James Thomas Amburgey

James Thomas Amburgey

Asheville Criminal Defense Attorney
  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, White Collar Crime
  • North Carolina
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Summary

Thomas Amburgey is a board-certified specialist in state criminal law. As a former prosecutor with the Office of the District Attorney for Buncombe County, he handled thousands of cases, ranging from minor offenses like speeding tickets to capital offenses like first-degree murder. That experience gives him an immeasurable advantage in the courtroom.

Because pleas are often made and charges can be dismissed, many criminal law attorneys only experience a handful of trials in their entire careers. Thomas has successfully completed hundreds of bench trials and dozens of jury trials from both sides of the aisle. Regardless of your charge, Thomas Amburgey has the experience necessary to provide you with the best defense possible.

Thomas is an AV Preeminent Peer Rated Lawyer at Martindale Hubbell, America’s oldest and most respected peer-review entity, since 2017. He has been continuously recognized by North Carolina Super Lawyers Rising Stars since 2018 and in the Business North Carolina Legal Elite since 2019.

Education
Appalachian School of Law
J.D. (2007)
Honors: Deans List spring 2005, finished in top 25% of class for first year.
Activities: Student Bar Association, Student Ambassador, Phi Delta Phi, 5k Memorial Race Committee, Domestic Abuse Counselor, Member of ASL Softball Team
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East Tennessee State University
B.A. (2004) | Corporate Finance, Minor, Political Science
Activities: Sigma Phi Epsilon (President, Vice President, Treasurer, and national delegate), Member of the Student Athletic Advisory Board, and Intramurals
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Professional Experience
Attorney
Amburgey Law P.A.
- Current
Assistant District Attorney
State of North Carolina
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Intern
Bearfield & Associates
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Intern
District Attorney's Office Sevier County
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Speaking Engagements
Intro to Criminal Law, Competent Criminal Representation for Civil Attorneys CLE, Bucombe County Courthouse
Certifications
Board Certified Specialist in State Criminal Law
North Carolina State Bar
Awards
AV Preeminent Rated
Martindale-Hubbell
Super Lawyers Rising Stars
North Carolina Super Lawyers
Business NC Legal Elite, Criminal Defense Section
Business NC Magazine
AV Preeminent Rated
Martindale-Hubbell
Super Lawyers Rising Stars
North Carolina Super Lawyers
Business NC Legal Elite, Criminal Defense Section
Business NC Magazine
AV Preeminent Rated
Martindale-Hubbell
Super Lawyers Rising Stars
North Carolina Super Lawyers
Client's Choice, Criminal Defense
Avvo
AV Preeminent Rated
Martindale-Hubbell
Top 40 Under 40
The National Trial Lawyers
Professional Associations
North Carolina State Bar
Admitted
- Current
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Buncombe County Bar Association
Executive Committee Member
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
North Carolina
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Practice Areas
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    DUI & DWI
    White Collar Crime
Languages
  • English
Websites & Blogs
Website
Contact & Map
Amburgey Law
22 South Pack Square Suite #1200
Asheville, NC 28801
Telephone: (828) 989-3210