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Pat Holmes is dedicated to zealously advocating for his client through diligent and meticulous legal representation.  Mr. Holmes graduated from North Carolina Central University School of Law graduating Cum Laude and serving as an Executive Board Member for North Carolina Central University Law Review.  Prior to practicing law, Mr. Holmes clerked for the Honorable L. Walter Mills, Chief Judge of Craven County District Court.

His practice areas focus on Family Law, Criminal Law, Traffic Law, DWI/DUI Defense, Civil Litigation and Real Estate. Mr. Holmes has been active in his community and has served as the Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer of the Craven County Bar Association, the Administrator for the Craven County Indigent Defense Services, the Craven County Teen Court Program, and the Craven County Young Professionals Group.

In his free time Mr. Holmes enjoys hunting, shooting sports, and grilling.  Mr. Holmes is committed to excellence and efficiency when it comes to you and your rights, both inside and outside of the courtroom.

Mr. Holmes resides in New Bern, North Carolina with his wife, Leanna, and their two dogs.

  • Super Lawyers® Rising Star, 2019-2020
  • Avvo Rating of 8.8 Top Attorney
  • Avvo 5-Star reviews out of 16 reviews
  • 2019 North Carolina Rising Stars
  • North Carolina Central University, J.D., Cum Laude, 2016
    • Law Review, Executive Board Member
  • University of North Carolina Wilmington, 2013
    • BA in Psychology
    • Kappa Sigma Fraternity, Grand Scribe
Professional Memberships
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Craven County Bar Association
    • Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, 2017-2018
    • President, 2018-2019
  • Craven County Indigent Defense Services
    • Administrator, 2017-2018
  • Craven County Teen Court Program
    • Volunteer Judge
  • Craven County Chamber of Commerce
  • Craven County Young Professionals Group
Bar Admissions
  • North Carolina – 2016
Practice Areas
  • Civil Litigation
  • Criminal Law
  • Family Law
  • Real Estate Law
Other Areas of Concentration
  • Traffic Law
  • DWI/DUI Defense
  • Child Support
  • Child Custody
  • Divorce
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