How we approach your case. 

If we are not at trial for the week, you can expect a visit or an in office meeting with our firm soon after your initial call.  

After agreeing to take your case, we:

  • work diligently to deeply understand all the facts of your case;  

  • return your call and emails timely;

  • are empathetic to your needs and will help reach the solution you desire;

  • have a bias for calm, focused and steady movement of cases forward to resolution;

  • will seek and be open to settlement while always preparing next steps for trial;

  • will provide open, clear and pragmatic guidance and counsel about your case;​

  • deal with opposing counsel and parties in a collegial and professional manner;  

  • will zealously approach your case built upon our foundation of diligence, preparation and skill that addresses your needs and desires.     

What we need from you.

Securing the best result is about a strong open partnership with you. 

We will need you to:

  • communicate openly and honestly with us at all times, we cannot be effective if we are surprised;

  • quickly and fully respond to questions or information requests from us; 

  • be a partner in your case and be willing to think about ways to resolve it;

  • attend all meetings well prepared whether court or otherwise; 

  • attend mediation with an open mind;

  • be willing to voice frustrations and then look forward toward resolution;

  • be calm and patient as we work through what can be a long process;

  • be respectful to all persons in the process: judges, court staff, court reporters, opposing counsel and even opposing parties.

Let us bring light to the facts of your case

Truth is - no one really wants to go to trial.

Well, a few attorneys enjoy it.  However, at times it cannot be avoided. Sometimes others fail in their agreements, damage you or your property or merely cause issues through negligence.  Our goal is two fold: make it painless as possible and zealously advocate for you.  We will try to help you avoid trial through reasonable settlement efforts, but are comfortable and ready for the trip to the courthouse. Because I am an attorney that enjoys trial work.

This website is designed for general information only. The information you obtain at this site is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice and does not form an attorney-client relationship. You should consult an attorney for advice regarding your individual situation. We invite you to contact us and welcome your calls, letters and electronic mail. However, please do not send any confidential information to us until such time as we have agreed that an attorney-client relationship has been established. Practice Limited to North Carolina.
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