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R. Dennis Lorance

R. Dennis Lorance

Mr. Lorance received his law degree from the University of North Carolina in 1978 and has been practicing ever since in Gaston County in the areas of domestic matters, personal injury, general litigation matters, and traffic matters. He is an accomplished attorney in and out of court and has been recognized on numerous occasions for his distinguished work. A native of Gaston County, Mr. Lorance says, “I hope to provide meaningful service to my community,” which he does by diligently serving the needs of his clients.


  • University of North Carolina, B.A., 1975
  • University of North Carolina, J.D., 1978

Bar Admissions:

  • North Carolina   
  • Western District, N.C.   
  • Eastern District, N.C.   
  • 4th Circuit Court of Appeals

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • Gaston County Bar Association
  • North Carolina State Bar Association
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice


  • Litigation
  • Family law
  • Personal injury
  • Traffic law
  • Wills


  • 1990 Legal Aid Services of Southern Piedmont Volunteer Lawyers Program (VLP) Service Award - Gaston County
  • 1993 VLP Distinguished Service Award
  • 1996 VLP Distinguished Service Award
  • 1997 VLP Distinguished Service Award
  • 1999 VLP Service Award
  • 2007 VLP Service Award
  • 2008 VLP Service Award
  • 2010 VLP Distinguished Service Award
  • 2011 VLP Service Award
  • 2012-2013 VLP Service Award

Speaking Engagements:

  • "Professional Responsibility: Your Responsibilities to pro se Opponents", Volunteer Lawyers Program CLE
    by Legal Aid of North Carolina on April 24, 2015

Community Involvement:

  • Board Member, Gaston County Skills, Inc. 1990-1996
  • Board Member, Legal Services of Southern Piedmont 1994-1996
  • Member, First United Methodist Church, Belmont, NC