David Gantt

The Law Office of David Gantt
  • Personal Injury, Social Security Disability/SSI, Workers' Compensation
  • North Carolina
Claimed Lawyer Profile

David Gantt is an Asheville-based Board Certified Workers’ Compensation Legal Specialist serving western North Carolina and Chair of the Buncombe County Commission. In addition to Workers’ Compensation, David practices in the areas of Social Security Disability and Personal Injury law. He graduated with a BA in Economics from University of North Carolina at Chapel hill in 1978 before moving on to earn his Juris Doctor from Campbell University Law School in 1981. David was admitted to bar for North Carolina and U.S. District Court, Western District of North Carolina in 1981. In 1984, he was admitted to the U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, and U.S. District Court, Middle District of North Carolina. Since 1985, he has been admitted to the U.S. Supreme Court. Active in the legal community, David holds membership to the 28th Judicial Bar, North Carolina, and America Bar Associations. He has served as a sustaining patron and in the President’s Club for North Carolina Advocates for Justice. David is also a member of the National Association of Social Security Disability Claimant’s Representatives. In addition to his legal involvement, David strives to consistently take part in his local community. He currently holds board membership with the Martin Luther King, Jr. Committee; life membership to NAACP; Governor Appointment for Mountain Resources Commission (2010); and March of Dimes Babies Walk (Chairman, 2012). David was elected to the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners in 10 elections since 1996. He is currently serving his 8th year as elected Chairman of that Board.

Practice Areas
  • Personal Injury
  • Social Security Disability/SSI
  • Workers' Compensation
Additional Practice Area
  • Car Accidents
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
North Carolina
  • English
Professional Experience
Managing Partner
David Gantt Law Office
- Current
Campbell Law School
J.D. / Law (1981)
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
B.A. / Economics
MLK Humanitarian Award
MLK Association of Asheville & Buncombe County
Legacy Award
Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy
Lawyer of the Year, Workers’ Compensation; Asheville
Best Lawyers in America
Greenway Hero
Friends of Connect Buncombe
Minnie Jones Social Justice Award
Western North Carolina Community Health Services
Champion of Buncombe County Animals
Asheville Humane Society
Outstanding Elected Official
American Planning Association- NC Chapter
Liston Ramsey Award
WNC 11th Congressional District Democrat of Year
Environmental Political Leadership Award
Sierra Club
Leaders in the Law
Elon University and NC Lawyers Weekly
Best Lawyer
Best Lawyers in America
Marvin Collins Outstanding Planning Award for Distinguished Leadership by an Elected Official
American Planning Association NC
National Trial Lawyers Top 100
National Trial Lawyers
National Advocates Top 100 Lawyer
National Advocates
Best Lawyer
Best Lawyers in America
Martindale Hubbell Client Distinction Award
Martindale Hubbell
WNC Elected Official of the Year
Mountain True
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
Top 100 Litigation Lawyers in NC
American Society of Legal Advocates
Top 100 Litigation Lawyers in NC
American Society of Legal Advocates
Stepp Labor Leader Award
WNC Central Labor Council
Environmental Excellence Award
Asheville Greenworks
Top 100 Lawyers in NC
American Trial Lawyers Association
Leadership Award
Sierra Club
Super Lawyer
North Carolina Super Lawyers
Top 100 Lawyers in NC
American Trial Lawyers Association
Super Lawyer
North Carolina Super Lawyers
Citizen Lawyer Award
North Carolina State Bar Association
Professional Associations
28th Judicial District
North Carolina and American Bar Associations
President’s Club- North Carolina Advocates for Justice
Advocates for Justice
Sustaining Patron
National Association of Social Security Disability Claimant's Representatives
North Carolina State Bar
Articles & Publications
“Woodson Worker’s Compensation Case”
North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyer Magazine
Board Certified in Worker’ Compensation Law
Board of Legal Specialization
Websites & Blogs
Contact & Map
82 Church St
Asheville, NC 28801
Telephone: (828) 252-2852
Fax: (828) 254-4539