James Thomas Amburgey

James Thomas Amburgey

Asheville Criminal Defense Attorney
  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, White Collar Crime
  • North Carolina
Claimed Lawyer Profile

Thomas Amburgey Is a former prosecutor, and board-certified specialist in state criminal law. As an assistant District Attorney for Buncombe County, he handled thousands of cases, ranging from speeding tickets to first degree murder. That immeasurable experience gives him an advantage in the courtroom.

Many criminal defense attorneys only experience a handful of trials. Thomas Amburgey has tried hundreds of cases in front of a judge and over 70 in front of a jury. Regardless of the charge, Amburgey Law has the trial experience to defend you.

In 2017, Thomas received an AV Preeminent Peer Rating from Martindale Hubbell, America’s oldest and most respected peer review entity. Later that year, he received Avvo’s 2017 Client Choice Award. He was first listed in North Carolina Super Lawyers Rising Stars in 2018.

Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • DUI & DWI
  • White Collar Crime
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
North Carolina
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  • English
Professional Experience
Amburgey Law P.A.
- Current
Assistant District Attorney
State of North Carolina
Bearfield & Associates
District Attorney's Office Sevier County
Appalachian School of Law
J.D. (2007)
Honors: Deans List spring 2005, finished in top 25% of class for first year.
Activities: Student Bar Association, Student Ambassador, Phi Delta Phi, 5k Memorial Race Committee, Domestic Abuse Counselor, Member of ASL Softball Team
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East Tennessee State University
B.A. (2004) | Corporate Finance, Minor, Political Science
Activities: Sigma Phi Epsilon (President, Vice President, Treasurer, and national delegate), Member of the Student Athletic Advisory Board, and Intramurals
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Client's Choice, Criminal Defense
AV Preeminent Rated
Top 40 Under 40
The National Trial Lawyers
Professional Associations
North Carolina State Bar
- Current
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Buncombe County Bar Association
Executive Committee Member
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Speaking Engagements
Intro to Criminal Law , Competent Criminal Representation for Civil Attorneys CLE , Bucombe County Courthouse
Board Certified Specialist in State Criminal Law
North Carolina State Bar
Websites & Blogs
Contact & Map
Amburgey Law
22 South Pack Square Suite #1200
Asheville, NC 28801
Telephone: (828) 989-3210