We are proud of the 30-year history of our firm, and the reputation we have built with our clients, as well as within the legal community.
It is a reputation based on listening to our clients’ needs, and representing them with pragmatism, efficiency, creativity, and professionalism–values we have embraced since the beginning. We believe in excellence and integrity in the practice of law, and we strive each day to live up to those beliefs in representing our clients.
Founded in 1983 with a shared vision for a firm built exclusively on civil defense litigation and appellate practice, the firm’s practice has expanded to cover a broad range of litigation and administrative disputes. Attorneys in our professional liability group have successfully defended doctors from almost every specialty, nurses, hospitals, nursing homes and pharmacies in cases all across North Carolina. Our attorneys include a Board Certified physician and three registered nurses, giving us special insight, not only into the substantive medical areas in which our clients practice, but also the culture in which healthcare providers live and work.
We appear before licensing boards to defend professionals against complaints that threaten their ability to practice, and we work with clients to strengthen their practices in ways that help them avoid lawsuits and complaints. We are also actively involved in the representation of attorneys in legal malpractice cases arising from all aspects of the practice of law.
Our general liability attorneys have built an equally respected practice, defending a variety of clients in virtually every possible kind of tort claim. We handle cases for construction companies, manufacturers, property owners, schools and businesses. We have defended claims arising out of massive plant explosions, catastrophic fires and building collapses. We have experience with suits alleging mold infestation, lead paint exposure, premises liability, inadequate security, and product defects. Throughout the firm’s history, we have represented parties in automobile accidents and roadway construction cases. Our practice also includes a wide range of insurance coverage issues including extra-contractual damages and bad faith claims, under many different kinds of insurance policies, liability trusts and self insured retention agreements.