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Jacqueline D. Grant

President, 2018-19




Jacqueline D. Grant of Asheville is the 124th president of the North Carolina Bar Association. Chief Justice Mark Martin of the N.C. Supreme Court administered the oath of office on Saturday evening, June 23, 2018, at the Wilmington Convention Center. She will also serve as president of the North Carolina Bar Foundation in 2018-19.

Grant is a partner and litigator with Roberts & Stevens, where she has practiced her entire career. A lifelong Asheville resident, Grant is a graduate of A.C. Reynolds High School. She is also a graduate of Western Carolina University and the University of North Carolina School of Law.

Grant served on the NCBA Board of Governors from 2010-13 and is a former member of the Litigation Section Council. She has also served on numerous committees, including the Medico-Legal Liaison Committee and the Delivery of Legal Services Committee, which she has chaired, and the Awards and Recognitions Committee, on which she has served as co-chair the past two years.

She has also been an active member of the N.C. Association of Defense Attorneys, Defense Research Institute and the N.C. Association of Women Attorneys. Locally Grant has been a devoted community advocate who has served on the board of numerous organizations, including the YWCA, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Western North Carolina and the City of Asheville Sustainable Economic Development Task Force.

In 2016 Grant received the NCBA’s Citizen Lawyer Award, presented annually to attorneys across the state who provide exemplary public service and leadership to their communities. In 2014-15, Grant became the first African-American female to serve as president of the 28th Judicial District Bar which encompasses Buncombe County. She becomes the second African-American female and third African-American overall to serve as president of the NCBA.


Western Carolina University
University of North Carolina School of Law


Roberts & Stevens, P.A.
City Centre Building
301 College Street, Suite 400
Asheville, NC 28801
Phone: 828-252-6600