through personal service, corporate responsibility and government caring, we tenaciously serve our clients not only by addressing their immediate legal needs but also by assisting them in reducing and/or limiting their risk and liability in the future.
With over 45 years of combined legal experience, we offer our clients the highest caliber of service and proven expertise in their local, county, state and/or federal matters. Whether your issue is one of litigation or alternative dispute resolution, our attorneys are well-versed in protecting and forwarding their clients' interests even in the worst of situations. Experienced in negotiation, trials and appeals in all state, federal and administrative courts and tribunals, our firm is ready and able to jump into a client's matter at whatever stage we are called upon providing our clients with competent representation immediately.
If you choose our firm to help you with your legal needs, we will treat you as more than just another case. We will take the time, energy and effort to devote as much attention as needed to your particular legal challenge, and move toward a resolution that is reasonable and just.
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Our firm has served as chief legal counsel to Warren County, the Town of Holly Ridge, and the Onslow Water and Sewer Authority. Additionally, we handle complex litigation for other cities and counties, as well as, individual public officials, such as the Sheriff. These cases involve all aspects of governmental functions including: defending cases brought by the United States; defending voting rights challenges; defending inverse condemnation cases; defending civil rights cases; defending employment cases; and handling cases before OAH, along with handling numerous other miscellaneous types of cases.
At the heart of our practice is dispute resolution. Recognizing that it is often better for the client to resolve the matter outside of court, we work hard to find creative and resourceful settlements in our clients' matters. However, we also recognize that sometimes litigation is unavoidable, and; once it is determined that the matter must be litigated, we work hard to skillfully, efficiently and effectively handle each client's court matter with the utmost of tenacity and integrity.
We represent clients throughout every stage of the appellate process-whether the appeal is one from an administrative agency or a state or federal court all the way to the highest courts of both the State and the nation. We, then, are prepared to review a client's matter and advise on whether taking an appeal is appropriate based on the client's chance of prevailing.
From the drafting and negotiating of contracts to complex litigation, our attorneys are prepared and experienced to handle whatever issue may arise in your business. Whether you are looking for advice in starting a new business and need to be incorporated or you are a business veteran looking for assistance in transferring management of your closely held company to family members, we are here to counsel and work with a client through every stage of the business.
Whether before the North Carolina State Bar or before a trial or appellate court, we represent attorneys in all stages of ethics and disciplinary matters, working to preserve their license, counseling them in proactive management of their risk and liability, and assisting them in building a stronger, more ethical practice going forward.
Our firm is devoted to assisting employers to protect themselves from wrongful employment claims by drafting (or amending) companies' human resource manuals and by making certain employers have appropriate sexual harassment and discrimination policies in place. Additionally, when necessary, our attorneys are equipped to train staff in those policies making certain management understands the law and its application to employees under their purview. Likewise, we are equally committed to assisting individual employees to fight workplace discrimination, harassment of whatever kind, retaliation, wrongful termination, and hostile work environments which they may encounter.