- Attorney at Law
PO Box 886
Creedmoor, NC 27522
- (919) 435-2267
- Miscellaneous Information:
Member: National Association of Elder Care Lawyers, North Carolina Association of Elder Care Lawyers, North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers, American Bar Association.
- Duke University, B.A. in English, magna cum laude 1977; student director award, two research grants in linguistics and on writings of Ezra Pound.
- Washington University School of Law, J.D., 1980, International Moot Court Finalist
Previous and Current Admissions and Licenses
- Admitted in all N.C. state and federal courts; North Carolina Supreme Court.
- Supreme Court Certified Mediator.
- District Court Certified Arbitrator
- Appointed to practice before all executive branch commissions and agencies
- Certified to practice before the North Carolina Business Court
- Approved by all major title insurance companies
- Member of the North Carolina Trial Lawyers Association
- Previous member: American Bar Association and the American Academy of Trial Lawyers
- Peer review voted one of the Triangles Top 24 “Impact Law Leaders” for 2008
- Peer review voted “Top Entrepreneurs” in Raleigh/Durham by Business Leader Magazine, 2009
- Qualified for inclusion in Stanford’s Who’s Who Black Book, having demonstrated “Outstanding Leadership” 2009-2010
- Recipient of “BV” rating by Martindale Hubbell for “very high legal ability and ethical standards,” the highest rating for lawyers with at least five to nine years experience
- Recipient of Blue Cross Blue Shield award “In recognition of achievement in the Business Community” 2008
Areas of Practic
- Real Estate Financing
- Civil Litigation
- Occupational Licensing
- Commercial/Business Law
- Estate and Succession, Wills and Trusts Planning
- Coaching and Mediation Services
Ward v. Inscoe, 166 N.C. App. 586 (2004); decision established procedural guidelines for administrative zoning hearings.
Gibboney v. Wachovia Bank, NA,174 N.C. App. 834 (2005); obtained an award for client in excess of two million dollars, affirmed by Supreme Court.
_N.C. Comm. Long v. Hammond, 2002 NCBC 5; established guidelines for marketing compliance of ERISA based insurance products under N.C. insurance law.
Upchurch v. Upchurch, 128 N.C. App. 461, COA; established the “reach back” rule in equitable distribution cases.
Sims v. Gernandt, 341 N.C. 162; Spelled out “bright line” test for breath and scope of release instruments.
Driver v. Bagley, 2003 N.C. App. Lexis 810, established parameters of duties to disclose in real estate sales.
NC Stale Bar v. Maggiolo, 124 N.C. App. 22 (1996); established a rule that personal conduct of an attorney can be grounds for disbarment.
Sides v. Constantinou, 93 CVS 4801, testified as court qualified expert on civil litigation standards of practice.
United Slate of America v. Paul Roberts, U.S. District Court, Eastern District; testified as a court qualified expert for the US Attorney on real estate practice standards and closing procedures.