In Memoriam: David Freedman

September 08, 2021

David Freedman, a longtime NCAJ member and well-known member of the criminal defense bar, passed away on Sept. 3 at age 64. Freedman practiced for nearly 40 years in Winston-Salem, most recently as a partner in the law firm of Freedman, Thompson, Witt, Ceberio & Byrd. He served as the president of the Forsyth County Bar, taught as an adjunct professor at Wake Forest University School of Law and was named the state’s best criminal defense attorney in 2006 by Business North Carolina magazine.

Freedman earned his undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his law degree from UNC School of Law. Several news outlets marked his death with tributes, including The Winston-Salem Journal. According to news reports, Freedman had been hospitalized for complications due to COVID-19 before his death and he had been vaccinated.

Find Freedman’s obituary here and more tributes to his life in The News & Observer, on Greensboro’s FOX 8 and on Winston-Salem’s WXII-12.