Berryman J. Fitzhugh, III

Former Wake County Asst District Attorney
Professional Associations

Criminal Defense Lawyer in Raleigh

Trey Fitzhugh was born and raised in Richmond, Virginia and graduated from Ravenscroft School in 1990 and from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1994.

In 1995, Trey began his legal education at The Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law at Campbell University. Following his first year at Campbell, he worked as a law clerk at DeMent, Askew, Gammon and Dement. During his third year, he gained valuable experience as an intern at the Wake County District Attorney’s office.

Upon graduating, he was admitted to the State Bar of North Carolina in 1998. Trey then became an associate for a brief period at DeMent, Askew, Gammon & DeMent, opting to become an Assistant District Attorney in Durham County. When a position at the Wake County District Attorney’s office came open approximately 3 months later, he jumped at the chance to “come home” to Raleigh as an Assistant District Attorney.

During his tenure at the District Attorney’s Office in Raleigh, Trey prosecuted felonies, misdemeanors, DWI cases, and other criminal offenses.

In 2000, Trey was asked by Rick Gammon to practice with Rick at DeMent, Askew. Eager to accept the offer, Trey began building his own defense practice as Rick and Trey worked closely together on a large number of high profile cases, including those involving homicide, sex offenses, and narcotics cases in both state and federal court. Upon Rick’s retirement, Trey remained a partner at DeMent, Askew until moving and becoming a partner at Sandman, Finn & Fitzhugh in July, 2008 where he defends clients in criminal cases.

Call Raleigh criminal defense attorney Trey Fitzhugh at (919) 887-8040 to schedule a free initial consultation at Sandman, Finn & Fitzhugh.

Education & Experience:

  • 1994, B.A. UNC-Chapel Hill
  • 1998, JD Campbell University School at Law
  • 1998, Assistant District Attorney Durham County
  • 1998 – 2000, Assistant District Attorney Wake County
  • 2000 – 2008, DeMent, Askew, Gammon & Dement Partner
  • 2008 – Present, Sandman, Finn & Fitzhugh, P.L.L.C Partner
  • 2011 – 2012, Selected as a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers Magazine


  • The Bar of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • American Bar Association
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Berryman J. Fitzhugh, III's Testimonials

“I would certainly recommend Bill Finn to anyone in the triangle.” Bill Finn is an exceptional lawyer. He works extremely hard to achieve your desired result. Just recently, we won a case that I thought had no shot. I would certainly recommend Bill Finn to anyone in the triangle. It was a pleasure to work with him and it was incredible to watch him win my case. He understands how to put his client in the best possible situation to achieve the desired result.
by Anonymous
“I hired Mr. Fitzhugh for a DUI matter and was found not-guilty.” This attorney was highly recommended to me by a friend, and I am so pleased with the outcome. I would not hesitate to recommend to any one of my family or friends.
by Anonymous
“Excellent Representation” Mr. Fitzhugh successfully got a traffic violation dismissed. He and his office were helpful and communicative through the entire process.
by Anonymous
“I would highly recommend Mr. Fitzhugh” Mr. Fitzhugh was very informative, he and his staff kept me up to date with all court dates, and what to expect on said court date. I would highly recommend Mr. Fitzhugh to anyone who has been charged with DWI.
by Stephen
“Very professional and he does what he says.....he fights for his clients.” Trey is an outstanding attorney and an asset to anyone needing representation in a criminal court. I could not have asked for a better attorney. He and his assistant Jennifer returned all my calls and were there for any questions that I could come up with. He was forthright with me from initial contact to the end. Very professional and he does what he says.....he fights for his clients.
by Michael

Our Team

William F. Finn Jr.

Eastern District of North Carolina Federal Criminal Defense Attorney

In 1998, Bill was hand-picked by the elected District Attorney to join a state-wide panel of experts to write and edit the North Carolina Prosecutors Guide to DWIs.

Andrew K. Sandman

Former Wake County Asst District Attorney

Mr. Sandman has served as the Chief Prosecutor for all of the misdemeanor courtrooms for Wake County.