Durham, North Carolina Employment Lawyers

Leto Copeley
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Durham, NC Employment Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(919) 240-4054 300 Blackwell St.
Suite 101
Durham, NC 27701
Employment, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Harvard Law School
Leto has been successfully litigating cases for plaintiffs in the North Carolina state and federal courts for more than 25 years. She handles cases of workplace injury and mistreatment, personal injury and wrongful death, and sexual harassment and sex abuse. For the past ten years, Leto has had the highest rating (AV) for legal ability and ethical standards given by Martindale-Hubbell. She has been listed in the Best Lawyers in America in the area of workers' compensation since 2005. Since 2006, Leto has been included in the list of North Carolina...
Valerie Johnson
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Durham, NC Employment Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(919) 240-4054 300 Blackwell St.
Suite 101
Durham, NC 27701
Employment and Workers' Comp
University of North Carolina School of Law
Valerie A. Johnson graduated from the University of North Carolina in 1987, and from the University's law school, with honors, in 1994. Before entering law school, Valerie was a public school teacher. Valerie joined Patterson Harkavy LLP after law school, litigating cases in the areas of workers' compensation, employment discrimination, personal injury, social security, and civil rights. In 2011, she started Copeley Johnson & Groninger PLLC with Leto Copeley and Ann Groninger. Valerie has been board certified in workers' compensation law since the North Carolina State Bar introduced certification in the specialty area in 2000. ...
Brandon S. Atwater
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Durham, NC Employment Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(866) 489-5304 400 West Main Street, Suite 612
Durham, NC 27701
Free ConsultationEmployment and Appeals
UDC David A. Clarke School of Law
Mr. Christopher C. Wilms Jr.
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Durham, NC Employment Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(919) 244-2019 2216 South Miami Blvd Ste 101
Durham, NC 27703
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, 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.
Durham, NC Employment Law Attorney
(704) 331-4967 2530 Meridian Parkway
#400
Durham, NC 27713
Employment
Durham, NC Employment Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(919) 990-7880 2400 Ellis Rd
Durham, NC 27703
Employment, Business, IP and Personal Injury
University of North Carolina
Durham, NC Employment Law Lawyer
(704) 331-4975 2530 Meridian Parkway
#400
Durham, NC 27713
Employment
Narendra K Ghosh
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Chapel Hill, NC Employment Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(919) 942-5200 100 Europa Drive
Suite 250
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
Employment, Civil Rights and Workers' Comp
New York University School of Law
Narendra graduated from Harvard University, summa cum laude, in 1998, and from the New York University School of Law, magna cum laude, in 2005. Prior to attending law school, Narendra was a computer programmer for several companies in Silicon Valley, including Network Appliance, Inc. In law school, he served on the NYU Review of Law and Social Change as a Staff Member and a Managing Editor. After graduation, he was a law clerk to the Honorable A. Wallace Tashima of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and to the Honorable Emmet G. Sullivan of the United...
Richard Daugherty
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Chapel Hill, NC Employment Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(919) 942-8254 313 Granville Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Employment
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Ashley L. Felton
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Cary, NC Employment Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(919) 740-6351 140 Towerview Court
Suite 111
Cary, NC 27513
Employment, Business 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...
Richard Daugherty
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North Carolina Employment Law Lawyer with 16 years experience

University of North Carolina - Chapel HillNorth Carolina
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Matthew Stauff
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Raleigh, NC Employment Law Attorney with 12 years experience
4040 Barrett Drive
Suite 200
Raleigh, NC 27609
Employment, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Roger Williams University School of Law
Matthew Stauff believes the practice of law is a privilege that requires him to fight for those needing advocacy during life’s most trying times. He represents clients in divorce proceedings, child custody hearings, and defends those who have been wrongfully terminated from their jobs. During his nearly seven years with Legal Aid of North Carolina he developed extensive experience in family law, employment law, and civil litigation. While court is an option in many cases, Matthew believes that working matters out amicably through settlement leads towards a longer lasting outcome that is more cost-effective and efficient outcome.

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Edward H. Maginnis
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Raleigh, NC Employment Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(919) 526-0450 4801 Glenwood Ave
Suite 310
Raleigh, NC 27612
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Consumer 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...
Michael Okun
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Raleigh, NC Employment Law Lawyer
(919) 755-1812 1312 Annapolis Drive
Suite 103
Raleigh, NC 27608
Employment
University of North Carolina School of Law
Mike graduated from Antioch College in 1977 and from the University of North Carolina Law School, with honors, in 1980. At the law school he was selected as the James O. Bowman Scholar, served on the Law Review, and received the Order of the Coif Award for Legal Writing. Before entering private practice, he was a law clerk to the Honorable J. Dickson Phillips of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and worked as a litigation attorney in the Appellate Court Branch of the Enforcement Division of the National Labor Relations Board in Washington. Mike represents unions and...
Andrew Whiteman
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Raleigh, NC Employment Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(919) 571-8300 5400 Glenwood Avenue, Suite 225
Raleigh, NC 27612
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, 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...
Adam Banks
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Raleigh, NC Employment Law Lawyer
(919) 694-0001 7406 Chapel Hill Rd. STE H
Raleigh, NC 27607
Employment, Business, Construction and Military
Campbell Law School
Adam focuses primarily on business/corporate and construction law. As at partner of Felton Banks, PLLC, Adam understands the importance of quality, affordable legal advice. Felton Banks is structured to be the first stop for a small business's legal needs. In 2011, Adam, a lifelong North Carolinian, joined the North Carolina National Guard. He spent a short time as an engineering officer, and was then selected to serve as a North Carolina National Guard Judge Advocate General (JAG) officer, focusing specifically on soldier defense.
Henry Patterson Jr
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Chapel Hill, NC Employment Law Attorney
(919) 942-5200 100 Europa Dr
Suite 250
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
Employment and Workers' Comp
University of North Carolina School of Law
Hank graduated from the University of North Carolina in 1963 and from UNC Law School in 1966, where he was elected to the Order of the Coif. Before entering private practice, he served as law clerk to the Honorable J. Braxton Craven, Jr., of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and worked as an attorney in Region 11 of the National Labor Relations Board. He has served on legislative study commissions and as Chair of the Workers' Rights Section of the North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers, Co-Chair of the North Carolina Bar Association's Workers' Compensation Committee, and...
Daniel Watts
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Raleigh, NC Employment Law Attorney with 4 years experience
(919) 571-8300 5400 Glenwood Avenue
Suite 225
Raleigh, NC 27612
Employment, Business, Securities and Stockbroker Fraud
Elon University School of Law
Mr. Watts is a native of Raleigh, North Carolina and attended Elon University, where he played varsity basketball and received numerous academic honors. After graduating from Elon in 2011, Mr. Watts worked as a pro bono intern at the Office of the Federal Public Defender in Raleigh, North Carolina.

In August 2012, Mr. Watts returned to Elon University School of Law to begin his legal studies as a Presidential Scholar. While in law school, Mr. Watts served as the Symposium Editor of the Elon Law Review, competed on behalf of the Elon Law Moot Court Board, mentored students as a Dean’s...
Mr. Gregory S. Connor
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Raleigh, NC Employment Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(919) 237-9220 2501 Blue Ridge Road, Ste. 250
Raleigh, NC 27607
Employment, Business and Estate Planning
Duke University School of Law
Business law in Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Estate Planning Attorney in Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Commercial litigation and business dispute lawyer in Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
Christina E Lollar
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Raleigh, NC Employment Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(919) 924-0628 3737 Glenwood Avenue
Suite 100
Raleigh, NC 27612
Employment, Business, Criminal and DWI
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...
Denise Smith Cline
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Raleigh, NC Employment Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(919) 926-0734 16 N. Boylan Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27603
Employment, Business and Health Care
Laura Noble
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Chapel Hill, NC Employment Law Attorney
(919) 251-6008 308 W. Rosemary Street
Suite 303
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
Employment
Laura Noble has been an attorney for 16 years. Unlike many lawyers who graduate and head to a large law firm where they spend the first few years in the library, Laura became a prosecutor for the Brooklyn D.A.'s office. There she learned how to manage challenging cases with limited resources in a highly contentious environment. Those skills have served her well in private practice, where she represents employees and businesses that face complicated problems with current budgets. Laura recognizes the need for cost-effective problem-solving, creative thinking, and the ability to fight for her client's interests.
John McNeill
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Cary, NC Employment Law Lawyer
200 Oxcroft St
Cary, NC 27519
Employment, Business, Communications and IP
The George Washington University Law School
Deborah Meyer
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Cary, NC Employment Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(919) 678-8200 401 Harrison Oaks Blvd, Ste 321
Cary, NC 27513
Employment, Business and Health Care
Ms. Meyer practices in the areas of employment law, business litigation, health law and occupational licensure. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing with highest honors from Valdosta State University and her Juris Doctor cum laude from Campbell University where she received the Women in Law Award. She was also a member of the school’s National Trial Team. Ms. Meyer completed Trial Court Mediation Training in 1999 and is a Certified Mediator. Ms. Meyer participates as a faculty member for Campbell University School of Law Professionalism Course in cooperation with the North Carolina Chief...
Mitchell Wolf
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Raleigh, NC Employment Law Lawyer
309 W Millbrook Rd
Suite 141
Raleigh, NC 27609
Free ConsultationEmployment and Personal Injury
Former Administrative Law Judge and Certified Mediator & Arbitrator with over 20 years legal experience serving injured parties throughout the Triangle with exceptional personal service. Car & Truck Accidents, Wrongful Deaths, Hit & Run, Serious Wrecks, Slip & Falls, Drunk Driver Accidents, Back & Neck Injuries, and Unemployment Benefits.
Christopher Patrick Farris
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Raleigh, NC Employment Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(919) 872-5466 6604 6 Forks Rd
Raleigh, NC 27615
Employment and Construction
Cary, NC Employment Law Attorney
(919) 854-0044 1400 Crescent Green
Cary, NC 27518
Employment, Business and IP
Duquesne University
Raleigh, NC Employment Law Lawyer
(919) 743-7318 4350 Lassiter Mill Rd
Raleigh, NC 27609
Employment, Business and Criminal
Wake Forest University School of Law
Raleigh, NC Employment Law Attorney
(919) 743-7317 4350 Lassiter Mill Rd
Raleigh, NC 27609
Employment and Business
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Law School
Raleigh, NC Employment Law Lawyer
(919) 420-1706 6601 Six Forks Road
Suite 400
Raleigh, NC 27615
Employment
Law: University of North Carolina School of Law
Raleigh, NC Employment Law Attorney with 47 years experience
(919) 420-1730 6601 Six Forks Road
Suite 400
Raleigh, NC 27615
Employment, Antitrust, Business and IP
Law: Wake Forest University School of Law
Raleigh, NC Employment Law Lawyer with 38 years experience
(919) 420-1721 6601 Six Forks Road
Suite 400
Raleigh, NC 27615
Employment and International
Law: Wake Forest University School of Law
Raleigh, NC Employment Law Lawyer
(919) 420-1811 6601 Six Forks Road
Suite 400
Raleigh, NC 27615
Employment, Business and International
Law: Duke University School of Law
Raleigh, NC Employment Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(919) 420-1705 6601 Six Forks Road
Suite 400
Raleigh, NC 27615
Employment, IP and International
Law: Wake Forest University School of Law
Raleigh, NC Employment Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(919) 420-1711 6601 Six Forks Road
Suite 400
Raleigh, NC 27615
Employment and Business
Law: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Raleigh, NC Employment Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(919) 420-1781 6601 Six Forks Road
Suite 400
Raleigh, NC 27615
Employment and International
Law: Wake Forest University
Cary, NC Employment Law Attorney
(919) 854-0044 1400 Crescent Green
Cary, NC 27518
Employment, Business, Immigration and Workers' Comp
College of Law
Cary, NC Employment Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
1400 Crescent Green Dr
Cary, NC 27518
Employment
Cary, NC Employment Law Lawyer
(919) 854-0044 1400 Crescent Green
Cary, NC 27518
Employment, Business and IP
University of South Carolina
Cary, NC Employment Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(954) 465-8415 307 Bridgegate Dr
Cary, NC 27519
Employment, Business and Family
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law
Raleigh, NC Employment Law Attorney with 33 years experience
(919) 420-1812 6601 Six Forks Road
Suite 400
Raleigh, NC 27615
Employment, Business and International
Law: Wake Forest University School of Law
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Employment law governs the relationship between workers and their employers. This law, contained in federal and state statutes, administrative regulations, and judicial decisions, specifies the rights and restrictions applicable to each party in the workplace.

This area of law regulates such issues as employee benefits, discipline, hiring, firing, leave, payroll, and health and safety in the workplace. It also encompasses non-compete agreements, retaliation, severance, unemployment compensation, pensions, whistle-blowing, worker classification, wage garnishment, work authorization for non-U.S. citizens, worker's compensation, and employee handbooks.

Both federal and state laws govern the relationship between employees and employers. Federal laws such as Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and Age Discrimination in Employment Act prohibit employers from discriminating against employees based on certain characteristics. Many states have enacted their own laws similar to federal ones (and sometimes are more stringent). Cities and counties also can enact ordinances that affect employee rights, such as local minimum wage laws.

Employment lawyers can choose to accept only employees as clients, only employers, or both. Some attorneys focus on a specific area of employment law, such as workers' compensation, whistleblowing or discrimination, but many can handle a wide range of employment law issues.


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