a Kip Marshall

Clifford C. Marshall, Jr.

"At his best, man is the noblest of all animals; separated from law and justice he is the worst."

-- Aristotle

A founding shareholder and the President of Marshall, Roth & Gregory, PC., Clifford “Kip" Marshall has practiced law for more than 40 years in Asheville and the western region of North Carolina. He is admitted before all the courts of the State of North Carolina, the Cherokee Supreme Court, Eastern Band of Cherokee, the U.S. District Court for the Western, Middle and Eastern Districts of North Carolina and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia.

From 1982 to 2001, Mr. Marshall was an Assistant United States Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina, serving as the Civil Chief for the District fourteen of those years. As Civil Chief, he was the supervisory civil trial attorney for more than 100 federal agencies and sub-agencies. His litigation responsibilities included serving as the United States trial lawyer in medical malpractice cases, Qui Tam (“whistleblower”) actions, employment discrimination, personal injury, federal contract and commercial claims, real property title/boundary disputes, civil forfeitures, and financial fraud.

Upon returning to private practice in 2001, Mr. Marshall formed the law firm now known as Marshall, Roth & Gregory, PC. He concentrates his practice on federal and state litigation involving commercial disputes, residential/commercial construction problems, title/boundary claims, catastrophic personal injuries including medical malpractice, civil forfeiture, whistleblower and Qui Tam suits, contract and business breaches, Will caveats and Trust and Estate litigation. He has successfully litigated hundreds of lawsuits earning his clients judgments and settlements in excess of seven figures, injunctive relief, and protecting their land and contractual rights.

Recently, he has secured for his clients seven figure whistleblower awards in the federal mortgage banking litigation; the return of properties valued in the six figures which had been wrongfully forfeited by the United States government; and catastrophic injury awards in excess of six figures. Together with Philip J. Roth of the firm, he was successful in obtaining the largest housing discrimination verdict in North Carolina history.

He is a certified North Carolina Superior Court mediator and has been called to mediate matters arising in the North Carolina courts and federal district courts.

Mr. Marshall continues to be recognized with distinction by his legal peers. He holds an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings.™ In 2023, he is again named as a Best Lawyer®, an honor he has earned consecutively for more than ten years. In addition, he has been recognized and quoted by the Charlotte Observer, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and The Washington Post regarding his most recent Qui Tam and whistle-blower successes.

He has authored legal articles on Qui Tam litigation, Eminent Domain issues, Real Estate Construction issues and North Carolina Easement and Boundary law. He regular teaches continuing legal education courses in Ethics, Litigation Skills for Experienced Lawyers and Boundary and Title law of North Carolina.

Mr. Marshall serves and has served on numerous federal judicial committees, state agencies, private charities, professional groups and commercial interests, garnering awards and recognition by multiple federal and state agencies, private charities and professional groups.

He loves family, music, golf and writing.

Practice Areas

Alternative Dispute Resolution
Boundary/Easement Disputes
Business and Real Estate Disputes
Catastrophic Personal Injury
Commercial Litigation
Construction Disputes
Estate and Trust Litigation
False Claims/Qui Tam Litigation
Federal Forfeiture
Medical Malpractice


Univ. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (J.D., 1982)
Univ. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (B.A., 1979)


North Carolina State Bar
United States Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals
United States District Court for the Western District of NC
United States District Court for the Middle District of NC
United States District Court for the Eastern District of NC
The Cherokee Supreme Court, Eastern Band of Cherokee


NCDRC Certified Superior Court Mediator

Honors & Awards
-- 2015 Centennial Award, North Carolina Bar Association
-- "AV Preeminent" Rating by Martindale-Hubbell®
-- Recognized by Best Lawyers of America™: 2012 - 2021
-- Certificate of Appreciation, North Carolina Society of Surveyor
-- Certificate of Appreciation, The Mediation Center (Past President)
-- Award of Excellence, NC Healthcare and Insurance Fraud Task Force
-- Certificate of Merit, United States Department of Agriculture
-- Certificate of Merit, United States Department of the Interior


-- Board of Directors, MANNA Food Bank
-- Member, North Carolina Advocates for Justice

-- Member, Federal Civil Rules Committee (W.D.N.C.)
-- Member, W.D.N.C. Committee on Local Rules for Patent Cases
-- Past U.S. Attorney General Advisory Group Civil Chief Working Grou
-- Past U.S. Attorney General Working Group for Alternative Dispute Resolution
-- Past Civil Justice Reform Act Committee for the Federal Distict Court (W.D.N.C.)
-- Past Board of Governors, The Mediation Center, President
-- Past Community Board, Southern Community Bank & Trust
-- Past Steering Committee, Jones School Park