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. 

You are a tremendous asset to the State Bar and you will be difficult to replace.”

- Past State Bar President

You have been a great resource for me and one in whom I place absolute confidence.”

- Past State Bar President

“Dear Doug,
You did a tremendous job putting on a difficult case.  Further, you did it with a professionalism and grace that should give heart and comfort to all of us. Your ordering of the evidence, direct examinations, dynamic examination of Lt. [L], knowledge of the law and presentation was better than most lawyers twice your age and one of the best I’ve encountered in years.  . . . You did a wonderful job.  You are a terrific lawyer and a true professional.  It was a joy to appear with you.”

- Joseph B. Cheshire, V, opposing counsel in a State Bar disciplinary proceeding

. . . .  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)


Thank you very much.  I cannot tell you how much I appreciate your hard work for me on this matter.”

                                      -Out-of-state attorney in Authorized Practice matter


I just want you to know how much I appreciate all that you have done in this matter. Your support was communicated through the response . . . and I cannot tell you how much that meant, especially after my first legal consultation was very negative and not open to writing a response, because he didn’t think it would do any good. I was so pleased to have found your name on the internet and even more pleased when we met, because your response to my plight really let me know that you would help fight this and avoid a hearing if at all possible. I am also glad you already had dealings with [the Board attorney], because I know that made the negotiations more open and cooperative. So, I truly do thank you for all your hard work and support – you did a great job!”

- Licensed Professional Counselor client in complaint before LPC Board

Doug, I was blessed with a great defense team, and your knowledge and experience in Bar proceedings was invaluable.

- Attorney in Raleigh, North Carolina

“Brocker’s cross-examination of Mike Nifong was a masterpiece. At the end of his direct testimony [the] disgraced DA had just delivered a tearful resignation, seeming to use his son as a prop designed to increase sympathy. Brocker responded with a precise series of questions to which Nifong unpersuasively responded with increasing evasiveness. In effect, the cross-examination exposed the ‘factual’ Nifong to all, setting the stage for Brocker’s brilliant description of Nifong — Durham County’s “minister of injustice” — in his closing statement.”

“Brocker’s closing was a masterful performance — a highly organized summary of the case complete with visuals outlining Nifong’s mutually contradictory excuses on why he didn’t turn over the exculpatory DNA evidence. Brocker’s PowerPoint slide with head shots of Nifong’s various media appearances was particularly effective. He also delivered one of the best lines of the entire case, describing Nifong as a ‘minister of injustice.’”

“The State Bar’s prosecutors, Doug Brocker and Katherine Jean, did a remarkably effective job. They mastered the intricate details of the case that by now is extremely complex. Both asked questions in a straightforward, dispassionate manner — despite the outrages of the case — thereby allowing the ‘facts’ that [Chair] Williamson deemed so critical to dominate the proceedings.”

- KC Johnson, co-author of “Until Proven Innocent: Political Correctness and the Shameful Injustices of the Duke Lacrosse Rape Case” (excerpts from Durham-in-Wonderland).

“Good morning, Deanna,

I just wanted to report that by the Lord’s grace, we received an A+ from Ms. Parkin on our [trust account] audit.  She said we did better that most law firms with more lawyers and persons dedicated to the record-keeping task.  We had zero follow up requirements and she was very complimentary.  I am grateful for your good and wise counsel in directing me and Cindy in this.  Thank you so much!”

-Client for whom we conducted a procedural trust account review prior to random audit