ATTORNEY A. DAVID ERVIN
I have been blessed with the opportunity to return to my North Carolina roots. Although I spent much of my life in Northern Virginia, I was born in Hendersonville, North Carolina and I am excited to have been able to return and practice law in Wilmington. I grew up in a time before the internet when we played outside and came home dirty and usually after dark. I looked up to men like Joe Gibbs, Dean Smith, and my father, whom I followed into the construction industry after graduating from Bridgewater College with a B.A. in Business Administration.
I owned and operated a large construction and development company through the real estate boom and also through the great recession. Both taught me many things. People are what really matter in life, not things or money. Everyone loves you when times are good, but only your real friends will stick around when things get tough. Most of all, your worth comes from who you are and who God made you to be, not from what you do, what you have, or who you know. I rely on these lessons every day in the practice of law.
My wife and I both decided to return to school after years in other careers to pursue our true life passions, she in mental health counseling and I in law. We both graduated from Regent University in Virginia Beach and were able to walk across the stage on the same day, which was an amazing experience. I received many awards at Regent, most notably the Top Advocate award for the school wide trial tournament. I also received the Counselor at Law award for my work on child custody matters with the civil litigation clinic.
My knowledge and experience in construction and real estate made those areas of law a natural fit and I enjoy that area of the law. There is so much to be done in those businesses not only to resolve conflicts, but to plan ahead to prevent conflicts from occurring. I also have a heart for helping families and children, which has led me to also practice family law. In serving as the Treasurer for Mid-Atlantic Teen Challenge and Board Chair for ABBACare Crisis Pregnancy Center I have been able to see first hand the unique needs of families and children in crisis and I gain great satisfaction from helping to lead people to a resolution of what they are facing in life.
I believe that my job as an attorney is to serve others and I strive to do that to the best of my ability. I offer as much free information as I can and I work hard to make my clients feel that I am here for them, not the other way around. Every client has a story, and to me your story is important. I view my work as a calling, not just a job.
I am an ordained Elder in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). I live in Wilmington with my wife, Ana, our daughters, and our Golden Retriever, Ringo. I have grown children (and grandchildren), but have not yet convinced them to move South. I spend my spare time chasing redfish and trout, hanging out on the beach, and I still like to work with my hands whenever I can. If you meet me you will see that I'm a pretty real and down to earth guy, not the stuffy lawyer stereotype. Thank you for taking the time to read about me.
North Carolina Bar Association
North Carolina State Bar
New Hanover County Bar Association
B.A. in Business Administration - Bridgewater College
Juris Doctor - Regent University School of Law