Russell W. Dement, III

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense 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 - 2022
Licensed Since: 1997
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense (60%), Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (40%)
Attorney Profile

Russell W. DeMent, III, is a criminal and DUI/DWI attorney at DeMent Askew & Johnson in Raleigh, North Carolina. Mr. DeMent has over 20 years of experience and serves clients in the Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill areas.

Over his career, Mr. DeMent has argued numerous misdemeanor and felony cases in the state and federal court systems. He provides aggressive and dedicated representation and is a strong negotiator and trial attorney. Prior to becoming a criminal defense attorney, he spent three years with the Office of the District Attorney in Wake County.

Recognizing his achievements, Martindale-Hubbell awarded Mr. DeMent with an AV Preeminent* peer review rating, reflecting high legal capability and ethics. Best Lawyers, North Carolina Business magazine and the National Advocacy for DUI Defense have also presented him with awards over the years. He is listed in the publication “The Best Lawyers in America” and was included on the “Top 100” list by the organization National Trial Lawyers.

Active in the legal community, Mr. DeMent is a fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America and the National College for DUI Defense. He belongs to the Wake County Bar Association, the North Carolina Bar Association, the North Carolina Advocates for Justice, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the DUI Defense Lawyers Association and the American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys. 

Mr. DeMent is a 1994 graduate of Wake Forest University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in history. He received his law degree from Wake Forest University School of Law in 1997. He is qualified to practice before all North Carolina state courts and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina. Serving his community, he volunteers with Ducks Unlimited and serves as a court appointed special advocate for veterans.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 60%Criminal Defense
  • 40%Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
Focus Areas

Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, DUI/DWI

Selections

3 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2022

About Russell W. Dement, III

Admitted: 1997, North Carolina

Professional Webpage: https://dementaskew.com/firm-overview/rusty-dement/

Honors/Awards

  • , Raleigh DUI/DWI Lawyer of the Year, Best Lawyers in America, 2021
  • , Best Lawyers in America, DUI/DWI Defense Section, since 2020
  • , Martindale Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Rated Lawyer
  • , Business North Carolina Magazine Legal Elite, 2009, 2011-12, 2014-17, 2019
  • , North Carolina Super Lawyers, since 2020
  • 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

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Ducks Unlimited, Gold Sponsor and Volunteer
  • CASA, Veteran and Disabled Homelessness

Bar/Professional Activity

  • National College of DUI Defense, Fellow
  • Litigation Counsel of America, Fellow
  • 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

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

Phone: 919-833-5555

Fax: 919-832-8287

Last Updated: 7/27/2021

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