Areas of Practice

Areas of Practice


Criminal, DWI & Traffic Defense

If you face criminal charges, our lawyers are here to protect your rights, reputation and freedom. Whether state or federal, felony or misdemeanor, we are zealous advocates at every stage of litigation. Our services include pre-charge investigations, bond reduction, grand jury hearings and criminal jury trials.

Our attorneys are seasoned trial advocates with a proven record of success in obtaining fair results in all criminal matters.


Personal Injury & Workers' CoMPENSATION

If you have been injured, you need an experienced attorney to fight for your interests. Our firm has handled such cases for over 50 years and will help you recover the compensation you deserve.

Whether by motor vehicle accident, slip and fall or work-related, we're here to help you recover the various damages due to your injury.



We offer the opportunity to resolve family challenges and disputes in discreet and personalized manner. Working with experienced attorneys inspires confidence and helps move cases toward resolution.

Our team are ready to meet your needs in some of life's most difficult transitions, including divorce and child custody disputes.



When starting a business, the advice of a seasoned business attorney is invaluable and can help ensure sustainable growth and success. Determining which business entity will best serve the interests of the business is one of the most important decisions a business owner can make. Fortunately, you don't have to make that decision alone.

For large and longstanding organizations, our firm has a long and proud history of handling cases of complex business litigation. Don't risk the business you've worked so hard to build. We have the expertise, experience and resources to handle your case.


Nonprofit formation & governance

Our attorneys provide sound legal advice and representation to philanthropic and charitable organizations in Wayne County and across Eastern North Carolina.



Our attorneys represent employees in a wide range of employment law cases -- including discrimination.

Federal and state law prohibit the firing of employees based on race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex or handicap. Employees who have been discriminated against may be entitled to lost wages and damages for emotional distress. Additional remedies may include reinstatement, promotion or job reassignment.




Owning a home or purchasing investment property is one of the biggest investment a person makes. We help buyers and sellers understand the legal issues associated with their real estate transactions. We can review your contract and make modifications in order to protect your interests.

Our attorneys understand the various form contracts commonly used by real estate brokers. Unfortunately, sometimes these form documents do not adequately protect the buyer or seller and changes are needed.



While no one likes to think about death, it is inevitable and always best to plan ahead and ensure that all of your loved ones are fully protected. Our attorneys can draft a will which will allow you to distribute your estate as you wish.

Regardless of your wealth, you should ensure that your family is well taken care of. If you die without a will, your assets will be distributed according to state law. As a result, you may find that your assets will not go to whom you expect.


Guardianship & Incompetency matters

If your spouse, parent or another loved one is no longer capable of taking care of himself or herself, he or she may need a legal guardian. If the family cannot agree on the choice of a guardian, you need a lawyer with the experience necessary to help you advocate for your position.

Our firm will help you establish guardianships in contested and uncontested matters.