Michael F. Royster

Of Counsel

Michael F. Royster

Michael concentrates his practice in the areas of Real Estate, Estate Planning, and Business/Contract law. He has provided guidance in these areas to numerous individuals and businesses in Surry and Stokes Counties over the past thirty years.

Mike graduated from Wake Forest University in 1968. Following his graduation he served in the United States Air Force from 1968 to 1972. After his time in the Air Force, he attended Cumberland School of Law, graduating cum laude in 1975. While at Cumberland, Mike also received the Curia Honoris award for superior academic achievement and devoted service to the law school. Prior to moving to Pilot Mountain, Mike served as an Assistant District Attorney in Mecklenburg County.

Attorney Michael F. Royster

Personal Information

Mike has been an active member of his community over the years, serving on the Board of Trustees of Surry Community College, coaching little league baseball and basketball, and being a member of the Pilot Mountain Civic Club. In his spare time Mike enjoys spending time with his family, attending church, exercising, fishing, and gardening.

Practice Areas

Real Estate

Business/Contract Law

Estate Planning

Education, Certification and Bar Admissions

  • Education: Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama Juris Doctor - 05/1975 (Honors: Cum Laude) Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina B.A. (Honors: Dean's List)
  • Professional Associations and Memberships: North Carolina State Bar Association
  • Pro Bono Activities: Board of Trustees of Surry Community College, 1980 to 2012 Pilot Mountain Civic Club, 1979 to 2000

Other Info

  • References/Representative Clients: Surrey Bank and Trust Branch Banking and Trust Company First Citizens Bank and Trust Company Carolina Farm Credit, ACA
  • Past Work Experience: Office of the District Attorney, Assistant DA, 1975 to 1979