Lach Zemp Named President-Elect of North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys

F. Lachicotte Zemp, Jr., Attorney at Roberts & Stevens, Asheville, NCRoberts & Stevens attorney Lach Zemp has been named president-elect of the North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys. The NCADA is a professional organization of nearly 900 attorneys and paralegals who devote the majority of their time to representing the interests of businesses and individuals in civil litigation.

Zemp was named president-elect at the NCADA’s annual meeting in June 2018. He will serve in that role for one year and then will be installed as president of the organization at its annual meeting in June 2019.

An AV-rated lawyer, Zemp has more than 25 years of experience trying cases and representing a variety of professional, outdoor recreation industry, and business interests in state and federal courts. He has developed expertise in crisis response and risk management as part of his representation of trucking companies, summer camps, zip-line companies, white water rafting companies, and a variety of other outdoor-based industries. He also represents land trusts and similar organizations enforcing conservation easements.

A frequent presenter to the North Carolina Youth Camp Association, Zemp has also been invited to speak at the National Conference of the American Camp Association.

In the Asheville community, Zemp currently serves on the boards of directors for the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce and Riverlink, and on the Warren Wilson College Board of Trustees Executive Committee. He has previously served on the boards of Pisgah Legal Services, Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy, and WCQS Public Radio, as well as on the City of Asheville’s Committee for Sustainable Energy and Environment and as Legal Division Cabinet Chair for United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County’s Annual Campaign.

Zemp is a graduate of Davidson College and earned his law degree from the Franklin Pierce Law Center (University of New Hampshire School of Law).