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Norman Charles Post III "Chas" was born and raised in Sanford, NC and is the product of Lee County public schools. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina – Wilmington and went on to study law in Charlotte, NC. In 2010, Chas obtained his license to practice law in the State of North Carolina and began his legal career with a high-profile Criminal Defense and DWI law firm in uptown Charlotte. Late in 2011, Chas moved back to his roots to begin defending the rights of the people of central North Carolina.

Today, Chas is a partner with Post|Foushee|Patton – Trial Lawyers. He concentrates his practice on Criminal Defense and Driving While Impaired (DWI) cases throughout NC, including but not limited to, serious felony matters such as murder, vehicular homicides, drug trafficking, sex offenses, firearms crimes, and violent assaults. Chas can also assist in the defense of criminal misdemeanors such as larceny and other theft crimes, drug possession, domestic violence and assault, underage drinking and ABC/ALE violations.

Chas’ DWI & traffic defense practice is the area in which Chas has received the most recognition of excellence by his peers and national lawyer rating agencies. For the past four years (2015 - 2018), Chas was one of only a select few North Carolina attorneys named by Super Lawyers magazine to “Super Lawyers Rising Stars” in the area of Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI. The “Super Lawyers Rising Stars” honor is limited to no more than 2.5% of lawyers within the State of North Carolina. Additionally, Chas has been selected by the National Trial Lawyers as a “Top 100 Trial Lawyer in NC” and “Top 40 Under 40 Trial Lawyer in North Carolina”. Chas is a member of the National College for DUI Defense, a Founding Member of the American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys, and is a regular speaker and presenter at DWI continuing legal education seminars for the North Carolina Advocates for Justice. Additionally, in October of 2011, Chas received a Certificate of Training from Drugs & Alcohol Risk Management, Inc. for his participation in the 24-hour National Highway Traffic Safety Administration DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Program. This Certificate of Training requires the same education law enforcement officers undergo to learn to spot and arrest motorists suspected of driving while impaired.

Chas prides himself on being a tenacious trial attorney who is not afraid to litigate the tough cases. He has tried hundreds of bench trials and argued hundreds of pre-trial motions; he has tried multiple Superior Court jury trials to jury verdict, ranging from serious class C felonies to misdemeanor appeals; and he is relentless when negotiating with the prosecution for a dismissal of his client’s cases or a reduced plea in cases where a trial is not in the best interest of his client.

Chas is married to his beautiful wife Kim who is a practicing attorney in Pinehurst, NC. They have one son, Chas’s pride and joy, Norman Charles Post IV “Charlie”. In his free time Chas enjoys going to the beach, boating, fishing, playing golf, politics, skeet/clay shooting, cheering on the Carolina Panthers and the New York Yankees and spending quality time with family and friends.

Areas of Practice:

  • Driving While Impaired (DWI)
  • Criminal Defense
  • Traffic Tickets, DMV Hearings & License Restorations
  • Personal Injury & Wrongful Death
  • Family Law
  • Civil Litigation

Bar Admissions:

  • North Carolina, 2010
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina, 2013

Education:

  • University of North Carolina at Wilmington, Wilmington, NC, 2006 - B.A.
  • Charlotte School of Law, Charlotte, NC, 2009 - J.D.

Honors, Awards & Certifications:

  • NC Super Lawyers Rising Stars – Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI, 2015 – 2018
  • Top 100 DWI Attorneys in the State of NC – The National Advocacy for DUI Defense, LLC, 2017
  • 10 Best in Client Satisfaction in NC – American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys, 2015 – 2018
  • Nationally Ranked Top 10 Under 40 Attorney Award – National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys, 2017
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers in NC – The National Trial Lawyers, 2014-2017
  • Top 40 Under 40 Trial Lawyers in NC – The National Trial Lawyers, 2014-2016
  • Certificate of Training - NHTSA DWI Detection & Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Program (24-hours), 2011

Classes & Seminars Taught:

  • Caselaw Update on Blood & Breath Testing Issues
    • Nuts & Bolts of DWI: Not Just for Beginners
      • North Carolina Advocates for Justice (February 2017)
  • Sentencing Issues in Superior Court
    • Trying a DWI Case in Superior Court
      • North Carolina Advocates for Justice (February 2016)
  • New Legislative Changes to NC DWI Law in 2013
    • 2 nd Annual MASTERS OF DWI – Learn from NC's Most Experienced DWI Litigators
      • North Carolina Advocates for Justice (November 2013)
  • Challenging PC: The basics to fighting probable cause to arrest for Impaired Driving
    • BASICS OF DWI: Everything You Need to Know to Handle Your First Case and Get Better at Your Next
      • North Carolina Advocates for Justice (February 2013)

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • North Carolina State Bar
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice
    • Legislative Committee, 2015 – present
    • Membership Committee, 2013 – 2017
    • Criminal Law Section Member, 2010 – present
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • National College for DUI Defense, Inc., General Member
  • American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys, Founding Member
  • The National Advocacy for DUI Defense, LLC, Nationally Ranked Member
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys, Member
  • Legal Aid of NC Local Advisory Board
    • Board Member, 2012 & 2013
  • Lee County Bar Association
    • President, 2013 & 2014
    • Vice President, 2012

Community Involvement:

  • Sanford City Council
    • Councilman At-Large, 2013 – present
  • Sanford ABC Board
    • Liaison to the City Council, 2014 – present
  • Downtown Sanford, Inc.
    • Liaison to the City Council, 2017 - present
  • Central Carolina Community College Foundation Board
    • Vice President of Board Development, 2016 – present
    • Board Member, 2014 – present
  • Lee County YMCA Advisory Board
    • Board Member, 2015 – 2019
    • Major Gifts Co-Chair (Annual “We Build People” Campaign), 2016 & 2017
    • Capital Campaign Committee Member, 2016 - 2017
  • Lee County Arts and Community Center Foundation Board (The Mann Center of North Carolina)
    • Board Member, 2016 – present
  • Emerging Leaders Society of the United Way of Lee County, NC
    • Steering Committee, 2017 –present
    • General Member, 2017 – present
  • Westlake Racquet & Swim Club, Inc.
    • Board Member, 2018 – present
  • Sanford Cotillion Club
    • President, 2018-2019
    • Vice President, 2017-2018
  • B.P.O. Elks Lodge #1679 – Sanford, NC
    • Member, 2011 – present

Past Employment Positions:

  • Powers McCartan, PLLC, Associate Attorney, 2010-2011

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