David Gantt is an Asheville-based Board Certified Workers’ Compensation Legal Specialist serving western North Carolina. In addition to work comp, David practices in the areas of Social Security Disability, Personal Injury, and Wrongful Death law.
He holds a BA in Economics from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1978, and earned his Juris Doctor from Campbell University Law School in 1981. David was admitted to the 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, and NC Bar Association General Practice Hall of Fame.
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 Appointments to Employment Security Commission (2008) and Mountain Resources Commission (2010); March of Dimes Babies Walk (Chairman, 2012). David was elected to the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners in 10 elections since 1996. In 2016, he retired from politics after 20 years in office.