Russell DeMent, DUI/DWI Defense Lawyer of the year

Russell W. DeMent named Lawyer of the Year in DUI/DWI Defense in the 2021 Edition of Best Lawyers in America

We are pleased to share with you that Russell (Rusty) DeMent III has been named the 2021 Raleigh DUI/DWI Defense Lawyer of the Year in the 2021 Edition of Best Lawyers in America. Rusty is also named to the Criminal Defense: General Practice Section in the 2021 Edition.

A seasoned criminal trial attorney, 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. Rusty is ethical, straightforward, and aggressive in his defense and advocacy of his clients.

Best Lawyers© conducts an exhaustive confidential peer-review survey of listed lawyers practicing within like legal specialties in the same geographical areas. More information about Best Lawyers methodology is found on their website at

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.

We are now DeMent Askew Johnson & Marshall

We are now DeMent Askew Johnson & Marshall



Contact Us

(919) 833-5555