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Vance County, NC Business Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(919) 420-1813 400 Raleigh Rd
Henderson, NC 27536
Business
Law: Stanford University
Vance County, NC Business Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(919) 420-1774 400 Raleigh Rd
Henderson, NC 27536
Business
Law: University of North Carolina School of Law
Vance County, NC Business Law Lawyer with 38 years experience
(919) 788-1688 400 Raleigh Rd
Henderson, NC 27536
Business
Law: University of Virginia School of Law
Vance County, NC Business Law Attorney with 36 years experience
(919) 420-1832 400 Raleigh Rd
Henderson, NC 27536
Business and Securities
Law: Campbell University School of Law
Vance County, NC Business Law Lawyer
(919) 420-1726 400 Raleigh Rd
Henderson, NC 27536
Business, Energy, Environmental and Real Estate
Law: University of North Carolina School of Law
Vance County, NC Business Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(919) 420-1720 400 Raleigh Rd
Henderson, NC 27536
Business, Employment and International
Law: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law
Vance County, NC Business Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(919) 420-1822 400 Raleigh Rd
Henderson, NC 27536
Business, Personal Injury and Products Liability
Law: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Bryant Paris
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Wake County, NC Business Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(919) 832-5577 16 West Martin Street
Suite 204
Raleigh, NC 27601
Business, Divorce and Family
University of Mississippi
Need a Raleigh Family Law or Contract Litigation Attorney? Call Bryant Paris today at (919) 832-5577.

Since 2002, Bryant has represented people from all walks of life across North Carolina as well as small businesses in a wide-variety of civil and criminal law cases. Through the years, he worked tirelessly to obtain just results for his clients in an effort to put them in a position to move on with their lives after their cases are resolved. Bryant uses his vast experience gained from actual courtroom hearing and trial experience, as well as in arbitration and mediation, to...
John Szymankiewicz
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Wake County, NC Business Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(919) 335-5291 16 W Martin St Ste 501
Raleigh, NC 27601
Free ConsultationBusiness, IP and Trademarks
North Carolina Central University
John comes to the law as Career 2.0. After spending 15+ years as an engineer and project manager, John went back to law school to become an attorney. Since graduating, John has focused his practice on working with breweries, wineries, distilleries, and other artisanal alcohol beverage producers.
Douglas E Koenig
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Durham County, NC Business Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(919) 883-2800 2530 Meridian Parkway
Suite 300
Durham, NC 27713
Business, Arbitration & Mediation, Elder and Estate Planning
Michigan State University
Elder Law and Estate Planning attorney. Personal Family Lawyer (tm). Member NAELA and Wealth Counsel. Dartmouth College, Thayer School of Engineering, Michigan State University College of Law. Compassionate, able to work with families experiencing dementia or other disabilities.
R. Daniel Gibson
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Wake County, NC Business Law Lawyer with 3 years experience
(919) 362-8873 510 West Williams Street
Apex, NC 27502
Free ConsultationBusiness, Appeals, Construction and Consumer
Wake Forest University School of Law
I have worked for the North Carolina Supreme Court, prosecutor's offices, criminal defense firms, and large and small civil law firms.
My practice focuses on representing businesses, in and out of court, and appeals.
I have litigated and won 6 figure disputes. I have represented clients before North Carolina state and federal courts, North Carolina appellate courts, the North Carolina Industrial Commission, and the American Arbitration Association. I have represented businesses, individuals, and consumers in cases against other individuals, other businesses, and state and local governments.
I attended Wake Forest University School of Law. While there, I received the North Carolina Advocates for...
Gregory Herman-Giddens
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Orange County, NC Business Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(800) 201-0413 205 Providence Rd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Business, Estate Planning, Probate and Tax
University of Miami School of Law and Tulane University School of Law
TrustCounsel's estate planning, probate and tax law attorneys provide comprehensive wealth planning, protection and management services to North Carolina, Florida, Tennessee and New York. Through careful selection of strategies tailored to our clients' individualized goals and objectives, we help individuals protect family, preserve assets and save taxes. TrustCounsel's experienced estate planning lawyers provide legal assistance with: Wills, IRA trusts, special needs trusts and charitable gift planning. We also advise on elder law matters, including Medicaid and Veterans Affairs planning. Other services include: Asset protection, including development of limited liability companies (LLCs) and establishing domestic and offshore trusts. Planning...
James Penry
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Wake County, NC Business Law Lawyer with 40 years experience
(919) 833-9449 1330 Saint Mary's Street
Suite 260
Raleigh, NC 27605
Free ConsultationBusiness, Arbitration & Mediation, Construction and Securities
Wake Forest University School of Law
I am a trial lawyer, and concentrate on commercial trials and arbitrations, with a special concentration in construction and securities matters. After law school, I clerked for a U.S. District Judge, and have been engaged in trial practice since 1983. I practiced in large regional and national firms until 2000, at which time my partner and I formed our litigation firm. I have tried, arbitrated and mediated hundreds of cases. I am licensed to practice law in North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, and California.
William Alexander
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Wake County, NC Business Law Attorney with 43 years experience
(919) 256-7000 3717 Benson Dr
Raleigh, NC 27609
Business, Elder and Estate Planning
Wake Forest University School of Law
Bill Alexander has practiced law for over 43 years in North Carolina and maintains the highest attorney ratings possible— ‘A-V Preeminent’ peer rating by Martindale-Hubbell and a “10-Superb Attorney” Avvo rating. He now manages an asset protection, estate and eldercare planning law practice as the founding attorney of W.G. Alexander & Associates, PLLC.

His law practice was heavily influenced by life circumstances; his older brother was severely injured, unconscious for two months and survived with traumatic brain injury. Hence Bill learned how to deal with special needs; eventually, he became his brother’s care manager and Trustee. He also...
Jason Page
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Wilson County, NC Business Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(252) 289-9800 2801-A Nash Street NW
P.O. Box 1724
WILSON, NC 27894
Business, Agricultural, Elder and Estate Planning
Campbell University
I protect families and businesses by helping them manage, preserve and transfer their assets. My practice is focused in the areas of estate planning, business law and real estate. My goal is to give my clients the peace of mind that they are protected from whatever risks they face.

I am also a Registered Forester and a Certified Forester. I work with forest landowners, farmers, consulting foresters, timber companies, loggers, and other forestry and agriculture related businesses.

The majority of my practice is proactive planning. However, I also have significant litigation experience involving real estate, timber, trust, estate, and business...
Robert Jessup Jr
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Wake County, NC Business Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(919) 821-7700 5410 Trinity Road
Raleigh, NC 27607
Free ConsultationBusiness, Insurance Claims, Personal Injury and Real Estate
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Robert Jessup (“Robby”) is a serious injury and wrongful death lawyer, and an owner of the law firm Howard Stallings. He has obtained multiple recoveries in excess of one million dollars. He prides himself on outworking his opponents and effectively telling his clients' stories (in plain and simple English) to judges and juries across North Carolina. Robby has successfully represented many individuals hurt or killed by truckers, drunk drivers, freight train companies and amusement park operators. He has extensive jury trial experience. All initial consultations with Robby are free, and he remains personally involved at all...
Kevin Hopper
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Wake County, NC Business Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(919) 876-3300 5400 Glenwood Avenue
Suite G-01
Raleigh, NC 27612
Business, Criminal, Divorce and Family
Texas Tech University - Texas Tech University
A native of Texas, Mr. Hopper was born in Beaumont and graduated from Duncanville High School in Duncanville, Texas. Mr. Hopper then attended Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts in 1989. Immediately following, Mr. Hopper attended Texas Tech University School of Law, and in 1993, graduated Doctor of Jurisprudence. Subsequent to his graduation from law school, Mr. Hopper relocated to Raleigh, North Carolina where, in 1994, he opened his own practice and has since been practicing law within Wake County and the greater Triangle area. Currently, Mr. Hopper maintains a trial practice concentrating...
Buxton Reed Bailey
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Wake County, NC Business Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(888) 364-4727 126 Mine Lake Court
Suite 100
Raleigh, NC 27615
Business, Bankruptcy, DWI and Immigration
St. Mary's University School of Law
Buxton Reed Bailey is a practicing attorney in Raleigh, N.C. He represents clients in North Carolina and other states, including Maryland, Delaware, Georgia and Pennsylvania. His law firm, Buxton R. Bailey, P.C., focuses on a general practice of law with a special focus on Immigration and Nationality Law. Bailey, a native English speaker, is also fluent in Spanish. Immigration law is a unique area of law without boundaries and Attorney Bailey represents corporate and individual clients locally and globally. Attorney Bailey represents his clients before the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services, The Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, The...
Mark Finkelstein
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Wake County, NC Business Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(919) 755-8819 Suite 2800
Two Hannover Square/434 Fayetteville Street
Raleigh, NC 27601
Business, Antitrust, Arbitration & Mediation and Health Care
University of North Carolina School of Law
Mark is recognized for excellence by many peer rating organizations such as Best Lawyers in American and Super Lawyers. He is a former president of the Chief Justice Susie M. Sharp Inn of Court and the 2015 president of the 10th Judicial District which comprises all of Wake County including Raleigh and much of Research Triangle Park (RTP)
Mr Robert M Love
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Durham County, NC Business Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(919) 403-9545 1415 W NC Highway 54 Ste 112
Durham, NC 27707
Business and Real Estate
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
NC Licensed attorney providing residential real estate legal services to Buyers, Sellers and Homeowners.
James Laurie III
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Wake County, NC Business Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(919) 256-4455 9121 Anson Way, Suite 200
Raleigh, NC 27615
Business and Construction
Campbell University
Construction & Business Lawyer representing Owners, Developers, Sureties, General Contractors, Subcontractors, Suppliers, and other Construction Industry Participants in Litigation, Mediation, and Arbitration. Federally Certified Mediator for the EDNC, United States District Court. Certified Arbitrator for Wake County District Court. Private Arbitrator for Construction and Commercial disputes. Arbitrator and Mediator, Construction Industry Panel of Neutrals, American Arbitration Association (AAA)
Randall Roden
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Wake County, NC Business Law Attorney with 43 years experience
(919) 821-4711 150 Fayetteville Street
Suite 1800
Raleigh, NC 27601
Business, Employment and IP
University of North Carolina School of Law
Randall Roden is a trial and appellate lawyer who began his career with the United States Department of Justice. During his more than six years with the Justice Department, he tried cases in federal courts throughout the Southeast. He now handles civil trials and appeals at all levels in the state and federal court systems in North Carolina, primarily representing individuals and businesses in intellectual property, contract and business ownership disputes. At Tharrington Smith, Mr. Roden has successfully represented both plaintiffs and defendants. He is listed in Best Lawyers In America®, 2013 & 2014 for distinction in intellectual property litigation....
Ashley L. Felton
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Wake County, NC Business Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(919) 740-6351 140 Towerview Court
Suite 111
Cary, NC 27513
Business, Employment and Landlord Tenant
Campbell University
Ashley is a 2010 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she earned, with distinction, a double B.A. in English Literature and Interpersonal Organizational Communication Studies. Following her time as a Tarheel, Ashley attended Campbell University School of Law where she earned her Juris Doctor in 2013. In 2015, she founded Felton Banks, PLLC with fellow Campbell Law alum, Adam Banks. Ashley focuses her practice on small business and employment law. She has represented clients for these matters as both plaintiff and defendant and has experience dealing with the EEOC and other...
Andrew Whiteman
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Wake County, NC Business Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(919) 571-8300 5400 Glenwood Avenue, Suite 225
Raleigh, NC 27612
Free ConsultationBusiness, Insurance Claims, Securities and Stockbroker Fraud
Ohio State University - Columbus
Mr. Whiteman has represented clients in civil lawsuits and arbitrations for over three decades. The main focus of his practice is the representation of individuals in disputes with securities brokers and disability insurance companies.

Mr. Whiteman is admitted to practice before the federal and state courts in North Carolina, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Whiteman holds a peer review rating of “AV” from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest available ranking in the areas of attorney competence and ethics.

Mr. Whiteman carefully evaluates potential cases based on their legal and factual merit, and welcomes all potential...
Mr. Christopher C. Wilms Jr.
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Durham County, NC Business Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(919) 244-2019 2216 South Miami Blvd Ste 101
Durham, NC 27703
Free ConsultationBusiness, Elder, Estate Planning and Probate
Campbell University
Chris is an Estate Planning, Probate, Guardianship, and Employment Lawyer with years of experience helping people in Durham, Wake, and surrounding counties in North Carolina.
Robert Morton
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Wake County, NC Business Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(919) 845-5000 2900 Spring Forest Road
Suite 103A
Raleigh, NC 27616
Business, Construction, Foreclosure Defense and Real Estate
North Carolina Central University
Raleigh corporate lawyer Bob Morton is a true business and civil litigation generalist. He has successfully tried multiple civil jury trials. He regularly assists his business clients with planning, litigation avoidance, employment matters and virtually all other legal matters that his business clients face.

Bob believes that providing personal service and going the extra mile for clients isn’t just a good way to do business — it’s the only way to do business.

He has been featured as a consumer advocate on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” has served Three Terms as Chairman of the local Better Business Bureau (BBB), been recognized as...
Kristopher B Gardner
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Wake County, NC Business Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(919) 821-4711 150 Fayetteville Street
Suite 1800
Raleigh, NC 27602
Business
North Carolina Central University School of Law
Kris Gardner's practice focuses primarily in local government law, litigation and alcoholic beverage control law. He serves as general counsel to the North Carolina Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association and the North Carolina Nurses Association. He is also the town attorney for Enfield in Halifax County. Kris represents creditors in debt collection matters, assists small business owners, and represents professionals before licensing boards such as the North Carolina Board of Dental Examiners and the North Carolina Medical Board. Kris is also certified by the NC Dispute Resolution Commission as a mediator in Superior Court matters. A native...
Will Blackton
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Wake County, NC Business Law Lawyer with 4 years experience
(919) 636-5979 4801 Glenwood Ave
Suite 200
Raleigh, NC 27612
Business and IP
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Boerema Blackton has built its practice by representing numerous businesses and their respective owners. The firm provides business-oriented legal advice for the entire corporate life cycle: from the initial structure of proposed business ventures, through the day-to-day transactions, and to the sale and/or purchase of businesses.

The firm acts as an outside general counsel for a number of clients, providing dedicated, responsive support with institutional knowledge of the client's business or situation. The business lawyers in our firm represent clients who conduct business on local, national, and international scales. We are committed to providing the best quality legal services...
Edward H. Maginnis
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Wake County, NC Business Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(919) 526-0450 4801 Glenwood Ave
Suite 310
Raleigh, NC 27612
Free ConsultationBusiness, Consumer, Employment and Insurance Claims
University of Virginia School of Law
I am the managing attorney of Maginnis Law, PLLC, a Wake County civil iltigation firm located in Raleigh, NC. Unlike many firms, Maginnis Law represents both plaintiffs and defendants in lawsuits. On the plaintiffs side, my practice is focused on consumer law, business litigation, and wage and hour law. I am the current chair of the Consumer Areas of Practice at the North Carolina Advocates for Justice. We handle, on a contingency basis, consumer cases falling under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) and the...
Christina E Lollar
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Wake County, NC Business Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(919) 924-0628 3737 Glenwood Avenue
Suite 100
Raleigh, NC 27612
Business, Criminal, DWI and Employment
Washington and Lee University School of Law and University of South Carolina - Columbia
Christina E. Lollar is the founder of The Lollar Law Firm, PLLC located in Raleigh, North Carolina. Ms. Lollar brings a dedicated, innovative and individualized approach to the representation of each and every client. She currently concentrates her practice in civil litigation, criminal law, college student defense and employment law. At The Lollar Law Firm clients will find a high degree of sophistication and professionalism combined with a genuine commitment to helping people face personal, legal and business challenges. The Lollar Law Firm specializes in civil litigation, criminal law, collections, college student defense, and employment...
Stuart M. Paynter
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Orange County, NC Business Law Lawyer
(844) 472-9683 106 S. Churton Street
Suite 200
Hillsborough, NC 27278
Free ConsultationBusiness, Antitrust, Consumer and Personal Injury
Stanford University
Stuart M. Paynter is an alumnus of Sullivan & Cromwell, where he represented Microsoft in the antitrust suit brought by the Department of Justice and several state attorneys general, as well as in numerous consumer class actions brought in federal and state courts around the country. Prior to that Mr. Paynter clerked for the Hon. David S. Tatel of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. Mr. Paynter’s practice concentrates exclusively on plaintiff-side commercial litigation with a focus on complex commercial class actions on behalf of consumers nationwide. Currently Mr. Paynter is heavily involved in...
Daniel W Clark
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Wake County, NC Business Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(919) 821-4711 150 Fayetteville Street
Suite 1800
Raleigh, NC 27601
Business, Employment and IP
University of North Carolina School of Law
Marsha Comeau
A native of upstate New York, Dan Clark moved to Charlotte, North Carolina in 1979 and in 1985 graduated with honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He served first as a staff writer and then as an editorial board member on the North Carolina Law Review and upon graduation from UNC Law School in 1988 he joined Tharrington Smith.

Mr. Clark’s areas of practice include employment law, civil and business litigation, intellectual property law, and administrative law. He has counseled businesses and individuals, including legal, medical and other professional practices, individual executives, physicians, attorneys, scientists, engineers,...
Sue Sprunger
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Wake County, NC Business Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(919) 650-1430 3130 Fairhill Drive, #108
Raleigh, NC 27612
Business, Probate and Tax
University of North Carolina School of Law
Sue Sprunger brings more than 35 years of experience in the tax arena - including with the Internal Revenue Service, as a certified public accountant and as an attorney -- to provide a full range of services in the Federal and state taxation arenas. Ms. Sprunger's practice focuses on structuring and negotiating business transactions, federal and state tax planning and controversy, wealth and estate planning (including Wills and Trusts), estate administration (probate), and formation and planning for for-profit and nonprofit entities.
Jay Mills
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Wake County, NC Business Law Lawyer
(919) 235-3824 2626 Glenwood Avenue
Suite 560
Raleigh, NC 27608
Free ConsultationBusiness, Personal Injury and Products Liability
University of North Carolina School of Law
Jay grew up in Henderson, NC. He graduated from Wake Forest University, magna cum laude, in 1998. He then graduated from law school and UNC-Chapel Hill, with honors, in 2002. Jay focuses on civil litigation, representing both plaintiffs and defendants in a wide variety of actions, including personal injury, wrongful death, and business and contractual disputes. Jay is licensed to practice law in North Carolina and in Georgia.
Cameron Lambe
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Wake County, NC Business Law Attorney with 3 years experience
(919) 263-5296 4020 Westchase Blvd
# 530
Raleigh, NC 27607
Business, Collections, Landlord Tenant and Real Estate
University of North Carolina School of Law
Cameron Lambe is a civil litigation attorney with experience in contract negotiation and dispute, real estate law and litigation, and business and employment law.
She is also a North Carolina native with a background in small business ownership and marketing, specifically in the areas of real estate, property management, and the beauty industry.
Shelia Huggins
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Durham County, NC Business Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(919) 612-6315 401 N. Mangum Street
Durham, NC 27701
Business, Arbitration & Mediation, Entertainment & Sports and IP
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Lacy M. Presnell III
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Wake County, NC Business Law Lawyer with 43 years experience
(919) 782-1441 2626 Glenwood Avenue, Ste. 560
Raleigh, NC 27608
Business, Arbitration & Mediation, Insurance Claims and Personal Injury
Wake Forest University School of Law
Brandon James Huffman
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Wake County, NC Business Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(919) 813-0090 5171 Glenwood Avenue
Suite 103
Raleigh, NC 27612
Business, Communications, Entertainment & Sports and IP
Ohio State University - Columbus
Brandon is an attorney focused on representing technology and media clients in business, intellectual property, content clearance, privacy, commercial contracts, employment and internet regulatory matters. Why? Because of a passion for creativity and technology. Brandon is a so-so visual artist, a lousy programmer and a pretty-okay film editor, but he is a great lawyer. He keeps an old comic by Barbara Smaller that features a little boy in a cowboy outfit telling his father “Well if I can’t be a cowboy, I’ll be a lawyer for cowboys.” The creative and innovative clients Brandon serves are his cowboys.

Brandon volunteers as general...
Reagan Weaver
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Wake County, NC Business Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(919) 828-0363 P. O. Box 25096
Raleigh, NC 27611
Business, Arbitration & Mediation, Employment and Personal Injury
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
I limit my practice to mediation and arbitration. Before I began limiting my practice, I focused especially on employment and personal injury litigation. Most of the time I represented employees, but I occasionally represented employers. Prior to focusing on employment and personal injury, I had a more general civil practice.
Michael Ray Epperly
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Wake County, NC Business Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(877) 377-3759 2500 Regency Parkway
Cary, NC 27518
Business, Appeals, Collections and IP
Campbell University
Mr. Epperly is a former Assistant Attorney General whose legal experience includes trial and appellate practice and service as in-house counsel in both the public and private sectors. His law practice currently focuses on representing individual and corporate clients in matters related to business and corporate law, regulatory compliance, and civil, administrative and appellate litigation. He is also a licensed private investigator who formerly served as as both a law enforcement and naval intelligence officer. Drawing on this experience, his practice also includes investigative and consulting services in a variety of areas, including fraud, waste and abuse, identification...
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