J. Mark Herring, who practices in the Kinston office of White & Allen, P.A., was a co-planner for the 2015 North Carolina Bar Association Criminal Justice Section Annual Meeting and CLE which was held on Friday, January 9, 2015 at the North Carolina Bar Center in Cary. The focus of the program was to introduce the criminal defense practitioner to new areas of the law that are increasingly becoming integrated into the traditional criminal defense practice.
Mark is a partner in the firm's litigation department where he spends a great deal of time representing clients charged with criminal offenses in both state and federal courts. Mark has experience in dealing with all criminal offenses ranging from traffic and DWI to narcotics, firearms offenses, and white-collar matters. Mark also devotes a large portion of his practice to general civil litigation matters including contract disputes, domestic matters, personal injury, and administrative legal matters.
Mark is admitted to practice before the United States District Court—Eastern District of North Carolina and the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. Mark is also a member of the Criminal Justice Act panel of attorneys for the Eastern District of North Carolina.
Mark is a member of the Criminal Justice Section Counsel of the North Carolina Bar Association, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the North Carolina Bar Association, the Eighth Judicial District Bar Association (past president), as well as the Lenoir County Bar Association (past president).
Prior to entering private practice at White & Allen, P.A., Mark was an Assistant District Attorney for the 4th Judicial District of North Carolina (Sampson, Jones, Duplin and Onslow counties) where he negotiated and tried hundreds of cases.
Mark, a member of the Kinston Rotary Club, has been a board member of the Boys & Girls Club of Lenoir County, the United Way of Lenoir County and a member of the Caswell Center Human Rights Advocacy Board. Mark was selected to the Kinston Free Press' 20 Under 40 2010. 20 Under 40 is a select list of 20 outstanding professionals under age 40 who actively participate in bettering the community. In 2014, Mark was selected for inclusion to the North Carolina Super Lawyers as a Rising Star.