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Jeff Gray

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A trial lawyer with experience in a wide variety of civil and regulatory litigation, Jeff Gray has represented individuals and business entities as both plaintiffs and defendants. In addition to his trial practice, he has argued dozens of cases before the North Carolina Court of Appeals and Supreme Court. His practice is currently focused on government regulatory matters.

In addition to representing licensees before the multitude of occupational and professional licensing boards in North Carolina, he personally serves as legal counsel to the North Carolina Private Protective Services Board, the North Carolina Alarm Systems Licensing Board and the North Carolina Board of Landscape Architects and as hearing counsel to the North Carolina Board of Funeral Services and the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Board. Jeff previously served as legal counsel to the North Carolina Board of Barber Examiners (2007-2011), the North Carolina Auctioneers Licensing Board (1994-2008), and has served as hearing counsel or legal advisor for six (6) other boards. He also serves as legislative agent and lobbyist for numerous professional and trade groups and associations.

Early in his career, he served as Special Assistant to former North Carolina Attorney General Lacy H. Thornburg (1985-1991) and later worked as an Assistant Attorney General (1992-1998) where he served as attorney for the North Carolina Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission (1996-1998). He has taught for Wake Technical Community College, Raleigh, NC (1996-1998) and is a frequent presenter at continuing education courses for attorneys and other professionals.

He served five two-year terms as a Commissioner on the North Carolina Rules Review Commission between 2001 and 2011.

Jeff is the author of published articles in the Campbell Law Observer; the Campbell Law Review; the North Carolina State Bar Journal; the Supreme Court Historical Society’s Juridicus; numerous North Carolina Bar Association newsletters; Popular Government; various law enforcement and trade journals; and numerous publications for distribution by the Department of Justice to local and state government agencies.

Jeff is admitted to practice before all North Carolina state courts, the federal district courts in the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of North Carolina, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court.


  • Western Carolina University, B.S. in Political Science, 1981
  • Campbell University School of Law, J.D., 1985

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, Tenth Judicial District Bar and the Wake County Bar Association
  • Member, North Carolina Bar Association, Administrative Law Section and Government & Public Sector Section
  • Member of the North Carolina State Bar

Contact Info

434 Fayetteville Street, Suite 2500
Raleigh, NC 27601

P: (919) 828-0731
F: (919) 828-6592
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