Gregory B. Crampton

Gregory B. Crampton

Raleigh, North Carolina

Mr. Crampton was born in Washington, D.C. in 1947, and has lived in Raleigh since early childhood. He graduated from Washington and Lee University in 1969, and received his law degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1972. After graduation, he served as a law clerk to the Honorable Walter E. Brock, Chief Judge of the North Carolina Court of Appeals. Mr. Crampton concentrates his practice in the areas of commercial and business litigation and business bankruptcies and reorganizations. He was elected as a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy in 1991, the first North Carolina attorney inducted into this national professional organization. He remains one of only six practicing attorneys in North Carolina so elected, and one of two in the Eastern District of North Carolina. He is a Board Certified Specialist in Bankruptcy by the North Carolina Board of Legal Specialization and as a Business Bankruptcy Specialist by the American Bankruptcy Board of Specialization. He is licensed to practice in all Federal and State courts in North Carolina, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Crampton has been a frequent lecturer on business bankruptcy and related topics, was a Member of the Planning Committee of the Mid-Atlantic Business Bankruptcy Institute from 1986-1995, and has served two terms as a Council Member with the Bankruptcy Section of the North Carolina Bar Association. He is a current Member of the Panel of Trustees for the Eastern District of North Carolina, United States Bankruptcy Court, and a member of the North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers and the American Bankruptcy Institute.

Areas of Practice

  • Business Bankruptcy and Regulation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Creditors Rights

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Bankruptcy, North Carolina State Bar, Board of Legal Specialization, 1987
  • Business Bankruptcy, American Board of Certification, 1994

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina, 1972
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court Western District of North Carolina
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1974
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1986


  • University of North Carolina School of Law, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
    • J.D. - 1972
  • Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Virginia
    • B.A. - 1969

Published Works

  • Chapter 11 Tax Issues (contributing author), Mid-Atlantic Institute on Bankruptcy and Reorganization, 1994
  • Jurisdiction, Venue & Removal (contributing author) N.C. Bankruptcy Practice Manual of Bankruptcy Section of North Carolina Bar Association, 1987
  • Recent Case Decisions Involving Bankruptcy Law, 7th Annual Bankruptcy Institute, CLE, North Carolina Bar Foundation, 1984
  • The Impact of Environmental Laws & Regulations on Bankruptcy Practice, 12th Annual Bankruptcy Institute, CLE, North Carolina Bar Foundation, 1989

Honors and Awards

  • Fellow, American College of Bankruptcy

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Panel of Bankruptcy Trustees. Eastern District of N.C., Member, 1978 - Present
  • American Bankruptcy Institute, Member
  • Planning Committee Mid-Atlantic Bankruptcy Institute, Member, 1988 - 1995
  • National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees, Member
  • Wake County Bar Association, Bench Bar Committee