Russell W. Dement, III

Russell W. Dement, III

Attorney Profile

Top Rated DUI-DWI Attorney in Raleigh, NC

Dement Askew & Johnson
 | 333 Fayetteville St, Suite 1513
Raleigh, NC 27601
Phone: 919-833-5555
Fax: 919-832-8287
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2020
Licensed Since: 1997
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (60%),
  • Criminal Defense (40%)
Attorney Profile

Russell W. “Rusty” DeMent III is an experienced Raleigh criminal trial lawyer. He is dedicated to defending clients facing felony and misdemeanor charges in North Carolina’ at the state and federal level.

Rusty began his career in the Wake County Prosecutor’s office. There he honed the skill and experience necessary to defend citizens accused of serious crimes like murder, assault, property crime, and drug-related charges. His reputation for success in defending charges of DWI and related traffic crime has been earned through decades of experience in this fast-paced environment. Confident and poised, Rusty has a commanding courtroom presence and resourcefully adapts to variables on the fly. He possesses negotiation tactics necessary to secure the best possible outcomes for those criminally accused.

He is recognized as an AV Preeminent Peer Rated Lawyer by Martindale Hubbell. He is listed in Best Lawyers in America Criminal Defense Practice Section since 2019 and the DUI/DWI Defense Section since 2020, and is included year after year in Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite. Rusty is ethical, straightforward and aggressive in his defense and advocacy of his clients. He says, “I tell it like it is. I won’t hide the ball. If it’s bad, I’ll tell you. If there are some shots, we’ll take them. Everyone goes in with their eyes wide open.

About Russell Dement, III

Admitted: 1997, North Carolina

Professional Webpage: http://dementaskew.com/attorneys/rusty-dement/

Honors/Awards:

  • Listed in Best Law Firms Criminal Defense: General Practice, Metro Tier for 2019, Best Law Firms Criminal Defense: General Practice, Metro Tier, Best Law Firms, 2019
  • Listed in Best Law Firms Criminal Defense: General Practice, Metro Tier for 2018., Criminal Defense: General Practice, Metro Tier 2, Best Law Firms, 2018
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America in the Criminal Defense Section for 2019, Best Lawyer, Best Lawyers in America, 2019
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America Criminal Defense Section for 2017., Best Lawyer, Best Lawyers in America, 2017
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America in the Criminal Defense Section for 2018., Best Lawyer, Best Lawyers in America, 2018
  • Business North Carolina Magazine Legal Elite for 2019., Legal Elite, Business North Carolina Magazine , 2019
  • Business North Carolina Magazine Legal Elite for 2012., Legal Elite, Business North Carolina Magazine, 2012
  • Business North Carolina Magazine Legal Elite for 2016., Legal Elite, Business North Carolina Magazine, 2016
  • Business North Carolina Magazine Legal Elite for 2015., Legal Elite, Business North Carolina Magazine, 2015
  • Business North Carolina Magazine Legal Elite for 2014., Legal Elite, Business North Carolina Magazine , 2014
  • Business North Carolina Magazine Legal Elite for 2009., Legal Elite, Business North Carolina Magazine , 2009
  • Business North Carolina Magazine Legal Elite for 2011, Legal Elite, Business North Carolina Magazine , 2011

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • National Trial Lawyer; Top 100 since 2014, 2014
  • American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys
  • National College of DUI Defense, Inc.
  • DUI Defense Lawyers Association
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Wake County Bar Association
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice
  • North Carolina State Bar, 1997
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina, 1997

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • CASA, Veteran and Disabled Homelessness

Educational Background:

  • B.A. in History Cum Laude, Wake Forest University , 1994
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Office Location for Russell W. Dement, III

333 Fayetteville St
Suite 1513
Raleigh, NC 27601

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Last Updated: 9/20/2019

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