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Joseph Blount Cheshire, V, was born in Raleigh in 1947 and, like his father, dedicated his life to the legal profession. He received his undergraduate degree from UNC and his law degree from Wake Forest School of Law. In this interview he speaks about practicing corporate law for the first few years of his career and then transitioning into criminal practice in Raleigh. He describes handling a number of death penalty and other high profile cases, including the 1977 prosecution of the Wake County sheriff for widespread corruption and defense of famed music manager Doc McGhee who was charged with drug smuggling. He concludes by reminiscing about some of the people who influenced his life and his approach to legal practice.

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