Republican Attorneys Form Association to Provide Research and Opinion Content on Legal Issues Shaping North Carolina

Raleigh, NC – The North Carolina Republican Attorneys Association released the findings of a recent survey of North Carolina voters covering various legal issues facing the North Carolina General Assembly.

The newly formed group of Republican attorneys is chaired by former North Carolina Supreme Court Chief Justice I. Beverly Lake, Jr.  Bob Crumley, former GOP nominee for Attorney General and partner in Crumley Roberts will serve as President of the association.

“Republican attorneys have needed an association for a longtime,” stated Lake.  “We have made great strides in electing Republican judges and district attorneys over the past decade.  No where can you see a greater GOP footprint in North Carolina than on our judiciary.”

In announcing the group, Association President Bob Crumley released a recent survey revealing that while a majority of North Carolina voters want some level of tort reform in North Carolina, they do not want it to go too far.

“Good government means we are always looking to make things better.  Sometimes a level of reform is needed.  Part of our mission will be to ensure Republican attorneys are involved in the discussion when it involves legal system changes,” stated Crumley.  “My colleagues and I have worked hard to build a stronger, more viable Republican Party and we hope this association will be part of moving our Party forward as it confronts future political battles.”

A full analysis of the survey is attached to this release.  Crosstabs and questions summaries are available at

Organizing board members include:  former candidate for Governor, Bill Graham of Salisbury, former Justice Robert F. Orr of Raleigh, former legal counsel to the NCGOP Marshall Hurley of Greensboro, former Industrial Commission Member Richard Harper of Sylva and long time Republican activist Gary Clemmons of New Bern.

For more information, contact Bob Crumley at (336) 953-2009.