B.A. Lenoir Rhyne College, Magna Cum Laude, 1982
J.D. Wake Forest University School of Law, 1987
Admitted to practice law in N.C. and Federal Court: 1987
After graduating from law school Ms. Dubs worked in a general practice law firm representing clients in personal injury, divorce, real estate and criminal cases. In 1989 Ms. Dubs joined the Office of the Public Defender for Judicial District 15A where she began representing people in criminal cases exclusively. While at the Public Defender's office Ms. Dubs eventually specialized in the representation of persons charged with first degree murder where the State was seeking the death penalty.
In 1996 Ms. Dubs moved back to her hometown of Hickory, NC where she opened her own office. She continued her focus on capital murder cases and serious felonies but also represented people in cases involving personal injury, injury from faulty products, Civil Rights violations and tortious conduct by law enforcement officers and officials.
Since 1996 Ms. Dubs has enjoyed a reputation as a prepared and zealous trial attorney. She has represented people in many different counties in North Carolina but prefers to focus on counties close to Hickory.
In addition to her trial practice, Ms. Dubs has been a lecturer at Continuing Legal Education seminars for other attorneys in areas such as jury selection and trial preparation. Ms. Dubs has been on the faculty at the Capital College presented by the Center for Death Penalty Litigation in Raleigh, NC
Ms. Dubs is a member of the the North Carolina State Bar Association, the North Carolina Associates for Justice, the National Association of Criminal Trial Attorneys and the Catawba County Bar Association.
Ms Dubs is a member of the NC Bar Association Criminal Justice Council for a term which began July 1, 2012