Paul Ditz has been practicing law in Shelby, North Carolina since 1997. He is a graduate of Wake Forest University School of Law (J.D. Class of 1997) and Syracuse University (B.A. Class of 1993). He has spent most of his career in private practice, having spent 11 years at the law firm of Flowers, Martin, Moore & Ditz, P.A. After leaving that practice, he spent four and a half years as an assistant District Attorney prosecuting serious felonies on behalf of the State of North Carolina. After leaving the District Attorney's office, Paul returned to private practice and has remained a solo practitioner since 2013.
Paul is a native of Syracuse, New York. He is the youngest of seven children born to John and Virginia Ditz. He has lived in North Carolina for most of his life. He is a member of the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer in Shelby, North Carolina and has served on the executive council of the Episcopal Diocese of Western North Carolina as well as serving as the President of the Disciplinary Board for the diocese. He lives in Shelby with his daughter and his dog and two cats.
In addition to his devotion to the practice of law, Paul cares about his community and works tirelessly toward making Cleveland County a better place. He has served on several boards of directors including the Abuse Prevention Council, Cleveland County Arts Council, and is currently a member of the board of directors for Adventure House. Paul has also served on the Cleveland County Planning Board as well as the Juvenile Crime Prevention Council.
Perhaps his proudest accomplishment, however, has been founding and hosting the Totally Free Clothes Store. Opened in June 2018, TFCS provides mens, womens, and childrens clothing free of charge to anyone who needs it. The store has grown immensely since its inception and now comprises three rooms full of clothing in the office on W. Warren Street. Giving back to the community that has given him so much, and the relationships that he has fostered with the customers of the free store makes this a true labor of love for Paul.
Paul's love for his community and devotion to making the world a better place is reflected in the attention and time he gives to his clients as well. Paul believes in doing good well doing well, something that was instilled in him at Wake Forest. Whether it is advocating for unhoused customers in the free store or advocating for you in court, Paul strives to do his best in every situation.