Dennis L. Guthrie

Dennis L Guthrie

(704) 372-5600 office
(704) 372-4601 fax

Practice Focus

Administrative Law
Business & Commercial Transactions
Products Liability
Commercial & General Civil Litigation
Dram Shop Litigation

Mr. Guthrie was born in Missouri in 1944.  After graduating from Wofford College in 1966 and the Mercer University School of Law in 1969, Mr. Guthrie served in Vietnam where he was awarded two bronze stars for his service as a Captain in the United States Army from 1969 to 1971.  Upon his return, he served as an Assistant District Attorney in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina from 1971 to 1974, at which time Mr. Guthrie entered the private practice of law.  Mr. Guthrie has extensive experience in every aspect of complex civil litigation, with particular emphasis in alcohol beverage issues and dram shop litigation. He has been deeply involved with the Boy Scouts of America for many years in addition to numerous other civic activities. 

Bar Admissions:
  • North Carolina, 1969
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of North Carolina, 1969
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Wofford College, 1966
  • Mercer University, 1969
  • Phi Alpha Delta
    Vice-Justice, District XIV, 1968 - 1969
Professional Associations and Memberships:
  • North Carolina and American Bar Associations (Member, Sections on: Administrative Law; General Practice; Litigation)
  • 26th Judicial District and North Carolina State Bar
  • Mecklenburg County Bar Association
  • American Association of Justice
  • North Carolina Trial Lawyers Association
  • Captain, U.S. Army, 1969-1971, Vietnam
  • National Defense Medal, 1969
  • Republic of Vietnam Service Medal, 1970
  • Bronze Star Medals (2), 1971
  • Assistant District Attorney, Mecklenburg County, 1971 – 1974
  • Charlotte Chamber of Commerce
  • Chairman, Board of Trustees, Providence United Methodist Church
  • Board of Directors, Alexander Children's Home
  • Board of Directors, Charlotte Culinary Institute
  • Wofford Alumni Executive Council
  • Scoutmaster, Boy Scouts of America
  • Board of Directors, Boy Scouts of America of Mecklenburg County
  • Board of Directors, Girl Scout Council
  • Life Member, National Eagle Scout Association
  • Life Member, Girl Scouts of America