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Roy Walton Davis, Jr., born in 1930 and raised in Marion, N.C., graduated from Davidson College and UNC School of Law. He served in the U.S. Army as a member of the Judge Advocate General’s Court and then transitioned into private practice. He describes his experiences as a trial lawyer in Asheville, which focused on insurance claims. He mentions a few memorable cases on which he worked with his father as well as the only capital case he tried in 1957 (while serving for the Judge Advocate General’s Court) involving the murder of a sergeant. Davis offers his observations about the changes in legal practice in North Carolina, specifically noting the increase in female attorneys and the growth of the State Bar. Other topics include Davis’s time as President of the State Bar and his emphasis on professionalism and ethics.

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