Mark Lee HearpPartner
230 Green St
Fayetteville, North Carolina 28301
127 W Edinborough Ave
P.O. Box 688
Raeford, North Carolina 28376
Mark Hearp became associated with the Beaver Courie Law Firm on November 10, 2003. In 2008, Mark became a partner with the firm. In his almost twenty years of experience, Mr. Hearp’s practice covers all stages and levels of criminal representation including traffic matters, speeding tickets, misdemeanor offenses, felony charges, driving while impaired offenses, petitions to be removed from the Sex Offender Registry, expungements and federal charges. This includes both district court and superior court matters throughout the State.
Prior to joining the firm, when Mr. Hearp graduated Law School in 2001 he was hired by District Attorney Ed Grannis to serve as an Assistant District Attorney in Cumberland County, North Carolina. While at that position, Mr. Hearp tried hundreds of driving while impaired offenses and other traffic offenses. He was also responsible for the prosecution of hundreds of major felony cases. These felonies included all levels of drug cases, child sexual assaults, armed robberies, breaking and entering, larcenies, rapes, habitual offenses and embezzlement cases. During his time as an Assistant District Attorney, Mr. Hearp honed his skills at being a trial attorney while representing the State of North Carolina at both the District Court and Superior Court levels for the over two years working in that position. During the past 20 years, Mr. Hearp continues to enjoy the same level of love and compassion for trying cases and helping his clients deal with their legal issues.
Mark earned his Bachelors of Arts from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Major in Economics in 1998. Mark earned his Juris Doctor from Campbell University Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law in 2001, and was admitted to the North Carolina State Bar the same year. While at Campbell Law School, he was an elected official representing the student body in the Student Bar Association, a member of Phi Alpha Delta legal fraternity, and received several top academic honors. While at Campbell Law School, Mr. Hearp focused on trial advocacy courses in order to learn the skills needed to effectively practice law in the courts of the State of North Carolina.
Mark is a member of the Cumberland County Bar Association, North Carolina Bar Association, and the American Bar Association. He served as the President of the Cumberland County Bar Association from 2016-2017. Also, Vice President of the Cumberland County Bar Association from 2014-2016. He served as the Secretary of the Cumberland County Bar Association from 2012 to 2014. Mark previously served as the chair of the Young Lawyers Division of the Bar for Cumberland County. He also co-chaired the service project for the Cumberland County Bar's Annual Law Day Celebration. He has served as a committee member and board member of the Child Advocacy Center Response Team and Child Fatality Team. Mark also helped to coach the Terry Sanford High School Mock Trial Team which competes in the Wade Edwards Mock Trial Competition. Mark was also on the steering committee of the Fayetteville Young Professional Organization.
Mark has won several awards throughout his time with our firm. In 2013, Mark was named “Top 40 under 40” Trial lawyers in the State of North Carolina by the National Trial Lawyers Association. From 2013-2021, Mark was named as one of the “Top 100 DWI Lawyers in the State of North Carolina” by the National Advocacy of DUI Defense . From 2014 to 2021, Mark was named one of the “Top 100 Trial Lawyers” in the State of North Carolina by The National Trial Lawyers Association. In 2010, Mark was voted as the Reader's Choice “Best Lawyer” by the readers of the Fayetteville Observer. In 2013, Mark came in second in “The Greatest Around Fayetteville” for Best DWI Lawyer in Fayetteville. In 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 he was voted “Best Traffic Ticket Attorney” in Up and Coming Weekly's Best of Fayetteville. When Mark is not working hard for his clients, he enjoys spending time with his family, traveling and kayaking.
J.D., Campbell University, 2001
B.A., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1998
North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers
North Carolina Bar Association
Cumberland County Bar Association
Cumberland County Secretary of Bar Association
- He is currently the Cumberland County Bar Association President
- 2017 Up and Coming Magazine “Best Traffic Attorney”
- Former Cumberland County Prosecutor
- Named “Top 40 under 40” Trial lawyers in the State of North Carolina by the National Trial Lawyers Association and named one of the “Top 100 DWI Lawyers in the State of North Carolina” by the National Advocacy of DUI Defense
- Ranked Highest 10.0 Rating in AVVO Legal Directory
- Named to “The National Trial Lawyers, Top 100 Trial Lawyers”
- Fayetteville Young Professionals
- Fayetteville Young Professionals Steering Committee
- Chair of Young Lawyers Division, Cumberland County Bar
- Coach of Terry Sanford High School Mock Trial Team
- Former committee member and board member of the Child Advocacy Center response team and Child Fatality Team