Dorothy D. Nachman

Professor of Law

Contact Information

Office: 136

Phone: 919-530-5191
Fax: 919-530-6339


J.D., North Carolina Central University
B.S., University of North Carolina


Dorothy D. Nachman is a native of Winston-Salem, N.C. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1990 with a B.S. in Administration of Justice. In 1996, she graduated summa cum laude from North Carolina Central University (NCCU) School of Law after spending her first year in the evening program and completing her legal studies in the day program.

After graduation from law school, Professor Nachman entered a small private practice in Durham, N.C. dedicated to issues of estate planning, wills & trusts, and probate law. In 2004, she sat for and passed the Estate Planning and Probate Law Specialty Exam administered by the North Carolina State Bar thus earning her the designation of specialist in the field.

In 2002, Professor Nachman began as an adjunct at the NCCU School of Law and joined the faculty full-time in January 2005. She has taught Business Administration, Professional Responsibility, Decedents’ Estates I, Decedents’ Estates II, Estate & Gift Taxation and Elder Law. Professor Nachman has also served, along with Professor Fred Williams, as faculty coach for the NCCU’s Client Counseling Competition team. In 2006, Professor Nachman was appointed to a 3-year term on the American Bar Association’s Client Counseling Subcommittee.

Professor Nachman is affiliated with the North Carolina State Bar, North Carolina Bar Association, Estate Planning and Fiduciary Law Section, American Bar Association, and Orange County Bar Association. Her hobbies include reading, traveling, and nurturing two young violinists.