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Paul Stam

Practice Areas

Paul StamReal Estate Titles and Litigation; Wills; Municipal Government; Condemnation; Property Rights; State Constitutional Law


J.D. from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1975.  Research Assistant for the Reporter to the Criminal Law Subcommittee of the Pattern Jury Committee of the Conference of Superior Court Judges 1973-75.

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

About this Attorney

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.

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.  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, Christian Legal Society, and Real Estate Lawyers Association of North Carolina.

Taught “Family Law” at Campbell University Law School as Adjunct Instruction, 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) “Parliamentary Procedure” (1998 & 2006) and Partition (2024).


“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).  “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 & Interest

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).



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