Lee D. Denton
Senior Attorney
Winston-Salem, NC
office 336.727.7646
  • Overview
  • Services
  • Distinctions
  • Admissions
  • Memberships
  • Community Involvement
  • Resources
  • Results

Mr. Denton’s primary area of practice is litigation, with an emphasis on complex business cases, consumer finance and banking litigation, estates litigation, construction defect cases, and personal injury litigation.


  • Appalachian State University, B.S., Finance and Banking, cum laude, 2006
  • Wake Forest University School of Law, J.D., 2014


  • Representing clients in litigation as primary counsel before the North Carolina Business Court, Superior Court, District Court and federal courts, determining strategy, drafting pleadings and briefs, taking depositions of parties and key witnesses, conducting mediation and arguing dispositive motions
  • Serving as primary counsel in defense of Canadian commercial printer in Guilford County Superior Court against claims totaling over $1 million
  • Defending commercial clients against actions filed in state and federal courts involving business tort, trucking, negligence and medical malpractice claims
  • Serving as judicial law clerk for Chief Judge James L. Gale
  • Serving as International Operations and Client Service Administrator—Senior Reporting Analyst for Vanguard

Construction Law Consumer Finance Litigation


  • Named in the 2022 edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch for Commercial Litigation
  • Named to the North Carolina Super Lawyers "Rising Stars" list, 2019-present
  • Named to Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite "Young Guns" list, 2021


  • North Carolina State Bar


  • North Carolina Bar Association: Board Member, Antitrust & Complex Business Disputes Section, 2019 - present; Mentoring Committee, Co-Chair, 2018

Community Involvement

  • Hope Presbyterian Church
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