Russell W. Dement standing next to tha badge recognizing hislisting in Best Lawyers 2022

Russell W. DeMent listed in the 2022 Edition of Best Lawyers in America

The Raleigh criminal defense and litigation firm of DeMent Askew Johnson & Marshall is pleased to announce that Russell (Rusty) DeMent III has been listed in the 2022 Edition of Best Lawyers in America’s General Criminal Defense Section and to its DUI/DWI Section. 

Rusty has more than two decades of courtroom experience.  He is an AV Preeminent Peer Rated Lawyer at Martindale Hubbell, is included in the criminal defense section of Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite, and is named to North Carolina Super Lawyers.  Best Lawyers named him the 2021 Lawyer of the Year in DUI/DWI practice for the Raleigh Metro Area. Rusty is ethical, straightforward and aggressive in his defense and advocacy of his clients. 

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Established in 1968, the lawyers at DeMent Askew Johnson & Marshall provide more than a century of cumulative experience to the rapidly growing Raleigh metropolitan and surrounding areas.  Our trial lawyers represent clients in the areas of criminal and DWI defense, personal injury, defamation, malpractice and negligence, as well as real property, wills, estates, and trusts matters.  A second-generation firm, DeMent Askew Johnson & Marshall is a beacon of stability and has been centrally located in downtown Raleigh on the top floor of 333 Fayetteville Street for five decades.  Our lawyers accept referrals in their individual areas of focus and are commonly associated by other counsel and their peers to help ensure the highest level of legal advocacy to North Carolina citizens. Find out more about our firm and how we can help you at

We are now DeMent Askew Johnson & Marshall

We are now DeMent Askew Johnson & Marshall



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