Firm Profile

Bell, Davis & Pitt P.A.


100 North Cherry St, Suite 600
100 North Cherry Street
P.O. Box 21029
Winston-Salem, NC 27120
United States
(336) 722.3700

Firm Details

Bell, Davis & Pitt, P.A. has grown steadily since 1980 to become one of North Carolina's premier law firms, with a practice range far beyond its size and location. The firm's over 30 attorneys provide a full range of legal services to businesses, individuals, and organizations throughout the Southeast, and to organizations throughout the country when they have need for counsel in the region. We are large enough to handle a wide variety of legal matters, yet small enough to give clients the personal attention they deserve.

Our business philosophy is simple: to meet the needs of our clients with an exceptional work product delivered in a timely and cost-effective manner that enhances our reputation and encourages clients to use us again.

The firm has achieved an enviable reputation for:

Integrity and the highest quality work,

Legal knowledge and experience,

Innovation in solving problems,

Interdisciplinary approach to the practice of law,

Responsiveness to clients,

Case management and Billing Strategies that fit the needs of clients,

Involvement with the community and the bar.

From its earliest days, the firm recognized that to be successful it had to attract and retain the best legal talent available. That practice continues today. All of our attorneys have distinguished themselves through outstanding educational achievement, continuous professional education, community involvement, and the expertise and experience gained from years of practice in specific areas of the law.


D. Anderson Carmen
VP, Secretary
Amy K. Smith
VP, Treasurer
Karen Googe
Firm Administrator
Stephen D. Poe
Immediate Past President



Women: 9

Men: 22

Caucasian: 31


Women: 2

Men: 1

Caucasian: 3

Management / Department Heads

Women: 2

Caucasian: 2


Women: 6

Men: 1

Caucasian: 7

Non-Legal Employees

Women: 27

African-American: 2

Men: 3

Caucasian: 25

Top Listed City Awards

  • Top Listed in Winston-Salem in Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law with 4 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Winston-Salem in Litigation - Banking and Finance with 6 lawyers


  • Top Ranked Law Firm by Fortune Magazine.
  • Named one of the Best Law Firms in the Triad by U.S. News & World Report in 2016


Karen Googe
Firm Administrator
D. Anderson Carmen
Galen G. Craun
Ward B. Davis

Firm Practice Areas

  • Appellate Practice
  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Copyright Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Elder Law
  • Employment Law - Individuals
  • Employment Law - Management
  • Environmental Law
  • Family Law
  • Family Law Mediation
  • Financial Services Regulation Law
  • Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Litigation - Antitrust
  • Litigation - Banking and Finance
  • Litigation - Bankruptcy
  • Litigation - Construction
  • Litigation - Environmental
  • Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
  • Litigation - Securities
  • Litigation - Trusts and Estates
  • Litigation and Controversy - Tax
  • Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Real Estate Law
  • Tax Law
  • Trademark Law
  • Trusts and Estates
  • Workers' Compensation Law - Employers

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Office Locations

United States

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North Carolina

North Carolina

Charlotte, NC

227 West Trade Street, Suite 1800

Charlotte, NC 28202

United States

(704) 227.0400

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Winston-Salem, NC

100 North Cherry St, Suite 600

100 North Cherry Street

P.O. Box 21029

Winston-Salem, NC 27120

United States

(336) 722.3700

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