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Guilford County Sheriff's Office

Legal Advisor

James D. Secor III, has served as a Deputy County Attorney and the Sheriff’s Office Attorney since 2015.

Licensed to practice law in North Carolina since 1990. Gained 21 years of civil trial/litigation experience while in private practice (1994 – 2015). Focused the last 10 years of his private practice (2005 – 2015) on representing and defending Law Enforcement and Detention Officers in civil lawsuits across the State. Regularly hired by the Fraternal Order of Police, the Police Benevolent Association and Greensboro Police Officers Association to represent local LEO’s in officer-involved shootings and other on-duty incidents (2005 – 2015).

  • Four years of criminal trial work in the U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps; Saw all 3 sides of the bench as a Magistrate, Prosecutor and Defense Counsel (1990 – 1994).
  • Served as Command Judge Advocate while deployed with Amphibious Squadron 8 on the U.S.S. IWO JIMA (LPH-2) during Operation Provide Promise—Yugoslavian coast (1992).
  • Earned his Juris Doctorate at the University of North Carolina School of Law in Chapel Hill where he authored two published works on the UNC Law Review.
  • Earned Phi Beta Kappa Membership as an undergraduate at Hampden-Sydney College.
  • Honorably discharged after 4 years of active duty as a Commissioned Officer in the United States Naval Reserve (1990 – 1994). Earned two Navy Commendation Medals (non-combat related), a Navy Achievement Award and Sea Service Medal while on active duty.

Chief Warrant Officer Rik Stevens, is a Guilford County native and one of the staff legal advisors at the Guilford County Sheriff’s Office.

Chief Stevens is both a North Carolina licensed attorney, admitted to practice law in the state courts of North Carolina and the North Carolina Middle District federal court, and a sworn law enforcement officer. As a 10-year veteran of the Guilford County Sheriff’s Office, he holds an Advanced Law Enforcement Certificate, is a NC Department of Justice credentialed General and Specialized Instructor, and has worked in and supervised several sections of the Sheriff’s Office.

Chief Stevens began his career in public service in Washington, DC in the field of emergency medicine and still serves as an adjunct legal advisor and instructor for Guilford County EMS, where he is credentialed as a North Carolina EMT-Intermediate.

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District 1 - (336) 641-2300
District 2 - (336) 641-2680
District 3 - (336) 641-6691

Greensboro - (336) 641-2700
High Point - (336) 641-7900

Greensboro - (336) 641-3735
High Point - (336) 641-7907

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Greensboro, NC 27402

Greensboro: (336) 641-3694
High Point: (336) 641-3694
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