What the District Attorney Does
The Wake County District Attorney plays an important role in administering justice in one of the largest judicial districts in the state as the head prosecutor and top law enforcement officer. The District Attorney oversees a team of over seventy employees, including forty attorneys, to prosecute the over 100,000 criminal cases that come through the DA's office annually. The District Attorney protects the safety of the community by ensuring that criminals are prosecuted and by working with and advising law enforcement.
The Wake County District Attorney also works to investigate and prosecute corruption and lack of transparency among elected officials, state employees, along with state agencies and departments. As a retired Army Special Operations Veteran, and someone has worked directly with Ambassadors, General Officers, and high-ranking members of numerous government and non-profit organizations on international level projects, Jeff understands the importance transparency, honesty, and integrity in government and is unwilling to compromise himself or his beliefs to further political careers.
While the integrity of the Wake County District Attorney's Office has come into question several times over Freeman's past two terms, with even democrats calling for her resignation, Jeff will take stern action to the course and ensure victims can place their trust and confidence in the Wake County District Attorney's Office.
Campbell University School of Law
University of Idaho
Bachelor of Science, Psychology
Dobson Law Firm, PLLC
Owner: Raleigh, NC: January 2020 – Present
Oversee and supervise a staff of six attorneys and numerous support staff. Review applications and select candidates for support staff and attorney positions. Manage all corporate level tasks of a business. Conduct client intake, review discovery, negotiate pleas, conduct suppression hearings, lead attorney on murder, rape, drug trafficking, and other felony cases. Supervise associates handling murder, rape, drug trafficking, other felony cases, appeals, and other post-conviction matters. Firm has had more than a dozen felony convictions set-aside on constitutional grounds, had multiple writs of certiorari granted by the North Carolina Court of Appeals. Admitted to practice law in North Carolina, the NC Court of Appeals, NC Supreme Court, all three Federal Districts in North Carolina, and the 4 th Circuit Court of Appeals. Named one of Top Criminal Defense Attorney by Business Journal NC, best DUI attorney by Legal Elite in 2021 and 2022, best criminal defense attorney by Legal Elite in 2021 and 2022, Rising Star in 2021 and 2022 by Super Lawyers, and 40 under 40 by The National Trial Lawyers organization.
Cheshire Parker Schneider & Bryan, PLLC
Law Clerk: Raleigh, NC: October 2018 – May 2019
Review discovery for a Racketeer Influenced and Organized Crime Act (RICO) case for murder and drug trafficking. Identify individuals on audio and video recordings, applying network theory analysis between more than thirty individuals to identify relationships and rank within the organization. Review police reports, bank documents, interviews, and draft case summary on state murder cases. Draft motions in limine, motions to suppress, and ex parte motions.
Wake County District Attorney’s Office
Extern: Raleigh, NC: May - August 2018
Conduct calendar call, negotiate pleas with pro se defendants and attorneys, conduct driving and record level checks, interview victims, witness, and law enforcement officers, review case files, conduct reasonable suspicion and probable cause hearings, and conduct trials for traffic violations, possession of narcotics, driving while impaired, assaults, and domestic violence charges.
Lee County District Attorney’s Office
Extern: Laurinburg, NC: December 2017 - April 2018
Conduct calendar call, negotiate pleas with pro se defendants and attorneys, conduct driving and record level checks, interview victims, witness, and law enforcement officers, review case files, and conduct reasonable suspicion hearings, and conduct trials for traffic violations, possession of narcotics, and assault charges.
Scotland County Public Defender’s Office
Extern: Laurinburg, NC: May - July 2017
Conduct initial client interviews, conduct witness interviews, request and review discovery, draft subpoenas, motions to suppress, and motions in limine, draft analysis identifying case specific strengths and weaknesses, draft and discuss plea transcripts with clients, aid attorneys during calendar call of both district and superior court, and developed a mitigation database that provided a detailed list of providers for in and out-patient treatment of adults and minors.
United States Army, 2005-2016
Deputy Chief of Training, 2013-2016: Fort Bragg, NC
Developed new and maintained existing training publications for entire occupational specialty. Oversaw the Non-Commissioned Officer Education Systems course development. Analyzed capability gaps and designed, developed, and recommended employment methods. Designed, developed, and implemented a testing system which is used to identify superior performers among the 7,000 Soldiers, both active and reserve, within the occupational specialty. Oversaw the design and initial pilot course for senior leaders that instructed advanced communication plan develop, advance target audience analysis, and long term planning focus on trans-national operations.
Tactical Team Chief, 2013-2014: Afghanistan
Oversaw the development of a communication plan that spanned twelve districts, which included identifying specific communications methods needed to actively engage more than a dozen demographic groups. Distributed more than 1,200 targeted messages, a public health series, speeches by local leaders, and a radio literacy series that reached 50,000 people in three critical districts. Assessed and identified schools, villages, and health clinics that received more than 7,000 pounds of humanitarian aid ensuring the most significant impact within the region. Assisted US government and non-government agencies. Designed and over saw implantation of a country-wide public information campaign and brief the effects of second and third order effects on that program.
Plans and Operations NCO, 2011-2013: Fort Bragg, NC
Conducted mission analysis and provided input to large scale Army wide campaign plans. Analyzed selected threat streams and briefed impact of threat operations on US operations. Reviewed data inputs for Congressional Reporting ensuring accuracy and completeness. Assisted in the development of mission guidance letters for near, short, medium, and long term planning requirements for more than thirty countries.
Team Chief, 2009-2011: US Embassy SE Asia
Advised Ambassador and Chief of Mission on impact of insurgent operations on host nation and. Advised host nations forces on tertiary effects of operations on indigenous population and insurgency operations. Instructed 200 deploying host nation soldiers on counter propaganda analysis. Developed instructional series for host national forces which enable them to identify specific informational needs based on age, gender, religion, and what mediums those groups used to gather information. Analyzed IED and insurgent attacks to identify effectiveness of host nation operations.
Paralegal- NCOIC Military Justice, 2005-2008:
Served as the Chief Paralegal of Military Justice section that covers nine judicial authorities. Coordinated witness travel in and out of Germany from eight countries for fourteen courts-martials. Supervised six Legal Assistance Soldiers responsible for legal assistance and the tax center. Notarized more than 1,700 documents, assisted in the completion of more than 900 powers of attorneys, and certified more than 100 affidavits.
United States Air Force, 2000-2005
TALCE Command and Control Apprentice
Acted as executive authority for higher headquarters in direct command and control of contingency forces. Assisted in the development of manning and material packages for deployments. Ensured readiness of two global contingency packages, consisting of $2M of equipment. Established operations center and coordinated ground operations when deployed to austere environments. Deployed to Afghanistan, Iraq, and other locations.