Testimonials From Judges, Opposing Counsel and Other Lawyers

“Ms. Brocker,
Just wanted to drop a quick line to express my gratitude.  I appreciate your generous gift of time and your willingness to help.  Thank you!
Frankly, your knowledge was quite reassuring.  I knew I had read of the rules change regarding a criminal/civil nexus, but could not recall whether it was proposed or had passed.  Your familiarity with the subject was outstanding. . . .”

- An attorney seeking ethics advice from the State Bar

“Dear Doug,
You did a tremendous job putting on a difficult case.  Further, you did it with a professionalism and grace that should give heart and comfort to all of us. Your ordering of the evidence, direct examinations, dynamic examination of Lt. [L], knowledge of the law and presentation was better than most lawyers twice your age and one of the best I’ve encountered in years.  . . . You did a wonderful job.  You are a terrific lawyer and a true professional.  It was a joy to appear with you.”

- Joseph B. Cheshire, V, opposing counsel in a State Bar disciplinary proceeding

“[To the State Bar President]
I just wanted to drop you this note and thank the State Bar for the services of Deanna Brocker who mans the telephone to assist attorneys with ethical questions and issues.  Over the years, I have had the good fortune to review ethical issues with Deanna on occasion.  I believe this is an extremely valuable service to attorneys.  I have always found Deanna is not only knowledgeable, but also lends an understanding ear to the attorney’s situation.  I just wanted to thank the State Bar for this very worthwhile service and tell you how helpful Ms. Brocker has been to me in several situations over the years.”

- Attorney who had sought ethics advice from the State Bar

“Doug,
. . . .  I was not being facetious Friday when I left and said that Judge Dupree would be very proud of you.  Judges take a proprietary interest in law clerks.  You did what I thought was an exemplary job in a most difficult situation.  I thought your questions were substantively right on target.  You prosecuted your case hard and very fairly, and I thought you exemplified the best that the law has to offer. I meant every word when I said that Judge Dupree would be very proud of you.  He really truly would be. . . . You really did a magnificent job.”

- Federal District Court Judge in North Carolina (Adverse character witness in State Bar disciplinary proceeding)

“Doug,
You are a tremendous asset to the State Bar and you will be difficult to replace.”

- Past State Bar President

“Doug,
You have been a great resource for me and one in whom I place absolute confidence.”

- Past State Bar President

“Dear Deanna,
. . . . You have been a tremendous help to me over the last several years whenever I have professional ethics legal questions.  Your responses to my rather esoteric and sometimes crazy inquiries have always been exceptionally clear and well reasoned. . .”

- Attorney who had sought ethics advice from the State Bar

Doug, You have been a great resource for me and one in whom I place absolute confidence.

- Past State Bar President