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Over the course of more than four decades, Moser, Schmidly, Roose & Bennett has served countless people and businesses around Asheboro, North Carolina. Our current team consists of three talented attorneys, two of which are certified mediators who can help many to avoid going to court.

Richard G. Dick Roose

Richard G. "Dick" Roose

Dick is an experienced criminal defense litigator and former prosecutor with a vast knowledge of criminal law. He's defended several felony cases, including rape, assault, sexual abuse, and capital murder. Dick has also served as president of the District Bar and as the district's representative on the North Carolina State Bar Council.

  • Rhodes College - BA in Political Science
  • University of Tennessee - Juris Doctorate

Brooke Schmidly

Brooke specializes in family law cases and is a certified divorce mediator. She has special expertise in child custody cases, particularly regarding the rights of grandparents and military members. In addition, she has extensive civil litigation and personal injury experience, and has assisted many local businesses in a variety of legal needs.

She has been with the firm since 2007 and previously served as an Air Force Judge Advocate (JAG) for six years, where she was a prosecutor for four years and a military defense counsel for two. Brooke defended in 26 courts-martial for offenses including rape, child abuse, aggravated assault, and drug use. She was rated best area defense counsel in the Air Force in 2007 and continues to serve in the US Air Force Reserve.

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - BA in Peace, War, & Defense (Cum Laude)
  • University of Houston Law Center - Juris Doctorate (Cum Laude)
  • Air Force ROTC
Brooke Schmidly

Michael C. "Mike" Miller

Michael C. Mike Miller

Mike has returned to the private practice of law with Moser, Schmidly & Roose after serving as president of Pfeiffer University and as president/CEO of First National/CommunityONE Bank. He started his legal career in the legal department of the Fortune-500 company Blue Bell, Inc. (now VF Corporation) before working in private practice.

Mike has also been active in community, state, and industry affairs. He serves on the Board of Directors for Randolph Hospital, Inc., and was chairman of the Board of Directors for the North Carolina Center for Public Policy Research. He also chaired the North Carolina IOLTA Committee of the North Carolina State Bar, making grants to provide for indigent civil legal services. On top of that, Mike served as chairman for the North Carolina Bankers Association, as a director of the Charlotte branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, and as a director for the American Bankers Association.

Mike's practice serves both for-profit and nonprofit clients in general business matters, corporate finance, trusts, wills and estate planning, and settlements. He is a certified Superior Court mediator with the North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission. Mike has been admitted to the bar of the North Carolina State Courts, the Federal District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the US Supreme Court.

  • UNC Chapel Hill (Morehead Scholar) - BA
  • Babcock School of Management at Wake Forest - MBA
  • Wake Forest School of Law - Juris Doctorate

Jennifer Bennett

Jennifer grew up in rural Randolph County, North Carolina attending Liberty School, then Eastern Randolph High School and graduated from St. Mary’s High School in Raleigh, North Carolina.  She then earned her double bachelor’s degree in philosophy and psychology from East Carolina University. 

After ECU, Jennifer moved to the Big Easy to attend Loyola University New Orleans School of Law.  There she predominately studied the common law tradition, which is the law used in all states but Louisiana.  Jennifer also had the opportunity to study the civil law tradition (originating from the Napoleonic Code and is used in Louisiana) at a summer session at the University of Vienna in Austria.  During her time at Loyola, Jennifer’s law studies focused on the areas of criminal law, trial advocacy, family law, business organizations, bankruptcy, and sports law.  During the summer immediately preceding her final year of law school, she interned in High Point at the Public Defender’s office.  As an intern, she was allowed to try cases, entered guilty pleas, assisted attorneys with jury trials and legal research, and drafted motions.

Since graduating from Loyola in 2004, Jennifer has been engaged in private practice.  Her career has taken her to Guilford, Wake, Orange, Durham, Moore, Hoke, Montgomery, Alamance, Richmond, Davidson, Stokes, Davie, and Randolph Counties. 

Jennifer Bennett

Jennifer ran a solo practice and was managing partner in two other Asheboro firms from 2007 until joining Moser, Schmidly, Roose, & Bennett in September 2018.  Jennifer has always had a general practice with a concentration in areas of criminal defense, family law, and issues concerning local businesses.  She has been a parent attorney in DSS neglect/abuse/dependency cases, a guardian ad litem in incompetency cases, and represented juveniles in delinquency cases.

Jennifer is an active member of the Asheboro/Randolph Chamber of Commerce.  She has served on the board of directors for MERCE Family Healthcare since 2010, is one of the attorneys who represent clients pro bono from the Family Crisis Center/Legal Aid in domestic violence cases.  Jennifer also served as one of the two defense attorneys involved in Drug Treatment Court as well as assisted coaching Asheboro High School’s Mock Trial Teams.


B.A. Philosophy & Psychology (Double Major), East Carolina University, 2000, Magna Cum Laude
Juris Doctor, Loyola University New Orleans School of Law, 2004