Joseph H. Plummer is a life-long Cabarrus County native and third-generation practicing attorney in the city of Concord. His grandfather, grand-uncle, uncle, cousin and father all have practiced law locally for several decades. Joe was an all-conference athlete at Concord High School where he graduated in 1994 lettering in football, basketball, and baseball. Following high school, Joe earned a B.S. in Political Science with cum laude distinction from Appalachian State University (1998), and a Juris Doctor from Campbell University’s Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law (2001). From high school through law school, Joe developed a strong work ethic working as a landscaper and industrial electrical construction worker.
Joe cares about his community and has enjoyed serving it in the following past and current endeavors: Cabarrus County Boys & Girls Club Board of Directors Member and youth basketball and football coach; Hispanic Learning Center of Cabarrus County Board of Directors Member; Hospice and Palliative Care of Cabarrus County Board of Directors Member; Cabarrus County Conflict Resolution Center Board of Directors Member, second vice president, volunteer teen court judge and volunteer of the year recipient. Professionally, he is a member and former President of the Cabarrus County Bar; North Carolina Advocates for Justice and North Carolina Bar Association Member; and, former Special Assistant Counsel to the city of Concord.
Joe’s practice primarily entails Criminal Defense which ranges from handling traffic tickets to defending those criminally accused of serious crimes before juries in Superior Court. Although he has successfully handled various civil matters such as domestic disputes, foreclosures and personal injury actions, he most often finds home in Criminal Court zealously fighting for the innocently accused and skillfully brokering plea negotiations for the guilty. Joe has built, with the aid of his wonderful bilingual staff and loyal law partners, a thriving and large Latino clientele. A past student of both the Costa Rica Learning Academy in San Jose, Costa Rica, and the Don Pedro de Alvarado Spanish School in Antigua, Guatemala, Joe continues to hone his Spanish fluency by interacting daily with the firm’s Latino clients and staff, in addition to his Brazilian-born and raised wife, Simone (though she wishes his Portuguese would improve).
Aside from languages, Joe enjoys traveling, sports, hiking in the beautiful North Carolina mountains and practicing law in his hometown with great partners and staff. He is an active life-long member of First Baptist Church, Concord. He and his wife reside in town with their much adored rottweilers, Caila and Rafi, and rescued puppy-mix, Jingles.