Madison Libby, NCAJ NEXT Leadership Program

February 14, 2024

Madison Libby is one of the 13 members of the NCAJ NEXT Leadership Program class of 2024. The program identifies the state’s emerging trial lawyer leaders. 

Lives in: Greensboro

Law degree from: Elon University School of Law

Works as: Attorney at Deuterman Law Group

Legal association involvement: I’m a member of the NCAJ Auto Torts & Premises Liability Section, the New Lawyers Division, and the Women’s Caucus. I also attended convention this past year. I really want to get involved with the PAC and other legislative work in the coming year. I’m also a member of multiple sections of NCBA and the Greensboro Bar Association.

Why is the idea of civil justice important to you?

I really did not know what area of law I wanted to practice when I graduated. I am so glad I ended up in personal injury. While this area of law is definitely hard work, it is so rewarding to obtain a good outcome for a client and see the positive impact it has on their life. Often these are not the high dollar cases; simply helping to make a client whole again is so important and makes the hard work worth it.

What’s your vision for the future of NCAJ?

I would love to see more young attorneys get involved in the organization. I also like the efforts to get individual sections more involved in NCAJ’s lobbying efforts. I know this is primarily the Women’s Caucus for now, but it would be great to see more opportunities to get involved on the legislative side in each section. In general, I hope NCAJ is thriving and making an even greater impact in 5-10 years.

Away from work …

I live in Greensboro with my boyfriend and our two cats. I enjoy spending time with them and am currently fighting the urge to get a third cat. My boyfriend and I like exploring the city. We love walking in the beautiful parks and shopping at the farmers market. I also enjoy playing video games and watching too many true crime documentaries!