The testimonials or endorsements listed below do not reflect all of the feedback the firm has received. Each case is unique and must be evaluated on its individual merits. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.
. . . . I was not being facetious Friday when I left and said that Judge Dupree would be very proud of you. Judges take a proprietary interest in law clerks. You did what I thought was an exemplary job in a most difficult situation. I thought your questions were substantively right on target. You prosecuted your case hard and very fairly, and I thought you exemplified the best that the law has to offer. I meant every word when I said that Judge Dupree would be very proud of you. He really truly would be. . . . You really did a magnificent job.”
Federal District Court Judge in North Carolina (Adverse character witness in State Bar disciplinary proceeding)
“[To the State Bar President]
I just wanted to drop you this note and thank the State Bar for the services of Deanna Brocker who mans the telephone to assist attorneys with ethical questions and issues. Over the years, I have had the good fortune to review ethical issues with Deanna on occasion. I believe this is an extremely valuable service to attorneys. I have always found Deanna is not only knowledgeable, but also lends an understanding ear to the attorney’s situation. I just wanted to thank the State Bar for this very worthwhile service and tell you how helpful Ms. Brocker has been to me in several situations over the years.”
Attorney who had sought ethics advice from the State Bar
Doug, You have been a great resource for me and one in whom I place absolute confidence.
Past State Bar President
I am writing to express my warmest thanks, and that of [Victim], for your handling of the [Lawyer’s] Bar complaint. We send you our sincerest congratulations on the superb job you did…
I can only imagine what a difficult case this must have been. You inherited the case to start with, and it had some age on it. You were up against two of the finest lawyers in the state in [Lawyer’s] defense attorneys. . . . To say that the case was hard-fought would be an understatement, and yet it ended in the middle of the trial with [Lawyer’s] decision to surrender his license for disbarment.
I am convinced that [Lawyer’s] decision to turn in his license was the direct result of two things: first, the solid pretrial preparation that you did, and second, your persistence and quick thinking once the trial was underway. In terms of pretrial preparation, it was clear how hard you worked in drafting the complaint, meeting with the witnesses, doing legal research, and conducting a solid and effective cross-examination of [Lawyer] at his deposition. . . . Nonetheless, all the pretrial work might have gone for naught had you not remained persistent and quick-thinking at the trial.
Most of all, Doug, I want to thank you for caring about [Victim]. As we discussed before, it is precisely because of his circumstances in life that [Lawyer] thought he could exploit [Victim] and that no one would ever know or care.”
Former Assistant Public Defender Complaining witness in State Bar disciplinary proceeding
I wanted to express my gratitude for the assistance you provided me in [the] unfortunate situation in which I found myself at the end of last week. … I was being eaten up inside … you did what you could to put me at ease and went out of your way to ensure a speedy and positive resolution. I am forever grateful.”
From a N.C. Attorney Client
“The [State] bar has turned to outside legal help . . . to hire Douglas J. Brocker, a lawyer in private practice who built a reputation as a dogged and thorough prosecutor when he worked at the State Bar. Brocker is working with Katherine Jean, the bar’s top counsel.”
Raleigh News & Observer, June 10, 2007