Rowan Democratic Party to host candidate for N.C. Court of Appeals

Published 12:00 am Thursday, July 12, 2018

The Rowan County Democratic Party will host Toby Hampson, a candidate for North Carolina Court of Appeals, at its monthly breakfast on Saturday.

The breakfast buffet and presentation will be at Rowan County Democratic Headquarters, 1504 W. Innes St.

The meal is free, but donations will be accepted. Doors open at 9:15 a.m.

Hampson grew up in Moore County, where he attended Sandhills Farm Life and Union Pines High School. He graduated from the North Carolina School of Science and Math in Durham.

He earned his bachelor’s degree from American University and law degree from Campbell University in 2002.

At Campbell, he was inducted into the Order of Barristers and was a member of the Law Review.

Hampson has since worked as a clerk in the North Carolina Court of Appeals for Judges K. Edward Greene, Wanda Bryant and Bob C. Hunter.

He later was an associate attorney at Patterson Dilthey in Raleigh, practicing civil litigation and trial work.

Since 2007, he has practiced at Wyrick Robbins Yates and Ponton in Raleigh, working as a partner and the appellate practice group leader.

According to his website, his practice focuses on representing people and businesses before the N.C. Court of Appeals, N.C. Supreme Court and 4th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Hampson also assists in the firm’s municipal practice, advising planning boards in Wake Forest and Zebulon.

He has also been:

• Certified as a specialist in appellate practice by the State Bar Board of Legal Specialization.

• Named one of the top 100 “super lawyers” in North Carolina in 2015, 2017 and 2018 by Super Lawyers Magazine.

• Recognized as a top-rated appellate attorney by North Carolina Super Lawyers; recognized in appellate practice, 2014-2018, and as a “Rising Star” in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013.

• Recognized as a “Legal Elite” in the area of appellate law in 2018 and “young guns” in 2010 and 2012 by Business North Carolina Magazine.

“The 2018 election in N.C. is about justice,” Hampson said on his Facebook page. “… We need to preserve an independent judiciary committed to giving everyone a fair and just day in court.”