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Practice areas

  • Civil litigation
  • Business and corporate law
  • Construction law
  • Certified Mediator


  • North Carolina, 1978
  •  U.S. District Court, Western, Middle and Eastern Districts of North Carolina and U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, 1978


  • University of North Carolina School of Law, J.D., 1978
  • Davidson College, Economics, B.A., 1974

Associations & memberships

  • North Carolina State Bar Councilor, 1985-1991 and 2003 to present, former Grievance Committee Vice Chair, current Administrative Committee  and Legislative Committee Chair
  • Vann Center for Ethics Advisory Board, Davidson College
  • Davidson College Board of Visitors
  • Mecklenburg County and North Carolina Bar Associations
  • President of the North Carolina State Bar, 2014-2015

Biographical details

Recipient, Thomas J. Watson Fellowship, 1974. Law Clerk to U.S. District Judge James B. McMillan, WDNC, 1978-1979. A professional career of thirty years of legal and electric utility experience, including private law practice, various positions with Duke Power Company in management, including Vice President, Marketing, and the Legal Department,  as well as a utility industry consultant with Scott, Madden, & Associates

Ruff, Bond, Cobb, Wade & Bethune, L.L.P. serves clients in Charlotte and throughout Mecklenburg County in North Carolina.