Katie C Clary
Katie Clary’s practice is dedicated entirely to criminal defense with the exception of her work with domestic violence protective orders. Her initial start began at the Mecklenburg County Public Defender’s Office where she quickly became known for her tireless advocacy and ability to prevail, despite an extraordinary caseload.
Ms. Clary graduated Summa Cum Laude , ranked first in her class at Queen’s College where she majored in business. She had a successful sales career with AT&T earning national recognition year after year for her results. After ten years with AT&T, Katie decided to pursue her long-term goal to study law. She entered Wake Forest’s School of Law in 1998 with her family (two small children and her husband) in tow and never looked back. In her second year at Wake Law, Katie was selected for the university’s prestigious Gabrielli National Moot Court Team. Her team made its way to the national competition where teams from Universities across the country argued before the New York Supreme Court. Ms. Clary’s team prevailed, earning Wake Law the national title. Ms. Clary was named the competition’s “Best Oralist”. Upon her graduation in 2001, she was selected for the prestigious CALI award by her trial advocacy professors for recognition of her highly effective trial skills.
Katie is well-known throughout the courthouse for her aggressive advocacy, creative approach and preparedness. She has represented members of law enforcement, professional athletes and well-known members of the legal and business community. She prides herself on connecting with each of her clients and takes her role as counselor just as seriously as she does her role as advocate
“The moment I shook hands with Katie in our initial consult I knew I was in safe hands. She was recommended to me by Cpt. Chuck Henson, who is familiar with the same defendent I have had issues with in the past. She not only prepared for the case in a very short amount of time, becoming very familiar and intimate with all pertinant details of the incident as well as prior history…”
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Mecklenburg County Bar
- Charlotte Women’s Attorney Association
- North Carolina State Bar
- North Carolina Advocates for Justice, Criminal Section Chair
Queens University, Bachelor of Arts, Business
Honors: Summa Cum Laude , Ginter Fellow
Wake Forest University School of Law, J.D.
Honors: Moot Court Board of Director, Moot Court National Competition Champion , “Best Oralist” of the Moot Court National Competition , Cali Award for excellence in Trial Advocacy
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