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Corey V. Parton

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Charlotte, NC

Parton Law, PLLC
122 N McDowell St
Charlotte, NC 28204
Phone: 704-376-4488
Fax: 704-731-0904
Selected to Rising Stars: 2018 - 2022
Licensed in North Carolina Since: 2013
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense, Civil Litigation: Defense
Attorney Profile

Corey V. Parton is the Founder and Managing Partner at Parton Law, PLLC.  He has practiced law in Charlotte, North Carolina since 2013, winning civil settlements and finding the best possible outcomes for his clients facing criminal charges.

Mr. Parton has a Juris Doctorate, completing his legal education in two-and-a-half years while receiving Dean's List Honors.  During law school, he was a Teaching Assistant, Federalist Society Member, and part of the Expunction Project and Civil Rights Clinic.  Mr. Parton holds a B.A. in Communications from Virginia Tech, where he was also a member of the Men's Lacrosse Team.

Mr. Parton is active in the Mecklenburg County Bar, having served as Former Chair and Vice-Chair for the Lawyer Referral Service Committee, a Member of the Continuing Legal Education Committee, and a Member of the Lawyer Referral Service Taskforce.  He has been named Top 40 Under 40 by National Trial Lawyers (2017), a Rising Star by Super Lawyers (2018, 2019, and 2020), as well as a Person on the Move by the Charlotte Business Journal (2016).  Mr. Parton has been honored as Outstanding Panel Member of the Year by Mecklenburg County Bar Lawyer Referral Service (2017), is an Inductee of the North Carolina Pro Bono Honor Society (2017 & 2019) and was named a Marquis Who’s Who 2018 Listee. 

Mr. Parton has taught Continuing Legal Education courses to his colleagues on Rules for Discovery, Advanced Trial Tactics, and Building Cases with Electronic Evidence for National Business Institute, Inc.  He has been featured on Charlotte's WBTV-3 & Time Warner Cable News as a Legal Consultant, recognized with an Outstanding Teacher Award for his volunteer work teaching English as a Second Language to Adults, and has been published by the American Bar Association on Environmental Litigation and Toxic Torts.

Mr. Parton's work experience includes a position in the Pentagon in the Office of the Secretary of Defense for Policy, and on Capitol Hill as a Staff Assistant for the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security.  Both positions required him to hold a Top-Secret Security Clearance issued by the US Government.  In 2013, he opened the doors to a successful solo practice in Charlotte: Parton Law Firm.  In 2015, he partnered with Chad Buckingham to create Parton Buckingham PLLC, which later became Parton Law, PLLC.

Mr. Parton is a die-hard Buffalo Bills fan which has taught him patience, perseverance and how to stay true during tough times.  

Practice Areas
Criminal Defense, Civil Litigation: Defense
Focus Areas

Criminal Law, Felony, Misdemeanor, Traffic Violations


5 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2018 - 2022

About Corey V. Parton

First Admitted: 2013, North Carolina

Professional Webpage:

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Mecklenburg County Bar Lawyer Referral Service Committee Member, 2020 - 2023
  • Mecklenburg County Bar Lawyer Referral Service Committee Chair, 2018 - 2019
  • Mecklenburg County Bar Lawyer Referral Service Committee Vice Chair, 2017 - 2018
  • Mecklenburg County Bar Lawyer Referral Service Committee, Marketing Subcommittee Member, 2015 - 2017
  • Mecklenburg County Bar, Lawyer Referral Service Committee, Board of Directors, 2014 - 2019
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice, Active Member, 2016 - Present
  • Mecklenburg County Bar Criminal Justice Section, Member, 2016 - Present
  • United States Supreme Court Bar, Active Member, 2016 - Present
  • Mecklenburg County Bar Social/Sports Committee, Basketball League Representative, 2016 - 2018
  • ARAG, Qualified Member, 2015 - Present
  • Mecklenburg County Bar Linking Lawyers, Mentor, 2015 - 2017
  • Charlotte School of Law Client Counseling Team, Assistant Coach, 2015
  • Mecklenburg County Bar Sports Committee, Board of Directors, 2014 - 2016
  • Mecklenburg County Bar, Active Member, 2013 - Present
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Active Member, 2013 - Present
  • Lawyers' Mutual, Insured Member, 2013 - Present
  • Small/Solo Section Meck. Co. Bar, Member, 2013 - Present
  • Christian Legal Society Charlotte Chapter, Communications Director, 2013 - 2014

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Eagle Rock Camp, Board of Directors, 2014 - 2015
  • Communications Director for the Christian Legal Society, Charlotte Chapter

Educational Background

  • Virginia Polytechnic & State University, Bachelor of Arts in Communications, Honors: Member of the Men’s Lacrosse Team, 2009

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Speaker, Organizing & Authenticating Electronic Discovery, National Business Institute, Inc., Lawyers Continued Legal Education, 2017
  • Real Property Section, Successfully Litigating Construction & Other Home Owner Liens, 2017
  • Civil Rights Clinic, Representing Clients Before the Citizen's Review Board, 2017
  • Prof. M. Mark Heekin's Small & Solo Practice Intercession Class, Confidence in Cultivating Your Firm, 2016
  • Paralegal Exam Review, Torts Essentials, 2016
  • Luncheon Series, Navigating Small Claims Court for Business Owners, 2016
  • Prof. Victoria Taylor's Animal Law Class, Pet Plaintiffs, 2016
  • Local Evening News, Attorney Warns Offering Freebies for Voting on Election Day Breaks Federal Law, 2016
  • Client Counseling & Negotiation Class, Client Intake, 2016
  • Carolinas Invitational Mock Trial Tournament, Guest Presiding Judge, 2016
  • Carolinas Invitational Competition, Carolinas Invitational Competition, 2015
  • Prof. Victoria Taylor's Client Counseling Class, Client Counseling & Negotiations, 2015
  • Ethics Panel, Ethics in the Practice of Law, 2015
  • Criminal Defense Society Networking Event, Day in the Life of a Criminal Defense Attorney, 2015
  • Professional Problems and Responsibility, Summer 2014, Ethics in Practice, 2014
  • Small & Solo Practice, Spring 2014 Section, Pitfalls of Practice, 2014
  • Networking Panel, Networking for Attorneys, 2014
  • Interviewing, Counseling & Negotiations, Summer 2014 Section, Effective Client Interviews, 2014
  • Animal Law Section, Summer 2014, Animal Law in Context, 2014
  • American Bar Association Student Division, Courtroom or Corner Office, 2014
  • Speaker Bob Geoff, Love Does, 2014
  • Expunction Function, Civil Rights Clinic Blog, Charlotte School Of Law, 2014
  • WBTV Channel 3 Charlotte, Impact of Rising Interest Rates on Student Loan Debt, 2013
  • 4 O'Clock Evening News Programming, U.S. House Bill on Student Loan Debt, 2013
  • Environmental Law & Toxic Torts Committee Newsletter, American Bar Association, 2013


  • State v. S.K. Result: All charges were voluntarily dismissed by the State prior to trial., 2019
  • State v. F. B. Result: Following a trial, Client was found Not Guilty., 2019
  • State v. M.F. Result: All charges voluntarily dismissed by the State prior to trial., 2019
  • State v. M. R. Result: At trial, Client was found Not Guilty of all charges., 2019
  • State v. A.Y. Result: Client plead guilty to one Class I Felony in exchange for the State's voluntary dismissal of all other charges, and was sentenced to a term of unsupervised probation., 2019
  • C.C. v. F.C., et al. Result: Medical Business hired Parton & Associates who, without filing a complaint, forced the company and its subcontractor to pay for all building damage, including all material costs, pro-active mold removal, and lost profits for days the Medical Business was forced to be closed., 2018
  • J.C. v. O.B., et al. Result: Parton & Associates filed suit and Client received a six-figure judgment and award of attorneys as a result of the opposing parties failure to comply.  , 2018
  • State v. M.L. Result: Client plead guilty to one count of Reckless Driving.  , 2018
  • State v. M.B. Result: After Parton & Associates filed motions challenging the State’s use and testing of DNA and implemented a cutting edge restorative justice based victim outreach strategy, the State accepted a plea of 2nd Degree Murder, 1st Degree Arson, and Malicious Damage to Property.  , 2018
  • State v. A.K. Result: Client received a prayer for judgment which resulted in only court costs and fines.  All other charges dismissed., 2018
  • State v. I.G. Result: Charges were voluntarily dismissed by the State after Parton & Associates made motions related to the State’s attempts to delay prosecution., 2018
  • D.D. v. U.P. Result: Parton & Associates placed a lien on funds from work associated with the project, forcing General Contractor to agree to confidential settlement payment to make Client whole., 2017
  • State v. B.W. Result: After Parton & Associates negotiated with the State, Client plead guilty to Possession of Under 1/2 Oz. of Marijuana and was sentenced to one day in jail with credit for prior time served., 2017
  • C. Inc. v. W.K. ​Result: Parton & Associates asserted that the agreement was unenforceable and initiated eventual settlement that voided competitor's agreement without any payment or future contractual obligations by Client., 2017
  • B.P. v. C.R. Result: After threatening to tie up the corporation's acquisition through a little known NC foreign corporation asset freeze statute, the corporation settled and client received 25 times the funds that other investors did., 2017
  • State v. T.S. Result: Client's bond was reduced by approximately two-thirds pursuant to Parton & Associates motion.  Client later plead to two counts of Common Law Robbery and one count of Attempted Common Law Robbery and was placed on probation with credit for time served., 2017
  • Corporate Plaintiff v. B.P. Result: After Parton & Associates filed Motions to Dismiss based on improper jurisdiction and technical readings of the Fraudulent Transfer Statute, Corporate Plaintiff Voluntarily Dismissed all three pending cases the day before the Motions were to be heard in court and received nothing from our Client., 2017
  • State v. T.F. Result: All charges dismissed., 2016
  • State v. A.B.   ​Result: All charges dismissed after Parton & Associates filed a Motion to Suppress evidence obtained as a result of confidential informant's testimony., 2016
  • H.G. v. B.N. Result: Client settled for approximately 3% of what Corporate Plaintiff was seeking, and was released from former non-compete agreement., 2016
  • State v. M.W. Result: All charges dismissed., 2015
  • State v. L.S. Result: All charges dismissed after Parton & Associates PLLC filed a Motion to Suppress based on the State's violation of North Carolina's Racial Data Collection Statute.  , 2015
  • State v. T.B. Result: Plea deal involving 90 days active sentence and client able to remain on probation., 2015
  • State v. S.P. Result: Plead to Injury to Personal Property and sentenced to 12 months probation., 2015
  • D.S. v. Local Police Dep't Result: Board recommendations to Chief of Police and City Manager that officers equipped with body cameras use them during all interactions with citizens, and that a policy be established mandating the time within which follow up investigations must be conducted., 2015
  • V.S. v. Corp. Defendant   Result: Full judgment entered in Client's favor while Defendant, who was found to be defrauding many other musicians and collectors, was forced to declare bankruptcy., 2014
  • In re P.A.C. Result: Decision of Appeals Referee was completely overturned after Parton & Associates written appeal to the Employment Security Commission., 2013


  •   , Member Spotlight, Mecklenburg County Bar's Lawyer Referral Service, 2020
  •    , Rising Stars List 2020, Super Lawyers, 2020
  •   , Rising Stars List 2019, Super Lawyers, 2019
  •    , Rising Stars List 2018, Super Lawyers, 2018
  • Marquis Who's Who has been the world's preeminent biographer since 1899., Listee, Marquis Who's Who, 2018
  • Panel Member of the Year - Nominee, Mecklenburg County Lawyer Referral Service, 2017
  •   , Rising Stars List - Nominee, Super Lawyers, 2017
  • Attorney Corey V. Parton was inducted into North Carolina's Pro Bono Honor Society in recognition his commitment to providing legal service to the community unable to pay for quality representation.  Society members reported providing 50 or more hours of pro bono legal services to clients unable to pay without expectation of a fee, an aspirational threshold set by Rule 6.1 of the North Carolina Rules of Professional Conduct.Chief Justice Mark Martin, chair of the North Carolina Equal Access to Justice Commission, recently stressed that the ideal of equal justice under law is one of the ultimate goals of our legal system."One integral way that we as North Carolina lawyers move closer to this ideal is through providing pro bono legal services to the citizens of our state who are unable to afford private representation," said Chief Justice Martin.Rule 6.1 encourages a variety of activities in addition to the pro bono legal services recognized by the Honor Society. Other encouraged activities include providing legal services at a substantially reduced fee; engaging in activities that improve the law, the legal system, or the legal profession; participating in non-legal community service; and contributing financially to North Carolina legal aid organizations. The reporting process, administered by the PBRC, collected basic information about all of these activities.The PBRC, led by Sylvia Novinsky, launched in April 2016 and began collecting responses from attorneys about pro bono involvement through the state's first voluntary reporting process in January 2017. The PBRC, a program of the N.C. Equal Access to Justice Commission, works to increase North Carolina attorney pro bono legal service as a way to meet the legal needs of people of low-income and modest means in our state.According to Novinsky, "Pro bono legal service is a crucial way that attorneys can help ensure justice for all in our state. Recognizing this outstanding work through the N.C. Pro Bono Honor Society allows us to celebrate the importance of attorney volunteerism and encourage others in our profession to get involved."​Each member of this year's cohort of the Honor Society receives a certificate from the Supreme Court of North Carolina in recognition of their valuable contributions to the people of North Carolina. This group of attorneys provided more than 35,000 hours of pro bono legal services in 2017 to North Carolinians living in poverty. All 877 attorneys who shared information about their pro bono volunteerism together provided nearly 50,000 hours of pro bono legal services in 2017., Pro Bono Honor Society, State Bar of North Carolina, 2017
  • Dean's List, Charlotte School of Law, 2012
  • Dean's List, Charlotte School of Law, 2011
  • Top Secret Security Clearance (Inactive), U.S. Department of Defense, 2010
  • Outstanding Teacher Award: English as a Second Language, Literacy Council of Northern Virginia, 2010
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Office Location for Corey V. Parton

122 N McDowell St
Charlotte, NC 28204

Phone: 704-376-4488

Fax: 704-731-0904

Last Updated: 10/7/2021

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