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Jacqueline D. Grant





Jacqueline D. Grant is the new president-elect of the North Carolina Bar Association. She was elected by acclamation on June 24 at the 2017 NCBA Annual Meeting in Asheville.

A lifelong Asheville resident, Grant is a partner and litigator with Roberts & Stevens, where she has practiced her entire career.

Grant served on the NCBA Board of Governors from 2010-13. She has also served on numerous committees, including the Medico-Legal Liaison Committee and the Delivery of Legal Services Committee, which she has chaired, and the Awards and Recognitions Committee which she currently co-chairs.

Grant is a graduate of A.C. Reynolds High School. She received her undergraduate degree from Western Carolina University in 1992, graduating magna cum laude, and earned her law degree from the University of North Carolina School of Law in 1995.  

In addition to her sterling legal credentials, Grant has distinguished herself as a community leader and volunteer. She has served on the boards of the YWCA, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Western North Carolina and the City of Asheville Sustainable Economic Development Task Force. In 2016 she was recognized as a recipient of the NCBA’s Citizen Lawyer Award, presented annually in recognition of exemplary community service.

In 2014-15, Grant became the first African-American female to serve as president of the 28th Judicial District Bar which encompasses Buncombe County. She will be the second African-American female and third African-American overall to serve as president of the NCBA.

Grant will serve in 2017-18 as president-elect of the NCBA. She will be installed as the 124th president of the NCBA on Saturday, June 23, at the 2018 Annual Meeting in Wilmington.


Western Carolina University
University of North Carolina School of Law


Roberts & Stevens, P.A.
City Centre Building
301 College Street, Suite 400
Asheville, NC 28801
Phone: 828-252-6600