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Brett J. DeSelms

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Practice Areas:

  • Criminal Law
  • Traffic Law
  • Domestic Law
  • Workers Compensation
  • Personal Injury
  • Civil Litigation
  • Estate/Guardianship
  • County/Government Law
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Brett J. DeSelms is a summa cum laude graduate of North Carolina State University where he obtained a B.A. degree in Psychology. Mr. DeSelms graduated cum laude from Campbell University's Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law in 2007. While at law school Mr. DeSelms was a member of the ATLA Trial Team and competed in trial competitions around the country. He is a member of the Order of the Barristers and also served as Deputy Attorney General for the Law School's Honor Court.

In August 2007 Brett DeSelms joined Mewborn & DeSelms, Attorneys at Law where he has focused on civil and criminal litigation. Brett's practice has expanded to include the position of County Attorney for Onslow County, as well as the Public Guardian for Onslow County.


  • Campbell University Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law, Buies Creek, North Carolina
    • J.D. - 2007
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: ATLA Trial Team
    • Honors: Order of Barristers
  • North Carolina State University
    • B.A.
    • Honors: summa cum laude
    • Major: Psychology

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina

Classes & Seminars

  • Presented at Carolina Case Management' Annual Spring Symposium, "New Legislation and its impact on case management and ethical practices," 2012

Professional Associations

  • President of Fourth District Bar, 2012 to 2013
  • Vice President of Fourth Judicial District Bar, 2011 to 2012
  • Secretary of Fourth Judicial District Bar, 2010 to 2011
  • North Carolina State Bar Association, Member
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Member
  • Onslow County Bar Association, Member
  • Fifth Judicial District Bar Association, Member
  • Rotary Club of Jacksonville, Member and Member of Board of Directors
  • Onslow County Women’s Center, Vice-Chairman and Member of Board of Directors
  • Onslow County Partnership for Children, Member of Board of Directors (2016-2017)
  • Appointed Onslow County’s Public Guardian on September 3, 2015 for an eight (8) year term
  • Appointed Interim County Attorney for Onslow County in December, 2016
  • Appointed County Attorney for the Onslow County in November 2017
  • Law School's Honor Court, Deputy Attorney General