Born and raised in Fayetteville, North Carolina, Tim Dunn has dedicated his life to serving our country and protecting our communities. For generations, his family has lived in North Carolina, and Tim is proud to have raised his children here too. After attending North Carolina public schools, graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Campbell University School of Law, he joined the Marine Corps and served as a U.S. Marine Prosecutor, Staff Judge Advocate, Instructor, ANGLICO Executive/Fire Support Officer, Civil Affairs Officer, and Chief of Staff. In the Marine Corps, Tim was deployed overseas countless times and specifically served in combat areas in the Persian Gulf, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Kosovo, Iraq, and Afghanistan, where he was a key player in some of the most significant incidents in American foreign affairs to play out in real time, which included, among many others, serving as legal advisor to the Iraqi Special Tribunal against Saddam Hussein, and other former senior leaders of the Iraqi regime prosecuted for crimes against humanity, genocide and law of war crimes. Tim was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for his service in Iraq in 2004, and also received numerous additional awards during his USMC service including the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy -Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, and Navy- Marine Corps Parachutist Wings.
Tim left full-time active duty in 1994, and returned to his hometown of Fayetteville to practice law, raise his and Susan’s family, and continued to serve in the Marine Corps Reserve. In his civilian law practice, Tim concentrated in Civil, Criminal, and Military Litigation in state, federal, and military courts. Tim now limits his law practice to representing juveniles facing criminal charges, and he represents Veterans, Active-duty, and Law Enforcement Officers in restoring their Second Amendment rights. After the terrorist attack on 9/11, Tim mobilized and deployed, in support of the Global War Against Terrorism, six times, eventually having to close his law office in 2004 to serve in Iraq. Tim retired from the Marines in 2019 after over 33 years of service.
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