Law Firm

At Bennett & Gulley, P.A., Attorneys at Law, our attorneys have over 55 years of combined experience protecting the rights of individuals throughout Nash, Wilson, and Edgecombe Counties. We are all former prosecutors, which means we know firsthand how the State prepares and prosecutes a criminal case.

In addition, we also represent clients who have suffered personal injuries. Though we work cooperatively with police, prosecutors, and other attorneys to resolve our clients’ cases, we are also experienced trial lawyers who appear in court every day. If we cannot resolve your case outside the courtroom, we are always willing and able to fight for you inside the courtroom.

We have deep roots in the community. Our firm has operated at its current Rocky Mount location since the mid-1970s, when J. Edgar Moore, Larry Diedrick, George Whitaker, and Sam Carlisle were the original partners.

We provide a free initial consultation to all clients. Come by the office any weekday between 3 and 5 p.m.

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Our People

Thomas Lawerence Gulley, Jr.
Born: 7/21/69
Edgecombe County, NC
UNC - BA - 1991
North Carolina Central University School of Law - 1996

Assistant District Attorney - Nash, Wilson, Edgecombe Counties - 1997-2000

Private Practice - 2000 - Present
Traffic / Criminal Law

Professional Orgainizations:
Nash-Edgecombe County Bar Association
North Carolina Bar Association
North Carolina State Bar
North Carolina Advocates for Justice

Played Junior Varsity Basketball at the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Spier L. Bennett, III
Born: 11/26/1953
Halifax County, NC
UNC - BA - 1976
Campbell Univ. - JD 1979

Assistant District Attorney - Nash, Wilson, Edgecombe Counties 1979-1984

Private Practice - 28 years - Concentrating on Criminal Law, DWI /Traffic, and Personal Injury Law

Professional Orgainizations:
Nash-Edgecombe County Bar Association
North Carolina Bar Association
North Carolina State Bar
North Carolina Advocates for Justice

Enjoys hunting, having spent weeks in the Alaskan Wilderness hunting waterfowl.
John E. Clark, Jr.
Born: 6/23/79
Wilson, NC
UNC - BA - 2001
North Carolina Central University School of Law - 2005

Abrams & Clark, Attorneys at Law (Wilson, NC) - 2005 - 2006

Assistant District Attorney - Nash, Wilson, Edgecombe Counties - 2006 -2011

Bennett & Gulley, P.A. 7/2011 - Present

Professional Orgainizations:
Nash-Edgecombe County Bar Association
North Carolina Bar Association
North Carolina State Bar
North Carolina Advocates for Justice

Has run 5 marathons, including the 2011 Boston Marathon, finishing in 3:11:02.