Ari Sibrey, NEXT Leadership Class of 2023

November 14, 2022

Ari Sibrey is one of the 21 members of the NCAJ NEXT Leadership Program class of 2023. The program, which graduated its first class in 2022, identifies the state’s emerging trial lawyer leaders.

Ari Sibrey

Law degree from: Campbell University Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law

Works as: Associate Attorney at the The Clauson Law Firm

Legal Association Involvement: NCAJ Disability Advocacy Section, Women’s Caucus, New Lawyers Division; N.C. Bar Association, liaison for Elder Law and Special Needs, Call 4All Committee, pro pono projects including Wills for Heroes and Ask a Lawyer


I would love to participate in the program to further my goals of being involved in my communities and becoming a better advocate. I want to become a leading voice in not only NCAJ, but other organizations I am a part of. I want to not only have a seat at the table but voice my opinions and suggestions on how to make processes better and more efficient for all involved.

Why is the idea of civil and criminal justice important to you?

Civil and criminal justice is important to me because we all want a system that we can trust and rely on. We all want to ensure that whatever the situation and facts surrounding a problem or issue, we know that justice was served and we have no doubts about the outcome. Criminal justice specifically is important to me because as a member of the minority population, I want to make sure there are voices that speak up for those that don’t oftentimes have a voice for themselves.

What is your vision of the future of NCAJ?

I see the organization as continuing with their mission of ensuring justice for everyone, and having even more of a footprint in changes that promote equality and fairness for the citizens of North Carolina.

Away from work …

When I am not practicing law, I am being entertained by my son, James, who is 4. He keeps me on my toes and motivates me to be the best I can, whether it’s in my career or just becoming a better mom. I also enjoy volunteering with other nonlegal organizations, like NAMI, the National Association of Mental Illness.