I was born in Atlanta, Georgia on March 1, 1963, the son of Carlton J. Roper and Mary Ruth Skelton Roper of Hartwell, Georgia. I have three lovely daughters, Taylor, Payton and Kelsey.
I attended the University of Alabama on a football scholarship where I played for the legendary Paul “Bear” Bryant. As a linebacker, I lettered in 1981, 1983, through 1985, and played in three bowl games, specifically the Cotton Bowl, Sun Bowl, and Aloha Bowl.
As a student athlete, I graduated in 1985 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Commerce and Business Administration. With my playing days over and Bachelor Degree in hand, I applied to law school. I attended Cumberland School of Law in Birmingham, Alabama, beginning in 1986 and graduating in 1989. Prior to my graduation from law school, I took the Georgia Bar and successfully passed it.
In May of 1989, I arrived in North Carolina and began my internship with the law firm of Moody, Moody, and Williams. I took the North Carolina Bar examine in February of 1990, and passed it. Because I played for “The University” in the State of Alabama, I wanted to obtain my law license there. As a result, I took the Alabama Bar Exam in the summer of 1990 and passed it.
Currently I am a member in good standing with the Georgia, Alabama and North Carolina State Bars. I am also a member of the following entities: North Carolina Advocates for Justice, North Carolina Bar Association, Chatham County Bar Association and the 15-B Judicial District, Middle District in North Carolina and United States Supreme Court Bar.
Since 1990, I have been in the general practice of law and concentrate in the following areas: Traffic Laws, DWI Laws, Criminal Defense Laws, Real Estate, Personal Injury, Workers’ Compensation, Social Security Disability, Estate Administration and Domestic Family-Law. In these practice areas, I actually litigate cases in the District and Superior Courts of this State and have taken cases to the North Carolina Court of Appeals and the North Carolina Supreme Court.
I am originally from Harnett County, North Carolina and I have been practicing
with Moody, Williams & Roper since August 2007. After sitting
for the bar exam in July, 2007, I was admitted to the North Carolina State
Bar the next month. I practice in all areas of the firm, including
Criminal Defense, Domestic Law, Civil Litigation and Personal Injury.
I am a proud alumnus of Wake Forest University, where I received my undergraduate degree in 2001. After a few years working in sales, I entered the Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law at Campbell University in August 2004.
While at Campbell, I concentrated in the areas of trial and appellate advocacy. In the spring of 2006 I was a member of the American Bar Association Moot Court team and represented Campbell at competition in Charleston, South Carolina. In the fall of 2006 I had the honor of being named to the John Marshall Moot Court Team and competed in the John Marshall Law School International Moot Court Competition in Chicago, Illinois. During my final semester at Campbell, I also participated in the ATLA Trial Team Competition in Atlanta, Georgia. The legal and personal experiences I gained from these advocacy teams have been invaluable to my law practice.
In May 2007 I graduated from Campbell and received my Juris Doctor Degree. Upon graduation, I was awarded The Order of Barristers for excellence in courtroom advocacy and Campbell’s Calhoun Advocacy Award for best performance in trial and appellate advocacy programs while at Campbell.
I currently live in Siler City and enjoy practicing law in a small town. I am always willing to listen to my client’s concerns and to litigate client’s cases in order to try to achieve their goals.