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Michael Bender

Senior Associate

Primary Practice Areas: Criminal Law

(828) 894-0545


Michael Bender is a senior associate at the King Law office in Columbus, North Carolina.

Michael has practiced law since 2006.  He is licensed to practice in both South Carolina and North Carolina.   Michael was an Assistant District Attorney for Henderson, Transylvania and Polk County in North Carolina.  There he handled the full spectrum of criminal matters including trying numerous murder, violent crime and drug trafficking cases.  Michael has also been in the private practice of law in both North Carolina and South Carolina where he handled criminal defense, family law, civil litigation and real estate matters.

Michael is from New Bern, North Carolina.  He attended the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill for his Bachelors of Arts in Economics and Political Science. He attended Campbell Law School for his Juris Doctor.  His wife, Carridy Bender, is an attorney and together they have two children.