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Dement Askew Johnson & Marshall Included in Best Law Firms 2024

The Raleigh criminal defense and litigation firm of Dement Askew Johnson & Marshall is pleased to announce that it has been included in the 2024 Best Law Firms list for practice in Raleigh as a Metropolitan Tier 2 firm in its DUI/DWI Defense and Criminal Defense: General Practice Sections.

“We are deeply appreciative of this recognition, and for the support of our peers included in Best Lawyers in America, from which this recognition is derivative”, says Russell DeMent III, the firm’s senior managing partner.

Best Law Firms is a publication Best Lawyers in America. Russell W. (Rusty) DeMent III is listed in the Criminal Defense General Practice Section and DUI/DWI Defense Practice Section at Best Lawyers in America and is the 2021 Raleigh Metro Area DUI/DWI Defense Lawyer of the Year. The firm’s newest partner, J. Alex Marshall, has been listed in Best Lawyers in America’s Ones to Watch since 2022, and James T. Johnson, the civil sections senior partner, is first listed in the 2024 list. The firm has been included at Best Law Firms since 2010. For an explanation of the inclusion methodology used by Best Law Firms, visit their website at

Our law firm provides more than a century of cumulative legal experience and the talents of multiple skilled attorneys to citizens of the Raleigh metropolitan area and across North Carolina. A beacon of stability, the firm has been centrally located downtown on the top floor of 333 Fayetteville Street for more than 50 years.

We are now DeMent Askew Johnson & Marshall

We are now DeMent Askew Johnson & Marshall



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