Gene is an experienced litigator. His practice is focused on helping people and companies resolve disputes. He has handled jury trials in state and federal courts, and appeals in the North Carolina Court of Appeals and Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. Areas of Mr. Lester’s practice include domestic, commercial litigation, professional liability, employment, workers’ compensation, personal injury and wrongful death, as well as federal criminal defense.
Before joining Sharpless & Stavola, P.A. in 1998, Mr. Lester clerked for the Honorable P. Trevor Sharp, U.S. Magistrate Judge of the Middle District of North Carolina. He received his law degree from Wake Forest University, School of Law in 1996, where he was a member of the Moot Court Board. He completed his undergraduate studies at Binghamton University in 1993 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Management and a concentration in East Asian Studies. Mr. Lester resides in Greensboro, North Carolina with his family.