Thomas Stark

Thomas Stark

Attorney
Location:
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Phone:
919-907-1603
Fax:
919-490-5551
Email:

During law school Mr. Stark clerked for the Secretary of the Air Force General Counsel. Following graduation he practiced law in Durham with Newsom Graham, et al. Mr. Stark started his own practice in 1982 and founded the firm Harlow & Stark in 1985 that grew to as many as 12 attorneys. In 1992, Mr. Stark reorganized as the Law Offices of Thomas H. Stark and in 2003 he renamed the practice Stark Law Group. Mr. Stark remains an active member of the legal community and volunteers his time to local and national organizations.

  • Durham County Bar Association, 14th Judicial District, North Carolina (Member, Legislative Committee and Sections On: Construction Law; Real Property; Litigation; Environmental Law)
  • American Bar Association (Member, Sections on: Litigation; Real Property, Probate and Trust Law; Natural Resources, Energy, and Environmental Law; Member, Forum Committee on the Construction Industry)
  • Computer Law Roundtable
  • Braxton Craven Inn of Court
  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy, Faculty, Southeast Deposition Program, Southeast Regional Trial Program, 1997
  • Crime Cabinet and related committees
  • Past Chair of Crime Prevention Committee for the Durham Chamber of Commerce
  • Merger Task Force

Mr. Stark is also an Eagle Scout and served as the local District Chair for the Boy Scouts of America, as well as chairing the Open Spaces and Trails Commission. He is currently member of the North Carolina United Methodist Camp and Retreat Ministries Board, has served on the Board of Institutions for the North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church, and also served as Chairman of the Board for Duke Memorial United Methodist Church.

Areas of Practice

  • Business Disputes
  • Complex Business Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Real Estate Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina, 1981
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of North Carolina, 1983
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of North Carolina, 1984
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1985

Education

  • Duke University School of Law, Durham, North Carolina
    • J.D. - 1981
  • Duke University
    • A.B. - 1977

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Durham County Bar Association, 14th Judicial District, North Carolina, Member, Legislative Committee
  • Durham County Bar Association, 14th Judicial District, North Carolina, Sections on: Construction Law; Real Property; Litigation; Environmental Law
  • American Bar Association Sections on: Litigation; Real Property, Probate and Trust Law; Natural Resources, Energy, and Environmental Law, Member
  • American Bar Association, Forum Committee on the Construction Industry, Member
  • Braxton Craven Inn of Court
  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy, Faculty, Southeast Deposition Program, Southeast Regional Trial Program, 1997
  • Crime Prevention Committee for the Durham Chamber of Commerce, Past Chair

Past Employment Positions

  • Secretary of the Air Force General Counsel, Clerk
  • Newsom Graham, et al., Durham

Pro Bono Activities

  • Boy Scouts of America, Eagle Scout
  • Boy Scouts of America, Local District Chair
  • Open Spaces and Trails Commission, Chair
  • North Carolina United Methodist Camp and Retreat Ministries Board, Member
  • Board of Institutions for the North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church
  • Duke Memorial United Methodist Church, Chairman of the Board