Daughtry, Woodard, Lawrence & Starling
Luther D. (Lew) Starling, Jr. is a life-long resident of Clinton, North Carolina. He attended Clinton High School where he served as President of his senior class and President of the Future Farmers of America. He graduated from Campbell University in 1987 with a bachelor's degree in Business Administration. While at Campbell, Lew served as President of the Adam Smith Club, the university's second largest student organization. 1n 1990, he earned his Juris Doctor degree from Wake Forest University School of Law where he worked on the law review, earned Dean's List honors, and received the American Jurisprudence Award for Excellence in Contracts.
Lew is currently managing partner for the law firm of Daughtry, Woodard, Lawrence & Starling, which has offices in Smithfield and Clinton, North Carolina. He maintains a general practice with an emphasis on civil litigation and commercial transactions. In addition to being licensed in the State of North Carolina, he is also licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia.
Lew also serves as general counsel for Sampson Regional Medical Center where he previously served as the youngest Board of Trustees Member in the hospital's history. He is a member of the Campbell University Board of Trustees, the Board of Trustees of the Clinton branch of First Citizens Bank, Wake Forest University's President's Club, and the Sampson Community College Foundation. He has served as a past member of the Campbell University Board of Presidential Advisors and Chairman of the Sampson County Republican Party.
He is a member of First Baptist Church in Clinton, North Carolina and is married to Erika Britt Starling. Since 2001, he has served as Mayor of Clinton, North Carolina.