David Teddy receives John B. McMillan Distinguished Service Award


Attorney David R. Teddy received the John B. McMillan Distinguished Service Award on June 17, 2018, at the North Carolina Advocates for Justice Convention in Wilmington, NC. State Bar President John M. Silverstein presented the award.

Mr. Teddy obtained his law degree from Campbell University. While at Campbell, he was elected president of the Student Bar Association. In his final year at Campbell, the Student Bar Association created the “David R. Teddy Innovative Leadership and Service Award” as a result of his numerous contributions to the law school. The award is given annually to a Campbell student who demonstrates a commitment to leadership and service to the law school.

Mr. Teddy began his legal career as an associate with Michael S. Kennedy. In 1995 he formed a law firm with Ralph Meekins, which is now the firm of Teddy, Meekins & Talbert. Mr. Teddy is a certified specialist in North Carolina criminal law. He is the author of the DWI Trial Notebook and the DWI Playbook published by Lexis-Nexis, which are used by most every criminal lawyer in the state of North Carolina.

Mr. Teddy was appointed to the Indigent Defense Services Commission in 2012. He has been very active with the North Carolina Advocates for Justice. He was appointed to the Political ACT Committee, was co-chair of the DWI Legislative Task force, and served as president of the NCAJ from 2012 to 2013.

Mr. Teddy is known throughout the western part of North Carolina for being a zealous advocate for all of his clients. He is universally respected by judges, prosecutors, and other defense attorneys. David R Teddy is a most deserving recipient of the John B. McMillan Distinguished Service Award.