Paul Stam

Practice Areas

Real Estate Titles and Litigation; Estates; Wills ; Municipal Government; Condemnation; Property Rights


J.D. from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1975. Research Assistant for the Reporter to the Criminal Law Subcommitee of the Pattern Jury Committee of the Conference of Superior Court Judges 1973 to 1975.

Bachelor of Science with High Honors, School of Criminal Justice from Michigan State University,1972.

Valedictorian and Student Government President, Eastern Christian High School, New Jersey, 1968.

Served a Law Enforcement Administration Internship with the Guilford County District Attorney’s Office, Summer of 1972.

Research Assistant for Justice James G. Exum, Jr. (later Chief Justice) of the North Carolina Supreme Court from 1975 to 1976.

Admitted to the North Carolina Bar, October 14, 1975. Admitted to the Bar of the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina on September 2, 1976, the Middle District of North Carolina on January 3, 1979 and the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals on March 5, 1996.

About this Attorney

Member, North Carolina House of Representatives, 1989-1990 and 2003-2016; House Republican Leader, 2007-2010; House Majority Leader (2011-2012); Speaker Pro Tem (2013-2016) . Chairman, North Carolina Juvenile Law Study Commission, 1989-1992. Member, House Select Committee on Non-Profits, 1995-1996. Trustee, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1988-1998. Trustee, Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee, 2005-2009. Apex Town Attorney, 1992-1995.


Wake County Bar Association, N. C. Bar Association, N.C. State Bar, and Christian Legal Society.

Taught “Family Law” at Campbell University Law School as Adjunct Instructor, 1978. Taught lessons in Comparative Law, Legislative Process and Parliamentary Procedure at the Foreign Trade Institute, Tianjin, China, June 1992 and Xi Ke Da University, Mianyang, China, September 2005. Continuing Legal Education Lectures given on N.C. Abortion Law (1988 & 2005) Federal Equal Access Act (1991) and “Parliamentary Procedure” (1998 & 2006).


“Equal Access Act” (Campbell Law Observer), “Search and Seizure at Sea” (Sea Grant 1975), and “Judging the American Constitution” in The Conservative Perspective published by N.C. Policy Council Press, (1988). Numerous essays in “Neighbors” newspaper (1997). “The End of the North Carolina Abortion Fund” 22 Campbell Law Review 119 (1999).“The Woman’s Right To Know Act; A Legislative History” 28 Issues in Law and Medicine, p. 3 (2012). “The 2011 Tribal-State Gaming Compact; 2012 NC Legislative History”  6 Charlotte Law Review 17 (2015) (co-authored by Amy O’Neal).


Began practice of law with Carl P. Holleman in Apex, North Carolina, 1976. Admitted as a partner in 1978 under firm name of Holleman & Stam. Carl P. Holleman died in June, 1992. The current firm name is Stam Law Firm, PLLC. It holds the highest rating (AV) from Martindale Hubbell Law Directory.

Hobbies & Interests

Tennis/Swimming/Soccer — retired from the “Callipygians” of CASL 40+ Division. Previous Teams: Animals, Deceptively Slow, Young Turks, UNC-CH Graduate Club, High School Varsity (All County Fullback 1966)