Court of Appeals: Seat 6

Meet Gray Styers

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Gray Styers was born, raised, and has lived his entire life in North Carolina.  His father was a high school science teacher and principal; his mother worked as a librarian’s assistant. He attended public schools, graduated from Wake Forest University and obtained his law degree and an MBA degree from the UNC- Chapel Hill.  


After graduating from law school, Gray served as a law clerk to the Honorable Sam J. Ervin, III.  He has since practiced law in Raleigh for over three decades, representing clients and handling cases in every part of our State.  In the Leandro case in the Supreme Court, he filed an amicus brief advocating for the Constitutional right of a sound education for all students. Starting his own law firm, Gray knows what it is like to be an entrepreneur and take risks. More recently, he represents renewable energy clients and is now the co-chair of the national Energy & Natural Resources Law practice group of Fox Rothschild. 


He has served as President of the Wake County Bar Association and 10th Judicial District Bar and on the Board of Governors of the NC Bar Association. He is committed to supporting the community through pro bono work and helped start the “Lawyer on the Line” program of Legal Aid of North Carolina, as its founding co-chair. For his bar and community service and leadership, he has received a “Citizen Lawyer” award from the NC Bar Association and was named a “Leader in the Law” by Lawyers Weekly.  


Gray loves the state and its people. He has had a very successful law career and hopes to now be able to give back to his fellow North Carolinians by serving as a judge on the Court of Appeals.


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