May 18 2020
Allan R. Gitter, a retired partner in Womble Bond Dickinson’s Winston-Salem office and one of North Carolina’s legendary trial lawyers, died peacefully on Sunday, May 17, 2020, at his home in Jefferson. He was 83. Allan was the lead attorney in over a thousand cases filed in state and federal courts in North Carolina between 1964 and 2009, many of which he tried to verdict, as well as the named counsel in 293 reported appellate cases during that time. In his last reported appellate case, Frink v. Batten, he was the senior attorney representing the sheriff of Columbus County, North Carolina, and prevailed on appeal in a case of first impression before the North Carolina Court of Appeals. He also was the lead attorney in numerous other significant cases in the areas of insurance defense and local government and law enforcement officers’ liability.