis – Driving While Impaired in NC – How To Handle a DWI: North Carolina DWI Law Where Am I and How Did I Get Here

James is a North Carolina Board Certified Specialist in State Criminal Law, Federal Criminal Law, and Family Law with a trial practice in criminal, domestic, and general litigation.

He is deeply committed to excellence and professionalism in the practice of law, having served on the North Carolina State Bar Specialization Criminal Law Committee, the North Carolina State Bar Board of Continuing Legal Education, the North Carolina State Bar Disciplinary Hearing Commission, and as Issue Planning Editor of the Law Review at Regent University.

James also lectures at criminal, family law, and trial practice continuing legal education (CLE) programs, and is regularly designated by the Capital Defender as lead counsel in capital murders.


W. Marlowe Rary IIMarlowe Rary: Revocations, Restorations, and LDPs

Marlowe joined Whitley, Jordan, and Inge as an associate 2019 in District Criminal Court practice.

Marlow handles almost all of the firm’s misdemeanor criminal cases including Driving While Impaired, Traffic Tickets, Drug Charges, Assaults, Larceny, and Probation Violations.

In his free time, Marlowe enjoys spending time with his wife, Christina, and their daughter, Emerson. He is an avid Nascar fan (Kyle Larson) and golfer.


Phil DixonPhil Dixon

Phil Dixon joined the School of Government in 2017. Previously he worked for eight years as an attorney in Pitt and surrounding eastern North Carolina counties, focusing primarily on criminal defense and related matters.

Dixon served as assigned counsel to indigent clients throughout his career and represented adult and juvenile clients charged with all types of crimes at the trial level.

He earned a B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a J.D. with highest honors from North Carolina Central University.

He works with the public defense education group at the School to provide training and consultation to public defenders and defense lawyers, as well as to research and write about criminal law issues.

David TeddyDavid Teddy – Roadside Detention and Delays:   Roadside Rodriguez Delays in North Carolina – Where are We Now?

David Teddy is the former president NCAJ – North Carolina Advocates for Justice, a recipient of the North Carolina State Bar Distinguished Service Award, and a Fred O. Dennis Citizenship award.

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. Thirty-two years later, he still maintains that passion, drive, compassion and determination as he seeks justice on behalf of his clients.

Allison GarrenAllison Garren – Confidential Informants: Snitch in Time…

A native of Rutherford County, Ms. Garren received her B.A. in Political Science with Distinction from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, her J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law and her Masters in Public Health from Tufts University School of Medicine.
She began practicing law with Pisgah Legal Services and has practiced criminal defense with Teddy, Meekins & Talbert, PLLC since 2014. In 2020 she was designated as a Board Certified Criminal Law Specialist for N.C. State Law and was a member of the North Carolina Bar Association’s Leadership Academy Class of 2020.
Ms. Garren currently serves as Chair of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice Criminal Law Section and President of the Cleveland County Bar Association.


Kearns Davis – Federal Criminal

Caselaw Update:  Federal Crim Law Cases PPT

A former federal prosecutor, he has tried jury cases at all levels of federal and North Carolina trial courts, and he represents clients in U.S. trial and appellate courts across the country.

Kearns is a wonderfully disciplined trial lawyer and is extremely methodical in his approach.

Jan PritchettJan Pritchett – PowerPoint Presentation:  State Crim Law Cases 2021

Jan Pritchett – Caselaw:   Pritchett-STATE CRIM LAW CASES 21

Jan Pritchett is a well-known Greensboro lawyer who has been practicing law for more than 25 years.

He has a reputation for being a skilled litigator and a zealous advocate for his clients.

Jan currently serves as Chair of the Guilford County Indigent Defense Committee, Vice-Chair of the NC State Bar Board of Legal Specialization, and is a Commissioner on the NC IDS Commission.

Jan enjoys playing tennis and his golf game has improved so much that his golfing buddies have upgraded his game to terrible!


Bill Powers Bill Powers – Technology / Ethics Continuing Legal Education:   techETHICS Powers 12162021

Bill Powers is a former president of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice, recipient of the James B. McMillan Distinguished Service Award,  a founding member of the Center for Legal Education and Advocacy, and host of Law Talk with Bill Powers Podcast.

Bill is the founding attorney at Powers Law Firm, P.A. and owner of Res Ipsa Marketing.

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