Lucien M. Roughton, Jr., Attorney at Law

Born and raised in Durham, N.C., Mr. Roughton has been practicing as a trial lawyer for ten years in both North Carolina and Illinois.

After law school, Mr. Roughton worked as a trial lawyer in Chicago for the law firm of Parrillo Weiss LLC. While there, Mr. Roughton set the record for trying more jury cases to verdict in 2007 than any other civil defense lawyer in the State of Illinois.  

Mr. Roughton also worked as Assistant District Attorney for both the Orange and Chatham County District Attorney’s Office as well as the Durham County District Attorney’s Office where he prosecuted charges including driving while impaired, assaults, and drug offenses.

Areas of Practice

Criminal Defense

Traffic and DWI Defense

Personal Injury (car accidents, medical malpractice, any kind of injury)


State of North Carolina

State of Illinois (inactive)

U.S. District Court, Middle District of North Carolina

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of North Carolina

U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois

Professional Activities

North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers  (NC Advocates for Justice), Member

Durham County Bar Association, Member

North Carolina Bar Association, Member

North Carolina State Bar, Member

St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church of Durham, NC, Vestry Member

Rotary Club of Durham, Member

Chief Arbitrator, Cook County, Illinois Mandatory Arbitration Program (2009-2013)

Chief Arbitrator, Kane County, Illinois Mandatory Arbitration Program (2009-2013)

Guest Judge, Tobacco Road Invitational Mock Trial Tournament, Durham, NC

Guest Judge, 1L Mock Trial Competition, John Marshall School of Law, Chicago, Il


J.D., 2006, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law, Campbell University

M.B.A., 2005, Lundy-Fetterman School of Business, Campbell University

B.A., 2001, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill