David L. English


David English joined Roberts & Stevens as an attorney in 1998. He had previously clerked with the firm for two consecutive summers while earning his Juris Doctor from the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University.

Today, David is a partner of Roberts & Stevens practicing in the areas of business and real property law. He provides counsel and representation for numerous closely held corporations, small businesses, manufacturers, physicians, restaurants, non-profits and homeowners’ associations. Among his clientele is one of the state’s largest Board of REALTORS®. David touches on all aspects of real property and corporate law, including negotiations of transactions and contracts.

David was born and raised in Alexandria, Virginia with close family ties to the Western North Carolina town of Mars Hill. He attended Clemson University, graduating in 1989. He and his wife have one son.


  • Commercial real estate transactions
  • Property owners’ associations
  • Transactional representation in purchase and sale of businesses
  • Contract preparation and review including leases, employment contracts, non-competition agreements, and license and consulting agreements
  • Formation of corporations and limited liability companies


  •  North Carolina Bar Association, Sections: Business Law, Real Property Law

Awards and Accolades

  • The Best Lawyers in America: 2024 Asheville “Lawyer of the Year” for Corporate Law; Corporate Law, 2013 – present; Real Estate Law, 2013 – present

Presentations Include

  • “The Planned Community Act,” The North Carolina Paralegal Association
  • “Choice of Business Entity in North Carolina,” National Business Institute

Roberts & Stevens sponsors Red Cross Paint the Town Red

ASHEVILLE – Roberts & Stevens is a sponsor for Paint the Town Red, a Red Cross event to be held on St. Patrick’s Day, Tuesday, March 17th. Roberts & Stevens’ attorney David English is the current Board Chair of the Asheville Mountain Area Chapt … Read More >

David English featured in article on local Red Cross

David English, attorney at Roberts & Stevens and current Board Chair of the Asheville Mountain Area Chapter of the American Red Cross, was featured in an article and video from WLOS-TV regarding a generous donation recently made to the local R … Read More >

The 2013 Roberts & Stevens Law Firm – Best Lawyers

Seventeen attorneys at the Roberts & Stevens law firm have been honored by their peers in The Best Lawyers in America® 2013: Sarah Patterson “Patsy” Brison in Administrative/Regulatory Law and Land Use & Zoning Law and Litigation Vincent D. Chi … Read More >